Senior Advisory Board

Paul Evans, Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Paul Evans

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Paul Evans brings 20 years experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical space, spanning both generic and specialty Pharma and CDMOs. He is the Vice President Global Business Development and Portfolio with Pharmascience. Prior to joining the Pharmascience, Inc., he held senior roles at Johnson Matthey, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Alita Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and STADA. He holds an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University and a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Evans

Senior Advisor

Paul Evans brings 20 years experience as an executive in...

Bill DuBay, , Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Bill DuBay, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Dr. Bill DuBay has more than 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Research and Development.  Bill is currently the global head of R&D for SK Pharmteco. Prior to his current position, Mr. DuBay served as Vice President R&D for AMPAC fine chemicals where he was responsible for developing the product pipeline, API manufacturing, and API validation.  He has also held roles in Project management and R&D management at both DSM and AMPAC Fine Chemicals.  Dr. DuBay received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of South Carolina and conducted post-doctoral studies at Indiana University.

Bill DuBay, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Bill DuBay has more than 25 years of experience...

Mike Wittmann, , Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Mike Wittmann, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Mike Wittmann is the Chair and Professor of the Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Wittmann was the Chair of the Department of Marketing and Merchandising at The University of Southern Mississippi where he also held the Max and Susan Draughn Endowed Professorship in Healthcare Marketing.  Dr. Wittmann has worked as a marketing strategy consultant with a diverse group of companies ranging from startups to Fortune 1000 organizations. Prior to entering academia, he worked for a Fortune 500 consumer and business products company. Dr. Wittmann is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, holds a Master’s degree from The University of Alabama, and a Doctorate from Texas Tech University.

Mike Wittmann, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Mike Wittmann is the Chair and Professor of the Department...

Valeria Coscia, , Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Valeria Coscia, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Dr. Valeria Coscia has over 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with broad experience in multiple functional areas including research & development, portfolio management, GMP manufacturing and CMC regulatory affairs.  Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Dr. Coscia was VP Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer for Noramco Inc. where she was responsible for internal strategic growth and global oversight of R&D, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, and new product introduction.  Prior to that role, she worked for Johnson & Johnson in various roles of increasing responsibility over a 15 year period. Dr. Coscia holds a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry and a B.S in Chemistry from the University of Florida.

Valeria Coscia, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Valeria Coscia has over 19 years of experience in...

Jahan Marcu, , Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Jahan Marcu, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Dr. Jahan Marcu has 20 years of experience in cannabinoid research, policy, and operations.  His work has been instrumental to facilitating and supporting fact-based, scientific approaches vital to industry and patients.  This has included research focused on solving the structure and function of cannabinoid receptors, the anti-cancer properties of cannabis compounds, as well as method development and validation for analyzing complex formulations.   Dr. Marcu is a Founding Partner at the consulting firm of Marcu & Arora. He is also presently the Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. He is the co-founder and former Chief Science Officer for the International Research Center on Cannabis and Health (aka Institute of Cannabis Research). He is also co-founder and past-chair of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest and oldest professional scientific society. 

Jahan Marcu, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Jahan Marcu has 20 years of experience in cannabinoid...

Nigam B. Arora, , Senior Advisor for Benuvia Manufacturing

Nigram B. Arora, Ph.D.

Position: Senior Advisor
Categories: Senior-Advisory-Board

Nigam B. Arora, PhD, has a long history of success working in translational research, business, and advocacy.  He is a Founding Partner at Marcu & Arora, a life science consulting firm focused on cannabis and psychedelics.  Dr. Arora completed his PhD in interdisciplinary life science with a focus on organic and analytical chemistry at Purdue University.  Over the past several years Dr. Arora has dedicated his time to working on the executive teams of several cannabis companies as well as serving as the Publication Committee Chair of the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society. He also has deep experience in advocacy including advocating for formation of the cannabis research license category in Massachusetts in 2018, serving on the policy committee of the Humboldt County Growers Alliance in California in 2019, and serving as a Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholar. 

Nigram B. Arora, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Nigam B. Arora, PhD, has a long history of success...