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Roy Wesley

Chicago, IL

Roy Wesley is a research scientist and COO at Fermalogic, Inc., a biotech company isolating natural products from soil microbes.  He received his AB from Washington University, St. Louis in German and Comparative Literature, MS from Wayne State University in Cell and Molecular Biology and PhD from CUNY in Cell and Molecular Biology.  He also holds a doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry, Boston.  Previously, Dr. Wesley was a senior research investigator at Pfizer (Maywood, NJ and Groton, CT) followed by clinic director at Wesley-Jessen, Inc. and President and Clinic Director at the National Eye Research Foundation.    

Roy has been a committed volunteer in the LGBT community.  He served on the Lambda Legal Board of Directors for 6 years with 2 years as Co-Chair of the national board and has volunteered with SAGE in the Chicago area over the past 4 years.  Previous board experiences were with NE Illinois Boy Scouts of America as CFO, President of the Winnetka Interfaith Council, Darien Condominium Board President, and CFO of the Werner Erhard Foundation Board.    

Roy has lived in Chicago with his husband for the past 24 years.  They were married in 2013.  They have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.  Roy is currently writing a biographical memoir of his father, Newton Wesley and the development of the contact lens industry in the US to be published in 2017 on the 100th anniversary of his birth. 


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