2022 Volunteer Recruitment List for EF Program

First Last Title Company / Institution Preferred Email Preferred phone # Interested Volunteer opportunity Guest Speaker option: Topic or Title How often can you volunteer? Days preferred. Times preferred Hrs/mo willing to dedicate List month(s) or date range preferred 3 areas of expertise (ranked) Comments / Questions Name of Assistant Assistant’s Email Assistant’s Contact Number Entry creation date
Maen Qadan Executive Director CSL Behring maen.qadan@cslbehring.com 13017894713 Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Friday Morning 0 – 2 hours Schedule changes constantly

Chemistry Manufacture and Control (CMC) for all modalities, mAbs, vaccines. Disease areas related to infectious diseases, oncology, and Alzheimer’s.

Joanne Coughlan Joanne.Coughlan@cslbehring.com February 24, 2024 at 2:23 PM
Rachel Strick Senior Director, Head of Immunology Business Development & Acquisitions AbbVie rachel.strick@abbvie.com 8479371233 Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Quarterly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Morning, Early Afternoon Flexible

Partnerships / Licensing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Commercialization (Go-to-Market/Launch Planning)

Irene Hastings irene.hastings@abbvie.com (837)938-4788 April 19, 2022 at 10:18 PM
Kelly Nissen Senior Associate Alexandria Real Estate Equities/Alexandria Venture Investments knissen@are.com 4152716977 Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor As needed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Morning, Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon, Evening, As needed 0 – 2 hours March-November

Molecular Biology/Genetics, early-stage venture capital investment, life science-focused real estate

Happy to help with pitch dress rehearsals or connecting with fellows one-on-one for informational interviews

April 12, 2022 at 6:40 PM
Barbara Goodman President & CEO Cures Within Reach barbara@cureswithinreach.org 7739608064 Guest Speaker*, Ecosystem Link

preclinical to clinical trials / translational; collaborating with other nonprofits; opportunity that repurposing provides patients (testing already approved treatments for new indications)

as needed Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Morning, Early Afternoon 0 – 2 hours no preference

no preference/rank – whatever is needed or helpful

I’ll help however Nancy Tyrrell thinks I can.

March 29, 2022 at 9:19 AM
ADAM FINEGAN FINEGAN AD, Search and Evaluation Allergan Aesthetics an Abbvie Company adam.finegan@abbvie.com 3474618857 Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Friday Morning, Evening 0 – 2 hours all

1. R&D Development
2. Aesthetics
3. Data Science

Part of Allergan Aesthetics/AbbVie

March 28, 2022 at 3:07 PM
Wendy Tai Tai Director, Business Development, Search & Evaluation, JAPAC AbbVie wendy.tai@abbvie.com 4844312157 Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Bi-Monthly Friday Morning, Early Afternoon 3 – 5 hours May – November

Pharmaceutical business development perspective: Pitch decks, determine whether a proposal is clinically / commercially meaningful (technical assessment/due diligence), advice on clinical development

Current member of the AbbVie business development team. My colleague Margarita Chavez has asked members within the AbbVie Corporate Strategy Office to get involved within the Chicago biotech ecosystem.

March 28, 2022 at 7:16 AM
william cournoyer cournoyer Director II Business Development & Acquisitions AbbVie william.cournoyer@abbvie.com 2243588055 Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Late Afternoon, Evening 3 – 5 hours N/A

Biotech and Medical device Business Development and Acquisitions
Pharmacy
Immunology

Irene Hasings irene.hastings@abbvie.com (847)521-6371 March 25, 2022 at 3:58 PM
Andrew Kamons Kamons Direct, Global Commercial Development AbbVie andrew.kamons@abbvie.com 3124017909 Mentor Monthly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Morning 3 – 5 hours No specific preference, but will be away for July

Strategy and white space assessment — innovation frontier and unmet need
Product / market fit
Commercial assessment

Formerly a member of AbbVie’s corporate strategy team, where I conducted white space assessments and developed disease area and therapeutic area strategies. Currently a member of AbbVie’s commercial development team, where I lead new product planning from a commercial perspective (target market, key unmet needs, target product profile, competitive assessment, etc.)

March 25, 2022 at 11:43 AM
Jochen Reiser The Ralph C Brown MD Professor and Chair of Medicine Rush University Medical Center jochen_reiser@rush.edu 3057935359 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

Kidney disease
Medical innovation
start up and the function of Venture Capitalist

Monthly Tuesday, Friday Late Afternoon, Evening 3 – 5 hours all year

building a successful start up
molecular and translational science
integration of science into medical enterprise

I am excited to see the activities of the CBC and would like to share my experiences with the program and constituents.

