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Board Members

Board Chair – Stan Nelson, Director, Strategic Channels at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Stan is a passionate professional who has a heart to serve others and especially those who are less fortunate. He is the Director of Strategic Channels at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Special expertise include launching new business efforts, building and leading top-performing teams, and driving the penetration of new markets. Stan is an educated product of a Historically Black College and University, St. Paul’s College and spends meaningful hours mentoring youth of all ethnicities through his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi.

Stan has been an active and committed member of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s diversity and inclusion strategies since its inception over 5 years ago. He serves as Co-Chair of the African Heritage Employee Resource Group and has been instrumental in supporting a number of meaningful STEM related programs and none better that S2S. He has assisted with donations to S2S’s East Hanover analytical lab, as well as, the “state of the art” lab being built in Newark. Stan has been an active participant at science days and excited about the opportunity to assist S2S with meeting all of its strategic plans and objectives in the near future.

 

Vice Chair – Larry Fox, President, Fox Valve Development Corp

Larry is the Students 2 Science Vice President and Chairperson of the Recruitment and Fund Raising Committee. A Princeton graduate in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Larry is President of Fox Valve Development Corp., a high technology engineering and manufacturing firm. His technical expertise coupled with fine business sense have enabled him to diversify his company’s customer base from primarily aerospace to include broader industrial markets such as food, chemicals, paper, power, and plastics.Larry has been committed and active in science education for forty years. He spent a year as a science teacher in Caracas, Venezuela and is a frequent guest teacher in the New Jersey public schools. His lectures, at various high school calculus and physics classes, show students how the math they are learning has real world applications, such as theoretical aerodynamics. Larry has served as a Trustee for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (2000-2008; 2011-2013) and was appointed to the Small Business Advisory Committee under Timothy Geithner at the New York Federal Reserve Bank (2007-2009).

 

Treasurer – Probi Kapur, Senior Vice President – IT Finance, Sourcing and Portfolio at AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Probi brings a wealth of experience in health care supporting diverse functions, including R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, In-Licensing, Capital Planning and Strategic Planning. In addition, he brings significant leadership skills in achieving complex business objectives in matrixed, global, and multicultural organizations. Most recently, he served as Vice President & Global Head R&D Finance for Allergan. Prior to Allergan, he was with Daiichi Sankyo, where he led the worldwide financial management of global R&D operations. Previously, Probi was with Merck where had financial responsibility for Merck R&D Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Emerging Markets. He also held roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of finance functions at Schering Plough, including Head of R&D Finance from 2004-2009.
Probi received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Boston University where he graduated with high honors and was nominated to Beta Gamma Sigma. “Probi has been an avid supporter of S2S and a mentor of its students since 2012. He brings a passion for promoting STEM education, which he believes is foundational for sustained value creation and prosperity in our society”.

 

Secretary – Gary Pieringer, Chairman & CEO, Viscot Inc.

Gary Pieringer, Chairman & CEO, Viscot, Inc., graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and achieved an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has achieved patents in Medical Devices. Viscot Medical has become a leading global manufacturer of surgical skin markers, medication labels, and patient safety products offering the widest variety of surgical marker tips and sizes. Surgeons around the world use surgical markers to clearly mark the surgical site prior to surgery to prevent “Wrong Site Surgery”, limiting a leading cause of medical malpractice losses and preventable patient pain and suffering.

 

Trustee – Linda Armstrong, Development Unit Head – Respiratory, Novartis

Dr. Linda Armstrong is a biopharmaceutical executive with more than 20 years of experience in respiratory diseases and therapeutics. Since 2016, she has served as the Global Head of the Respiratory Development Unit at Novartis where she is responsible for the development of therapies to treat patients with respiratory and allergic conditions.

Dr. Armstrong served in a variety of roles at Novartis since 2007, including the Head of Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, Cell and Gene Therapy and Global Head of Patient Safety. Prior to joining Novartis, she served as Medical Safety Director and subsequently as Senior Director, Medical Affairs at Pfizer, Inc. Dr. Armstrong also served as Group Director, Respiratory Diseases at the Schering Plough Research Institute. As a Pulmonologist and Internist, Dr. Armstrong served on the faculty of New York University Medical Center prior to joining Schering-Plough. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation of STEM leaders and was named a 2020 Healthcare Business Woman’s Association (HBA) luminary award recipient. She is currently on the Board of Directors of iBio, Inc.

 

Trustee – Angela Bechan, Head of North America Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi

As Head of North America Communications and CSR for Sanofi, Angela Bechan is responsible for building and overseeing external and internal communication strategies and activities for the North America region, including messaging, media outreach, digital strategy, product communications and executive and internal communications. She also is responsible for the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives including corporate giving, volunteerism and social commitments. Having worked in the communications field for more than 20 years, Angela brings to the role extensive experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, to enhance the image and reputation of Sanofi in North America and drive communications excellence in our ever-changing healthcare environment. In addition to her North America responsibility, Angela also serves on Sanofi’s Global Communications Leadership Team and the U.S. Country Council. Additionally, Angela serves as the Vice President for the Sanofi Cares Foundation and serves as the executive sponsor of the Women Inspiring Sanofi Excellence (WISE) employee resource group. Angela is a member of the Board of Directors for BIO NJ.

