The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Tampa for 2022. The Tampa metro area is rapidly growing and is second only to Miami in the state of Florida in terms of population. It is currently home to 20 corporate headquarters, five of which were named to the Fortune 500 list for 2021, and nearly 500 foreign-owned companies. It is also home to some of the most groundbreaking healthcare technology companies in the world, and the executives on this year’s list have led their companies in impressive fashion while helping patients at the same time.
Some of the elite leaders on this year’s list include Stan Nelson of Thermo Fisher Scientific, who is responsible for driving growth and strategy for the laboratory products division representing about $1 billion dollars of annual revenue. Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Eaddy of AbbVie has more than 20 years of experience leveraging real-world datasets to demonstrate the clinical and economic impact of diseases while also highlighting the value of pharmaceutical products and devices. And Gene McCabe of Evernorth measures success not in his own promotion, but instead in the benefits and results accrued to clients, colleagues, and companies where he directs his efforts.
From specialty pharmacies and precision immunology companies, to multinational medical device manufacturers, the companies represented come from a range of specialties. What they have in common is their dedication and unceasing work toward developing the most advanced, readily-usable solutions in healthcare. Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Healthcare Technology Leaders of Tampa for 2022.
1. Sean Mitchiner
Title: Senior Director, U.S. Strategic Sales, Cardiac Rhythm Management
Sean Mitchiner is the Senior Director, U.S. Strategic Sales, Cardiac Rhythm at Medtronic, a global healthcare technology leader boldly attacking the most challenging health problems facing humanity with innovations that transform lives.
Prior to Medtronic, Mitchiner spent more than 12 years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Major. He graduated from UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education with an MEd in kinesiology and exercise science, and from the United States Military Academy at West Point with an undergraduate degree in engineering.
2. Kim Gutierrez
Title: Executive Business Director CV Specialty Sales
Kim Gutierrez is the Executive Business Director CV Specialty Sales of AstraZeneca. She first joined the company in 2004 as District Sales Manager. AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines. Its purpose is to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. It believes the best way it can achieve its purpose is to put science at the center of everything it does. Science defines who AstraZeneca is.
Previously, Gutierrez was a senior district business manager of diabetes at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and before that a marketing analyst at Merck. She earned an undergraduate degree in education, science, and health from the University of Florida.
3. Kealoha Deutsch
Company: HCA Healthcare
Title: Senior Director of Performance Improvement and Emergency Services
Kealoha Deutsch is the Senior Director of Performance Improvement and Emergency Services for HCA Healthcare, a healthcare network that provides surgery, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics services. It is driven above all else by its commitment to the care and improvement of human life. HCA Healthcare recognizes the significant responsibility it has as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities it serves, as well as the opportunity it has to improve the lives of the patients for whom it is entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge, and skill of its caregivers and its unique ability to leverage its scale and innovation, HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its approximately 32 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care, and save lives.
Deutsch first got her start in 2006 as a senior mechanical engineer and project manager at Baxter Healthcare before eventually rising to senior mechanical engineer and project manager at Smith & Nephew, her most recent position prior to joining HCA Healthcare. Deutsch graduated from Florida International University with an MS in biomedical and medical engineering and from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and engineering science.
4. Stan Nelson
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Title: Senior Director, NA Channel Management - Laboratory Products Division
Stan Nelson is the Senior Director of NA Channel Management - Laboratory Products Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He first joined the company in 2005 as Director of Industrial Markets. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Its mission is to enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Whether its customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, it is here to support them. Its global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience, and pharmaceutical services through its industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon, and PPD.
Previously, Nelson was a Director of Sales of Eastern United States and Canada at ADC Telecommunications, and before that a sales and credit collector at Xerox. He earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from Saint Paul's College.
5. Michael Eaddy
Title: Vice President of the Real-World Evidence Center of Expertise
Dr. Michael Eaddy is Vice President of the Real-World Evidence Center of Expertise at AbbVie, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and delivers innovative medicines. Eaddy’s team supports the expanded use of Real-World Data in the generation of evidentiary needs in an integrated, end-to-end pathway for regulatory, market access, and commercial purposes.
