Board of Directors

Kathryn Petrucci, DVM, Chairman
Dr. Kathryn Petrucci, founder and CMO of Animal Cell Therapies, Inc., brings a scientific, business, and international background to ACT.  The love for science and animals drew her to veterinary school, where she graduated in 2003 from the University of MN College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM degree.  She spent five years in private practice at a progressive small animal practice in San Francisco developing skills in internal medicine, ultrasound, surgery, endoscopy, dentistry, and oncology. Prior to her present appointment, Dr. Petrucci has worked in the human stem cell field., growing, expanding, and differentiating mesenchymal stem cells.

Roger Kuhn, DVM, Director
Dr. Roger C. Kuhn is one of the true leaders and pioneers of the veterinarian industry.  Through his visionary work and personal practices, he has greatly advanced the veterinary hospital practices.  Throughout the 1970s, Dr. Kuhn lectured at regional, state, and local meetings on the medical diagnostic use of in-hospital laboratory tests and the value of diagnostic testing, as well as surgical techniques such as orthopedic bone plating.  During the 1980s, Dr. Kuhn focused on standardizing quality of care through diagnostic algorithms and protocols. In 1980 and 1985, he purchased two more practices in different counties, becoming the first free-standing, multi-hospital, regional practice group in the San Francisco Bay area.  During the 1990s, Dr. Kuhn published articles on practice management and practice growth through high quality, consistent care. He continued to pursue excellence in his personal career, as well: in 1982, he was certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Companion Pets. He was re-certified in 1992.

In 1992, Dr. Kuhn became one of the founders of the Banfield Pet Hospitals, located in Petsmart Superstores, where he served in many positions. This start-up national practice has become the largest veterinary practice in the world, with over 650 hospitals in the U.S., along with two in the U.K. and one in Mexico City.  Dr. Kuhn now spends most of his time as a mentor for young professionals in his personal practices and at the Banfield Pet Hospital.  Dr. Kuhn graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1968 from the University of Missouri.

Shaun Bishop, Director
Mr. Bishop began his career in the securities industry as an equity options market-maker on the Pacific Stock Exchange. From 1993-2004, Mr. Bishop was COO and a Managing Partner at Cole-Roesler Trading, an equity options market-making firm which grew into the largest privately held equity options trading firm on the Pacific Coast. In addition, he held numerous positions with the Exchange including serving as Chair of the Options Allocations Committee and Vice-Chair of the Options Listing Committee. Between 2004 and 2011, Mr. Bishop created, operated, and sold several online wine-related companies, including JJ Buckley Fine Wines, WineZap, WineCommune, and WineBoss. In 2011, Mr. Bishop became the Managing Member and CEO of Housing Opportunity Partners, an investment management firm focusing primarily in distressed residential and commercial real estate-backed mortgage loans. Shaun received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance Option from Cal State University at Hayward. In 2008, Shaun was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.

Gary Petrucci, Director
Mr. Petrucci worked for Piper Jaffray from 1968 until 1995, serving in several key roles, including Board of Director. While at Piper Jaffray, Mr. Petrucci received the Fred Sirianni Award fourteen times since the award began in 1980. The award symbolized the top-producing investment executive at Piper Jaffray. In January 2005, this award was renamed in his honor. In 2003, Gary received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, St. Cloud State University. The award recognized Mr. Petrucci’s business achievements and community service.

Mr. Petrucci has served or is currently serving as a Chairman or member on the Boards of Cardiovascular Systems Inc., National Urology Board, America’s Back, Lettieri’s, Inc., and St. Cloud State University Foundation.  Currently, Mr. Petrucci is a Senior Vice President-Investments at RBC Wealth Management.  Gary received a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and conducted graduate work in Finance at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Petrucci is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.