Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Weaver Gaines - Chairman
OB Medical

M.J. Soileau – Vice Chair
Vice President for Research
University of Central Florida

Carol Villemaire - Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant
James Moore and Co.

Thad Seymour – Immediate Past Chair
Senior Advisor to the Provost
University of Central Florida

Scott Faris – Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Astralis Group

Tristan Fiedler – Committee Chair
Associate Vice President for Research
Florida Institute of Technology

Roger Pynn – Committee Chair
Curley and Pynn

David Day – At Large
Director, Office of Technology Licensing and Director, Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator
University of Florida

Valerie McDevitt – At Large
Director, Patents and Licensing, U.S. Registered Patent Attorney
University of South Florida

Board of Directors

Randy Berridge
Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Richard Bookman
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Miami

Nancy Bryan

Tony Carvajal
Executive Vice President
Florida Chamber Foundation

Andy Corty
President & Publisher
Florida Trend Magazine

Susan M. Davenport
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Flynn
Vice President of Research
Florida Atlantic University

Ken Ford
Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

Andrés Gil
Vice President for Sponsored Research
Florida International University

Rick Harper
Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Opportunity
University of West Florida

Chris Hart
Workforce Florida, Inc.

Robert Herzog
Vice President of Research Operations
Florida Hospital

Richard Houghten
President & CEO
Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

John Kanter
Assistant Vice President, Research
University of North Florida

Joe Lazor
Executive Director
Florida Lambda Rail, LLC

Fred Lippman
Chancellor Health Professions Division
Nova Southeastern University

Tom Mallini
President and CEO
Merchants & Southern Bank

Buck Martinez
Senior Director Project Development
Florida Power & Light

Pete Martinez
Game Changer TEC

Elise McCabe
Vice President - Regulatory
AT&T Services, Inc.

Leslie Molony
Senior Director, Business Development
Sanford Burnham Research Institute

Timothy Moore
Vice President for Research
Florida A & M University

David Norton
Vice President for Research
University of Florida

Tom O'Neal
Associate Vice President for Research
University of Central Florida

Jarett Rieger
Director, Associate General Counsel
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Paul Sanberg
Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation
University of South Florida

Erik Sander
Director Engineering Innovation Institute
University of Florida College of Engineering

T.C. Yih
Associate Vice President for Research
Florida Gulf Coast University