Greater Charlotte Advisory Committee

Thank you to the community leaders who volunteer their time to guide development of the life science sector in the Greater Charlotte region.


  • John Allen, Jr., General Partner, Coddle Creek Capital

  • Cory Brouwer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Research, North Carolina Research Campus for the UNC System, Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, and Director of Bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte

  • Bill Bullock, MBA, Sr. Vice President, Statewide Operations and Economic Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Manwell Bynum, Head of Business Acceleration, Atrium Health

  • Gretchen Carson, Director of Business Recruitment, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

  • Corie Curtis, Executive Director, Greater Charlotte Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Gloria Elliott, Ph.D., President and Chief Science Officer, Organ Preservation Alliance

  • Gordon Hull, Ph.D., Director, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics and Associate Professor of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte

  • Terry Novak, Chief Commercial Officer, Bright Path Laboratories

  • Joseph Oliveto, MBA, President and CEO, Milestone Pharmaceuticals USA

  • Mark Phillips, Vice President, Statewide Operations and Executive Director, Eastern Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Michael Ruhlen, MD, MHCM, FAAP, Chief Clinical and Science Officer, LifeSpan Digital Health

  • Aaron Socha, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO, Illium Technologies, LLC

  • Mark Spitzer, MBA, Vice President, North Carolina Operations, Castle & Cooke, NC, LLC, Atlantic American Properties, INC., Principal Mission Support Executive, North Carolina Research Campus

  • Chris Steadham, General Manager, Charlotte, Medical Murray

  • Blake Vande Garde, JD, Principal and Patent Attorney, AVEK IP

  • Leonard Williams, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

For questions or more information, contact:
Corie Curtis
Executive Director, Greater Charlotte Office Statewide Offices (704) 794-7428 |

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