New England PharmAssociates

Excellence in life sciences asset development

NEPA's Team

Our Team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs, experienced life sciences executives and business professionals, with diverse skill sets, substantial records of achievement and a worldwide network of collaborators. Our proficiencies span the spectrum of essential skills in financial, legal, business and scientific strategic planning and management needed to achieve success in science-driven organizations.

Co-Founders and Principals

Roger Frechette, PhD: Strategic planning and business development, multidisciplinary R&D leadership, virtual company management. » More

Ania K. Knap, PhD: Financial operations and business development, multidisciplinary R&D leadership, virtual company management. » More


Shelley Amster, BSMT: Catalyst for strategic business alliances with a broad and deep network in private, business and government entities. » More

Robert Benson, PhD: Founder of South Shaker Associates, a consultancy helping clients with technology transfer matters. » More

Gavin D. Clark, BSc, CLP: Veteran in global licensing, (buy and sell) business development and operational roles in Big Pharma, early stage ventures and start-ups. » More

Bruce Fox, BS, MST: Financial services including new business formation, accounting for small businesses and M&A, succession planning, QuickBooks services and payroll tax planning and preparation. » More

George Hillman, MBA: Resourceful executive with experience spanning strategic and operational disciplines from concept to financing, corporate development, technology licensing, and M&A. » More

Shahri Moin, BS: All aspects of IT management: data center operations; telecommunications/networks; and service desk management in multiple industries. » More

Jack M. Swig, JD: Attorney, finance, corporate development and strategic partnering executive - experienced general counsel with responsibility for diverse senior roles in private and public entities. » More