Board of Directors

Robert L. Chioini

Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Robert L. Chioini, 53, is the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Medical, Inc. Mr. Chioini has served as the Chairman since March 2000, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer since January 1995. In addition, Mr. Chioini is a Board Member of Medical Mainstreet, an alliance of world-class hospitals, universities, medical device and biopharmaceutical companies creating a global center of innovation in health care, research and development, education and commercialization in the life sciences industry in Oakland County, Michigan. Prior to founding Rockwell, Mr. Chioini served as Regional Sales Manager for Dial Medical of Florida, Inc., from 1993 to 1995, which was then acquired by Gambro HealthCare, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chioini served in sales, management and marketing capacities with medical manufacturing companies. Mr. Chioini is a graduate of Michigan State University and earned his Bachelor's degree in 1987.

Patrick J. Bagley


Patrick J. Bagley, 52, has been a Director since July 2005. Mr. Bagley is Senior Partner of the law firm Bagley and Langan, P.L.L.C. and has been a practicing attorney since 1995 with a focus on general legal matters and litigation. Since 1987, Mr. Bagley has been a licensed insurance agent certified in property and casualty insurance and certified in life, accident and health insurance. Mr. Bagley has started and managed numerous businesses including three different national franchises of retail service businesses. In addition, since 1988, Mr. Bagley has been a licensed real estate agent, real estate developer and real estate investor.

Ronald D. Boyd


Ronald D. Boyd, 54, has been a Director since March 2000. Mr. Boyd has over 28 years of experience in the dialysis industry, including the ownership and operation of dialysis clinics as well as experience in dialysis product design, product development, regulatory approval and marketing. He has also been a private investor for many years. He currently is an owner and managing partner of Southeast Acute Services, LLC and Southern Renal Administrations, LLC, which is primarily in the business of acute dialysis services, since 2001. He was a founder and Managing Partner of East Georgia Regional Dialysis Center, an outpatient, freestanding dialysis center located in southern Georgia from 2001 until 2005. The facility was purchased by Davita, Inc. He was a founder of Diatek, Inc. in 2001 where he developed, designed and holds the patent to the Cannon Cath. the first “retrograde” dual lumen dialysis catheter in the market. The company has since been sold to Arrow International. He was a founder and co-owner of Classic Medical, Inc., a dialysis and medical products company, and served as the Executive Vice President of Classic Medical, Inc. since its inception in November 1993 until April 2007 when he sold his interest in that company. Following that sale, Mr. Boyd has been a private investor. From May 1993 to November 1993, Mr. Boyd served as a consultant for Dial Medical of Florida, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dialysis products. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Boyd served as a Regional Sales Manager for Future Tech, Inc., a dialysis products distributor.

John G. Cooper


John G. Cooper, 59, is currently Founder and Principal of JGC Advisors, providing corporate development and financial advisory services to the life sciences industry. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Cooper served as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Windtree Therapeutics Inc. (formerly Discovery Laboratories, Inc.), a publicly traded specialty pharamaceutical company. From 2001 to 2013 at Discovery Labs, Mr. Cooper served in the following roles: President and Chief Financial Officer (2010-2013), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2002-2010) and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2001-2002). Prior to Discovery Labs, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Chrysalis International Corporation, a publicly traded drug development services company with operations in six countries, and its predecessor DNX Corporation, a public biotechnology company, where he managed its initial public offering and negotiated and integrated a number of strategic acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Cooper served in a senior financial management role at ENI Diagnostics, Inc. an international medical device and diagnostics company. Mr. Cooper earned a Certified Public Accountant credential in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Rider University in 1980. 

Dr. Robin L. Smith


 Dr. Robin L. Smith, 52, has been a director since June 2016. She is a global thought leader in regenerative medicine, one of the fastest growing segments of modern-day medicine. She received her M.D. from Yale School of Medicine and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. During her tenure as CEO of the NeoStem family of companies (NASDAQ:NBS), which she led from 2006 to 2015, she pioneered the company's innovative business model, combining proprietary cell therapy development with a successful contract development and manufacturing organization. Dr. Smith raised over $200 million, completing six acquisitions and one divestiture while the company won an array of industry awards and business recognition including a first-place ranking in the tri-state area (two years in a row), and eleventh place nationally, on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and Frost & Sullivan's North American Cell Therapeutics Technology Innovation Leadership Award.  In 2008, Dr. Smith founded the Stem for Life Foundation (SFLF), a nonpartisan 501(c)3 educational organization devoted to fostering global regenerative medicine awareness.  In 2017, Dr. Smith was appointed as Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. 

Mark H. Ravich


Mark H. Ravich, 64, currently serves as President of Tri-Star Management, Inc., a commercial real estate management and syndication company that he co-founded in 1998. He is also a Director of Orchids Paper Products Company, (NYSE:TIS), a national supplier of high quality consumer tissue products, where he serves as Chairman of its Governance Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. Previously, from 1990 until its sale in 1998, Mr. Ravich served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Universal International, Inc., a wholesale retail company. From 1978 to 1990, Mr. Ravich was a developer of commercial real estate and he currently serves as the chief manager of various real estate entities. Mr. Ravich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE and an MBA degree with a major in finance.