Southeastern NC Advisory Committee

The following community leaders donate their time and expertise to shape the growth of life science in the Southeast Region of North Carolina.


  • Chair: Steve Yost, President, NC Southeast, Elizabethtown

  • Tom Andor, President, DFS Pharma, Wilmington

  • Daniel G. Baden, Ph.D. (Dan), Executive Principal, UNCW Center for Marine Science, Wilmington

  • Kathy Browder, Associate Dean, HHS, UNC Wilmington

  • Debbie Brown, VP, Surgilum LLC

  • Bill Bullock, Sr. VP, Statewide Operations & Economic Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Michael G. Cain, President, Wilmington Investor Network, Wilmington

  • Terry M. Coffey, Ph.D., CSO & CTO, Smithfield Hog Production Division

  • Ted Davis, Principal, Aqua Plantations LLC

  • Lisa Ferrara, CEO, Orthokinetic Technologies LLC, Shallotte

  • Raj Gadikota, Director, A1 BioChem Labs LLC

  • Leonard D. Holmes, Ph.D. (Len), Director, Biotechnology Business & Training Center, UNC Pembroke

  • Steve Janz, VP, International Sales & Business Development, Flow Sciences, Leland

  • Randall Johnson, Executive Director, Southeastern Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Wilmington

  • Kimberly Jones, Founder and Chief Scientist, Alganomics, Southport

  • Gary Lanier, Director, Columbus County Economic Development Commission

  • Frank Malinoski, Consultant

  • Michael McKenna, Principal, Navigator Life Science Advisory, 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

  • Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor, UNC Wilmington

  • R. Satterfield, Executive Director, Wilmington Business Development

  • Yousry Sayed, President & CEO, Quality Chemical Laboratories

  • Thomas Schultz, Lecturer & Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory

  • Jane Smith, Senator, North Carolina Senate

  • John Swope, Executive Director, Sampson County Economic Development Commission, Clinton

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

For questions or more information, contact:
Randall Johnson, MBA
Executive Director, Southeastern Office Statewide Offices 910-398-2385 |

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