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Executive Committee

Nancy Bryan, BioFlorida, Inc. (President & CEO)

Les Croland, Duane Morris LLP (Legal Counsel)

Glenn Ladwig, Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk (Membership Committee Chair)

Valerie McDevitt, University of South Florida (USF) Research Foundation (Chairman of the Board)

Karen Moore, Moore Communications Group (Communications Counsel)

Gregory Nelson, Fox Rothschild LLP (Secretary)

Michael Paredes, Genentech, Inc. (Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair)

Philip C. Piser, Cherry Bekaert LLP (Treasurer)

Svetlana Shtrom, PhD, University of Central Florida (UCF) Office of Research & Commercialization (Professional Development Committee Chair)

Juan Carlos Varela, Medtronic (Vice-Chairman of the Board)

Additional Board Members

Philip Arlen, PhD,  Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Charles Bruce, MD, Mayo Clinic

Jonathan Cantor, RS&H 

Shailesh Chavan, MD, Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Doug Crumb, Xhale

David L. Day (Past Chair)

Brian R. Dorn, PhD, Arthrex

John Engels, Axogen

Lee Evans, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Robert Finizio, TherapeuticsMD

Andres Gil, PhD, Florida International University

Rob Herzog, Florida Hospital


Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD, University of Miami

Peter Khoury, PhD, Ology Bioservices, Inc.

Arthur Levine, Sensus Healthcare

Jim O'Connell, University of Florida

Steve Parkinson, Lakewood-Amedex

Quang Pham, Espero Pharmaceuticals

Jarett Reiger, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Raquel Rodriguez, McDonald Hopkins LLC

Mel Rothberg, Rothberg Associates

Holly Bates Snow, Amgen, Inc.

Jack Sullivan, Florida Research Consortium

Tim Vanderhoof, Enterprise Florida

Sue Washer, AGTC

Claudia Zylberberg, PhD, Akron Biotechnology

TBD, GuideWell

About BioFlorida

BioFlorida represents nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians.


Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.


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