Dr. Julie Shimer
Dr. Julie Shimer was elected to our Board in October 2014. She is the Chairwoman of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Dr. Shimer is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously, Dr. Shimer was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEN), a medical device company focused on less invasive therapies for the treatment of obesity. She was previously a director of Masimo Corporation, a medical technology company, Windstream Holdings, Inc., a leading telecommunications and cloud services provider, Earthlink, Inc., an internet service provider, and Netgear, a computer networking company. She has served as the Chair of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York's economic development organization, and as an advisor to two private companies, Kitchology, a mobile platform empowering families dealing with special diets through the power of technology and community, and CPLANE Networks, a leader in end-to-end data center and wide area network service orchestration that enables software-defined networking and network function virtualization services to be launched and managed in a single environment. She also serves as a director of Wycliffe USA. Dr. Shimer was selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.