Meet Our Experts

Ajay Houde, PHD, MBA

Co-founder and CEO
TGen Tech

Albert Di Rienzo, PHD

President & Chief Innovation Officer
Radicle Innovation

Alice Shade, MHA

President
Four A Ventures

Amy Hanlon

Owner
Blue Meta Design

Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC

Chairwoman and CEO
HD Nursing, LLC

Andres Calle, MSC

CEO
Applivio

Andrew Strickland

Co-Founder
Code and Trust/Event.Gives/Teamphoria/Epi Health

Arlene Morris

CEO
Willow Advisors LLC

Austen Hayes, MS

Co-founder, CEO
Recovr, Inc.

Awilda Rosa-Morales, EdD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor / Academic Programs Director
Universidad Ana G. Méndez (UAGM) - Gurabo Campus

Brian Holzer, MD, MBA

CEO
Lacuna Health

Carlos Aldarondo, JD

US Reg. Patent Attorney
Aldarondo & López-Bras

Caroline Moluf, MHA

Administrator, MUSC Health Solutions
MUSC

Charles Christ, PHD

President
C2 Consulting

Charles Wallace

CEO
Automate America

Charley Miller

Founder & CEO
Unitonomy

Cole Johnson, MBA, PHD

Vice President
P33

Cynthia Leaphart, MD, MBA, FACS

MD
DMC

Dan Cohen

President
Accelerated Ventures

David Fragale, MBA

Executive in Residence
WVU

David Hasler

Founder & President
Breakthrough Solutions Consulting

David Kennedy, BSME

VP Product Management
Lifelines Neuro

David Lefer, PHD

Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and Professor of Pharmacology
LSU Health New Orleans

David Nicholas

CEO
ESL

David Willbrand, BA, JD

Partner
Thompson Hine

Deacon Stone, MFA

Manager: The Center for Innovation; Coordinator: STEM Education & Maker Programs
Marshall University, CO: Robert C. Byrd Institute

Dickson Wambua, PHD

Co-Founder, Cloudsyte LLC

Dov Rosenberg, MBA

COO
enosix

Ellen Brune

CEO
Boston Mountain Biotech

Emily Alva

Corporate Board Member
Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Esther Alegria, PHD

Executive Adviser
Catalyst EA

Gary Keller, MS, CLP

CEO
Xomix

Gaylord VanGuilder, MBA

Managing Director
BlueCreek Pharmaceuticals

Greg Langdon

Founder
Langdon Industries

Guy Peduto

Director
INNOVA Commercialization Group

Harold Chappelear, LLD

Principal
InternaSource

Isabella Sledge, MD, MPH

VP Research
Tides Medical

James Kindley, MS, MBA

Adjunct Professor - Marketing
College of Charleston

James Phelan

Managing Director
Founder Institute

Jeff Amerine, MS

Founder & Managing Director
Startup Junkie Consulting

Jeff Cummins, MBA

President / CEO
vCardio Inc

Jeni Houser, MS

Founder & Managing Director
Jenergy and Ei District

Jerry Chang

Managing Partner, President, Managing Partner/COO
Vigilant BioServices, 42Bio LLC, Samaritan Biologics

Jesse Goodwin, PHD

Chief Innovation Officer
Medical University of South Carolina

Jim Nelson, MHA, MS

Entrepreneur-in-Residence
West Virginia University Hospitals, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Jim Stefansic, PHD, MBA

Director of Corporate Development
Cumberland Emerging Technologies

Joe Huber, MBA

COO
EternaTear

Joseph Lovett

Managing Director
Louisiana Funds I & II

Josh Wymer, RN, MSN

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Large Academic Hospital System

Judy Sheppard

President/CEO
PSA.INC

Kaushik Dave, RPh, PhD, MBA

Partner
Ohmkara Consulting

Kevin Clark, MSE

CEO
NOWDiagnostics

Kevin Pollard

Entrepreneur
C-Suite Services

Kevin Sidow

Serial Entrepreneur, Board Member
Life Science Startups

Larry Horn, MBA

Executive Director
Amplify Louisville

Lauren Cascio

Co-Founder & COO
Abartys Health

Lauren Eskew, MS

Owner, Co-founder
Bella VMS, LLC

Lawrence Boyd, PHD, MEM


Bioventus

Lee Hyman

Director of Network and Medical Cost
JenCare Senior Medical Center

Lilliana Ríos-Matos, SLP.D.

Assistant Professor
Universidad Ana G. Méndez

Liza Curcio-Rudy

Investment Analyst
New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Louise Epstein, MBA

LARTA Principal Advisor, Founding Director, Innovation Center, UT Austin, Founder
Ecosystem Partner

Lynn Cooper, BFA

President
BFW, Inc.

Madison Hartung

CEO
EI Consulting

Mara Neal

Director of Marketing & Engagement
Cook Biotech

Marc Filerman

Program CEO
German Accelerator Life Sciences

Mary Tapolsky, PhD

Assistant Director
University of Louisville, College of Business

Matt Harbaugh, JD, MBA

Managing Director
Mountain State Capital

Merrill Boyce, PHD, IMBA

Chief Executive in Residence and Global Business Coordinator
Coastal Carolina University

Michael Roberts, PHD

Dean of Science
Coastal Carolina University

Mike Fisher

Managing Director
Kirchner Group

Nathan Dolloff, PHD

Founder
Leukogene Therapeutics Inc

Neil Kane, MBA

Entrepreneur
Michigan State University

Nick Pashos, PHD

Founder & CEO
BioAesthetics

Nicole Teasdale

Founder & Principal
Advocacy Blueprints

Paul Asper, MBA

Vice President of Commercialization
Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences

Paul Gunnoe

CEO
Gunnoe Investment Group, LP

Paula Bates, PHD

Professor of Medicine & Co-Director of KYNETIC
University of Louisville

Paulo Fontes, MD

Chief Medical Officer
LyGenesis

Ralph Henry, PHD

Executive Vice President, Biopharmaceutics
InterveXion Therapeutics

Raymond Hage, MBA

CEO
Hapten Sciences, Inc.

Rich Pennock

President
Technology Resource Group

Richard Marchase, PHD

Managing Director
Kirchner Group

Richard Sullivan

CEO
CIBOR

Rick D’Augustine, MBA

Principal
D'Augustine Consulting

Rick Rummel, BS

President
Advanced Medical Technologies, LLC

Rick Webb, PHD

Director
Grit Studios

Robert Browning

Account Manager
Intellectual Property Insurance Services

Robert Ryan, PHD

CEO
Innova Therapeutics

Rohan Walvekar, MD

Professor & Director of Clinical Research
LSU Health New Orleans

Sawan Hurst

CEO
Phi Life Sciences

Scott Pancoast, MBA

CEO & Founder
Zylo Therapeutics

Scott Rotruck, MBA

Member; Senior Account Executive
Orion Strategies

Steve Abell, BA

Vice President, Strategic Innovations and Investments
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Steve Johnson

Interim Executive Director, SCLaunch
South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)

Todd Barrett, RPh

Chief Executive Officer
T1 Telehealth

Todd Smith, BA

Founder &President
OdessaConnect formerly myFamilyChannel

Tom Wilson

Founder/CEO
Hyper63, LLC

Trivia Frazier, PHD, MBA

President & CEO
Obatala Sciences

Ty Sumner Adams, IDSA

Managing Director
A:KDesign, LLC

Ugo DeBlasi, BSME

Consultant

Wayne Colin, DMD, MD

Founder/Chairman
ENT Surgeon & Founder OR Link