Meet Our Team

Leadership

Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D.
Kelly B. Sexton, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships

Bryce Pilz
Bryce Pilz

Executive Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances

Mike Psarouthakis
Mike Psarouthakis

Director of Ventures, Managing Director, Accelerate Blue Fund

Chris Fick
Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Rick Brandon
Rick Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Amanda Sorensen
Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

Abha Wiersba
Abha Wiersba

Executive Assistant to Kelly Sexton

Licensing

Bryce Pilz
Bryce Pilz

Executive Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances

Joanna Allen
Joanna Allen

Software, Mobile, and Digital Licensing Analyst

Drew Bennett
Drew Bennett

Director of Software and Content Licensing

Aparna Bubna
Aparna Bubna

Associate Director of Licensing

John Corthell
John Corthell

Senior Industry Relations Manager, Group Lead

Tiefei Dong
Tiefei Dong

Director of Therapeutic Partnerships

Richard Greeley
Richard Greeley

Associate Director of Licensing, Engineering

Megan Griffin
Megan Griffin

Assistant Director of Licensing

Keith Hughes
Keith Hughes

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Ashwathi Iyer
Ashwathi Iyer

Assistant Director of Licensing

Joohee Kim
Joohee Kim

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Stefan Koehler
Stefan Koehler

Director of Therapeutics Licensing

Michelle Larkin
Michelle Larkin

Associate Director of Licensing, Medical Devices

Jeremy Nelson
Jeremy Nelson

Director of Physical Sciences Licensing

Monica Pinkston
Monica Pinkston

MTA Administrator

Janani Ramaswamy
Janani Ramaswamy

Director of Medical Device Licensing

Corporate Research Alliances

Chris Fick
Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Amy Bellas
Amy Bellas

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Dimitra James
Dimitra James

Data and Adminstrative Assistant

Nick Miller
Nick Miller

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Kate Remus
Kate Remus

Associate Director, Corporate Research Partnerships - Life Sciences

Maggie Swift
Maggie Swift

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Seohee You
Seohee You

Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Manager

Ventures

Mike Psarouthakis
Mike Psarouthakis

Director of Ventures, Managing Director, Accelerate Blue Fund

Jim Arthurs
Jim Arthurs

Mentor-in-Residence

Bruce Auerbach
Bruce Auerbach

Mentor-in-Residence

MJ Cartwright
MJ Cartwright

Mentor-in-Residence

Dave Gregorka
Dave Gregorka

Mentor-in-Residence

David Hartmann
David Hartmann

Mentor-in-Residence

Don Manfredi
Don Manfredi

Associate Director of Ventures

Bruce Markham
Bruce Markham

Mentor-in-Residence

David Olson
David Olson

Mentor-in-Residence

Joey Panella
Joey Panella

Venture Analyst

Dave Repp
Dave Repp

Associate Director of Ventures

Karen Studer-Rabeler
Karen Studer-Rabeler

Mentor-in-Residence

Meera Vijan
Meera Vijan

Mentor-in-Residence

Debbie Watkins
Debbie Watkins

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rich Zvosec
Rich Zvosec

Mentor-in-Residence

Rick Brandon
Rick Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Communications

Mandy McCarthy
Mandy McCarthy

Marketing and Communications Manager

Business Operations

Amanda Sorensen
Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

Carmen Atkins
Carmen Atkins

Data Integrity Coordinator

TeeAira Averette
TeeAira Averette

IP & Docketing Specialist

Greg Choiniere
Greg Choiniere

Agreements Data and IP Finance Specialist

Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson

Project Management & Administrative Manager

Anthony Licavoli
Anthony Licavoli

Assistant Director of Operations

Trisha O’Brien
Trisha O’Brien

IP Financial Revenue and Expense Specialist

Erika Perrin
Erika Perrin

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Diane Rice
Diane Rice

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Lauren Suits
Lauren Suits

Agreement Compliance Specialist

Tammy Swickerath
Tammy Swickerath

Financial Data and Budget Analyst

Kendra Walter
Kendra Walter

Compliance Specialist

Commercialization and Translational Research Program

Alison Beatty
Alison Beatty

NSIN University Program Director

Meghan Cuddihy
Meghan Cuddihy

Commercialization Program Director, MTRAC Life Sciences

Tom Marten
Tom Marten

Coulter Program Director

Anne Partington
Anne Partington

MTRAC Commercialization Program Director