The California Healthcare Institute’s President and CEO, David L. Gollaher, Ph.D, has resigned effective Feb. 14 after 20 years at the helm of the organization. He will assume a public policy position in the biopharmaceutical industry.
“David co-founded CHI in 1993 as an organization dedicated to researching and advocating policy to forward the interests of the California based biomedical and research community,” said Rick Winningham, chairman of the CHI Board of Directors and Executive Committee. “It is truly a direct result of David’s vision and his passion that CHI has evolved to become the leading public policy voice for the biomedical community in California.”
Todd Gillenwater, who currently serves as senior vice president of public policy, will serve as interim president and CEO until a permanent successor is named. A search committee comprised of members of the CHI board of directors has been formed to fill the position.