Donald R. Parfet

Director at MuciMed, Inc.

Donald R. Parfet

Donald R. Parfet

Director at MuciMed, Inc.

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MedElute, Inc.
Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
SINTX Technologies, Inc.

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1319

Number of Boards

30

Birthday

1952

Age

67

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Bronson Methodist Hospital

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Former President at Western Michigan University

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Founder at Apjohn Group LLC

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General Partner at Apjohn Group LLC

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Chairman at Greenleaf Trust

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President & Chief Executive Officer Emeritus at W. K. Kellogg Foundation

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Former Managing Director & Chief Information Officer at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Former Chief of Staff at Bronson Lakeview Hospital

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Former Chief of Staff at Bronson Methodist Hospital

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Director at Bronson Management Services Corp.

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The Southwest Michigan First (SWMF) Life Science Fund is a $65 million limited partnership venture fund interested in early stage life science opportunities in Southwest Michigan. The Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund has a dual-bottom line approach. Not only does it seek to turn a profit for its investors, but it only invests in companies that already have a presence or are committed to establishing a presence in Southwest Michigan. The fund provides equity investment to entrepreneurs and also offers support services in the areas of industry expertise, regulatory strategy, reimbursement planning, exit strategies and early stage business systems. In addition, the SWMF Life Science Fund has access to a uniquely positioned and committed network that is able to give direction and strategy to start-up companies as they grow and develop.

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Parent
Former Professional at Upjohn Company of Canada

Education
MBA in Finance
Class of 1977

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. At the Ross School of Business, our mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

BA in Economics
Class of 1975

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

Attendee
Class of 1971

From its founding in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy, what is today known as The Lawrenceville School has maintained two defining characteristics: a willingness to explore and adopt the best practices in education as they have evolved and, at the same time, a commitment to maintaining traditions that continue to resonate with students. From the first Head Master, Rev. Isaac VanArsdale Brown, who introduced then-novel foreign language study and routine exercise to the of the 1820s, through today, the School has always striven to provide students with the highest quality of education as understood at the time. Arguably the single most powerful development in the character of the school occurred in 1883, when the school was transformed from a small proprietarial enterprise, owned (and renamed) by each successive headmaster, to one run by the Lawrenceville School Board of Trustees under the auspices of the John Cleve Green Foundation. As The Lawrenceville School, the institution established many of the traits it is known for today, including its hallmark House System and an intense School spirit. The changes were reflected on the campus itself when the Board asked landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park, and prominent architects Peabody and Sterns of Boston to design the newly expanded grounds of the school to thoughtfully and deliberately create a strong community atmosphere. The result was the Circle, now a National Historic Landmark. So distinct was the character of Lawrenceville that it grew to occupy a special place in the American imagination. Owen Johnson, an alumnus of the School, first captured the “new” Lawrenceville in his 1910 novel, The Varmint, which recounts the travails and adventures of one Dink Stover as he made his way through Lawrenceville from New Boy to graduate. Stover became one of the country’s most beloved fictional characters, and Johnson followed his success in a series of Lawrenceville Stories in what was at that time the most popular magazine in America. In 1950 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Happy Years, a Hollywood version of The Varmint, filmed on campus and starring Leo G. Carroll and Dean Stockwell (as Dink). Throughout the 1900s, Lawrenceville continued to develop as a leader in academic innovation, including early adoption of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the introduction of nationally and internationally known guest speakers designed to broaden the intellectual horizons of young Lawrentians. Among the most lasting changes was the introduction in 1936 of the Harkness method of education, which sought to bring the benefits of the house system to the classroom by providing an intimate environment for intellectual discourse around a single, large conference table. Discussion of coeducation began in earnest in the 1970s and after a lengthy, but thoughtful analysis of what it would mean both pedagogically and practically to the school, the Board elected to accept female students in 1985. The first girls arrived on campus in 1987 and brought a new vitality to the campus community. As the 20th century drew to a close, the school embraced the ever increasing diversity of its students in gender, geography, faith, race and socio-economic group, focusing on the need for a Lawrentian education to include broad exposure to all facets of the global community and an appreciation for and understanding of multiculturalism. For more than 200 years, Lawrenceville graduates have gone on to success in their chosen fields, prepared by their education for the changing world around them. As the School enters its third century of educating students, we welcome you to join the legacy of Lawrenceville and discover what it means to be a Lawrentian in the 21st century.

Career History
General Partner
2003 - Current

Apjohn Ventures Fund seeks investment opportunities in life sciences companies located in Michigan and the Midwest region (US). The fund focuses on companies operating in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices & diagnostics and healthcare services. The fund provides financing for early and later stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $0.5 to $2 million. It acts as a lead investor and also considers co-investments.

Co-Founder
2001 - Current

Apjohn Ventures focuses on early-stage, Midwestern pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics and healthcare services companies

Founder
2001 - Current

Apjohn Group LLC invests in pharamaceutical companies. It works with innovators to launch life science companies. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Governing Board of Directors
Current

BRCC is a commercially focused and science driven transitional research center that dedicates their pharmaceutical expertise and resources to the commercialization of promising life sciences discoveries and the growth of Michigan's life sciences business sector

Director
Current

MPI Research, Inc. provides preclinical research and development services. It offers drug safety, discovery sciences, bio-analytical and analytical solutions, surgical services, medical device evaluation, and specialty services. The company was founded by William U. Parfet in 1995 and is headquartered in Mattawan, MI.

Chairman
Prior - 2006

Biacore International AB offers systems that generate data on the interactions between proteins and small molecule drug candidates. Its systems are used in pharmaceutical drug discovery, antibody characterization, proteomics, immunogenicity, biotherapeutic development and manufacture and life science research applications. The company serves research centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Biacore International markets its products in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden

Treasurer
Tenure Unconfirmed
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$1,000 +
2014

Kalamazoo College, also known as K College or simply K, is a private liberal arts college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, the college is among the 100 oldest in the country. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. It is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. The school was founded by American Baptist ministers, but today maintains no religious affiliation.

$25K +
2013

Kalamazoo College, also known as K College or simply K, is a private liberal arts college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, the college is among the 100 oldest in the country. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. It is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. The school was founded by American Baptist ministers, but today maintains no religious affiliation.

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