Bernice PErez bernice_perez@rush.edu (312)942-3163 March 15, 2022 at 9:03 AM
Ketan Yerneni Associate KdT Ventures ketan@kdtvc.com 5109968701 Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Quarterly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Morning Mar-June, Sep-Nov, Dec-Feb

Therapeutics
Diagnostics
AI-driven drug discovery

March 7, 2022 at 7:26 AM
Ryan Clamage Associate Vintage Investment Partners ryanc@vintage-ip.com 847-444-9641 Ecosystem Link Bi-Monthly Friday Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon 0 – 2 hours n/a

Networking (VCs, corporates), Business Development, unit economics / business feasability

March 4, 2022 at 5:35 PM
Khalid Alam Founder, President, CEO Stemloop, Inc. khalid@stemloop.com 3144971984 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

I’m happy to help in any way that I can and I think it’s most valuable for future entrepreneurs to connect with other entrepreneurs and learn their stories. Thus, I’d be happy to just spend a bit of time telling my story, the story of Stemloop, and be available for questions or as a resource to the fellows.

Bi-Monthly Friday Late Afternoon, Evening 0 – 2 hours No preference

Synthetic biology, sensors and diagnostics, RNA

March 2, 2022 at 12:48 PM
Ala Santos Senior Scientist and Team Lead Abbott Laboratories alicja.santos@gmail.com +17735952379 Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Morning, Early Afternoon 6 – 10 hours Feb-July

R&D (diagnostics, cardiovascular, oncology), business development/strategy, alliances and fundraising

February 9, 2022 at 5:54 AM
Lisa Dhar Director of New Business Ventures for Engineering Northwestern University lisa.dhar@northwestern.edu 2173697409 Guest Speaker*, Facility / Business Tour, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor

Commercializing university technologies

Monthly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Morning, Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon, Evening 3 – 5 hours All

Venture creation
University technology transfer

February 8, 2022 at 4:55 PM
Desiree Vargas Wrigley Vargas Wrigley Chief Innovation Officer and Exec Dir of TechRise P33 desiree.vw@p33chicago.com 3126225667 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ecosystem Link

Pitch Frameworks, running a fundraising process, culture and values.

Bi-Monthly Monday, Friday Late Afternoon 0 – 2 hours Need to avoid Fridays noon to 1pm (Apr-Nov)

Fundraising, pitching, business models

Looking forward to plugging in where helpful!

February 7, 2022 at 5:07 PM
J. Peter Paredes Partner/Attorney Amin Talati Wasserman peter@amintalati.com 3122827026 Guest Speaker*

Intellectual Property for startups

Monthly Friday Early Afternoon 0 – 2 hours Mid-April for the presentation

Intellectual Property/Patents/startups
Licensing

30 minute office hour once per month

February 3, 2022 at 12:07 PM
Angela James Vice President, Head of Clinical Pharmacology MacroGenics Inc ajoub001@gmail.com 4108046497 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

Drug Development, Scientific Due Diligence

Monthly Monday, Wednesday, Friday Late Afternoon, Evening 6 – 10 hours No preference

Drug Development
Creating Opportunities to Lead
Career and Professional Development

January 29, 2022 at 9:43 PM
Caralynn Collens CEO Dimension Inx caralynncollens@dimensioninx.com 3129273570 Guest Speaker*, Facility / Business Tour

Startup journey (in general and specific to Dimension Inx); what it takes to raise seed capital

Every Six Months Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Late Afternoon 0 – 2 hours Flexible

Deep tech startup strategy
Early stage company building
Team formation

January 26, 2022 at 6:48 PM
Noumaan Shamsi Senior Director, Commercial Operations Tempus Labs noumaan.shamsi@gmail.com 7734412512 Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Friday Evening 0 – 2 hours flexible

strategy
biopharma
commercial ops

Noumaan Shamsi January 18, 2022 at 8:28 AM
Eric Schiffhauer Director of Drug Discovery Collaboration Northwestern University eric.schiffhauer@northwestern.edu 3014714656 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor

Therapeutic target identification and validation, Drug discovery stages and milestones, New modalities in drug discovery

Monthly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon, Evening 6 – 10 hours Any

1. Therapeutic target identification and validation
2. Drug discovery stages milestones
3. DD project management

January 11, 2022 at 4:09 PM
Leslie Amonoo Founder Millenial Beacon LLC & Millennial Beacon Chicago 501 (c) (3) millennialbeacon1@gmail.com 3125206654 Ad Hoc Advisor Bi-Monthly Friday Evening 3 – 5 hours March – June

1. Clinical Medicine ( general)
2. Community engagement
3. Academic Research/Minority Biomedical educational pipelines

Very excited for this CBC inaugural Entrepeneurial Fellowship class. Will help in any way that I can.

