Steering Committee

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee is comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors in science, health care, business, academia, and policy, and is the leadership group responsible for overseeing Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap. The group helped to devise the Roadmap in 2002 and contributed to its update in 2014. The committee meets quarterly and sets the key priorities for the Roadmap.

Some of the Steering Committee’s main activities include:

  • Stimulating a business environment in Arizona that will lead to growth in the biosciences and the emerging knowledge industry
  • Seeking ways to encourage new and innovative partnerships
  • Enhancing communications by coordinating efforts to raise the visibility of the biosciences in Arizona
  • Taking advantage of opportunities to advance and promote the biosciences to key audiences statewide
  • Staying abreast of major research, business, and policy developments that impact the biosciences in Arizona

Ron Shoopman

Ronald E. Shoopman

Chair
President (Retired)
Southern Arizona Leadership Council


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Mark Slater, Ph.D.

Vice Chair
Vice President for Research
HonorHealth


P. David Adelson, M.D., FACS, FAAP

Director, Barrow Neuroscience Institute & Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery/Children’s Neurosciences
Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Lawrence J. Aldrich

CEO & Co-Founder
NewAm Health


John Arnold

Executive Director
Arizona Board of Regents


Denny Barney

President & CEO
East Valley Partnership


Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Ph.D.

Director
BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona


The Honorable Betsey Bayless

President Emeritus
Maricopa Integrated Health System


Ben Beckstead, Ph.D.

Cardiac Category Leader
W.L. Gore & Associates


Martha Brumfield, Ph.D.

President & CEO
Critical Path Institute


Robert B. Bulla

Former President
Arizona Board of Regents


Shane Burgess, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Vice President and Dean
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
University of Arizona


Tess Burleson

Chief Operating Officer
Translational Genomics Research Institute


Sally Caglioti

President
Creative Testing Solutions


Chris Camacho

President & CEO
Greater Phoenix Economic Council


William Cance

Deputy Director
University of Arizona Cancer Center Phoenix


The Honorable Cathy Carlat

Mayor
City of Peoria


The Honorable Heather Carter

Arizona State Senate


Rita Cheng, Ph.D.

President
Northern Arizona University


Christina Corieri

Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Ducey
Governor’s Office


The Honorable Jenn Daniels

Mayor
Town of Gilbert


Wyatt Decker, M.D.

Vice President and CEO in Arizona
Mayo Clinic


Debbie Dicarlo

CEO
Cancer Support Community Arizona


David Engelthaler, Ph.D.

Director, Programs and Operations
TGen North


Julian Fruhling

Senior Vice President/Regional Manager
Alliance Bank of Arizona


Harry George

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Solstice Capital


Neil Giuliano

President & CEO
Greater Phoenix Leadership


Robert S. Green, Esq.

President & CEO
EndoVantage, LLC


Mary Jo Gregory, FACHE, RN

President & CEO
The NARBHA Institute


MaryAnn Guerra

Founder & Chairman of the Board
BioAccel


David J. Gullen, M.D.

Chair, Board of Directors, Flinn Foundation
Community Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic (retired)


The Honorable Deb Gullett

Executive Director
Arizona Association of Health Plans


Michele Halyard, M.D.

Dean, Arizona Campus
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine


Sharon J. Harper

President & CEO
The Plaza Companies


Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D.

Chancellor
Maricopa Community Colleges


William C. Harris, Ph.D.

President & CEO
Science Foundation Arizona


Tom Hornaday

President
Hornaday Development LLC


Chevy Humphrey

President & CEO
Arizona Science Center


Linda Hunt

President & CEO
Dignity Health Arizona


Tim “T.J.” Johnson

Chief Executive Officer
HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.


Randall Kimmens

Director, Business & Workforce Development
Maricopa Community Colleges


Ron King, Ph.D.

Board Member, Co-Founder
BioAccel


Joan Koerber-Walker

President & CEO
Arizona BioIndustry Association


Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Director
Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University


The Honorable W.J. “Jim” Lane

Mayor
City of Scottsdale


Jack W. Lunsford

President
The Lunsford Group


Richard Mallery, Esq.

Founding Chair & CEO, International Genomics Consortium
Partner
Snell & Wilmer, LLP


Libby McDannell

Executive Vice President
Arizona Medical Association


Jon W. McGarity

President
EthiX Associates


The Honorable Kate Brophy McGee

Arizona State Senate


The Honorable Mark Mitchell

Mayor
City of Tempe


Jaime A. Molera

Partner
Molera Alvarez


Jeffrey D. Morton

Partner
Snell & Wilmer


Regent Richard T. Myers

Arizona Board of Regents


Rick Naimark

Associate Vice President of Program Development Planning 
Arizona State University


Matthew Nelson

Manager of Research Operations
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center


Nina Ossanna, Ph.D.

Bioindustry Organization of Southern Arizona


Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President
Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
Arizona State University


Julie M. Pastrick

President & CEO
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce


Suzanne Pfister

President & CEO
Vitalyst Health Foundation


Steve Purves

President & CEO
Maricopa Integrated Health System


The Honorable Michele Reagan

Arizona Secretary of State


Guy Reed, M.D.

Dean
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix


Eric Reiman, M.D.

Board of Directors, Flinn Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
Banner Research


Darcy Renfro

Chief of Staff to the Chancellor
Maricopa Community Colleges


Eve Ross

Vice President (Retired)
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.


The Honorable Jonathan Rothschild

Mayor
City of Tucson


Todd Sanders

President & CEO
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce


Rick Schnellmann, Ph.D.

Dean
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy


David Schultz, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research
Northern Arizona University


Tom Schumann

Executive Director
Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation


Martin L. Shultz

Former Chair
Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee


Christopher J. Smith, Ph.D.

Vice President/Research Director
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center


Joseph Snell

President & CEO
Sun Corridor Inc.


Janet Spear

Plant Manager
Celgene Corporation


Julia Strange

Vice President, Community Benefit
Tucson Medical Center


Ryan Takeuchi

Former Medical Division Business Leader
W.L. Gore & Associates


Marilyn G. Teplitz

Principal
MGT Associates


T. Paul Thomas

CEO
Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance


Jeffrey M. Trent, Ph.D.

President & Research Director
Translational Genomics Research Institute


Robert T. Trotter II, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Health Research Initiatives
Northern Arizona University


Greg Vigdor

President & CEO
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association


Victor Waddell, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Arizona Biomedical Research Centre
Arizona Department of Health Services


Eric E. Walk, M.D., FCAP

Senior Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.


Sandra Watson

President & CEO
Arizona Commerce Authority


Brandy Wells

Alliance Development Manager
Pfizer


Raymond L. Woosley, M.D., Ph.D.

President
CredibleMeds


Russ Yelton

CEO
Yelton & Associates


Steven Zylstra

President & CEO
Arizona Technology Council


Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program

Participating on the Steering Committee in 2018-2019:

Jen Koevary, Ph.D.

Director
Avery Therapeutics


Matthew Likens

President & CEO
GT Medical Technologies


Vicki Mayo

CEO
TouchPoint Solution


Nitish Peela

Founder & CTO
NanocheQ


Anil Shrikhande, Ph.D.

CEO
Gemneo Bioscience


Annette Zinky

Chief Operating Officer
TheraSpecs