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Advisory Boards


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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.

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
Patrick J. Kelly, Ph.D., Partner - Riverside Law LLP
Terence A. Kelly, PhD., President and CEO - CoMentis, Inc
Nicholas Marko MD, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, Department Head, Data Science - Geisinger Medical Center
         Founding Board Member, International Society of Chief Data Officers
Allison Paradise, Executive Director - My Green 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

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.

Representing Community Partners:
Amy Allen, Vice President - Westchester County Association
David Jarcho, Director - Business Development - BDO USA, LLC
Christopher C. Palermo, Partner - Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
Randi D. Schwartz, Director BioInc@NYMC, Associate Dean for Academic Administration - School of Medicine, New York Medical College
Loren Zeitler, Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Development/Senior Assistant to the County Executive - Westchester County, NY


Tricia Ardigo, First Vice President - CBRE
Matthew Arellano, Healthcare Partner - Knowledgent
Dalfoni Banerjee, Principal Consultant & CEO - 3Sixty Pharma Solutions LLC
Denise D’Agostino, Founder/CEO - Leadership Possibilities Plus
Nancy Dong, VP, Finance & Administration - Contrafect
Donatella Giacometti, Founder and President - CEO Media Coach Inc.
Rick Huntress, Director for Business Development, Clinical and In Vivo Services - The Jackson Laboratory
Gary N. Keller, CLP, CEO - Xomix Ltd.
Matt Oravetz, Business Development Manager - VTI Life Sciences
Paul Perillo, Vice President - J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Daniel Potocki, Founder/CEO - Finis Ventures
Marc Roberts, Managing Director - MyHRD.Biz
Keith Safien, CEO - Safian & Company
Alex Santini, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Karl Schmieder, Founder/CEO - messagingLAB
Marc Wilenzick, Senior Counsel, Taro Pharmaceuticals USA - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries