Board of Directors

Executive Team

Chair
Roger Harvey, Principal, Bose Public Affairs Group and Hoosiers Work For Health – Bio

Vice-Chair
Deborah Pollack-Milgate,Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP – Bio

Treasurer 
Andrew Cothrel, Founder and Principal, Blue Marble Medical – Bio

Secretary
Dale Buuck, President and CEO, Whitley Co. EDC – Bio

Board Members

Tony Armstrong, President and CEO, IU Ventures – Bio

Tom Barnett, National Dir. State Government Affairs, Roche Diagnostics – Bio

Vanessa Barth, Ph.D., Sr. Advisor, New Therapeutic Modalities, External Innovation Eli Lilly and Co. – Bio

Diana Caldwell, CEO, Amplified Sciences –  Bio

Angella Castille, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP – Bio

Melanie DeFord, Sr. Director for Strategic Programs and Resources, University of Notre Dame – Bio

Paul M. Griffin, Ph.D.,  St. Vincent Health Chair of Healthcare Engineering and Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University – Bio

Justin Renfrow, Contracts Director, MED Institute – Bio

Jeff Vallerga, Executive Director, Strategic Alliances, VWR , part of Avantor – Bio

Advisory Board

Eric L. Marr, Immediate Past-President, IHIF Board, Founder and CEO, Diversity Accords – Bio

Joerg Schreiber, Ph.D. – Past President – Bio

Raul Zavaleta, Partner, Cogent Professionals – Bio

Mark Deuser, Co-Founder and President, Techshot – Bio

Josh Griswold, Corporate Risk Management Advisor, FedEx – Bio

Sue G. Smith, Vice President for the Technology & Applied Sciences Division and Corporate Executive for Advanced Manufacturing, Ivy Tech Community College – Bio

Mervin C. Yoder, Ph.D.,Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurial Research, Indiana University School of Medicine Bio

Board Members Emeritus

IHIF would like to thank and recognize the long-standing support and contributions from our Emeritus Board Members. 

Peter T. Kissinger, Ph.D. – Co-Founder, Phlebotics, Inc, Scientific Advisor, BASi, Professor, Chemistry, Purdue University Bio

Dan Peterson, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, COOK Group, Inc. Bio