PACT Advisory Boards

PACT Advisory Boards bring together leaders across the PACT community to share best practices in their field, network, and assist in the development of PACT programming that provides professional development and thought leadership, opportunities to network, and resources for entrepreneurs and investors in our region. Each one of our eight advisory boards is made up of current PACT members who connect three (3) times per year.


PACT Advisory Boards work to promote thought leadership, growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region (and more). Advisory Boards are made up of industry leaders in fields such as:

Life Sciences
Digital Health
SaaS Executives (by invite only)
Technology Executives (by invite only)

As committees, these leaders meet to discuss industry trends, network, and assist PACT in developing program topics based on the needs of Philadelphia entrepreneurs and/or investors in the field.

Check out our calendar of events and register for one (or more!) of our programs in core areas like FinTech, SaaS, Digital Health, Talent Connect, MedTech, FemTech, Life Sciences Roundtable, and the Technology Executives Roundtable (TER).

Requirements & Benefits

Requirements of Participation

Each Advisory Board member is expected to:

  • Attend 2 out of 3 meetings a year
  • Personally attend (or send a colleague) 2/3 of the programs in your advisory board’s focus area
  • Market each program internally and on social media outlets

Benefits of Participation

  • Listing on PACT website
  • Listing in marketing materials
  • Recognition on social media channels
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Exclusive invitation to Advisory Board events

Advisory Board Leadership

Kris Acharya, Director, Engagement Team Lead – Business Technology, Pfizer

Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications, and Programs Officer, Penn Center for Innovation

Chetan Bagga, Chief Executive Officer, Archetype Solutions Group

Zach Baumstein, Client Relationship Manager, SolomonEdwards Group

Chris Betz, CTO, United Effects

Deb Cypher, Chief Product Officer, Triduum

Adam Dakin, Managing Director, HealthTech, DreamIt Ventures

David Demuth, Senior Managing Director, CFO Consulting Partners

Patrick Dudley, Director, Clinical Care Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

Erin Duffy, Partner, Duane Morris

Tom Dwyer, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Robert Edelstein, Advisor, Investor, Mentor,

Alan Golombek, Principal, HealthTech Horizons

Anthony Green, Chief Scientific Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Phil Heifetz, Chief Busienss Officer, PHIT Circle

Shahram Hejazi, Partner, BioAdvance

Elizabeth Hodgson, Associate, FoxRothschild

Peter Hotz, President & CEO, vybe urgent care

Karen Johnston, Senior Manager, Wipfii

Frederick Jones, Partner, BioAdvance

Brian Litt, Co-Director, Penn Health-Tech

Katie Logan, Senior Project Manager, Healthshare Exchange

Casandra Mann, Marketing & Sales Manager, Precision Systems

Neil C. Maskeri, Senior Counsel, Young Basile

Brian McCabe, Senior Director, Bridge Bank

Scott Nepereny, Managing Director, Accenture

Todd Norton, Senior Attorney, Volpe Koenig

Benjamin David Novak, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Ellizabeth Orsinger, SVP – Technology, Venture Banking, Pacific Western Bank

Steve Owens, Chief Technology Officer, Quantitative Radiology Solutions

John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper

Todd Pietri, Managing Partner, Activate Venture Partners

Robert Pugliese, Director of Innovation Design, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Sushma Rajagopalan, Venture Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures

Mike Ravenscroft, Startup Success Manager, DreamIt Ventures

Don Reed, SVP, COO, Privacy Officer, HealthShare Exchange

Saul Richter, Managing Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures

Bracha Rosenstein, Senior Manager, Accenture

Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine

Kurt Schiller, Head of Marketing, Arcweb Technologies

Mark Schuber, Vice President, Design Services, Think Company

Gregg Shibata, VP Payor Market Development, Quil

Elizabeth Sigety, Attorney at Law, Fox Rothschild LLP

Jonathan Smith, Director, Fairmount Partners

Aron Starosta, VP, Commercialization & New Ventures, University City Science Center

Evan Travis, SVP, Venture Banking, Live Oak Bank

Vijay Verma, Associate CIO, Emerging Technologies & Transformation, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chief Marketing Officer, Chariot Solutions

Katie Wenger, Associate, CBRE

Samantha Yanczak, VP, Project Recruiting, Juno Search Partners

Scott Yoder

Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications, and Programs Officer, University Of Pennsylvania

Zach Baumstein, Client Relationship Manager, SolomonEdwards Group

Joe Bodnar, Investment Analyst, Zeke Capital

Ryan Breen, Managing Director, KPMG

Carol Burns, CoFounder, President & CEO, Cagent Vascular

Joe Camaratta, President & CEO, Quantitative Radiology Solutions

Edward Chan, Partner, 1315 Capital

Phil Charron, Executive Vice President, Think Company

James Cleffi, Managing Director, Accenture

Lauren Consentino, Vice President, Life Sciences Group, Bridge Bank

Jay Coogan, Partner, Ballard Spahr

Adam Dakin, Managing Director, Health Tech, Dreamit HealthTech

David DeMuth, Senior Managing Director, CFO Consulting Partners

Dana Donofree, CEO, AnaOno

Alexander Dundara, Team Leader, Life Sciences, Withum

Robert Edelstein, Advisor, Investor, Mentor,

Scott Fraser, Founding Partner, Fraser Healthcare, LLC

Alan Golombek, Principal, HealthTech Horizons

Tony Green, Chief Scientific Officer, BenFranklin Technology Partners

Dawn Gulick, President, Therapeutic Articulations, LLC

Lise N. Halpert, President & CEO, InnoVision Medical Technologies

Michael Harrington, Partner, Fox Rothschild

Brian J. Hubbard, Partner, Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP

Richard Hughen, CEO, Linshom

Ping Jiang, CFO, CFO Consulting Partners

Camille Jolly-Tornetta, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kathie Jordan, Program Director, Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program

Steve Kemler, Director, Life Sciences Senior Analyst, RSM

Anna Koulas, VP, Drexel Solutions Institute, Drexel University

Brian Litt, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Bioengineering, Penn Medicine

Paul Magers

Matthew Maltese, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, X-Biomedical

JeanMarie Markham, Founder & CEO, ClinLogix

Neil C. Maskeri, Senior Counsel, Young Basile

Rightley McConnell, Vice President, Operations, Precision Systems

Godfrey Nazareth, President & CEO, X-Biomedical

Zach Noling, CFO, CamberSpine

Tom Olenzak, Director of Innovation and Corporate Development, Independent Blue Cross

John Pennett, Partner, EisnerAmper

Rob Pugliese, Director of Innovation Design, Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Joe Rafferty, CEO, VESTECK

Sushma Rajagopalan, Venture Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures

Katie Reuther, Executive Director, Penn-Health Tech

Sharon Ross, QED Program Manager, University City Science Center

Adam Salamon, CEO, Pression LLC

Harm Scherpbier, Cheif Medical Information Officer, Healthshare Exchange

Melissa Sherman, CEO, MOBILion Systems

Sri Sriadibhatla, Investment Director, Healthcare Investment Group, BenFranklin Technology Partners

Katie Wenger, Associate, CBRE

Troy Wilford, Director, Commerciallization Solutions, University City Science Center

Amy Williams, President & Managing Partner, SageWork RX

John Witkowski, President, DSM Biomedical

Samantha Yanczak, Vice President, Project Recruiting, Juno Search Partners

David Yonce, CEO, Cogwear

Aimee Senour, Vice President Business Development, Cigniti Technologies

Allan Frank, CEO, Think New Visions

Ben Askin, CIO, Vertex

Chris Nichols, EVP, Research & Development, iPipeline, Inc.

Dan Klein, Managing Director, Slalom

Evan Swartley, Head of IT Division Strategy, Vanguard

Jad Abou-Maarouf, Chief Data Officer, Fulton Bank

Janet Harrison, Division Director – Information Systems, Ametek, Inc.

Jeff Richardson, Chief Data Officer, Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Ken Weirman, Retired

Kim Susko, Principal, Management Consulting, RSM

Robert Taylor, CTO, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commision

Russ Starke, CEO, Think Company

Sanjay Sharma, EVP & Global Head of Private Banking, SEI

Sassan Hejazi, Director, Technology Solutions, Kreischer Miller

Srinath Chigullapalli, Head of Identity and Access Management, Vanguard

Stefan Neubig, Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, SAP

Steve Tranchida, Vice President, Digital Solutions, Veristor

Tom Rivera, Director, Information Technology, Vertex


Ken Weirman,  TER AB Emeritus

Terry Ammons, Partner, Wipfli

Brad Armstrong, Partner, Lovell Minnick Partners

Joe Bodnar

Chris Bradley, Customer Relations Manager, 4TelecomHelp, Inc.

