Brigadier General (Ret.) Klaus O. Schafer, MD, MS, MPH


Dr. Schafer has over 35 years of leadership experience, having held senior positions in government and industry. He has been a member of the board of directors since July 2012. He held the position of Acting Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for chemical and biological defense, overseeing the Department of Defense $1.0 billion program for vaccine, therapeutics, medical device and sensor development. He retired from the Air Force as the assistant surgeon general and he accrued extensive experience managing all aspects of large integrated health care delivery systems and managing government science and technology portfolios. His private sector startup experience in telemedicine and as former CEO and co-founder of TessArae LLC, a biotech medical device company. He recently held the position of chief medical officer and client executive for health at CACI International. He has been an independent consultant since 2002 and has served as advisory board member to a number of biotech and health related companies. Dr. Schafer earned his MD at the University of Iowa, medical boards in family practice and aerospace medicine, his MPH at the University of Texas, his MS at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. He recently certified in cybersecurity oversight from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. We believe Dr. Schafer’s broad experience across government and the private sector makes him well qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.