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February 12, 2013 > LIFE ElderCare welcomes new directors

LIFE ElderCare welcomes new directors

Submitted By Patricia Osage

LIFE ElderCare of Fremont, providing Home and Community Based Services in the Tri-City Area for 37 years, is proud to welcome three distinguished new members to its Board of Directors.

George Tidmarsh, MD, PhD has 22 years of experience in biotechnology including the successful clinical development of three FDA-approved drugs. Up until his appointment to La Jolla, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Solana Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP), a company he founded in 2005. Dr. Tidmarsh received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he also completed fellowship training in Pediatric Oncology and Neonatology and remains a Consulting Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Rick Arelleno, MS Computer Systems, is a native of Lima, Peru, and has lived in Newark for the last 30 years where he raised his four children. Rick teaches Computer Applications at Ohlone College; working to bring youth and elders together through technology. He's a deep believer in crossing the intergenerational divide and thus launched a program bringing his students into the local senior center to teach elders how to navigate the web. He has served on several other boards and is currently president of the Newark AARP.


Rakesh Sharma, PhD, taught at Stanford for 18 years before moving on to teach Biochemistry at Saba University School of Medicine. He is now a strong community leader and selfless contributor to organizations in need. As founder and president of the Indo-ABC (Indo-Americans for a better community), a charitable organization serving local non-profits in need, he has helped raised funds for ABODE Services and other sister nonprofits to LIFE ElderCare. Rakesh has served in prominent positions on many boards and has delivered Meals on Wheels for LIFE for 7 years.


For more information about LIFE ElderCare, call 510-574-2090

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