Meet the 2024
Board of Directors


Jennifer Radosevich, PhD

Worldwide Director of Research

Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Vice Chair

Crissa Cook


Hovey Williams, LLP



Kim Lovan

Executive Managing Director

Black & Veatch, NextGen Ag


Patrick Sweet


Stephens & Associates

Sam Al-Murrani, PhD, MBA

Owner, Bimini Pet Health

General Manager, LifeTech Diagnostics

Erik Blume, JD

Principal, Liminix Consulting, LLC

Amanda Bratton

Quality Operations Manager

The Great Plains Laboratory, LLC

Erika Brice

Investment Officer, Social Impact Practice

Kresge Foundation

Melissa Roberts Chapman

Senior Program Officer

Kauffman Foundation

Spencer Chestnut

Group Leader, Biologics Engineering

Catalent Pharma Solutions


Rob Gerlach, JD

Executive Director of Tech Transfer and Commercialization

Wichita State University

Seth Kelso

Director, KC Market Leader

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

Edward Kremer, PhD

Dean of Math, Science, Business, and Technology

Kansas City Kansas Community College


Jason O’Brien

Vice President Business Development

DPS Group

Justin Mutzbauer

Executive Producer, Business Insurance

Marsh MMA

Jason Neat

President, Eurofins Viracor


Tiffany Stovall

Chief Executive Officer

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Rebecca Robinson

Chief Corporate Engagement and Economic Development Officer

Kansas State University Innovation Partners

Shaun Rojas

Senior Director, Civic Engagement

Kansas Leadership Center

Jeff Rozelle

Vice President Regional Operations, Midwest


Mark Wissel, PhD

Director, R&D

Eurofins Viracor BioPharma

Leander van der Walt

Chief Executive Officer

MS Biotech

Justin Welsh, DVM

Executive Director, US Livestock Technical Services

Merck Animal Health


Kelly Williams

Director of Lab Products


Dawn Wolff, MPA

Vice President of Strategy, Innovation, and Partnerships

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Douglas Wright, PhD

Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

University of Kansas Medical Center



Jim West

Associate Director

BioTools Innovator


Scott Leigh

Chief Revenue Officer



Nick Love

Co-Founder & CEO

Love LifeSciences


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