Management Team

Jerome D. Jabbour

Jerome D. Jabbour

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jabbour is Chief Executive Officer of Matinas BioPharma. He served as President since March 2016 and since October 2013, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer and General Counsel. Mr. Jabbour has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, both domestically and internationally. Previously he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of MediMedia, a diversified health care services company. Prior to MediMedia, he was the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Legal Affairs for Wockhardt Limited, a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company. Immediately prior to that, he served as Commercial Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Reliant Pharmaceuticals, a GlaxoSmithKline subsidiary. Earlier in his career, he held positions as counsel at Alpharma and in private practice at Lowenstein Sandler, PC. Mr. Jabbour earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey and a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Raphael J. Mannino, Ph.D.

Raphael J. Mannino, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Mannino is an internationally recognized expert in the use of artificial lipid-based structures for the formulation and delivery of biologicals and pharmaceuticals, and has pioneered the use of lipid nano-crystal technology for this purpose. He is a co-inventor of the proprietary, disruptive lipid nano-crystal technology utilized by Matinas BioPharma to encapsulate existing drugs, making them safer, more tolerable, less toxic and orally available. Dr. Mannino has been a member of Matinas BioPharma's Scientific Advisory Board since January 2015, and was an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School from 1990 until August 2015.

Previously, Dr. Mannino was the founder of BioDelivery Sciences, Inc., and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors from 1995 to 2000, when it was acquired by BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI). He served as BDSI's Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer from 2001 to 2009, and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2000 to 2007. In addition to his experience at BDSI, Dr. Mannino was an Assistant, then Associate Professor, at Albany Medical College from 1980 to 1990, and an Instructor and then an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Medical School from 1977 to 1980. He completed his postdoctoral training from 1973 to 1976 at the Biocenter in Basel, Switzerland and received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry in 1973 from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine.

Gary Gaglione, CPA

Gary Gaglione, CPA

VP Finance, Acting-CFO

Mr. Gaglione joined Matinas BioPharma as Vice President of Finance in June 2013. Mr. Gaglione was formerly President of MCM Consulting LLC. In this capacity, he served as the interim CFO and Corporate Secretary of GTech USA Inc. Prior to MCM Consulting, Mr. Gaglione was Senior Director of Finance at Shionogi USA, Inc., responsible for budgeting and planning (2011). In 2009 and 2010, he was Vice President of Finance and Controller for Phytomedics, Inc., a start-up botanical pharmaceutical company. Prior to Phytomedics, he was Controller for ProStrakan Inc.'s U.S. operations (2008-2009). From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Gaglione was an Executive Director at Reliant, initially as Head of Planning, Budgets and Analysis, then, from 2006 on, as Head of Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance in preparation for a potential Reliant initial public offering. Before Reliant, he held numerous finance positions of increasing responsibility at the U.S. subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (1976-2001), including Vice President of R&D Finance (1997-2001), Director of Compensation with responsibility for executive payroll, payroll, benefits, and exempt/non-exempt compensation systems (1995-1997), and Controller for the US pharmaceutical division and sites (1985-1997). He started his finance career at KPMG LLP (1974-1976). Mr. Gaglione earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Villanova University, Villanova, PA, and an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University, West Orange, NJ.