Terry L. Lierman
Terry L. Lierman, board chairperson, has a long and successful record of founding and working with new ventures in the health area. Lierman began his career at the National Institutes of Health. From there he became the staff director of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in the U.S. Senate and eventually Chief of Staff to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations.
Lierman has been involved in venture capital, business development and management, all in health areas, since 1981. He has started or helped to start a nationwide drug review company, a specialty health company and a government relations firm specializing in securing funds for a variety of health initiatives, in both the profit and nonprofit arenas.
Lierman has served on numerous boards, including UNICEF, Children’s Hospital National Medical Center where he was a founder of the Children’s Research Institute, Physicians Against Landmines, and New York Life MainStay Mutual Funds. He serves as chair of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations). He also is a founder of Research!America, the NIH/FDA Council and The National Coalition for Cancer Research. He attended the University of Minnesota, received a B.A. from Winona State University and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin.