Leslie Bernhard

Chairman of the Board, Nominating and Corporate Governance Chairman, Compensation Committee Chairman, Audit Committee

Ms. Leslie Bernhard became Chairman of the Board in November 2023. Since February of 2017 she continues to serve as an independent director of Sachem Capital Corp. a real estate investment trust  (REIT). She has served as the non-executive chairman of the board of Milestone Scientific Inc. (NYSE American: MLSS), a developer and manufacturer of medical and dental devices, since October 2009, and an independent director of Milestone since May 2003. She also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Milestone from October 2017 to December 2017.  From 2007 through September 2018, Ms. Bernhard also served as an independent director of Universal Power Group, Inc., a global supplier of power solutions (“UPG”), and since September 2018, she has been serving as a consultant to UPG.  In 1986 she co-founded AdStar, Inc., an electronic ad intake service to the newspaper industry, and served as its president, chief executive officer and executive director until 2012. Ms. Bernhard holds a BS Degree in Education from St. John’s University.