January 11, 2022 at 1:50 PM
Jim Audia Visiting Scholar, EVP Drug Discovery & Development, President Northwestern University, Flare Therapeutics, Audia Consulting jeaudia1@northwestern.edu 3122703790 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

Biotech entrepreneurship, drug discovery, carriers in biotech/pharma

Monthly Monday Early Afternoon 0 – 2 hours no preference

drug discovery
biotech entrepreneurship
oncology and neuroscience

happy to help in any way that I can

Lauren Overzet loverzet@flaretx.com January 11, 2022 at 1:08 PM
James Gillespie Executive Director The Prysm Institute jgillespie@prysminstitute.org 13124808499 Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Wednesday Morning, Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon, Evening 3 – 5 hours None per se.

Business development, fund raising, networking.

Ann Elizabeth aelizabeth@prysminstitute.org January 10, 2022 at 10:43 PM
Anna Lisa Somera CEO Rhaeos asomera@rhaeos.com 3129655472 Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Friday Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon 0 – 2 hours any month

1) fundraising: non dilutive and dilutive
2) regulatory affairs
3) medical device commercialization

January 10, 2022 at 9:41 PM
Kathryn B Hyer Hyer Principal Hyer Health, LLC kbhyer@icloud.com 13123044032 Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor Monthly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Early Afternoon, Late Afternoon 11 – 20 hours Available in all of 2022, except for Feb 7-22; and March 8-12, May 18-22, and August 19-27.

1. Business building (how to take a raw technology and build a business around it);
2. Management recruitment, team building; and
3. Capital formation – fundraising.

I am always happy to co-mentor, as I think that is a value-added situation. I am available all days, but of course, there will be exceptions from time to time.

January 10, 2022 at 3:07 PM
Steve Kuemmerle EVP of Operations Inspirotec, Inc. kuemmsc@gmail.com 773-490-9035 Mentor, Facility / Business Tour, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Bi-Monthly Monday, Wednesday Late Afternoon, Evening 0 – 2 hours Apl-Nov

Biomedical partnering, licensing, and investment transactions
VC Investing and investor/partner pitch coaching
Company operations management

January 10, 2022 at 12:53 PM
Amanda Schalk Cofounder & COO Enzyme by Design amanda@enzymebydesign.com 7347076449 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

Thinking about Your Science as a Potential Product or something like that comes to mind.

Monthly Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Late Afternoon, Evening 3 – 5 hours Nothing sticks out at the moment

1) Wearing lots of hats at once – science, operations, marketing, networking
2) Non-dilutive funding from NIH
3) Logistics of starting a university spinoff

Happy to help out in other areas besides the topics I listed.

January 10, 2022 at 12:19 PM
Jamie Kasuboski Vice President OMX Ventures Jamie@omx.vc 2485681881 Guest Speaker*, Ad Hoc Advisor

Biotech company creation and investing

Monthly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Late Afternoon, Evening 0 – 2 hours Feb-Nov

Investing
Company creation
Biotech research

January 10, 2022 at 11:06 AM
Azurii Collier Director AbbVie akcollier@gmail.com 7066272722 Guest Speaker*, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor

Pharmaceutical R&D
Business Strategy
Innovation
Team Building & Culture

Bi-Monthly Thursday, Friday Evening 0 – 2 hours not July-Aug

Pharmaceutical R&D
Business Strategy
Innovation
Team Building & Culture

January 10, 2022 at 10:57 AM
Cole Johnson Director of Strategic Growth Dimension Inx coleallenjohnson@gmail.com 870-210-9022 Mentor, Ecosystem Link, Ad Hoc Advisor Bi-Monthly Wednesday, Friday Morning, Evening 0 – 2 hours July-Aug onward

early-stage technology commercialization, intellectual property, go-to-market strategy/product-market fit

January 10, 2022 at 7:59 AM
Tim Kanter President T-Minus Consulting tim@tminusconsulting.com 9542638611 Guest Speaker*, Mentor, Ad Hoc Advisor

Pharmaceutical commercialization (marketing, market access/channel management, sales, PR, corp comms, government affairs) and start-up.

Bi-Monthly Wednesday, Thursday Early Afternoon 3 – 5 hours No preference

Pharmaceutical Marketing (Commercialization)
Pharmaceutical Market Access/channel management
Pharmaceutical Sales/Sales Leadership

January 10, 2022 at 7:32 AM