Western NC Regional Advisory Committee

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

Advisory Committee Executive Committee

  • Chair: Jack H. Britt, Ph.D., Principal, Jack H. Britt Consulting, Etowah

  • George B. Briggs, FASLA, Executive Director, The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville

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

  • Mark R. Burrows, Director, Transylvania County Planning and Development, Brevard

  • Anthony G. Calamai, Ph.D., Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Appalachian State University, Boone

  • John F.A.V. Cecil, President, Biltmore Farms, Asheville

  • Mark Phillips, VP, Statewide Operations, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

  • Jonathan Snover, Ph.D., Executive Director, Western Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Advisory Committee Members

  • Hyonho Baek, Ph.D.,Vice President Business Development, Bent Creek Institute, Asheville

  • Robert B. Carton, Ph.D., College of Business, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee

  • Seth Cohen, Ph.D., Director, Fermentation Science Program, Appalachian State University, Boone

  • Lynn Dressler, Director of Personalized Medicine, Mission Personalized Medicine Program, Mission Healthcare, Asheville

  • Michael Hickey, President and CEO, f(x) Immune, Asheville

  • Jeffrey M. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Applied Ecology, NCSU Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River

  • Thomas E. Meigs, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville

  • Sean O'Connell, Ph.D., Department Head, Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee

  • Paul V. Phibbs, Jr., Ph.D., retired, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, East Carolina University, Asheville

  • Richard Pigossi, Founder & Chairman, Pegasus Capital, Asheville

  • Matt Raker, Director of Community Investment and Impact, Mountain Bizworks, Asheville

  • Steven W. Seagle, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone

  • Alan C. Utter, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, Interim Vice Provost for Research, Appalachian State University

For questions or more information, contact:
Jonathan Snover, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Western Office

Statewide Offices

828-290-1432 | jonathan_snover@ncbiotech.org