Research Institute for Genetic and Human Therapy, Inc. (RIGHT)  ISTITUTO DI RICERCA PER LA TERAPIA GENETICA UMANA


Board of Directors
John HautmanPresident
Franco Lori Vice President
Sjlva Petrocchi Secretary and Treasurer
Luca Mercaldo Legal Representative of RIGHT in Italy
John Hautman

As a business lawyer and strategic adviser, John Hautman has assisted companies for over 30 years in the areas of intellectual property, technology commercialization, business strategy and consciousness building. Mr. Hautman was formerly a senior partner in the international law firm of Hogan & Hartson based in Washington D.C.

 
Franco Lori
With 20 years of extensive experience in Biotech management, Franco Lori has successfully overseen the start-up of three biotechnology companies. He also has experience in investigative pre-clinical and clinical research interacting with a network of clinical, pharmaceutical, government, and basic researchers in the US and Europe. Dr. Lori received his MD from the University of Parma and earned his PhD from the University of Pavia, Italy. He was a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology at the National Cancer Institute before co-founding RIGHT in 1994, where he served as co-director.  Dr. Lori, recognized in 2000 as a "Hero in Medicine" for his achievements in HIV therapy, has co-authored over 100 international peer-reviewed publications.

Sjlva Petrocchi
Sjlva Petrocchi began her career in 1993 with Snamprogetti (ENI group), as Executive Secretary for the Algerian and French engineering delegation. In 1995, she was given responsibility for all Chinese delegations as well as becoming Assistant Manager of Customer Service. Ms. Petrocchi joined RIGHT in August of 1997, serving as Chief Administrative Officer in Italy with responsibility for managing all organizational and Public Relation initiatives. 

Luca Mercaldo

More 20 years of professional activity as advisor in the tax and corporate fields, mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring. He has substantial expertise in structuring corporate and financial transactions and he advises several multinational groups. With strong relationships with major companies, he is Chairman of statutory auditors and director of sizeable Italian companies.


Rebecca Clemans (Executive Director)

Senior Process Engineer,  IT Senior Management, and creative designer for the past 30 years.  Ms. Clemans has supported various programs under the Department of Defense and  in the Telecommunications industry. Ms. Clemans is a Subject Matter Expert  (SME)  in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), ISO, CMMI and Six Sigma.   She played a leading role in the preparation  of documentation, governance and policies  adhering to industry standards and helped build Lockheed Martin  as a national leader in CMMI level 5 Maturity ratings. Ms. Clemans is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University.