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Our Team

Board of Directors

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Saralyn Mark, MD 

President and Founder, Chair, Board of Directors

Saralyn Mark, MD, a world renowned leader in women’s health, is an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women’s health specialist. She was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women’s Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. She designed the first women’s health fellowship in the US, helped create the National Centers of Leadership in Academic Medicine, the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health, and landmark educational campaigns on critical health issues. She has published and delivered over 600 lectures and is a frequent health media expert. Dr. Mark works with agencies, academia, industry and NGOs around the globe. As President of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, Dr. Mark serves as a medical and scientific policy advisor to the White House, NASA and other organizations dedicated to improving health on Earth and in space. She holds 4 academic appointments including at Yale and Kings College-London. She is author of Stellar Medicine: A Journey Through the Universe of Women's Health.

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Sydney Coleman

Secretary, Member, Board of Directors

Sydney Coleman is a thought leader and subject matter expert in product development and equity and inclusion. Before joining Google, she developed go-to-market strategies at startups and led a national marketing team at a large global company. She has independently served as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant at VC firms and startups across sectors. Sydney is passionate about advocating for tech’s most vulnerable users, leveraging technology to discover and express a shared humanity.

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Sidhant Gupta, PhD

Treasurer, Member, Board of Directors

Sidhant Gupta, PhD, a research scientist in the Medical Devices Group at Microsoft Research, investigates novel sensing techniques and builds hardware to better understand the body and advance medical science. He is the Chairman of the Ideagen Advisory Board. Dr. Gupta holds 17 full-utility patents and was named one of the top 30 technology disruptors under the age of 30 by Forbes.

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Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio, PhD

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio, a scientist at CalTech and Outreach Director at the International Institute of Astronautical Sciences, explores nematode behavior and microbes in extreme environments to investigate climate impact, neurological impact, and its use for space habitation. She is an Explorers Club member and part of the class of 2024 FIFTY PEOPLE CHANGING THE WORLD, A fervent advocate for Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (JEDIB), she holds roles in many  organizations embodying a holistic commitment to advancing scientific exploration and societal progress.

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Michael Nestor, PhD

Member, Board of Directors

Dr. Michael W. Nestor is the Board Director at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable at The National Academy of Sciences, a forum fostering partnerships among scientific innovation stakeholders. Dr. Nestor is a human stem-cell neuroscientist and Chief Scientific Officer at Autica Bio. He was also a former scientific engagement lead at Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS and is a leading expert on bioethics and technology.

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Charlotte Tomic, MBA

Member, Board of Directors

Ms. Tomic, a public relations consultant, works with academic, nonprofit and corporate entities as well as authors, filmmakers and public health experts. She advises the American Medical Women’s Association, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, the EndBrain Cancer Initiative, and Smart City Capital. Charlotte has an MBA in Marketing and has developed ground-breaking health campaigns.

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Honorable Mark Lindsay, JD, MBA 

Board of Directors, Honorary

Mark Lindsay, JD, MBA, Director of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Practice at the Livingston Group, served as the Assistant to the President for Management and Administration in the Clinton White House where he managed a budget of over $1 billion. Mr. Lindsay was also the Senior Legislative Aide and Counsel to Representative Louis Stokes, President of the AARP Pharmacy Services Division, and Vice President of Public Communications and  Strategy at UnitedHealth Group. 

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Dr. Philip Rubin, PhD

 Board of Directors, emeritus 

Philip Rubin, PhD, a cognitive scientist, technologist, and science administrator, is currently the Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also a Professor Adjunct in the Department of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Fellow at Yale's Trumbull College. From 2012-2015, he was the Principal Assistant Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States and led the White House neuroscience initiative.

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Priti Kaur, MBA

COO

Priti Kaur, a serial entrepreneur, is the CEO of Renibus Therapeutics, Inc, a company which focuses on the prevention of acute kidney injury. Additionally, she is the founder and CEO of HUB Investments which invests in real estate and start-up ventures. In 2011, she was awarded the Innovator Award from the Million Dollar Club for her development of an investor software package. She has successfully founded and developed several business enterprises and serves as a leader in the philanthropic, investment and biotechnology communities.  

Outreach Committee 

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Alires Almon

Alires Almon, Director of Innovation for the Mental Health Center of Denver, is also the  founder of Deep Space Predictive which brings behavioral technology for deep space exploration.  As a leader in the Colorado aerospace industry, Alires is the chair of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and a member of  the DARPA supported 100 year Starship program. She founded a snowboarding company, Ride or Die, LLC, the home of Black Bettie, for riders who are women of color. 

