Board of Directors 2017-2018

Executive Committee
Adeana R. Bishop, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Research and Development Support Services Manager 
Chairwoman, R&D Council 
Larry O’Connell
Vice President of Global Technical Leadership and Global TechLine
Vice-Chairman, R&D Council 
Troy C. Sarich, Ph.D.
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC 
a Johnson & Johnson Company 
Vice President, Real World Evidence 
Immediate Past Chairman, R&D Council 
 Michael H. Kress 
Merck & Co., Inc.
Vice President and Head, Global Process Chemistry
Secretary, R&D Council
Donald Sebastian, Ph.D.
New Jersey Innovation Institute
President & CEO 
Senior Vice-President for Technology and Business Development
Treasurer, R&D Council
Anthony S. Cicatiello
R&D Council of New Jersey
Rajiv Banavali
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
Vice president, Chief Technology Officer Advanced Materials
James Barrood
New Jersey Technology Council
CEO & President
Kurt Bettenhausen
Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology
Senior Vice President & Automation                                                            
& Control Technology Field Leader
Lora Billings, Ph.D.
Montclair State University
Interim Dean of the College of Science and
Gary Buchanan, Ph.D.
NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection 
Director, Division of Science, Research and 
Environmental Health 
Coleen Burrus
Princeton University 
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Office of the Dean of Research 
Ray Carr
Combating Terrorism Technology Team 
Mario M. Casabona
Casabona Ventures LLC
Founder and CEO
 Kathleen W. Coviello
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Director of the Technology & Life Sciences Division
State Representative, R&D Council
Carl Decicco, Ph.D.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Senior Vice President, Discovery
Mo Dehghani, Ph.D.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Vice Provost for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Nandu Deorkar, Ph.D.
Avantor Performance Materials
Vice President, Research & Development
Ellen Ferguson
Nokia Bell Labs
Operations and Planning Lead
Paul Hoffman
Liberty Science Center
President & CEO
S. David Kimball, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Associate Vice President, Research Commercialization
Office of Research and Economic Development
Alan J. Main, Ph.D.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research
Shreekanth A. Mandayam, Ph.D.
Rowan University
Vice President for Research
Mikhail Rodkin, Ph.D.
Vice President
Refining Catalysis Research and Analysis
Colleen E. Ruegger, RPh, PhD
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Global Head Oral Pharmaceutical Development
Kathleen Scotto,Ph.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Vice Chancellor for Research, 
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 
Jeffrey Stokes
Sr. Director-Power Generation for PSEG Fossil 
Michael Tocci, Ph.D.
Kean University 
New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics
Associate Dean of Research 
Andrew Zwicker, Ph.D.
N.J. Assemblyman, 16th Legislative District 
Princeton Plasma Physics Labs 
Head, Science Education 
Kim Case, Esq.
R&D Council of New Jersey 
Executive Director