Board of Directors 2016-2017

Executive Committee
Troy Sarich, Ph.D.
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
A Johnson & Johnson Company
Vice President, Real World Evidence
Chairman, R&D Council 
Adeana R. Bishop, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
Director, Catalysis and Separation Sciences Laboratory
Vice-Chairwoman, 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
Kathleen Scotto, Ph.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Vice Chancellor for Research, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Professor of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Immediate Past Chairwoman 
Anthony S. Cicatiello
R&D Council of New Jersey
Rajiv Banavali
Honeywell Florine Products 
Chief Technology Officer
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
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
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
Larry O’Connell
Vice President of Global Technical Leadership and Global TechLine
Mikhail Rodkin, Ph.D.
Vice President
Refining Catalysis Research and Analysis
Colleen E. Ruegger, RPh, PhD
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
Global Head Oral Pharmaceutical Development
Jeffrey Stokes
Sr. Director-Power Generation for PSEG Fossil 
Andrew Zwicker, Ph.D.
Princeton Plasma Physics Labs 
Head, Science Education 
Kim Case, Esq.
R&D Council of New Jersey 
Executive Director