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The PICC’s leadership is comprised of business executives representing regional corporations, technology companies, investment businesses, professional firms, and academic institutions. 



Tiffany S. McKever, MS MBA, Founder and CEO, Consensus Healthcare Consultants

Vice Presidents

Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures, and Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

Steven Hess, Sr., MS Dr. Sc. Director, Emerging Brands Research and Development, The Hershey Company

David Baker, President and CEO, Vallon Pharmaceuticals


Stephen A. Doneson, CPA, Senior Audit Manager, Eisner Amper

Immediate Past President

Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify LLC

Past President

Matthew I. Fingerman, ChFC®, CFP®, Vice President, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon

Executive Director

J. Todd Abrams, Ph.D., Senior Director, New Ventures and Business Development at Temple University

Cynthia (Crickett) Blauch, Category Manager, Ethnic Kosher, The GIANT Company

Shouvanik Chatterjee, Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Indegene

John J. Churchill, Business Strategist, WSFS Bank

Lori Gavrin, PhD, Chief Business and Strategy Officer, NeuExcell Therapeutics

Immanuel John K., Partner, Baker Tilly, LLP

Shintaro Kaido, Vice Provost for Innovation and Executive Director, Drexel Applied Innovation, Drexel University

Eric B. Kmiec, Ph.D., Director, Gene Editing Program Senior Research Scientist, Center forTranslational, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, Christiana Care Health System

Matthew Levitsky, Partner-Estate, Trust, Tax and Business Planning at Fox Rothschild LLP

Viviane Martin, PhD, CLP, Director of Licensing, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Center for Innovation, University of Pennsylvania

Jill Matthews, Director of Marketing Innovation and Strategy, BIMBO Bakeries USA

Rene Rothstein-Rubin, MD, FACP, Founder, Rittenhouse Hematology Oncology, and Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Clinical Oncology and Hematology, Drexel University

Matthew Taylor, Partner, Permit Capital Advisors, LLC


Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify LLC

Matthew I. Fingerman, ChFC®, CFP®, Vice President, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon

Neil A. Cooper, Esq., Executive Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

David J. Allon, MBA, Managing Representative, Woodbury Financials

Richard A. Bendit, Esq., Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC

Beth Cohen, Esq., Director, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

H. Marc Tepper, Esq., Philadelphia Office Head, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.

David Gitlin, Esq., Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Benjamin Strauss, Esq., Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Howard Joffe, Esq., Executive Communications Counsel, Best Evidence, Inc. 


David Briel, Deputy Secretary, Office of International Business Development at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

Ari D. Brooks, MD, Director of the Integrated Breast Center, Pennsylvania Hospital; Director, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Rabbi Gary Charlestein, Chairman, Premier Dental Products Co.

Omer Dekel, Head of Innovation Lab, Ontario Systems

David Fahey, Principal, Managing Director, Avison Young

Brett Goldman, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, GenCanna

Marcel L. Groen, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Matt Handel, CEO, ExpressCells

Merom Klein, PhD, Principal, Courage Growth Partners

Brian Levy, Open Innovation (Advanced Materials and Process Technologies), W. L. Gore & Associates

Nili Lesnik, CEO, Leading the Business

JeanMarie Markham, CEO, Clinlogix

Gwen Melincoff, Managing Director, Gemini Advisors LLC

Sarah Plimpton Liebowitz, CEO, US Region, Sustainable Botanicals International

Rivka Riven Kreitman, PhD, Senior Partner, KRDable Consulting

Kenny J. Simansky, PhD, Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine

Joel F. Smith, President & CEO, J.F. Smith & Associates

Karina Sotnik, Founder/CEO, WorldUpstart

Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer, The Wistar Institute

Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed LTD.

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