Mallory Morales joined Immuneering in May 2021 and currently serves as Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining us, Ms. Morales served as Strategic Finance Business Partner at Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”), a biopharmaceutical company, from October 2020 to May 2021, where she oversaw the integration of the research and development organization of Immunomedics, Inc. (“Immunomedics”) following its acquisition by Gilead in October 2020. From April 2018 to October 2020, she served as Director and Assistant Controller at Immunomedics, an antibody drug conjugate company, where she oversaw the annual operating budget, forecasting and business planning. From May 2014 to April 2018, Ms. Morales held roles of increasing seniority at L’Oréal S.A. (“L’Oréal”), a personal care company, most recently as Director of Finance and Global Brand Controller, L’Oreal Professional Products Division, where she oversaw and managed all financial and accounting functions. Ms. Morales is a CPA and began her career as an auditor for Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She earned her B.S. in Accounting and Business with honors from the State University of New York at Albany.
Scott Barrett, M.D. has served as our Chief Medical Officer since November 2019. Prior to joining us, Dr. Barrett served as the Executive Director of Global Medical Affairs of Incyte Corp, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics in oncology and other areas of interest, from June 2016 until November 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Director of Clinical Development of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical drug development company, from July 2014 until June 2016. Dr. Barrett is a trained physician-scientist, accomplished medical oncologist and a drug discovery and development expert with more than 30 years of clinical and research experience. He received his B.A. in natural science from The Johns Hopkins University as a Beneficial-Hodson Scholarship recipient and his M.D. from the University of Miami. Subsequently, he became double-boarded in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, after having completed an internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and his medical oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Michael D. Bookman has served as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since January 2023 and General Counsel and Secretary from July 2021 to January 2023. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bookman served as the General Counsel and Secretary of Frequency Therapeutics, Inc., or Frequency, from January 2021 until July 2021, and the Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Frequency from September 2019 until January 2021. Prior to Mr. Bookman’s role at Frequency, he was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, a leading international law firm where he worked on corporate transactional, securities and general business and governance matters, with an emphasis on representing high-growth technology and life sciences companies, from October 2012 until August 2019. Mr. Bookman received his B.B.A., summa cum laude, in finance from the University of Miami and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Leah R. Neufeld has served as our Chief People Officer since October 2022. Ms. Neufeld joins us from Luzsana Biotechnology, where, since August 2021, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, and as part of the executive team, helped establish Luzsana globally as a subsidiary of Hengrui Medicines, the largest Pharma company in China. Previously, she was the Vice President, People, at Prevail Therapeutics, from 2019 and following its acquisition by Eli Lilly in 2021. Prior to that, from 2015 through 2019, Ms. Neufeld was the Head of Human Resources at Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Before that, from 2014 to 2015, she was the Global Head of Human Resources for NPS Pharma until it was acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals in 2015. From 2009 to 2014, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development, most recently serving as Director of Human Resources. Earlier in her career, from 2002 to 2009, she held various human resources positions at Johnson & Johnson, including Manager of Human Resources in the consumer division and its oncology company called Ortho Biotech. Ms. Neufeld earned a B.A. in psychology from the American University and an M.S. in career counseling and organization development from Johns Hopkins University.
Harold E. Brakewood (“E.B.”) has served as our Chief Business Officer since March 2023. Prior to Immuneering, Mr. Brakewood was employed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from December 2015 to December 2021 most recently as Vice President and head of a business unit for oncology, covid19, and new product planning. He was employed by Merck & Company, Inc. from 1989 to 1992, and again from 1994 to 2015 in a variety of commercial roles of increasing responsibility including strategic planning, business development, brand management and an oncology start-up venture. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.A. in physics from Dartmouth, and an A.B. from Bowdoin College.