Julia E. Bradsher

PhD, MBA, MS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Email julia.bradsher@hmri.org

As President and CEO, Dr. Bradsher leads the development and implementation of a focused growth strategy to guide our research, education, community engagement, and fundraising efforts. Before joining HMRI in 2018, Julia’s roles included President and CEO of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), President and CEO of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), and various leadership and management roles in the pharmaceutical industry. She has occupied adjunct faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco; Sonoma State University; and San Francisco State University, and she was a Research Scientist at the New England Research Institute. Her advanced degrees include a PhD in medical sociology and an MBA.

Julia E. Bradsher

PhD, MBA, MS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Email julia.bradsher@hmri.org

As President and CEO, Dr. Bradsher leads the development and implementation of a focused growth strategy to guide our research, education, community engagement, and fundraising efforts. Before joining HMRI in 2018, Julia’s roles included President and CEO of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI), President and CEO of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), and various leadership and management roles in the pharmaceutical industry. She has occupied adjunct faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco; Sonoma State University; and San Francisco State University, and she was a Research Scientist at the New England Research Institute. Her advanced degrees include a PhD in medical sociology and an MBA.


Susie Berry

Vice President of Development

Email susie.berry@hmri.org

Susie joined HMRI in 2016 and has served in several roles, including Director of Development, Vice President of Operations, and most recently Vice President of Development. Prior to joining HMRI, she served as Director of Development at both the South Pasadena-San Marino and Pasadena YMCAs, and as Associate Director of the Society of Fellows (annual fund) at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Susie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Susie Berry

Vice President of Development

Email susie.berry@hmri.org

Susie joined HMRI in 2016 and has served in several roles, including Director of Development, Vice President of Operations, and most recently Vice President of Development. Prior to joining HMRI, she served as Director of Development at both the South Pasadena-San Marino and Pasadena YMCAs, and as Associate Director of the Society of Fellows (annual fund) at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Susie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Robert A. Kloner

MD, PhD

Chief Science Officer and Scientific Director of Cardiovascular Research

Email robert.kloner@hmri.org
Publications publications

Dr. Kloner has spent more than 40 years running nationally and internationally known cardiovascular research programs – in some cases building them from the ground up – creating centers recognized for scientific excellence and innovation. In addition to his many roles at HMRI, he also serves as Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Bob has made major contributions to science, including the pathophysiology of heart attack; treatments for heart attack; triggers of cardiovascular events; studies on high blood pressure and heart failure; the effect of toxins like alcohol, cocaine, e-cigarette use, and pollution on the heart; stem cell therapy for the heart; and the intersection between sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. A frequent contributor to the medical and scientific press, Bob has authored or co-authored over 740 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, 220 chapters or monographs, and 532 abstracts (as of 2020).

Robert A. Kloner

MD, PhD

Chief Science Officer and Scientific Director of Cardiovascular Research

Email robert.kloner@hmri.org
Publications publications

Dr. Kloner has spent more than 40 years running nationally and internationally known cardiovascular research programs – in some cases building them from the ground up – creating centers recognized for scientific excellence and innovation. In addition to his many roles at HMRI, he also serves as Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Bob has made major contributions to science, including the pathophysiology of heart attack; treatments for heart attack; triggers of cardiovascular events; studies on high blood pressure and heart failure; the effect of toxins like alcohol, cocaine, e-cigarette use, and pollution on the heart; stem cell therapy for the heart; and the intersection between sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. A frequent contributor to the medical and scientific press, Bob has authored or co-authored over 740 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, 220 chapters or monographs, and 532 abstracts (as of 2020).


Armando Nevarez

CPA

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Email armando.nevarez@hmri.org

As Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Armando is responsible for all aspects of HMRI’s finances, including development and management of budgets, oversight of treasury and investments, preparation of financials, and improvement of policies and procedures to enhance productivity. Prior to joining HMRI in 2019, he served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for a philanthropic organization in Los Angeles and held key senior finance roles in several start-up companies in the biotechnology, technology and entertainment industries. Armando holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Armando Nevarez

CPA

Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Email armando.nevarez@hmri.org

As Vice President of Finance and Accounting, Armando is responsible for all aspects of HMRI’s finances, including development and management of budgets, oversight of treasury and investments, preparation of financials, and improvement of policies and procedures to enhance productivity. Prior to joining HMRI in 2019, he served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for a philanthropic organization in Los Angeles and held key senior finance roles in several start-up companies in the biotechnology, technology and entertainment industries. Armando holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Tammy Sullivan

MPA, CGMS

Vice President of Research Administration & Compliance

Email tammy.sullivan@hmri.org

Tammy serves as Vice President of Research Administration and Compliance, providing leadership over sponsored awards, regulatory affairs, compliance, ethics, core services, clinical and laboratory research, and environmental and occupational health and safety. Prior to joining HMRI in 2019, she served as Independent Consultant and Director of Grants Management for various nonprofit organizations. Tammy earned a master’s in public administration and is a Certified Grant Management Specialist.

Tammy Sullivan

MPA, CGMS

Vice President of Research Administration & Compliance

Email tammy.sullivan@hmri.org

Tammy serves as Vice President of Research Administration and Compliance, providing leadership over sponsored awards, regulatory affairs, compliance, ethics, core services, clinical and laboratory research, and environmental and occupational health and safety. Prior to joining HMRI in 2019, she served as Independent Consultant and Director of Grants Management for various nonprofit organizations. Tammy earned a master’s in public administration and is a Certified Grant Management Specialist.


Mark Dixon

Vice President of Laboratory & Facilities Operations

Email mark.dixon@hmri.org

Mark Dixon joined HMRI in 2019 to develop and maintain our Core Facilities and environmental health and safety (EHS) programs. Mark works with HMRI staff to ensure quality and safety programs are implemented and maintained throughout the organization. He also oversees the operations of HMRI’s Imaging Center and manages the properties. Before joining HMRI, Mark held several research and managerial roles with contract research organizations (CRO), finding a niche in ISO-certified laboratories in highly regulated environments. Mark received both his BS in Nutritional Science and MS in Food Safety from Michigan State University.

Mark Dixon

Vice President of Laboratory & Facilities Operations

Email mark.dixon@hmri.org

Mark Dixon joined HMRI in 2019 to develop and maintain our Core Facilities and environmental health and safety (EHS) programs. Mark works with HMRI staff to ensure quality and safety programs are implemented and maintained throughout the organization. He also oversees the operations of HMRI’s Imaging Center and manages the properties. Before joining HMRI, Mark held several research and managerial roles with contract research organizations (CRO), finding a niche in ISO-certified laboratories in highly regulated environments. Mark received both his BS in Nutritional Science and MS in Food Safety from Michigan State University.


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