Meet Our Experts

Albert Di Rienzo, PHD

President & Chief Innovation Officer
Radicle Innovation

Amarilys Silva, PharmD

Executive Director
Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC

Chairwoman and CEO
HD Nursing, LLC

Anirban Roy, PHD

Distinguished Scientist
Medtronic

Arlene Morris

CEO
Willow Advisors LLC

Austen Hayes, MS

Co-founder, CEO
Recovr, Inc.

Buddy Lyons, MBA

CEO
Entac Medical Inc.

Cheryl Witt, PHD

Assistant Professor
University of Louisville

Courtney Webster, MS

Founder, Operator Nymbly.work

Cynthia Leaphart, MD, MBA, FACS

MD
DMC

David Cull, MD, MBA

Vice President Academic & Clinical Integration, Associate Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education
Prisma Health

Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Director
Frazier Polypharmacy Program

Dickson Wambua, PHD

Co-Founder, Cloudsyte LLC

Gary Keller, MS, CLP

CEO
Xomix

Gladys Colon, MBA

Manager
American Red Cross

Isabella Sledge, MD, MPH

VP Research
Tides Medical

Jason Smith, MD, PhD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
UofL Health

Jennifer Dahne, PHD

Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

John DesJardins, PHD

CTO
Aravis BioTech, LLC

Jose W Rodriguez Zayas, PHD

Strategic Business Development Consultant
Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI)

Joshua Gunn, PHD

Chief Scientific Officer
Ethos Research & Development

Kaushik Dave, RPh, PhD, MBA

Partner
Ohmkara Consulting

Kyle Ritchie, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Lawrence Olanoff, MD, PHD

Special Advisor
Medical University of SC

Lucas Huntimer, PHD

Senior Advisor - External Innovation
Elanco

Mara Neal

Director of Marketing & Engagement
Cook Biotech

Mark Slaughter, MD

Professor and Chairperson
University of Louisville

Matthew Dietz, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgeon
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Michael Dunham, MD

Director, Pediatric ENT
LSU Health New Orleans

Nancy Gray, PHD

President
BioVentures, LLC

Paulo Fontes, MD

Chief Medical Officer
LyGenesis

Rich Pennock

President
Technology Resource Group

Richard Marchase, PHD

Managing Director
Kirchner Group

Robert Ryan, PHD

CEO
Innova Therapeutics

Roberto Torres, DHA

Director Clinical Research Office
Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc

Rohan Walvekar, MD

Professor & Director of Clinical Research
LSU Health New Orleans

Sawan Hurst

CEO
Phi Life Sciences

Stephen Carrithers, PhD

Executive VP, Co-founder & Director of R&D
Sequela, Inc & Lagrange Scientific

Trivia Frazier, PHD, MBA

President & CEO
Obatala Sciences

Whitney Nash, PhD, APRN, NP

AVP & Assoc Dean of Practice
University of Louisville

Wilbur Milhous, PHD

Lecturer in Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Clemson University