PHL Life Sciences Staff & Advisory Board

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PHL Life Sciences Staff

Bonnie Grant

Executive Director, PHL Life Sciences


Lana Rendon

PHL Life Sciences & Diversity Coordinator


PHL Life Sciences Advisory Board

Laurie Actman

Chief Marketing, Communications Manager University of Pennsylvania

Fritz Bittenbender

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Genentech

Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D.

President and CEO University Research Strategies

Tracy S. Brala

SVP, Strategy & Partnerships, University City Science Center

Christopher M. Cashman

Chairman & CEO Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David Allen Cole, PhD

President and CEO, The Science History Institute

Karen DeLone

SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Life Sciences Pennsylvania

David Disbrow

Director, Instructional Design and Events, American College of Physicians

Carol J. de Fries

VP of Workforce & Economic Innovation Community College of Philadelphia

Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D.

Executive Vice Dean & Chief Scientific Officer Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Shara Epstein

Medical Director, City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Margaret Foti, M.D.(hc), Ph.D. (Former Co-Chair)

CEO American Association for Cancer Research

Michael Fleming

President, Delaware BioScience Association

Leonard R. Friedland, MD

Vice President, Director Scientific Affairs & Public Health GlaxoSmithKine

Anthony P. Green, Ph.D.

Vice President, Regional Initiatives Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Claire Marrazzo Greenwood

Executive Director, CEO Council for Growth & SVP, Economic Competitiveness at Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Ed Grose

Executive Director Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Debbie Hart

President and CEO BioNJ

Muneeza Iqbal, MPH

Deputy Secretary of Health Resources and Services & Chief Business Analytics Officer, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Mira Irons, MD

President and CEO, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

David R. King (Former Co-Chair)

Former Venture Partner Antonarp

Shawn P. Kleitz

Chief Development Officer, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Dheerendra Kommala, MD

Chief Medical Officer, ECRI

T. Dianne Langford, PhD

Assistant Dean Research Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University

Hugh J. Lavery

Senior VP, Government & External Affairs Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Betty Long, RN, MHA

President, CEO & Founder, Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates

James Medaglio

Director, Business Attraction & Expansion, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Sara Merriman

Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Brandywine Realty Trust

Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., MACP, FCPP

Clinical Professor Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Michael Mittelman, OD, MPH, FAAO

President Salus University

Christopher P. Molineaux (Former Chair)

President & CEO Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Thomas Muldoon

President Muldoon & Associates

Anne Nadol

Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia

David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Founding Dean Emeritus, Jefferson School of Population Health

Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D., (Chair)

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development, EMSCO Scientific Inc.

Shawn Patrick O’Brien

Chairman of the Board, SFA Therapeutics & Key BioPharma Partners

Kristine Peterson (Former Co-Chair)

Former Chief Executive Officer Valeritas Inc.

Sharon Murphy Potts, BSN, RN, CRRN

Medical Case Manager, Genex Services

Nancy Rawson M.Sc., Ph.D.

Acting VP and Associate Director, Monell

Marcus Schabacker, MD, Ph.D

CEO and President, ECRI Institute

Michael E. Selzer, M.D, Ph.D.

Professor, Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center and Temple University School of Medicine

Dr. Vishal Shah

Dean of Division of Math, Science and Health Careers, Community College of Philadelphia

Tracy Shickel

Director, Economic Development University of Delaware

Kenny J. Simansky, Ph.D., MBA

Vice Dean for Research Drexel University

Dr. Sinclair Smith

Dean of the School of Health Professions, Saint Joseph’s University

Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA (Former Chair)

VP, Business Development, Exec. Dir. The Wistar Institute

Zev Sunleaf

Vice President, Technology Transfer, Commercialization, & Research Contracts, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Thomas R. Tritton, Ph.D.

Former President & CEO Chemical Heritage Foundation

Jay Vazquez

President and CEO Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, NEA-BC

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer Main Line Health Systems

Michele Washko

Founder and President Life Science Innovations

Darryl N. Williams, Ph.D. (Former Chair)

Senior VP of Science and Education The Franklin Institute

Chris Yochim (Former Co-Chair)

Board Chairman Delaware Bioscience Association

PHLCVB Nursing Leadership Committee

Paula Agosto, RN, BSN, MHA

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

James Ballinghoff, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN

Temple University Hospital

Elizabeth Craig, DNP, CRNP, FACHE

Pennsylvania Hospital

Richard G. Cuming, Ed.D., MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Christiana Care Health System

Regina Cunningham, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Czekanski, Ph.D., RN, CNE

LaSalle University, School of Nursing

Pamela DeCampli, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Jeffrey Doucette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Press Ganey

Susan Engel, RN, BSN

Bayada Home Healthcare

Terri Hinkley, EdD©, MBA, BScN, RN

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

Evelyn Lengetti, Ph.D., RN-BC

Villanova University, College of Nursing

Betty Long, RN, MHA

Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates

Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN

Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing

Ingrid McGovern, CNO

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Barbara McLaughlin, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

Community College of Philadelphia Dept. of Nursing

Dane E. Menkin, CRNP

Main Line HealthCare

Jane Mericle, MHS-CL, BSN, RN, CENP

Chief Nurse Executive at Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Kimberlee Montgomery, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN

Drexel University College of Nursing

Sharon Murphy-Potts, BSN, RN, CRRN

Genex Services

Ann L. O’Sullivan, Ph.D., FAAN, CPNP

University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

AnnMarie Papa, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN

Einstein Medical Center

Jane Rothrock, Ph.D., RN, CNOR, FAAN

Quest RN, Inc.

Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI

CGNFS International


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Marguerite Stahley Ambrose, PhD, RN, APRN-BC

West Chester University

Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Barbara Wadsworth, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN, NEA-BC (Former Chair)

Main Line Health System

Roberta Waite, Ed.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ANEF

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions


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