Business and Science Advisory Boards

The purpose of the Business and Science Advisory Boards (BSABs) is to advise SCRA’s Board of Trustees when requested by it. The boards include representatives from South Carolina research universities, the venture capital/angel investment community, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and industry leaders in the following areas:

Each board provides key business and technical expertise, acts as an independent/unbiased sounding board for input on SCRA’s program implementation and performance, and provides guidance to SCRA regarding funding opportunities.

SCRA Business and Science Advisory Board: Biomedical Sciences

South Carolina Research Authority Business and Science Advisory Boards advise SCRA’s Board of Trustees when requested by it. The boards include representatives from South Carolina research universities, the venture capital/angel investment community, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and industry leaders in Biomedical Sciences, Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity.

  • Kathryn Cole Becker, Founder, Principal, Translational Science Solutions, LLC – Chair
  • Darralyn Alexander, President, Reimbursement Strategies
  • Ibraheem Badejo, Sr. Director, New Ventures, J&J Innovation Center
  • Larry Boyd, VP Product Development, Bioventus
  • Bob Brosnahan, Vice President, Research & Development, DePuy Synthes Spine
  • Joseph Carson, Chief Technology Officer, Pensievision
  • Bob Creeden, Managing Director, UVA LVG Seed Fund & New Ventures
  • Phillip Davis, VP Regulatory Strategy (US), Blue Earth Diagnostics
  • Becky DeLegge, Founder, Delegge Medical
  • Rich diMonda, Commercialization Advisor, SC Medical Device Alliance
  • Erica Jackson, Attorney
  • Bill Killough, Registered Patent Attorney, Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm
  • Sam Konduros, CEO, Southeast Life Sciences
  • Martine LaBerge, Professor and Chair of Bioengineering and Executive Director of the Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus (CUBEInC), Clemson University
  • Amy Salzhauer McMarlin, Founder & Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • Prakash Nagarkatti, Senior Research Advisor to the UofSC President, and Senior Research Officer
  • Ron Owens, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Evening Post Industries
  • John Propst, Program Lead, Verily (Google Life Sciences)
  • Patricia Scheller, CEO, Universal Men’s Clinic and Executive Chair, Revere Life Sciences
  • Lee Sierad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aptus Bioreactors
  • Michael (Mike) J. Yost, Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of Surgery for Research at MUSC

SCRA Business and Science Advisory Board: Cybersecurity 

South Carolina Research Authority Business and Science Advisory Boards advise SCRA’s Board of Trustees when requested by it. The boards include representatives from South Carolina research universities, the venture capital/angel investment community, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and industry leaders in Biomedical Sciences, Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity.

  • Brad Alexander, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Immedion
  • Wiley Becker, Partner, Alerion Ventures
  • Chad Britt, Control Systems Manager, DSM Kingstree
  • Jon-Michial Carter, CEO & Founder, ChartSpan Medical Technologies
  • Kim Christ, Director of SC Tech and SC Cyber, SC Council on Competitiveness
  • Chad Hardaway, Associate Director, Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina
  • Ralph Heredia, Vice President, Business Development, Zipit Wireless
  • Robby Hill, Founder & CEO, Hill South IT Solutions
  • Charles Johnson, President of Cybersecurity, Corsica Technologies
  • Julie Kunkle, Deputy Director, Business Services, SC Department of Commerce
  • John LaCour, Founder & CTO, PhishLabs
  • Zack Moody, Head of Global Information Security, AVX Corporation
  • Daniel Noneaker, Associate Dean for Research, Clemson University
  • David Setzer, CEO, Mailprotector

SCRA Business and Science Advisory Board: Industry 4.0 

South Carolina Research Authority Business and Science Advisory Boards advise SCRA’s Board of Trustees when requested by it. The boards include representatives from South Carolina research universities, the venture capital/angel investment community, South Carolina Department of Commerce, and industry leaders in Biomedical Sciences, Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity.

  • Bill Killough, Registered Patent Attorney, Kim, Lahey & Killough Law Firm – Chair
  • Wiley Becker, Partner, Alerion Ventures
  • Chad Britt, Control Systems Manager, DSM Nutritional Products
  • Alex Chalmers, Founder, Material Capital Partners
  • John Dampier, Chief Financial Officer, Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Suzanne Dickerson, Director of SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance, SC Council on Competitiveness
  • Cindy Dodd, Global Purchasing Manager, AVX Corporation
  • Jamie Fox, Key Account Manager, Lean Manufacturing, Process Optimization and Industry 4.0, Bosch USA
  • Ramy Harik, Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of South Carolina
  • Sara Hazzard, President & CEO, SC Manufacturers Alliance
  • Mark Alan Johnson, Thomas F. Hash Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development and Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Clemson University
  • Matthew Klein, Managing Partner, Redrock Capital
  • Nick Metrakos, Solutions Consultant, ETQ
  • Kevin Nadeau, Founder and CEO, True Load Time, Inc.
  • Dan Rundle, Chief Executive Officer, Worthwhile

SCRA is a public, non-profit corporation chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina.