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

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

Jordan Feuerborn

Director, State Government Affairs and Policy, Merck

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

Sara Myers, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, University of Nebraska Omaha

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

Brad Roth, Ph.D.

President and Executive Director, NUtech Ventures, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Misty Wehling

Co-chair of the Biotechnology Program, Southeast Community College

Jessica Wiley, Ph.D.

COO & Bioinformatics Scientist, PraesensBio

Amanda Wilson

Sr. Specialty Proteins Quality Manager, Novonesis

Kirk Zeller

Co-Founder & CEO, Progressive NEURO

Tom Zuk

Principal, Holland Basham Architects

Executive Leadership

Rob Owen

Executive Director

Sasha Forsen

Assistant Director