Business Advisory Board

Alice Bast

Alice Bast is the founder and Executive Director of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA).  The Foundation gained official status as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for celiac disease December 2003.  Ms. Bast’s experience in philanthropy, the medical community, marketing and entrepreneurship includes The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, SMS, Moburg Medical, Keystone Fundraising and RIK Medical.  In addition to Board membership on a number of Celiac Awareness Groups, Ms. Bast is actively involved with the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group, Entrepreneurs Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital, the Highlands Historical Society and the Wissahickon Watershed Association.  She is also on advisory committees for Germantown Academy and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital and a Board Member of the Penllyn Club.  

Eric Bulock

Mr. Bulock joins the management team as a nationally-recognized leader in website development.  After founding Passport Express, a leading online travel business specializing in expediting passport and visa procurement (Featured in Jan 2001 Entrepreneur’s Startups magazine), Mr. Bulock co-founded MyHelpDesk, Inc., which was consecutively named to PC Magazine’s 'Top 100 Websites' (1999, 2000) and awarded the 2000 Innovation in Service Award by IT Support News. Mr. Bulock has over 15 years’ IT and business experience, and extensive knowledge of telephone systems, website development, on line marketing, electronic catalogue, IT systems, call center management and data base management.

Richard Bushell

Richard Bushell was formerly a Vice President for European Finance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He has spent over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical business in various Finance and Commercial roles. He has been involved in negotiating with the UK government on pricing issues on behalf on the Pharmaceutical Industry, a number of product patent defense issues for GSK and competition challenges between the European Competition Commission and GSK. In 1999 he spent 5 months in the US working with SmithKline Beecham’s Chief Operating Officer and the President of Pharmaceuticals. In January 2003, he joined Land Securities, a UK property company, as Director of Finance for the Group. In recent months he has focused on managing a number of private property companies.  Mr Bushell is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a degree in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

David Butterworth, Esquire

David Butterworth currently practices law as a sole practitioner and serves as the President and CEO of Biosolids Ventures, Inc., a company dedicated to beneficially reusing biosolids.  Formerly an environmental chemist, Mr. Butterworth has focused his practice on matters involving environmental regulatory enforcement and compliance, brownfields redevelopment, cleanup cost-recovery and other matters dealing with significant environmental issues in real estate, risk management and litigation.  In 1998, Mr. Butterworth founded the firm of Butterworth & Campbell PC, where he served as managing partner for two years.   Prior to that, he was of counsel at Miller Dunham & Doering and a lawyer for eight years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.   Mr. Butterworth received a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, where he graduated cum laude, and a master’s degree from Drexel University, both in chemistry. He received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law where he was the founding editor-in-chief of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.  Mr. Butterworth now sits on the Environmental Law Journal’s National Advisory Board.  He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Therese Flaherty, PhD

Dr. Therese Flaherty is the Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center at the University of Pennsylvania, which leverages the resources of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania SBDC network to serve Pennsylvania-based entrepreneurs who are starting or improving for-profit businesses.  Dr. Flaherty has taught marketing and operations management in the Wharton School's MBA program since 1993 after a career of research and teaching at the Harvard Business School and Stanford University.   She was the Director of the Global Consulting Practicum in the Wharton MBA program.  She earned her PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University and her BS from Tufts University.   Dr. Flaherty is the author of Global Operations Management (McGraw-Hill).

Steven Leistner

Steven Leistner is a Corporate Finance Business Analyst with McKinsey & Company in New York City.  In 2005, during his first engagement with Allergy Technologies, Mr. Leistner’s co-led a team of students that analyzed ActiveGuard® and helped frame the marketing strategy for the Allergy Technologies product.  Most recently, he has assisted the firm in an evaluation of strategic opportunities.  In May 2007, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance.  Previously, Mr. Leistner was a summer analyst at the Blackstone Group, where he contributed to the $4.4 billion leveraged buyout of Travelport from Cendant Corporation.  Prior, he also helped found BridgePoint Ventures, a pre-construction real estate investment firm.

Terry McCarthy

Terry McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He has twenty-years of experience in the field of medical devices, working with a variety of US and International start-up companies beginning clinical studies and early commercialization in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr. McCarthy has worked primarily with companies in the cardiovascular market, typically at the IDE stage in the US and working through the CE-Mark and other regulatory processes internationally.  Mr. McCarthy is currently Director for First Clinical and Technical Services Ltd., prior to which he was Director European Clinical & Technical Services at Ventracor Ltd. in Australia.  Previously, Mr. McCarthy was with WorldHeart Inc., Myocor Inc., Computer Motion, and Heartport, among others.  A graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he holds a B.Sc. in General Science with concentrations in Physiology and Biochemistry.  Mr. McCarthy is Gus Carey’s brother-in-law.

John Wright

John Wright, the principal of Product & Regulatory Associates, LLC (2002) and PRA Registrations, LLC (2006). Both consulting organization leverage product development activities in the pesticide and pharmaceutical areas to develop and launch new pesticide delivery systems. This includes regulatory support on FIFRA & FQPA projects especially risk assessments under current new EPA guidelines. PRA Registrations, LLC’s main role is to hold third party registration or act as agent for domestic and international clients, especially from PRC. Prior to this, Mr. Wright spent 33 years in various roles of pesticide research, development and registrations for FMC Corporation. His last role was as Director, Global Products & Regulatory Development for FMC’s Specialty Products Business team. He helped grow this business unit from a $1M in 1988 to $150M in 2002 with minimal R&D expense.