CHARMED FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

NEW YORK (May 2016) – The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation announced the appointment of four new members to the CHARMED Foundation Board of Directors.  Joining the Board of Directors are Paul Garnett, AAMS, Dr. Robert Guldberg, Ajay Mehra and Barry Plunkett, Esq.

“We are very fortunate to have all four of our new Board members by our side as we continue to raise funds and awareness for the CHARMED Foundation,” said President MaryAnn R. O’Neill. “All of these individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and embody the mission of CHARMED as we promote the body’s ability to heal itself to save children’s lives and prolong athletes’ careers.”

Dr. Robert Guldberg, an international leader in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field, is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Parker H. Petit Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience. His research program focuses on musculoskeletal growth and development, regeneration of limb function following traumatic injury and degenerative diseases. Guldberg received all of his education from the University of Michigan and lives in Marietta, Ga.

Ajay Mehra, Executive Vice President of OSI Systems, Inc., and President of OSI Solutions, has grown OSI’s revenue from 10 million dollars to just under a billion dollars. Prior to OSI, Mehra held various financial positions with Thermador/Waste King, Presto Food Products and United Detector Technology. Mehra received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Paul Garnett, AAMS, is a successful businessman and entrepreneur with over 40 years’ experience as a Financial Advisor, investment strategist, small business owner and farmer. He was a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for 38 years and started Garnett Investment Strategies in 2013 working with a variety of clients. A graduate of Truman State University, Garnett hails from Madison, Mo., and currently resides in Beatrice, N.E.

Barry Plunkett, Esq., President of Plunkett Law Firm outside of Boston, focuses on the representation of investors, contractors and lenders in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial and industrial projects and properties in the United States and Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, a juris doctor from The Catholic University of America and lives in Needham, Mass.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from various fields and communities nationwide. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of CHARMED as well as it is to raise funds and awareness on behalf of CHARMED’s vision and goals.

About the CHARMED Foundation: The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation was founded in 2015 and is devoted to clinical research of regenerative medicine, which will discover new ways to promote the body's ability to heal itself to save children's lives and prolong athletes' careers. With collaborative efforts among leading scientists, bioengineers and clinicians, research focus areas include: cell manufacturing, personalized medical devices and therapeutic delivery. The CHARMED Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, with hopes of dramatically accelerating the development and translation of regenerative medicine for children and athletes. To learn more about The CHARMED Foundation and its work, please visit www.CharmedFoundation.org or visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The CHARMED Foundation does not support research involving embryonic or fetal stem cells. 

Media Contact: Tamarah Strauss, BZA PR on behalf of the CHARMED Foundation, tamarahs@bzapr.com, (212) 708-1677