Meet the 2023 BioKansas Workforce Committee

The Workforce committee aims to better align the workforce with various bioscience employers in the region.  Committee activities focus on improving the acquisition, training, retention, and productivity of life science staff for the biosciences to continue to grow and thrive. Inclusion in the committee is by invitation only. To learn more or to express interest in joining the committee, contact us.


Rebecca J Wates, PhD

Bioanalytical Scientist

PRA Health Sciences

Ishfaq Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Biology & Biomanufacturing,

Kansas City, Kansas Community College

Cori Anderson

HR Business Partner, R&D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Ali Hoehn

Associate Scientist,


Merck Animal Health

Kristin Koch

Continuous Improvement Specialist, Ceva Sante Animale

Saurav Misra, PhD

Senior Scientist

Ventria Bioscience

Olivia Provance, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Yale School of Medicine

Scot Stubenhofen

Vice President

Catalyst Flex, Catalyst Clinical Research, LLC

Jack Treml, PhD

Assistant Director & Professor of Practice, Biotechnology

University of Kansas, Edwards Campus

Julie Watson

Validation Engineer, GMP Pros