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Frances E. Ashe-Goins RN, PhD (Hon)

Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, PhD (Hon), is an Adjunct Professor at the University of SC. She retired as the DHHS Office on Women's Health's Deputy Director where she was instrumental in the development of highly successful programs addressing Women and HIV/AIDS, Lupus National Awareness, Violence against Women, Minority Women’s Health,Young Women’s Health, Organ Donation, and Human Trafficking . She has received numerous awards for her efforts.

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Pamela Barnes

Pamela Barnes is a former Administrative Officer for NASA with over 2 decades of experience in human capital, organizational/operational management, strategic workforce planning/development, and labor/management negotiation. During her exemplary NASA career, she received many awards including Distinguished Service Awards and the Office of Strategic Infrastructure Award for Employee Engagement. Ms. Barnes optimizes investments as a member of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce while teaching math and reading to young students.

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Chris Carberry

Chris Carberry is CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. Prior to the creation of Explore Mars, Chris was Executive Director of The Mars Society.  Chris also spent years as an historical researcher and archivist. In 2013, he spearheaded the annual Humans to Mars Summit in Washington, DC that has become the largest annual conference in the world focused on sending humans to Mars. 

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Eliza Chin, MD

Eliza Lo Chin, MD, is Executive Director of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. She served as Co-Chair for the 2015 Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit. Dr. Chin is also the author of This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine and the recipient of AMWA's Bertha Van Hoosen Award. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Harvard Medical School and Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and a former Visiting Scholar at Mills College Women's Leadership Institute. 

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Wade Davis 

Wade Davis, a former NFL player, is a corporate inclusion and culture advisor. He consults with the NFL, NHL and Google and is a senior consultant at YSC, a leadership strategy firm. Wade is a UN Women Global Champion for innovation, a committee member for the National Fair Housing Alliance, and a member of  VICE’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory board. He launches initiatives  to achieve political, and socio-economic equality for women and men.

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Michelle Hailey, PhD

Michelle L. Hailey, Ph.D. is a global business professional, trainer, speaker, and published author. Dr. Hailey has served as a Global Consultant to a former member of the Kenyan National Assembly on women’s empowerment issues.  Her passion for educating, impacting, and empowering the lives of others to excel within the global community is the driving force behind her award-winning work. Dr. Hailey is now the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Student Services and Academic Support at Catholic University, and also serves as an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus.

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Catherine Johns

Catherine Johns, CEO of Kielder Observatory in England and a Board Director of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), founded Women in IASP. During her tenure as Director of the North East Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications, she built the fastest growing space cluster in the UK and turned the North East Technology Park into a multi-million pound pioneering science park. While serving on many boards, she manages Southpaw Dance Company and is an evaluator for Strength in Places, Innovate UK’s 300 million pound innovation fund.

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Mitzi Krockover, MD

Mitzi Krockover, M.D., Founder and CEO of Woman Centered, LLC, is the host/producer of the Beyond the Paper Gown podcast. Additionally, she is a Managing Director at Golden Seeds, an angel investment organization that focuses on funding early-stage companies led by women. Dr. Krockover was the founding Medical Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center and the Vice President of Women’s Health at Humana Inc. 

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Howard Lavine, JD

Howard Lavine, a professional writer, was the senior speechwriter for Kurt Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore; director of speechwriting for Donna Shalala, DHHS Secretary, and chief speechwriter and senior policy advisor for culture for former Governor Ted Kulongoski of Oregon. He has served on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Writer’s Center in Maryland.

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Bri Newland, PhD

Bri Newland, PhD is the Academic Chair of Undergraduate Programs at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport at New York University. In addition to her research interests, she serves as the current President for the North American Society for Sport Management, Editor of Sport Marketing Quarterly, Associate Editor of Managing Sport & Leisure, and Associate Editor of Event Management.

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Guadalupe Pacheco 

Guadalupe Pacheco, President/CEO and founder of Pacheco Consulting Group, provides cultural and technology-centric healthcare solutions to the public and private sectors. He served as a Senior Health Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Minority Health within the DHHS. He developed the Center for Linguistically Appropriate and Cultural Competency in Health Care, the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Services in Health and Healthcare, and cultural competency e-learning health programs.   

