Management Team


R. Michael Carruthers

R. Michael Carruthers

Interim President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

R. Michael Carruthers has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since February 4, 2015. From December 1998 to February 2015, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Array BioPharma. Prior to joining Array BioPharma, Mr. Carruthers served as Chief Financial Officer of Sievers Instrument, a division of Ionics, Inc., and before joining Sievers, was the treasurer and controller for the Waukesha division of Dover Corporation. Mr. Carruthers was previously employed as an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Carruthers received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Colorado and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


Janice Troha

Janice Troha

Chief Operating Officer

Janice Troha has served as our Chief Operating Officer since December 2014. From June 2012 to December 2014, Ms. Troha was our Executive Vice President of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs, and from October 2008 to May 2012, she served as our Vice President, Product Development and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Nivalis, she served as the Site Manager and Vice President for Development and Regulatory Affairs for Endo Pharmaceuticals, Colorado from October 2006 to June 2008, and Vice President, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs for RxKinetix, from 2001 to 2006. Previously, Ms. Troha held positions of increasing responsibility in Product Development, Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs at Cortech from 1994 to 2000 and in Clinical Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals from 1984 to 1994. Ms. Troha earned a B.S. in liberal arts and sciences from the University of the State of New York.


Steven Shoemaker, M.D.

Steven Shoemaker, M.D.

Vice President, Clinical Research and Development, Medical Director

Steven Shoemaker, M.D., has served as our Vice President of Clinical Research and Development and as our Medical Director since July 2014. From September 2012 to June 2014, he served as our Director of Clinical Development and Medical Director, and from June 2007 to March 2009 he served as our Vice President of Medical Affairs. He served as the Principal of Nicosof, LLC from April 2009 to August 2012. Previously, from April 1994 to October 2000 he served as Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Anesta Corp. and then Cephalon, Inc. that acquired Anesta in July 2000. Dr. Shoemaker has a B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University and received his M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Shoemaker's subspecialty clinical training was in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

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