Eaddy has more than 20 years of experience leveraging more than 75 real-world datasets to demonstrate the clinical and economic impact of diseases while highlighting the value of pharmaceutical products and devices. Prior to joining AbbVie, he was Vice President of Scientific Consulting at AmerisourceBergen, leading an international team of HEOR consultants that developed global business strategies for pharmaceutical companies. He has received the AmerisourceBergen Pursuit of Purpose Award, a Green Thumb Award, and has more than 60 peer reviewed publications.
Eaddy earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in pharmaceutical and health outcomes sciences, a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, and a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of South Carolina. He also attended Benedict College, where he was an Honors College and Trustee Scholar.
6. Tonya Slaton
Title: Executive Director
Tonya Slaton is the Executive Director of Amgen, a biotechnology company that is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world, and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Before joining Amgen, Slaton was a tax director at PwC, and before that an auditor and reconciler at University of Florida Student Government Finance. Earlier in her career, she worked with C. M. Lybrand and Co. as a bookkeeper. Slaton graduated from the University of Florida with an MA in taxation.
7. Michael Scholler
Company: Astellas Pharma US
Title: Executive Director
Michael Scholler is the Executive Director of Astellas Pharma US, an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., a top 20 global pharmaceutical research company. Astellas is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping its focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting its business with ethics and integrity enables it to improve the health of people throughout the Americas and around the world.
Scholler first got his start in 1994 as a regional marketing manager at AstraZeneca. From there, he went on to Abbott, before eventually rising to Senior Director Global Market Access, Pricing and HEOR at Celgene, his most recent position prior to joining Astellas Pharma US. Scholler graduated from Dalhousie University with an MBA in international business and marketing and from Wilfrid Laurier University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
8. Kim Armbrust
Company: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Title: Senior Director of R&D Quality Excellence
Kim Armbrust is the Senior Director of R&D Quality Excellence at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that engages in the development and commercialization of mid-to-late-stage therapies. Its mission is to transform the lives of people living with rare diseases and devastating conditions through the development and delivery of innovative medicines, as well as through supportive technologies and healthcare services. Alexion’s passion drives it to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all it does. In doing so, it changes lives for the better – those of its employees, people living with rare diseases, and the communities it serves.
Before joining Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Armbrust was a Director of US Externally Sponsored Research at AstraZeneca, and before that an Associate Director of GCP Quality Compliance at MedImmune. Earlier in her career, she worked with Palms of Pasadena Hospital/Sleep Center as a clinical research coordinator. Armbrust graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with a master’s in clinical research administration and from University of South Florida with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
9. Shylendra Kumar
Title: Senior Director, Regulatory Innovations Solutions Architect
Shylendra Kumar is the Senior Director of BeiGene, a global biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing innovative and affordable oncology medicines to improve treatment outcomes and access for far more patients worldwide. With a broad portfolio, it is expediting development of its diverse pipeline of novel therapeutics through its internal capabilities and collaborations. It is committed to radically improving access to medicines for far more patients who need it.
Kumar first got his start in 1992 as a data analyst at Boston University School of Public Health. From there, he went on to UMASS Lowell, before eventually rising to Senior Director of Regulatory Innovation at BeiGene, his most recent position prior to joining GSK. Kumar graduated from Boston University School of Public Health with an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics, and from Bangalore University with an MA in social sciences and an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, and math.
10. Gene McCabe
Title: Senior Director of 340B Sales & Account Management
Gene McCabe is the Senior Director of 340B Sales and Account Management at Evernorth. He first joined the company in 2021. Evernorth is a health services company that delivers innovative and flexible solutions for health plans, employers, and government programs.
Previously, McCabe was a Senior Director of 340B Sales at Express Scripts, and before that a senior account manager at Accredo Specialty Pharmacy, a division of Express Scripts. Earlier in his career, he worked with Lincoln Land Community College as an AVP in Information and Telecommunication Systems. McCabe earned an MBA in strategic management from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Iowa.
11. Ryan Harris
Company: Agiliti Healthcare (Agiliti)
Title: Vice President and General Manager, Government and Manufacturer Services
Ryan Harris is the Vice President and General Manager, Government and Manufacturer Services at Agiliti. In his position, Harris leads Agiliti’s support for the Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), Assistant Secretary Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s). With the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2019, the federal government turned to Harris and Agiliti to ensure the rapid availability of life saving equipment in all 50 states and supporting U.S. Territories.