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Jonathan Taylor

With 20+ years in entertainment journalism, including senior editorial positions at the Los Angeles Times, Variety and Deadline.com, followed by a successful Corp Command PR career, Jonathan Taylor has direct working relationships with key journalists and has mastered the art of crafting stories that are vital to successful communications plans. He is Co-Principal of Robertson Taylor Partners, a Strategic Consulting Firm.

Design Advisory Council

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Margaux Boyaval

Margaux Boyaval cultivates high-performing user-centric design & innovation teams in MedTech and FemTech. She is an expert in user strategy and market launch for digital health and medical device
products. Her professional experience of over 25 years ranges from client lead for Fortune 500
companies and startups at Ximedica to establishing research, CX, and UX capabilities in bio/pharma at
Amgen and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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Genah Burditt

Genah Burditt is a lifetime science educator and STEAM mentor and an aerospace entrepreneur. She is the owner of two aerospace companies, EyasSat, LLC and Blue Foot Engineering. Ms. Burditt is a member of the Executive Committee for the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. She is also the co-founder of a scholarship program for first generation, female students at Metropolitan State University of Denver and a proud mom of 3 amazing children. 

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Margaret Burnett, PhD

Margaret Burnett, PhD, is an ACM Fellow, a CHI Academy member, a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State Unversity, and a member of the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the U.S. National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Her award-winning research on gender biases in software spans over 10 years. Burnett leads the team that created GenderMag, a systematic method for software professionals to find and fix gender biases in the software they build. 

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Karin Hollerbach, PhD

Karin Hollerbach, PhD serves as Managing Director of Taku International and conducts R&D for a medical device / wearables company in Silicon Valley. Her technical interests in blended cyber-physical, sensing and control systems and IoT cut across multiple industries and extend into her personal interests in aviation and wilderness expeditions. She has undergraduate degrees from MIT and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering / Control Theory from UC Berkeley/UCSF.

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Annabelle Horch

Annabelle Horch is a Senior Application Developer and team lead for the architecture team of the Provider Depiction Analytics and Reporting group of United Healthcare’s Community and State division. She was previously a Senior Software Engineer in a management/team lead role for Home Healthcare Solutions, a division of Cardinal Health, where she was the lead developer/engineer. She is well versed in software and database design, development and documentation and has worked in both standard and Agile development teams. She is also knowledgeable in the areas of computer networking and security, and systems administration, as well as various other areas of IT.

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Dianna Klein, MBA

Dianna Klein, a pilot for a major U.S. airline flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, served as an officer in the USAF Reserves. In 2014, she founded Shenandoah Aviation, LLC, an aviation safety consulting company specializing in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). She holds a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science with a dual specialization in human factors and aviation safety. Dianna received an MBA from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Senzeni Mpofu

Senzeni Mpofu, a Yale graduate in biomedical engineering with a focus on bioimaging technologies, worked in Shenzhen, China where she assisted foreign-led teams in navigating the Chinese manufacturing landscape and securing Chinese governmental funding. She speaks fluent Mandarin and  works as a Sales Engineer at MistyWest in Vancouver British Columbia.

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Marc Ó Gríofa, MD, PhD

Marc Ó Gríofa, MD, PhD, is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, NOAA trained diving medical officer (DMO), aquanaut, diver and principal investigator for the NASA NEEMO missions and Project CASPER. Dr. Ó Gríofa is also a biomedical engineer, a joint trauma and tactical medical instructor for special operations and as a director and founder of the Pyxis Institute, is passionate about promoting STEM education across all barriers using a mission-based approach.

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Asta Roseway

Asta Roseway is a Research Designer at Microsoft Research in Human Computer Interaction.  Her group collaborations include explorations around next generation skin interfaces and her work has been showcased at events such as CES, ARS Electronica, SXSW, and NY Fashion Week. Asta is also a co-founder of studio99, a Microsoft Research effort to bridge art and technology practices. She is a Parsons School of Design alumna.

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Susan Sokolowski, PhD

Susan L Sokolowski, Ph.D is the Founding Director and Associate Professor of the Sports Product Design Graduate Program, at the University of Oregon. She has twenty-seven years of performance footwear, apparel and equipment design experience; working at Nike, Burton Snowboards, Fila and the US Department of Defense. Dr. Sokolowski holds over thirty-five utility patents in the space. A graduate of the University of Minnesota (PhD), Cornell University (MA) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (BFA), she is committed to inspiring students in product design, development and business.

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