Board Of Directors
Glenn Cornett, MD, PhD, serves on the Board and as President of the New Spectrum Foundation. He is a biotechnology entrepreneur at Pastorus, Inc., focused on the development of drugs with new modes of action. His last firm, Navitas Pharma, sold its assets to a larger biotechnology firm in 2008. Previously, he has worked at McKinsey, Eli Lilly, Razorfish and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His neuroscience PhD (dissertation on deep brain responses to music) is from UCLA. His MD was granted with Distinction in Research by the University of Michigan. Prior to his science and business career, he trained to be an orchestral trombonist; he has since been active in music performance and composition. He designed and helped build the Foundation’s multimedia installation, and also does much of its programming. Glenn’s compositions are premiered about once every other month, often with him performing on electronics. He continues, however, to consider compositions and performances by others to be a “better investment”. In March 2012, he opened Spectrum, a venue in Chelsea, Manhattan focused on presentation of music (and other arts) by innovative performers, composers and other practitioners.
Wayne Jones, JD, serves on the Board and as Treasurer of the New Spectrum Foundation. He practices as an intellectual property attorney. He has in the past served as chief patent counsel at SAP, Occidental Petroleum and Alcatel. His clients include telecommunications, software, medical products, manufacturing, computer, defense, chemical and pharmaceutical companies. He has served as the president and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, as a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s board of directors and Intellectual Property Owners Association’s board of directors.
In addition to his corporate law work, Wayne has been involved in direct-assistance projects (e. g. providing for access to clean water) in Southeast Asia, where he performed volunteer work with his church during his college years. He holds a law degree from Duke University.
Robert A. Rees, PhD, serves on the Board of the New Spectrum Foundation. He is Director of Education and Humanities at the Institute of HeartMath, a non-profit education and research center focusing on the psychophysiology of emotions and performance Dr. Rees has taught at the University of Wisconsin, UC Santa Cruz, and UCLA where he was also Assistant Dean of Fine Arts, Director of continuing education in the arts and humanities and Director of Studies for three programs in England (with Cambridge University and the Royal Colleges of Art and Music). In 1995-96 he was Fulbright lecturer in American Studies at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. Dr. Rees is the author of numerous scholarly studies in Education and the humanities. He serves on the boards of several other humanitarian organizations, including the Liahona Children’s Foundation and S.A.F.E. (Save African Families Enterprise).