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Scientific Advisory Board

These are researchers, engineers, and data scientists who provide guidance on scientific programming, as well as our support programs for early career scientists.

Doreen Badheka, Ph.D., Program Director, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University
Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD, Founder, Cures Within Reach
Wendy Chung, MD, Ph.D., Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Columbia University
Charles J. DiComo Ph.D., Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, Integration & Planning, WellSpan Health
Joan Fallon, DC, Founder and CEO, Curemark
Eileen M. Geoghegan, Ph.D., Senior Scientific and Business Associate, Actinium Pharmaceuticals
Patrick J. Kelly, Ph.D., Partner, Riverside Law LLP
Terence A. Kelly, PhD., President and Founder; Director, Kelly Pharma Research Consulting; Cardax
Karine Kleinhaus, MD, Principal, BioConnect
Sam Kongsamut, Ph.D., Executive Director, Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
Scott Lett, Ph.D., Consulting Data Detective, Holistic Mathematics
Nicholas Marko, MD, Director, UC Brain Tumor Center; Founding Board Member, International Society of Chief Data Officers
Bozena Michniak-Kohn, Ph.D., Director and Founder, Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers
Antonio Molina-Pachon, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, GenCo Pharma
Neha Nigam, Ph.D.Consultant, Grey Health Group
Sergei Petukhov, DVM, Partner, Enso Ventures
Glen Prusky, Ph.D.Lab Director, Burke Medical Research Institute
Rajiv R. Ratan, MD, Ph.D., Executive Director, Burke Medical Research Institute
Carla Romney, D.Sc., Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences and Education, Boston University
Boris Shor, Ph.D., Founder, BioIDEA; CEO, Manhattan BioSolutions
Grace Terrell, MD, CEO, Envision Genomic
Wade Trappe, Ph.D., Associate Director, WINLAB, Rutgers University
Roland Turck, MD, Managing Partner, TurckBio
Royce (William) Waltrip, MD, Senior Medical Director, Neurology, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Marjorie Wilkie, Ph.D., Principal, Marjorie Wilke Consulting and Genetic Genealogy

Community Partners and Participants

These institutes, companies, and allied organizations are providing material support in building the regional biotech cluster. Their commitments to focusing upon the research, engineering, and data science communities leverage valuable resources. We are happy to discuss your opportunities to get involved!

Amy Allen, Vice President, Westchester County Association
Dalfoni Banerjee, Principal Consultant & CEO, 3Sixty Pharma Solutions LLC
Sarah Epifano, Senior Director, Business Development, Skanska USA
Jackson Hyde, General Manager, Micronic America
Carolyn Mandelker, President & CEO, Harrison Edwards PR
Colleen O’Connor, Senior Director, East Coast and U.K. Markets, BioMed Realty
Christopher C. Palermo, Esq., Senior Counsel, Harris Beach
Carla Romney, D.Sc., Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences and Education, Boston University
Michael Welling, Partner, Meridian Risk Management
Lisa Wickens-Alteri, President, Capital Health Consulting
Richard Zottola, P.E., C.E., Partner, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers 

Alliance Partners

Representing complementary and collaborative organizations these individuals work with us to explore mutual opportunities.

Bruce Bloom, DDS, JD, Founder, Cures Within Reach
Joe Magno, Executive Director, NC COIN
Alexander Margulis, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Mansfield BIO-Incubator
Bozena Michniak-Kohn, Ph.D., Director and Founder, Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers
Deborah Novick, Director, BioInc@NYMC
Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab
Winthrop Thurlow, JD, Executive Director, MedTech

Associate Board

These are individuals who are supporting our growth and sustainability throughout the year.

Kimberly Crafton, Associate for Partnerships, Westchester Biotech Project
Christopher Kinzel, Program Coordinator, Westchester Biotech Project

Advisory Board

Advisors are included in outreach throughout the year and invited to inform programs, partnerships, emerging themes, and growth for the organization and the region.

Patricia Ardigo, First Vice President, CBRE, Life Sciences Group
Matthew Arellano, Healthcare Partner, Knowledgent
Dalfoni Banerjee, Principal Consultant & CEO, 3Sixty Pharma Solutions LLC
Rene Baston, Executive Director, Northeast Big Data Innovation
Patrick Bates, Architect and Associate Principal, Papp Architects, P.C.
Ngozi Bell, Partner, Trans Sahara Investment Corporation
Nezih Cereb, Owner, Histogenetics
Hareesh Chandrupatla, Chief Data Scientist, Anjin Analytics
Blandine Chantepie-Kari, Vice President, University & Entrepreneurship,  Soft Landing Programs, EAE Council
Jesse Cruz, President and Founder, Cruz Street Media
Denise D’Agostino, Founder/CEO, Leadership Possibilities Plus
Adanna Davis, Global Clinical Operations Leader, Sandoz
Nancy Dong, VP, Finance & Administration, Contrafect
David Epstein, Executive in Residence, Easton Capital
Scott Fleming, Senior Vice President, BD Europe, Adherium
Charlie Garland, President, The Innovation Outlet; Senior Fellow, HITLAB Healthcare Innovation Lab
Donatella Giacometti, Founder and President, CEO Media Coach Inc.
Jason Helgerson, Chief Solutions Officer, Helgerson Solutions Group
Ross Henderson, Former Special Neuroinformatics Projects Manager, NIAID
Rebecca Herold, CEO, The Privacy Professor
Bethany Hills, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
David Hochman, Independent Consultant, Technology-based Economic Development
Robert Hunter, Advisor and Special Projects, Predict Medicine
Rick Huntress, Director for Business Development, Clinical and In Vivo Services, The Jackson Laboratory
Gary Keller, CEO, Xomix Ltd.
Bill Levine, Director, Digital Media and Marketing, GEN/ClinicalOMICs
Annette McLaughlin, Interim Director of Career Services, Fordham University
Matt Oravetz, Business Development Manager, Commissioning Agents
Edward Painter, CEO, A2A Pharmaceuticals
Paul Perillo, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Richard Persen, Information Development Consultant, Independent Consultant
Daniel Potocki, Founder/CEO, Finis Ventures
Nathan Prystowsky, Counsel, Livad Skin Care
Jason Rifkin, President, PhageNova Bio
Marc Roberts, Managing Director, MyHRD.Biz
Andrea Ruggiero, Vice President of Community Health, Open Door Family Medical Centers
Keith Safian, CEO, Safian & Company
Alex Santini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Paul Savage, Healthcare MBA, Iona College, Hagan School of Business
Karl Schmieder, Founder/CEO, messagingLAB
David Stockel, Senior Vice President, CBRE
Timothy Tan, Vice President of Operations, PD Technology
Marc Wilenzick, Senior Counsel, Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
Andrew Zebrak, Executive Director, Public Policy, Therapeutic Areas, and Advocacy, Boehringer Ingelheim


David Jarcho, Director, Business Development, BDO USA
Barry Jordan, MD, MPH, Assistant Medical Director and Director, Brain Injury Program, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Randi Schwartz, Director, BioInc@NYMC; Associate Dean for Academic Administration, School of Medicine, New York Medical College
Loren Zeitler, Deputy Director, Office of Economic Development/Senior Assistant to the County Executive, Westchester County, NY