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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 - Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Charles J. DiComo Ph.D., Administrative Director, Lab Integration and Planning - WellSpan Health
Joan Fallon, DC, Founder and CEO - Curemark
Eileen M. Geoghegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Barry Jordan, Assistant Medical Director and Director, Brain Injury Program - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Patrick J. Kelly, Ph.D., Partner - Riverside Law LLP
Terence A. Kelly, PhD., President and CEO - CoMentis, Inc
Sam Kongsamut, Ph.D.Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Center - Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
Nicholas Marko, MD, former Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Department Head, Data Science - Geisinger Medical Center; Founding Board Member - International Society of Chief Data Officers
Neha Nigam, Ph.D.Strategy Program Manager - HITLAB Healthcare Innovation Lab
Rajiv R. Ratan, MD, Ph.D., Executive Director - Burke Medical Research Institute
Carla Romney, D.Sc., Associate Dean for STEM & Pre-Health Education - Fordham University
Roland Turck, MD, Managing Partner - TurckBio
Royce (William) Waltrip, MD, Senior Medical Director, Neurology - Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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
Sarah Epifano, Senior Director, Business Development - Skanska USA
Christopher C. Palermo, Partner - Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
Carla Romney, D.Sc., Associate Dean for STEM & Pre-Health Education - Fordham University
Michael Welling, Partner - Meridian Risk Management

Alliance Partners

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

Allison Paradise, Executive Director - My Green Lab

Associate Board

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

Christopher Kinzel, Associate for Communication - 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
Ngozi Bell, Partner - Trans Sahara Investment Corporation
Nezih Cereb, Owner - Histogenetics
Denise D’Agostino, Founder/CEO - Leadership Possibilities Plus
Nancy Dong, VP, Finance & Administration - Contrafect
Donatella Giacometti, Founder and President - CEO Media Coach Inc.
Ross Henderson, Former Special Neuroinformatics Projects Manager - NIAID
Rebecca Herold, CEO - The Privacy Professor
Rick Huntress, Director for Business Development, Clinical and In Vivo Services - The Jackson Laboratory
Gary N. Keller, CLP, CEO - Xomix Ltd.
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
Daniel Potocki, Founder/CEO - Finis Ventures
Marc Roberts, Managing Director - MyHRD.Biz
Keith Safian, CEO - Safian & Company
Alex Santini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Karl Schmieder, Founder/CEO - messagingLAB
Wade Trappe, Associate Director - WINLAB, Rutgers University
Marc Wilenzick, Senior Counsel, Taro Pharmaceuticals USA - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries


David Jarcho, Director, Business Development - BDO USA
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