Robin Downing, DVM, MS, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP
David B. Goodnight, DVM, MBA
David graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977 and practiced small animal medicine in the Dallas, Texas area. In the mid-80s, he acquired an MBA with the goal of transitioning to the industry side of animal health. In 1996 he joined Brakke Consulting, the largest dedicated animal health consulting firm in the world. He was recruited into the pet insurance business in 1999 by Veterinary Pet Insurance to be the EVP of Business
Development. In 2005, he was recruited by Nestle Purina PetCare Company to use his start-up expertise to design and launch a new pet insurance company, PurinaCare Pet Health Insurance. He served as President & COO until
May 2013 when he returned to Brakke consulting as a Senior Consultant.
His specific interests and expertise are in start-ups, early-stage technology, new product opportunity and development assessment, go to market strategies and market research. In the fall of 2015, along with Ron Brakke, David founded Insight Animal Health, Inc.- a company dedicated to developing early-stage animal health technologies for commercialization. In January 2017, David accepted the position of EVP Business Development at LifeLearn, Inc.
Lysa Pam Posner, Dipl., DACVAA
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Posner has a BS in biochemistry from Purdue University. She completed her DVM at Cornell University and spent 9 years in private veterinary practice. She returned to Cornell to complete a Residency in Anesthesiology and completed her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She was on Faculty at Cornell for 5 years and has been on Faculty at North Carolina State University since 2005. She is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology, the Director of Anesthesia Services, and Anesthesiology Residency Program Director.
Dr. James Baumgartner has been retained by MRVL Pet to oversee the upgraded formulations of the MRVL Pet line of products and the manufacturing at Panacea Life Sciences.
Dr. Baumgartner is an award winning scientist who was previously CEO at Phoenix Life Sciences, Chief operating officer at Strategic Pharma and President of Eurofins PanLabs.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis, and his Master of Science and doctorate from Washington State University.