Program Chairs

We are fortune to have a passionate group of professionals chairing and assisting in the development of ongoing programs. These programs are focused on connecting and educating the various communities supporting biotech, nurturing collaboration and sector cross-talk, and spotlighting important issues surrounding the development of a regional biotech cluster.

Want to get involved? Send a note to Joanne Gere, Executive Director:

Virtual Executive in Residence Program

Keith Safian, CEO - Safian & Company

Investors Forum

Michael WellingCo-founder,  Westchester Biotech Project 
Daniel PotockiFounder/CEO, Finis Ventures

Roundtable: Educators and Employers

Carla Romney, D.Sc.Associate Dean for STEM and Pre-health Education, Fordham University
Amy AllenVice President, Westchester County Association

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster

Sarah EpifanoBusiness Development Director, Skanska USA
Patricia Ardigo, First Vice President, CBRE Life Sciences Group

Roundtable: Intellectual Property

Scott Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair of the Intellectual Property Department, Dorf & Nelson

Roundtable for Researchers

Glen Prusky, Ph.D.Lab Director, Burke Medical Research Institute
Eileen Geoghegan, Ph.D.Research Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tauopathy Colloquium

Barry Jordan, M.D., Assistant Medical Director, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Westchester Rare Disease Hub

Antonio Molina-Pachon, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Advanced Medical Projects