President: Richard Myers, Ph.D.
Medical Director: David Bick, M.D.
Clinic Administrator: Carol Aiken, C.M.M., C.P.A.R.
Genomic Counselor Lead: Kelly East, M.S., C.G.C.
Chief Financial Officer: Pete Yanul
Board of Directors
Jim Hudson is a co-founder of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Equal parts scientist and businessman, Jim Hudson’s investments have shaped the advancement of biotechnology around the world—but especially in the state of Alabama. Hudson founded and served as chief executive officer of Research Genetics, Inc., which in the 1990s became the world’s leader in genetic linkage products and an integral partner in the Human Genome Project, the international effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health to identify the sequence of the DNA found inside human cells. Following Research Genetics’ 1999 merger with Invitrogen Corp. (now Life Technologies, Inc.), Hudson remained committed to local entrepreneurs, serving as a mentor and advisor to companies in industries ranging from genetics research to internet services.
Danny Windham joined Digium in February 2007 as CEO. Prior to joining Digium, Windham served as president and chief operating officer of ADTRAN, a global provider of networking and communications equipment. Windham joined ADTRAN in 1989 following ADTRAN’s successful acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies, a company Windham co-founded in 1986. Prior to becoming Adtran president/COO in 2005, Windham served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Networks Division. Windham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University where he was named a Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2001. He also holds an MBA from Florida Tech.
Linda Smith is known for her philanthropic support of causes in the Huntsville area including the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Smith is the widow of Mark C. Smith, founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Adtran, Inc. Smith currently serves on the boards of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the HudsonAlpha Foundation, the University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation and the Huntsville Botanical Garden Foundation.