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Advisory Committee

Chair: Steve Yost, Director, NC Southeast, Elizabethtown

  • Daniel G. Baden, Ph.D. (Dan), Director, UNCW Center for Marine Science, Wilmington
  • Jim Bradshaw, Executive Director, Brunswick County Economic Development Commission, Bolivia
  • Michael G. Cain, President, Wilmington Investor Network, Wilmington
  • Terry M. Coffey, Ph.D., President, Murphy-Brown East, Warsaw
  • Lisa Ferrara, CEO, Orthokinetic Technologies, Shallotte
  • Eugene T. Haley (Gene), CEO, Wilmington Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington
  • Leonard D. Holmes, Ph.D. (Len), Director, Biotechnology Business & Training Center, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke
  • Steve Janz, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Flow Sciences, Leland
  • Randall Johnson, Director, Southeastern Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Wilmington
  • Kimberly Jones, Founder and Chief Scientist, Alganomics, Southport
  • Leslie Lowry, Manager, NCCCS BioNetwork BioAg Center, Lumberton
  • Eric B. McKeithan, Ed.D., President, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington
  • Michael McKenna, Principal, Navigator Life Science Advisory, Wilmington
  • Gary Miller, Chancellor, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington
  • Deb Mosca, Chief Executive, Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, Wilmington
  • Julie Orr, Founder, President and CEO, Modoc Research Services, Wilmington
  • Carlos Parajon, Managing Partner, Harbor Island Equity Partners, Wilmington
  • Mark Phillips, VP, Statewide Operations, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • Jane Smith, Chair, North Carolina Southeast Regional Partnership, Lumberton
  • Alan Stout, Vice President, Glycotech; and Lead Entrepreneur, Carolina Algae, Leland
  • John Swope, Executive Director, Sampson County Economic Development Commission, Clinton
  • Patrick Walsh, CEO, AAIPharma, Wilmington
  • Rebecca Westbrooks, Instructor, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville
  • Mike Wilkins, Sr. VP, Statewide Operations & Economic Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Ex-Officio Member: Mark W. Lanier, Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Secretary to the UNCW Board of Trustees, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington