Board of Directors

Valerie (Val) Asbury

President & CEO


Bert Bruce

U.S. President, Rare Disease


Rachael M. Bushey

Life Sciences Partner & Co-Chair, Philadelphia Office

Goodwin Procter

Barbara Carlin, CPA, MBA

Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

Danforth Advisors

Jefferey Dayno

President & CEO

Harmony Biosciences

Susan Dillon, Ph.D.

Co-founder, President & CEO

Aro Biotherapeutics

Brian D. Doerner


Ballard Spahr

Stephanie Dyson

Vice President, U.S. Policy & Government Affairs

Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Evan Facher

Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Director of the Innovation Institute

University of Pittsburgh

Jenny Graham


Fujirebio Diagnostics

Gerri Henwood

President & CEO

Baudax Bio

Thomas Hess, CPA (Treasurer)

Bryant Lim

Chief Legal Officer

Prelude Therapeutics

Christian Manders


Undaunted Bio

Raymond Miller


DLA Piper

Beth Mitchell

Vice President, U.S. Public Policy & Advocacy


Christopher Molineaux

President & CEO

Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Maureen Mulvihill, Ph.D.

President, CEO & Co-Founder

Actuated Medical

Tara Muzsi

Vice President, Immunology Sales & Marketing, Gastroenterology

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine

David Payne, Ph.D, DSC

VP, Infectious Diseases Research Unit


Ron Phillip

Matthew Reber


1315 Capital

Katie Reuther, Ph.D, MBA

Executive Director, Penn Health-Tech and Practice Associate, Professor in Bioengineering

University of Pennsylvania

Julian Ritchey (Chairman)

US Head Vaccines Public Affairs and Advocacy

Sanofi Pasteur

Michael Ruggiero, J.D.

Senior Vice President, Global Healthcare Policy & External Affairs

CSL Behring

Bruce Shook (Vice Chair)

Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Jonathan Steckbeck, Ph.D, MBA

President, CEO & Founder


Jennifer Strong

Audit Partner


Zev Sunleaf

VP, Technology Transfer, Innovation and Research Contracts

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D.

Retired CEO & Former Chairman

OraSure Technologies

John Witkowski

President & CEO


Patrick Witmer

Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications

B. Braun Medical, Inc.

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The mission of Life Sciences PA is to ensure Pennsylvania is a life sciences leader by facilitating the formation, growth, and success of the life sciences ecosystem through public policy advocacy and connecting people and resources.

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