About Alexza



Tatjana Naranda, PhD

Tatjana Naranda, PhD

President and Chief Operating Officer

Tatjana has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2016. She joined Alexza in 2005 as Director, Business Development, and held various senior executive positions including Vice President, Business Development and Global Alliance Management from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Alexza, from 1998 to 2005, Tatjana was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Receptron, Inc. a private biotech company. Tatjana received a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine at UC Davis. She received an MBA from Golden Gate University, and a BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Zagreb in Croatia.


Catherine McAuliffe

Catherine McAuliffe

Vice President, Operations

Catherine has served as Vice President, Operations since 2015. She previously served as Executive Director, Operations from 2014 to 2015, as Senior Director, Operations from 2007 to 2014 and as Director, Operations from 2004 to 2007. From 1996 to 2004, Catherine held several positions at the Affymax Research Institute, the most recent of which was Director, Facilities and EH&S. Catherine holds a MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco and a BS in Biology from San Jose State University.


Edwin Kamemoto, PhD

Stacy Palermini

Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary and Treasurer

Stacy has served as our Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary since 2015. She served as Executive Director, Finance from 2011 to 2015, as Senior Director, Finance from 2007 to 2011, as Director, Finance from 2005 to 2007, and as Controller from 2003 to 2005. From 1996 to 2003, Stacy held various positions of increasing responsibilities in finance and accounting at various companies, and worked nine years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a public accounting firm, prior to joining industry. Stacy received a BS in accountancy from University of Illinois.

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