- She one of the most highly compensated non-employee members of the Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc. board, on which she has served since 2004. She earned $32,000 in fees and $109,587 in stock option awards last year.
- Mrs. Dodd earned $79,063 in fees from Cardiome in its last fiscal year.
- Brookdale Senior Living gave her $122,231 in stock awards in 2008.
- She earned no income from her post as a director for Pear Tree Pharmaceuticals but holds up to $15,000 in stock in Pear Tree.
Here is a person who has NO healthcare experience making over $325,000 a year just for going to board meetings. You can read more about Jackie Clegg Dodd where you will find that she was long time Washington insider with an education in national security issues who came to "know" Chris Dodd later in his life (she is a lot younger than him). Putting all judgement aside (okay, not all), it just blows me away to know that she is basically being handed this money because she is a Senator's wife. And don't forget that conflict of interest issue with her husband's new role, either.