Prior to joining Sanofi, Angela worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for 13 years, where she was most recently Vice President of Corporate Communications responsible for all corporate communications for the company’s four international commercial regions and global manufacturing, including the United States, Emerging Markets, Europe and Canada, and North Asia. Angela demonstrated her leadership experience in a variety of cultural contexts most notably spending significant time working in Takeda’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo and living and working in Switzerland. Prior to Takeda, Angela held positions of increasing responsibility at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She also completed executive leadership studies at INSEAD and The London Business School.

 

Trustee – Ebony David, Executive Director, Human Resources, Quest Diagnostics

Ebony David has spent her entire career in the Human Resources Function in multiple organizations & industries. Ebony’s experiences are primarily in HR Business Partnership, Talent Acquisition & Talent Management and most recently Inclusion & Diversity. As the Executive Director of Human Resources, Ebony is a strategic business partner to the, SVP of Clinical Franchises & Marketing & the SVP, Commercial. Her focus is to translate the business strategy and organizational needs into an achievable HR strategy. That HR strategy includes focusing on organizational capabilities, talent management, building a performance culture, and driving operational excellence while having a little bit of fun. Ebony has also been named the head of the Inclusion & Diversity for Quest Diagnostics.

Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics, Ebony was Vice President of Human Resources at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Her earlier roles include Director of Human Resources for Terminal & Refining & Director of Talent Acquisition for Hess Corporation. She began her career in Human Resources in the retail sector with 800Flowers.com, Avis Rent a Car & Saks Fifth Avenue. Ebony has her BBA from Hofstra University.

 

Trustee – Jack Delman, Retired School Superintendent

Jack Delman is recently retired from a prominent career in International Education. He has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of the Pacific, California, a Ms. Ed. in Secondary Education from Dominican College – California and his Administrative Credentials from Virginia Polytech University. Jack has spent sixteen years of teaching and administration in Venezuela, six years as Headmaster at the Lincoln School in Costa Rica and sixteen years as Headmaster of the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic. He also was Headmaster of Lake Mary Preparatory School in Florida from 2016-2020.

During his years in Latin America, Jack has been both President of AASCA and President of ACCAS as well as President of the Tri-Association. He also sat on the Executive Board of AAIE (the Association for the Advancement of International Education) for ten years. In Costa Rica Jack advised the Minister of Education developing a national long term education plan, helped in the establishment of the United World College of Costa Rica and still sits on its Advisory Board. In 1995 Jack co-founded a project to set up the world’s first video conference center at an international school in Costa Rica establishing a new model for Distance Learning. In 2009 Jack was the recipient of the Tri Association Paul G. Orr award and in Feb 2010 he was named the AAIE International Superintendent of the Year.

 

Trustee – Erica Ferry, President & CEO, Erica Ferry & Associates LLC

Erica Ferry works with a variety of corporate and nonprofit clients to develop and implement corporate social responsibility strategies and programs. Before starting her company in 2010, Erica was President of the Schering-Plough Foundation and Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Schering-Plough Corporation, a global pharmaceutical company. Her responsibilities included building and enhancing key stakeholder relationships and leading the company’s multi-million dollar philanthropy programs and other social responsibility initiatives. Prior to Schering-Plough, she served as Director of Community Relations and Contributions Programs for Pharmacia Corporation and Executive Director of the Pharmacia Foundation. She began her professional career at the New Jersey Alliance for Action and served the organization in several different capacities.

Erica received a BA in Communication and a Masters in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University. She holds a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Seton Hall University and a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from HBX | Harvard Business School. Erica serves on the boards of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey and the New Jersey Alliance for Action, and as a member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) Advisory Council. She was named one of NJBIZ’s Best Fifty Women in Business and recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

 

Trustee – Rengarajan Ramesh, PhD, Partner, Eagletree Capital

Dr. Ramesh has consulted for Eagletree Capital on water investments since early 2009 and formally joined them in 2010. He has over 25 years of global operating, acquisition and technology experience. From 2003 to 2009, he held several senior management roles at GE Water & Process Technologies, including four years as Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure as CTO, Dr. Ramesh played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy that led to the creation of GE’s $2.5 billion global water platform, managing engineering and technology organizations of over 700 engineers and scientists while leading the technical and operational due diligence and integration efforts of GE Water’s major acquisitions. Prior to serving at GE, Dr. Ramesh served numerous management roles, including Chief Technology Officer, General Manager of Asia and General Manager of Mexico and South America, over a two-decade career with A. Schulman Inc., a global, multi-billion dollar specialty chemicals manufacturer.

Dr. Ramesh received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron. He served as a member of the International Advisory Board to the Ministry of Environment and Water for the Government of Singapore from 2006 to 2009. He also served on the Executive Board of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (a Homeland Security center at the University of Minnesota). He is also on the Board of Imagine H2O, a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley that supports entrepreneurs.

 

Trustee – Paul Winslow, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Students 2 Science

Paul is the President and Co-Founder of Students 2 Science (S2S). He and co-founder Richard Meyer were the driving forces behind the founding of S2S Technology Center in East Hanover, NJ; the development of the Virtual Laboratory Program; and the curricula for S2S programs. Paul was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Quantitative Technologies, Inc. (QTI), an analytical testing laboratory with over 20 years of experience providing analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry. He is a frequent author for scientific publications, and has presented his works for both pharmaceutical and chemical industry groups. A dynamic advocate for STEM study and careers, Paul also holds 15 U.S. patents.