Career briefs

Jun. 21, 2013 @ 04:11 PM

CED announces board members, board leadership

DURHAM — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the entrepreneurial support organization known as CED, has announced its Board of Directors for the 2013 – 2014 year, which begins July 1.

Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO, chairman of the board at SciQuest, was selected as CED Board chair. David Spitz, president and COO, of ChannelAdvisor, will be chair-elect.

The other officers are Helga Leftwich, partner at Hutchison PLLC, who is the board secretary; David Hood, partner at Ernst & Young, who is the board’s treasurer; and Eric Linsley, managing partner at Pappas Ventures, who is the immediate past chair.

There were board members re-elected to two-year terms, as well as new board members.

New to the board this year are: Diane Adams, the chief people officer at QlikTech; DeLisa Alexander, the executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat; and June Almenoff, president and chief medical officer at Furiex Pharmaceuticals.

Also on the list of new board members is Doug Bowers, president and CEO at Square 1 Bank; David Haines, a partner at Deloitte; Galen Hatfield, vice president at RTI International; Joe Lee, business development officer at Wells Fargo; and Martin Sinozich, partner at Venn Capital LLC.

Parata announces recognition

DURHAM — Durham-based Parata Systems a announced it has been recognized by Today’s Caregiver magazine as a 2013 “Caregiver Friendly Award” recipient.

The awards recognize products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind. Parata was recognized in the products category for its Parata PASS, or patient adherence strip system, packaging.

Parata PASS organizes medications into a strip of unit- or multi-dose pouches the way people take them: by date and time of day. The packaging is meant to make it easier for patients to know when to take their next dose of medication.

It also enables caregivers to manage multiple medications at home, ensuring patients take their medications as prescribed.

Parata will be formally honored on July 25 at the magazine’s Fearless Caregiver Conference in Boca Raton, Fla.