Harris' 20+ years of emergency preparedness and health care management experience, both government and commercial, include positions with DoD Health Affairs, The Army Surgeon General's Office, and The Joint Staff Surgeon's Office. Since joining Agiliti in 2016, he has been one of the company's most transformative leaders, establishing Agiliti as a critical infrastructure component of the U.S. Healthcare System, which ultimately lead to Agiliti’s successful initial public offering in 2021. Before joining Agiliti, Harris held multiple leadership positions with CareFusion prior to the Becton Dickinson acquisition in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Technical Management as well as an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
12. Brian Hutfless
Company: Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.
Title: Vice President, South Zone
Brian Hutfless is the Vice President South Zone of Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. He first joined the company in 2017. Canon Medical Systems USA delivers innovative imaging solutions and services through its Made for Life philosophy to improve the quality of life for all people. It is innovating imaging techniques to help customers address health issues facing today’s patients.
Previously, Hutfless was a manager at Philips, and before that a technical operations manager at GE Healthcare. He earned an MBA in business and finance from Tulane University.
13. Kathleen O'Neill
Company: Pacific Therapy Access
Title: Director of Health Policy and Reimbursement
Kathleen O'Neill is the Director of Health Policy and Reimbursement at Pacific Therapy Access. Pacific Therapy Access has the experience to optimize success. Its team has more than 40 years of proven results in successfully bringing novel therapies to market. Whether a therapy needs assistance with clinical research organization, health policy & reimbursement, commercialization, or prior authorization services, Pacific Therapy Access’ expertise leads to success.
O'Neill first got her start in 1992 as a manager of financial reporting at Graduate Health System Home Medical Services. From there, she went on to Fresenius Medical Care, before eventually rising to senior manager of health policy, pre-authorization, and reimbursement at Nuvectra, her most recent position prior to joining Pacific Therapy Access. O'Neill graduated from Widener University with an MBA in health and medical services administration and from La Salle University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and healthcare financial management.
14. Nathan Folkert
Company: Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Nathan Folkert is the Chief Executive Officer of Orchid Orthopedic Solutions. He first joined the company in 2020. Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services, providing expertise in a wide-ranging offer, from design and development through finished goods manufacturing. The company provides unparalleled customer service with innovative solutions in the following technologies: advanced machining technologies, forging and investment casting, complex instrument manufacture, cutting instrument manufacture, plastics technology, and bone ingrowth coatings.
Previously, Folkert was a Vice President and General Manager of Orthopedics at CONMED Corporation, and before that President of the Trauma Division at Zimmer. Earlier in his career, he worked with Stryker Corporation as a group marketing manager. Folkert earned an MBA in general management from the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business and an undergraduate degree in political science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
15. Jesse Ferguson
Company: Corin Group
Title: Senior Director of Commercial Operations
Jesse Ferguson is the Senior Director of Commercial Operations at Corin Group. She first joined the company in 2016 as senior finance manager. As a leader in orthopedic innovation, Corin has pioneered a number of landmark developments since its foundation and is proud to have been able to improve the quality of life of thousands of patients around the world through these groundbreaking products. The company’s talented and dedicated teams share a common commitment to deliver quality orthopedic products and services to patients, surgeons, and healthcare providers which exceed expectations and positively impact lives. Corin’s product portfolio is designed to provide each patient with the optimal solution, utilizing some of the most advanced technologies available in the world to enhance implant longevity and performance.
Previously, Ferguson was a senior financial analyst at Johnson & Johnson, and before that a senior accountant at Burke and Lamb, P.C.. Earlier in her career, she worked with Putnam Investments as an intraday specialist, technical coordinator, and customer service representative. Ferguson earned an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
16. David Dlugo
Company: Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Title: Associate Director of Commercial Products Manufacturing (Combination Products)
David Dlugo is the Associate Director of Commercial Products Manufacturing (Combination Products) at Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of the central nervous system.
