NEWARK, Calif., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today one promotion and three new appointments to the Company’s executive team. Stephen Huhn, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, CNS clinical research and chief medical officer. Joel Naor, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., has joined StemCells, Inc. as vice president, clinical development, ophthalmology, and will report to Dr. Stephen Huhn; Naymisha Patel has joined StemCells, Inc. as vice president, quality systems; and Mohammad A. El-Kalay, Ph.D. has joined StemCells, Inc. as vice president, process development. Dr. Huhn, Ms. Patel and Dr. El-Kalay will report to Martin McGlynn president and chief executive officer of StemCells, Inc.