Management & Directors

Effective in 2015, Protokinetix's controlling interest and management was assumed by a group headed by Clarence Smith, West Virginia businessman and venture capitalist. "We researched the prospects for ProtoKinetix's proprietary patented biotechnical AAGP molecule," said Mr. Smith. "We are convinced it is poised to make significant advances in medical science." AAGP is not a cure in itself, but is an enhancement to existing technologies in regenerative medicine and cell survival.

He added, "We are in the process of recapitalizing the company and expanding its management and advisory teams. With these in place, we anticipate a rapid expansion in research and commercial application for AAGP."

Clarence E. Smith
Chairman, President, Directo
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Mr. Smith has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in such areas as construction, high tech, and manufacturing. He was an investor in ProtoKinetix for several years before organizing a group to assume control. He resides in St. Mary's, W.V.

Edward P. McDonough, CPA
Director

Mr. McDonough is a managing shareholder and President of McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, A.C., a certified public accounting firm in Parkersburg, West Virginia since 1985. Mr. McDonough became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978, a Certified Valuation Analyst in 1996, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012. Since 1986, Mr. McDonough has served as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Community Bank of Parkersburg, held by Community Bankshares, Inc. He is also a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), has served as a Past President and Member of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy, is a Life Member, Past Director and Past President of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a Member and Past President of the Parkersburg Chapter of the West Virginia Society of CPAs. Mr. McDonough acquired his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia in 1973.

Michael R. Guzzetta, MBA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Guzzetta is a Certified Public Accountant with a practice located in Northeast, Ohio providing services including business and individual taxation, non-profit accounting, corporate policy and procedure development, business organization and consulting.  

Prior to opening his practice he spent 20 years in corporate management in the communications and energy industries. His positions included Midwest Region Business Manager for a Fortune 100 company, Controller for an energy marketing company, and Treasurer of a publicly traded energy company.  Mike also served as an Adjunct Professor at Stark State College and taught courses in accounting, finance, business management and  economics.  He is a graduate of Stark State College and Walsh University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Accounting.  Mike went on to earn his Masters in Business Administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and is currently pursuing his Masters in Healthcare Administration at Walsh University.

He is a past member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s and the AICPA and is active in the community. Past board affiliations include the Canton Ballet, the ALS CARE Project and served for several years on the Finance Committee of Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities.    

Business and Scientific Advisory Board

Julia Levy, PhD
Chairman, Business and Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Levy is a founder, former President and former Chief Scientific Officer of QLT, Inc., where she and her colleagues developed the first medical treatment for macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees. In her honor the Julia Levy B.C. Leadership Chair in Macular Research at the University of British Columbia was established.

Joining Dr. Levy on the Business and Scientific Advisory Board are:

Dr. John S. Parker, M.D.
Major General (Ret.) US Army
Former Commanding General US Army Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC)

Dr. Edward D. Martin, M.D., Group Chair
Rear Admiral (Ret.) US Public Health Service
Chair, Martin-Blanck & Associates,
Falls Church, Virginia

Dr. Harold M. Koenig, M.D.
Vice Admiral (Ret.) US Navy Surgeon General

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Clarence E. Smith
Edward P. McDonough, CPA

MANAGEMENT GROUP

Clarence E. Smith - President and CEO
Michael R. Guzzetta, MBA, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

Public Relations

Blair Henderson
Vancouver, BC

Finance and Regulatory

Michael R. Guzzetta, MBA, CPA - Chief Financial Officer

Legal

Victoria Bantz
Burns Figa & Will, P.C.
Greenwood Village, CO

Auditors

Davidson & Company
Vancouver, BC

Transfer Agent

Transfer Online Inc.
Portland, Oregon

SCIENCE AND BUSINESS ADVISORY TEAM

Cell Biology

Dr. Fred Mazurier, PhD
INSERM
Bordeaux, France

Business and Medical Group

Dr. Edward D. Martin, M.D., Group Chair
Rear Admiral (Ret.) US Public Health Service
Chair, Martin-Blanck & Associates,
Falls Church, Virginia

Dr. Harold M. Koenig, M.D.
Vice Admiral (Ret.) US Navy Surgeon General
San Diego, California

Dr. John S. Parker, M.D.
Major General (Ret.) US Army
Former Commanding General US Army Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC)
Alexandria, Virginia
Chairman, ProtoKinetix Science Advisory Board