Board of Directors
InLight Solutions has recruited an active, high
caliber Board of Directors with a wealth of relevant experience.
The Chairman, Dr. Robinson, leads the Board of Directors. Bill Miller
plays a strong functional leadership role in finance and compensation.
M. Ries Robinson, M.D., Chairman
Dr. Robinson has served as Chairman of the Board,
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Research for
the Company since its inception. He initiated research into noninvasive
blood chemistry monitoring in collaboration with Dr. R. Philip Eaton
of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM-SOM) and
Dr. David Haaland of Sandia National Laboratories in 1988. Since
that time, Dr. Robinson has co-authored several comprehensive US
patents and patent applications to which the Company now holds exclusive
rights. Dr. Robinson has authored several peer-reviewed technical
articles, received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the
New Mexico Inventor of the Year Program in 1992, and was named the
New Mexico Inventor of the Year in 1994.
Dr. Robinson graduated from Stanford University in 1987 with a B.S/M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in controls engineering. He served as a biomedical engineer for Nellcor, Inc. in 1988. Dr. Robinson received an M.D. degree from UNM-SOM in 1991 and undertook extensive additional studies in electrical and systems engineering. Dr. Robinson completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with a joint research appointment at Sandia and UNM-SOM in 1992.
Philip R. Eaton, M.D.
R. Philip Eaton, M.D., became the Interim Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of New Mexico in December 1998. He served as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1975 to 1998, and was Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine from 1996 to 1998. From 1990 to 1997, he served as the Director of the Clinical Research Center. Dr. Eaton joined the University of New Mexico in 1968 and is currently a Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics.
Dr. Eaton is a graduate of the College of Wooster with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. He earned his M.D. degree at the University of Chicago Medical School and completed an internship at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Following his internship, Dr. Eaton held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Public Health Service, serving at the National Heart Institute. After returning to Barnes Hospital to complete his medical residency, he then completed a fellowship at Washington University.
Dr. Eaton is a nationally recognized researcher in endocrinology, particularly diabetes, and has authored over 200 articles, book chapters, and books.
Robert M. Harbour, Ph.D.
Dr. Harbour is CEO of Lumidigm, InLight Solutions’ biometrics
spinout company formed in 2001. Prior to his work establishing Lumidigm,
Dr. Harbour served as the Director of Business Development for InLight
Solutions since August 1998. He joined InLight Solutions’ Board
of Directors in March 1999.
Dr. Harbour is a senior executive who has extensive international business experience operating technology-based companies. While at Dupont, Inc., Dr. Harbour was CEO of the Dupont/FujiFilm joint venture in electronic imaging, board member for several Dupont investee companies, VP of R&D, National Sales Manager and Production Manager. He has also been Managing Director of an international early-stage high-technology venture capital fund.
Dr. Harbour graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN in 1964 with a B.A. degree in Chemistry and from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO in 1968 with a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry. He did post-doctoral work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN and has published over 30 technical papers on the nuclear chemistry and physics of the transplutonium elements.
Laurance R. Hoagland, Jr.
Mr. Hoagland was appointed President and CEO of Stanford Management Company, Stanford University’s $5 billion investment and real estate organization, in July 1991. Prior to his work at Stanford, Mr. Hoagland was a co-founder and partner in the investment management firm of Anderson, Hoagland and Company in St. Louis. He is a member of the Finance Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Investment Committee of the Hewlett Foundation.
Mr. Hoagland earned his B.A. in Economics at Stanford University, received a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics as a Marshall scholar at Oxford University, and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard.
William A. Miller
Mr. Miller is President of Miller Strategic Consulting, LLC (MSC). MSC invests in and actively participates in the management and development of entrepreneurial start-up companies. Currently, Mr. Miller is a board member of Lumidigm, InLight Solutions and Avisa Pharma. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Advisors for Wasatch NM Fund and serves on the Advisory Board of Avalon Trust Company. He is also the Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of SITE Santa Fe.
Mr. Miller has co-founded some fifteen start-up companies including Technicare Corporation where he was Executive VP, CFO, and member of the Board of Directors and Hitachi Medical Systems of America, Inc. where he was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Steering Committee.
Mr. Miller received a BA degree in Philosophy from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA in Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he continues to serve on the school’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board.