Catherine M. Burzik - Chairman of the Board
Catherine Burzik is a seasoned senior executive and has successfully led a variety of life sciences companies.She injected new vitality into Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a leading medical device company, when she became President and CEO in 2006. She led a major global KCI expansion, including the $1.7 billion acquisition of LifeCell, a premier regenerative medicine company, and the sale of KCI for $6.1 billion (9 X EBITDA) in 2011.
Ms. Burzik previously had held senior executive positions with Applied Biosystems, Eastman Kodak and Johnson & Johnson.
She chairs the Dallas Federal Reserve Board’s San Antonio branch and the Canisius College Board of Trustees. Her extensive corporate and non-profit board experience also includes Bausch and Lomb, Cordis Corp., InHealth, Allscripts and the Keck Graduate School of Applied Life Sciences.
She founded and leads the Catherine and Francis Burzik Education Foundation, dedicated to the educational and artistic pursuits of qualified students.
Ms. Burzik holds an M.A. in math from the University of Buffalo and a B.A. in math and the classics from Canisius College.