Board of Directors 2018-2019

Executive Committee
Larry O’Connell
Vice President of Global Technical Leadership and Global TechLine
Chairman, R&D Council 
Ellen Ferguson
Nokia Bell Labs 
Operations and Planning Lead 
Vice-Chair, R&D Council 
Kevin Campos 
Merck & Co., Inc.
Associate Vice President, Process Research & Development 
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
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
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
Robert Cohen
Stryker,  Vice-President of Global R&D 
Stryker Joint Replacement Division
Chief Technology Officer 
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
Jeffrey Grenda
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company 
Corporate Strategic Research 
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
Gondi Kumar, Ph.D.
Vice-President Non-clinical Development
Alan J. Main, Ph.D.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research
Kris Ohleth
Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement 
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 
Basant Sharma, Ph.D.
Janssen R&D LLC
A Johnson & Johnson Company 
Jeffrey Stokes
Sr. Director-Power Generation for PSEG Fossil 
Beena Sukamaran, Ph.D.
Rowan University 
Vice-President for Research 
Michael Tocci, Ph.D.
Kean University 
New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics
Associate Dean of Research 
Maribel Wilson
Honeywell International 
Advanced Materials 
VP, Chief Technology Officer 
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