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., Chief Executive Officer, Bright Path Pharmaceuticals

  • Cory Brouwer, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics Services Division and Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte

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

  • Manwell Bynum, President and CEO, Connectivity Concepts, LLC

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

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

  • Terry Novak, President and CEO, Salubrent Pharma Solutions

  • 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, Director of Charlotte AHEC, Vice President of Medical Education at Atrium Health

  • Carol Scherczinger, Ph.D., Dean in Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics and Information Technologies, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

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

  • Mark Spitzer, MBA, Vice President, North Carolina Operations, Castle & Cooke, NC, LLC

  • Chris Steadham, General Manager, Charlotte, Medical Murray

  • Blake Vande Garde, JD, Patent Attorney, Erickson Kernell 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 704-687-8563 |

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