President and Director
Jonah Shacknai is the Executive Chairman of DermaForce Partners and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Illustris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to co-founding DermaForce and Illustris, he was the founder, chairman and CEO of Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Mr. Shacknai is the Co-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and is also the Co-Chairman of their Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Shacknai brings an extensive background in public service, science and law to all of his business endeavors and positions and has extensive experience in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. He has been recognized many times for his expertise and achievements including receiving the National Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, the President’s Award from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Lifetime Achievement awards from a number of dermatology societies. He was also honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters by an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.