Dlugo first got his start in 1994 as a senior product development engineer of advanced fuel systems at Cummins Engine Company. From there, he went on to TriVirix/UMM Electronics, before eventually rising to Director of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and Engineering at For Women By Women, his most recent position prior to joining Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dlugo graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
17. Christian Kath
Company: Daniels Health
Title: Chief Operations Officer
Christian Kath is the Chief Operations Officer of Daniels Health. He first joined the company in 2018. Making healthcare safer is the philosophy that guides Daniels, striving to make a safer environment for everyone involved in healthcare. Daniels has operations in Australia, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., Europe, and South Africa and is widely regarded as a leader in innovation in the medical waste space. Through education, innovation, and service, Daniels is committed to making the healthcare industry safer for the people who work in it and continually drive the development of ecologically sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental impact of medical waste.
Previously, Kath was a general manager of operations at Daniels Health Australia, and before that a general manager at Superbee Honey Factory. Earlier in his career, he worked with Kenilworth Country Foods as a production manager. Kath earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Griffith University.
18. Steven Passik
Company: Millennium Health
Title: Vice President, Scientific Affairs and Head of Clinical Data Programs
Steven Passik is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Head of Clinical Data Programs at Millennium Health, an accredited specialty laboratory with over a decade of experience delivering timely, accurate, and clinically-actionable information through its nationwide medication monitoring and drug testing services. Drug testing is used by substance use disorder and pain management providers to obtain objective information about patients’ recent use of prescription medications and/or illicit drugs and helps monitor the effectiveness of treatment plans. Processing more than a million patient specimens each year allows it to provide meaningful insights into emerging drug use trends.
Before joining Millennium Health, Passik was a VP of Scientific Affairs, Education, and Policy at Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., and before that a Senior Medical Director at Endo Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, he worked with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as an associate professor. Passik graduated from the New School for Social Research with a PhD in clinical psychology and an MS in psychology, and from Brooklyn College with an undergraduate degree in psychology.
19. Siddharth Rao
Title: Vice President, CIO, and Head of IT and Digital Transformation
Siddharth Rao is the Vice President, CIO, and Head of IT and Digital Transformation at AxoGen, a leading company focused specifically on the science, development, and commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve regeneration and repair. The company is passionate about helping restore peripheral nerve function and quality of life to patients with physical damage or discontinuity to peripheral nerves by providing innovative, clinically proven, and economically effective repair solutions for surgeons and healthcare providers.
Rao first got his start in 2004 as a J2EE Developer at Utah State University. From there, he went on to Iron Mountain, before eventually rising to senior IT program manager at Biogen, his most recent position prior to joining AxoGen. Rao graduated from the Questrom School of Business, Boston University with an MBA in operations and technology management, and from Utah State University with an MS in electrical and computer engineering.
20. Sai Kolluri
Title: Senior Director of Product
Sai Kolluri is the Senior Director of Product at TigerConnect, healthcare’s most widely adopted communication platform, uniquely modernizing care collaboration among doctors, nurses, care teams, and patients. TigerConnect is the only solution that combines a consumer-like user experience for both clinical and patient communication with serious security, privacy, and clinical workflow requirements that today’s healthcare organizations demand. TigerConnect accelerates productivity, reduces costs, and improves patient outcomes. Trusted by more than 7,000 healthcare organizations, TigerConnect maintains 99.99% verifiable uptime and processes more than 10 million messages each day.
Before joining TigerConnect, Kolluri was a Director of Product Management at Critical Alert, and before that a Director of Product Management at Ascom. Earlier in his career, he worked with Behring Diagnostics Inc. as a software engineer. Kolluri graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a PhD in electrical engineering, from the University of Miami Herbert Business School with an MBA in management, from the Indian Institute of Science with an MS in electrical engineering, and from Osmania University with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
21. John Maddox
Company: Formulated Solutions
Title: Chief Operating Officer
John Maddox is the Chief Operating Officer of Formulated Solutions, a company that innovates, formulates, creates, and comarkets consumer brands. The company has assembled a broad and talented team of experts in manufacturing, production, laboratory, regulatory, distribution, and marketing, possessing an unparalleled drive to deliver market-ready products of the highest integrity. In-house technologies in aerosol, biochemistry, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and polymer chemistry, coupled with innovative package design and strategic marketing services, provide the company's clients with the fastest design-to-market solution in the world.
