Board of Directors

Top leaders from academia, government, and industry, representing a variety of biotech disciplines, serve on Bio Nebraska’s Board of Directors.

Current Directors

Josh Johnson, Chairman

Director of Biologics Operations, Huvepharma

Brook Aken

Manager of Economic Development, OPPD

Tala Awada, Ph.D.

Associate Dean in the Agricultural Research Division at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Charley Cull, DVM, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research & Development, Midwest Veterinary Services

Michael Dixon, Ph.D.

President and CEO, UNeMed Corporation

Joe Fox

Director of Business Development, Nebraska Department of Economic Development

AriAnna Goldstein

Partner, Technology and Intellectual Property, Baird Holm

Billy Hagstrom

CEO & Co-Founder, Bluestem Biosciences

Matthew Kreifels

Vice President of Sales, Streck Inc.

Craig Mischo

Director, Bayer State & Local Government Affairs

Niraj Patel

Director of Operations, Neogen

Genevieve Plumadore

Director of State Government Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb

Laurie Reagan

Plant Manager, BD North America Molding Center

Amy Thompson

Owner, Medical Maize, LLC & Maize Consulting

Bob Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Eric Zeece

Chief Executive Officer, Thyreos

Amanda Wilson

Sr. Specialty Proteins Quality Manager, Novozymes


Executive Leadership

Rob Owen

Executive Director

Sasha Forsen

Assistant Director