Board Of Directors



Our distinguished members of the Board of Directors champion and support the Music Beats Cancer mission. 

Dr. Jhaveri is the Founder and Executive Director of Music Beats Cancer. Dr. Jhaveri holds a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute and at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown, where she was granted the SPORE Fellowship Award for Breast Cancer Research. Dr. Jhaveri specialized in intellectual property and technology transfer management while at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

In 2005, Dr. Jhaveri founded Foligo Therapeutics, Inc. to develop and commercialize a DNA-based therapeutic compound as a potential treatment for ovarian cancer. In 2010, Foligo’s poor funding position resulted in the shutdown of its R&D operation and abandonment of its lead compound in development. Dr. Jhaveri was inspired to launch Music Beats Cancer to help address the critical funding bottleneck that constrains cancer product development.

With an extensive global network and expertise of over 20 years in the sector, Noah Parekh is a trusted adviser on leadership. Representing the most responsive dedicated Life Science retained firm in North America. Our expertise and connections around the globe bring clients the world’s best talent. He is committed to delivering outstanding leadership to Life Science, Medtech, TechBio, Diagnostics, Digital Health, AI/ML, and the Precision Medicine industry globally to impact scientific and medical progress significantly. His industry-leading reputation in executive search is founded on Integrity, deep sector knowledge, creative thinking, exceptional advanced research capabilities, and the best process-oriented relationships.

Ronald G. Crispi serves as the President and Managing Partner of Cerussi and Spring. He graduated from Guilford College in 1983, receiving the Nereus English Athletic Leadership Award. In 1987, he earned his J.D. from Pace University, where he was a member of the Pace University Law Review.

Admitted to the bar in 1987, Mr. Crispi has extensive experience in New York and U.S. District Courts. He is an active member of various prestigious associations, including the Westchester County, New York State, New York County, and American Bar Associations. Additionally, he holds memberships with the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and The Defense Research Institute, Inc. Mr. Crispi also serves as a council member of the Council on Litigation Management.

He proudly holds the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to his highest level of professional excellence in the legal field.

Matthew Crispi is a board member and Managing Director of Funding at Music Beats Cancer. A versatile strategist and entrepreneur, Mr. Crispi holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Richmond, majoring in finance and computer science. As co-founder and former CFO of JOAT APP, Mr. Crispi led the development and successful launch of software aimed at supporting small private laborers during the COVID-19 pandemic. His entrepreneurial spirit also facilitated the sale of JOAT APP’s intellectual property rights. With a background in IT consulting and marketing analysis, Mr. Crispi transitioned to private equity sales at CF Private Equity. He played a vital role in the firm’s re-branding, utilizing SEO analysis and strategic marketing. His responsibilities included fund management, capital calls, and investor presentation analysis. Currently, Mr. Crispi serves as a Managing Director and consultant at Cerussi & Spring, enhancing the firm’s footprint and managing family office investments. Beyond his professional roles, Mr. Crispi’s commitment to humanitarian causes shines through. He actively supports the Ronald McDonald Foundation and champions healthcare equality, embodying a strong sense of social responsibility.

Prem Tadipatri is a Wall Street executive with over 25 years of banking experience, including financial services, investment banking, private banking, finance and risk and shared services. Currently, he serves as a Director at Credit Suisse of New York, Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity. In this role, Prem leads an active portfolio for the bank in the realm of innovation & transformation. He is considered a subject matter expert in artificial intelligence, machine learning, new banking, fintech investing, and risk and data analytics across the Industry.

Separately, Prem has launched entrepreneurial programs at Credit Suisse. He successfully led incubator exits and actively supports their private equity funds as an advisor on investing, deal flow, evaluation and valuation. He is also pursuing several patent pending ideas and remains an active advisor, board member and mentor to several startups.

Prem holds an M.B.A in Finance & Entrepreneurship with Honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with a gold medal from Pune University.

On a personal note, Prem is self-taught guitarist and songwriter. He has travelled extensively, has lived in six countries and speaks five languages and he is currently authoring a book on his collection of daily quotes.