Maddox first got his start in 2004 as a research assistant at Nanoscale Bioengineering Laboratory. From there, he went on to Baxter Healthcare, before eventually rising to General Manager of Softgel and Oral Technologies of St. Petersburg at Catalent Pharma Solutions, his most recent position prior to joining Formulated Solutions. Maddox graduated from the Washington University in St. Louis with an MBA in business administration and management and from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
22. Hemali Joshi
Company: CAN Community Health, Inc.
Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer
Hemali Joshi is Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer for CAN Community Health, Inc. She first joined the company in 2017. CAN Community Health, Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to treating, caring for, and the overall wellness of people with HIV, viral Hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and other diseases. CAN’s mission is to inspire and contribute to the health and wellbeing of those affected by HIV, viral Hepatitis, and other STDs by providing the best care through outreach, integrated clinical practice, advocacy, education, and research.
Hemali first got her start in 2008 as a Pharmacy Coordinator at Medco Health. Next, she went to OhioHealth, Corp., before eventually rising to the Pharmacy Services Manager role at Care Resource Community Health Center and 340B Pharmacy Compliance Manager at CAN. In her current position at CAN, Hemali provides data-driven solutions and expertise in federal drug discount programs, QA/QI, and other healthcare programs. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in IT/GIS Systems, from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and most recently, a Masters in Legal Studies in Healthcare Law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
23. Paige Nardi
Company: Scipher Medicine
Title: Executive Director of Market Access
Paige Nardi is the Executive Director of Market Access at Scipher Medicine, a precision immunology company on a mission to match each patient with their most effective therapy. In her role, Nardi is responsible for the growth and development of relationships with national and regional health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, specialty pharmacies, and health and employer group consultants. She works with these partners to expand access to and reimbursement of PrismRA®, a blood test that predicts patient response to TNFi drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.
Nardi has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years. Before joining Scipher, she was VP of Sales at Envolve Pharmacy Solutions, a Centene company, where she was responsible for the development and growth of the external PBM business with a focus on health plans, employer groups, municipalities, and unions. She spent eight years working in the advanced diagnostic laboratory space after working for 16 years in the pharmaceuticals industry. She received an MBA from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College.
24. Lynn Black
Company: Orsini Specialty Pharmacy
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Lynn Black is the Chief Operating Officer of Orsini Specialty Pharmacy. She first joined the company in 2019. Providing patients with comprehensive and compassionate care since 1987, Orsini is the leading independent specialty pharmacy focused on rare diseases, gene therapies, and complex conditions. Orsini’s high-touch care model centers around compassionate, therapy-specific care teams that provide personalized care to patients based on their specific condition and treatment. The company’s comprehensive solutions include medication adherence programs, data analytics, customized manufacturer programs, and nationwide nursing coverage for convenient in-home infusion services.
Previously, Black was a VP of Commercial Operations at West Therapeutic Development (MMB Healthcare), and before that a VP of Clinical Operations and Trade at West Therapeutic Development, LLC/Evergreen Pharma Services/Orphan Pharmacy/MMB Healthcare. Earlier in her career, she worked with CVS Caremark (CVS Health) as a director of specialty operations. Black earned an MBA from Chadron State College and an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island.
25. Melissa Stefko
Company: FlexPro Group
Title: Senior Director of Quality
Melissa Stefko is the Senior Director of Quality at the FlexPro Group, a top provider of professional services, advancing the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry through tangible outcomes. Beginning her career as a microbiologist, Stefko is a highly experienced pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive with a background in Quality Assurance and Quality Control. She has been in the compounding and pharmaceutical industry since 2008 and recently moved into the professional services industry for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Academically, Stefko holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from Florida State University, where she co-founded the Pre-Pharmacy Informational Leadership and Learning Society. She also earned an MBA, Master of Science in Biotechnology, and a Regulatory Affairs Certificate from the University of Maryland Global Campus. An active member of the American Society for Quality, Stefko is a Certified Quality Auditor, Certified GMP Professional, and is on the committee for both her local ASQ RAPS Chapters. In addition, she is a member of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, serving on the Regulatory Committee, a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and is on the Steering Committee for the International Peptide Society.