Alexa McCulloch has been appointed treasurer on the board of directors of the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI). McCulloch has held numerous public and private board directorships in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
McCulloch will bring to the PMC extensive experience in chairing board committees, including board finance, remuneration and audit committees. For many years, she has served as a financial strategist and fundraiser, having helped companies raise more than $50 million.
Established in 2002, the PHLBI is a non-profit, freestanding research organization committed to advancing medical research that may lead to new treatments, early detection and prevention programs for chronic diseases. The PMC, founded in 2012, is a world-renowned research and treatment organization for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). For its mission to find a cure for mesothelioma, the PMC focuses on specific areas of research that improve the lives of those living with mesothelioma, particularly research that offers promising therapies for the disease.
McCulloch holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and two master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan. She previously was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, also worked in private equity and venture capital.
“I am excited about helping this innovative research organization as they try to find answers to this devastating disease that disproportionately affects our veterans,” McCulloch said in a press release. “My overall board experiences have allowed me to serve on high-performing boards, as well as those that required improvements. As such, I always work to ensure that boards on which I serve strive to attain the highest performance possible,” she said.
“Alexa has extensive experience in executive leadership at several non-profits, and the financial skills that she gained … will be invaluable in reviewing our organization’s financial position, prospects and filings,” said Rhonda Ozanian, chair of the board of directors at the PHLBI.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a type of cancer found in the lining of the lung known as the pleura, often caused by exposure to asbestos.