Shenda Baker, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Shenda Baker is Chief Executive Officer of Synspira (interim). Dr. Baker has more than 25 years of experience in polymer chemistry and materials science and in leading, funding, and directing scientific research and development. She has extensive experience managing project execution, management of external consultants and advisors and business development efforts. She is President and COO of Synedgen Inc. Previously, she served as President of BioSTAR West, and as the lead scientific advisor to Hawaii Chitopure. She served on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society and has served on advisory boards with the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the NIH. She is co-inventor on all Synspira technology.
Kim Snyder, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Kim Snyder has extensive experience in financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures. Her industry experience includes public accounting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare in for profit and not for profit organizations. Ms. Snyder holds a BA in Accounting & Business Management and an MBA with a focus on accounting and finance. As CFO she manages all contracts, investor funding, and financial planning and analysis.
Gregory Fiore MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Gregory Fiore is the CMO of Synspira as well as the CEO of a pharmaceutical consulting company, Fiore Healthcare Advisors. Dr. Fiore has spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer, Global Pharmacovigilance Head, and Clinical Program Lead. He has worked in such companies as Merck, The Medicines Company, and Abbott Laboratories and was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company before joining the pharmaceutical industry. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at Harvard Medical School and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He was a member of CIOMS IX and serves on a number of Boards and Committees related to pharmaceutical safety.
Christopher Ryan, Ph.D.
Director of Manufacturing
Dr. Christopher Ryan has extensive expertise in polysaccharide structural analysis and interactions of pathogens with human tissue. Dr. Ryan completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he performed structural analysis of polysaccharide compounds and natural products from T. vaginalis and human pathogens as potential drug targets. He has also conducted research at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and at SUNY in Buffalo, New York.