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ABOUT

LEADERSHIP

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

OFFICERS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President

Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify LLC

Vice Presidents

Matt Dane Baker, PA-C, D.H.Sc., Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University
Tiffany S. McKever, MS MBA, Founder and CEO, Consensus Healthcare Consultants

Vice President & Secretary

Lawton Laurence, Senior Director, Applied Research and Technology, West Pharmaceutical Services

Treasurer

Michael L. Riesenbach, CPA, Chief Operating Officer, Isdaner & Company, LLC

Immediate Past President

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

Past President

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

Executive Director

Ravid Butz

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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


Sarah Fishman Goncher, Esq., Deputy General Counsel – Operations, Legal/Risk Management, ChristianaCare Health

System


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


Immanuel John K.


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


Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, Founder, Dr. Ayala, LLC and Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice


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


Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild


Matthew Taylor, Partner, Permit Capital Advisors, LLC


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

PAST PRESIDENTS

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. 

ADVISORY BOARD

Brad Abramson, Vice President, Marsh McLennan


David Baker, President and CEO, Vallon Pharmaceuticals


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


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


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


Arik Hertz, CEO, Founder and President, TAB Israel (The Alternative Board) and Owner, TAB Greater Philadelphia


Merom Klein, PhD, Principal, Courage Growth Partners


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


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, Director, 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


Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Provost, Thomas Jefferson University; Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at TJU


Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed LTD.        


Joseph Zuritsky, Chairman & CEO, Parkway Corporation

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