Glenn Bressner, Managing Partner, Activate

Srinath Chigullapalli, Senior Program Manager, Vanguard

Jennifer Ciotti, Program Manager, SEI Ventures, SEI

Jay Coogan, Partner, Ballard Spahr

Ryan Corcoran, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, FinPay

Richard Craft, CEO, Wealth Advisory Group

Matthew R. DiPuppo, Financial Advisor, Principal Financial Group

Charles Durkin, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Privakey

Scott Feldman, Manging Director, Susquehanna Growth Equity

Mia Fioravanti, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, FS Investments

Jessica Gallagher, Senior Scrum Master, SEI

John Gilmore

Jim Gunton, Manging Parter & Founder, Tech Council Ventures

Joseph P. Gushue, Shareholder, Volpe Konig

Bill Hunter, SVP Sales, iPipeline

John Jacobs, VP, Channel Management, InstaMed

Amanda Kalk, Director, Technology, Think Company

Terrence Kerwin, Partner, Fox Rothschild

Douglas Kingston, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Russ Kliman, Head of Strategic Programs & Innovation, SEI

Anna Koulas, Executive Director, Drexel Business Solutions Institute, Drexel University

Tim Kowalski, President & CEO, Finpay

Michelle Lowry, TD Bank Endowed Professor, Finance, Drexel University

Anurag Mathur, Founder, ITX Hub

John Maylath, Managing Partner and Practical Strategist, Advisory Hub

David McLaughlin, Chief Executive Officer, QuantaVerse

Sangram Mohite, Operations and Account Lead, Accenture

James Murphy, CEO, Greenphire

Andy Newcomb, Managing Partner, Mission OG

Todd Norton, Senior Attorney, Volpe Koenig

Kevin O’Nell, Osage Partners

Elizabeth Orsinger, SVP – Technology, Venture Banking, Pacific Western Bank

Joe Paddock, VP, Sales, iPipeline

Jim Paolino, Founder / CEO, LodeStar Software Solutions

Warren Pennington, Principal, Vanguard

Travis Pierce, Vanguard Fintech Ventures & Investment Management Fintech Strategies, Vanguard

Siva Raman, Associate Vice President, Cigniti

Falk Riker, Global VP & Global IBU Head for Banking, SAP

Laura Scannapieco, Technology Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture

Eric Segal, Managing Director, CFO Consulting Partners

Evan Travis, SVP, Venture Banking, Live Oak Bank

Joseph P. Ujobai, CEO, Alternative Investment Exchange

Katie Wenger, Associate, CBRE

Stephen Zafarino, Talent Director, Sales & Marketing, Juno Search Partners

Nick Amadio, Senior HR Business Partner, SEI

Michael Bertoni, Founder & CEO, PhillyTech

Ray Bixler, President & CEO, SkillSurvey

Stephen Brittin, VP, Growth & Strategy, Juno Search Partners

Jen Clement, Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, SEI

Suzanne Cruit, Director, Corporate and Community Relations, Penn State Great Valley

Remy De Vlieghere, Founder & CEO,

Greg Doran, CFO, Frontline Education

Kristy Flynn, Co-Founder, CEO, GoCoach

Emily Foote, Principal, Osage Partners

Carly Gardner, Social & Community Manager, Juno Search Partners

Pam Hernandez, Training Specialist, SEI

Sarah Herrmann, VP, National Accounts, Tech & Marketing, Juno Search Partners

Anna Koulas, VP Drexel Solutions Institute, Drexel University

DJ Krebsbach, Chief Culture Officer, Boomi

Nora Leco, Vice President, Internal Operations, Think Company

Bob Lucci, President & Chief Revenue Officer, ORS Partners

Alicia Mandracchia, Senior Director, Human Resources, Clinlogix

Bruce Marable, Co-Founder, CEO, EmployeeCycle

Bruce McMahon, Chief Operations Officer, Think Company

Lori Mighton, Head of Enterprise Advice Platform Operations, Vanguard

Sylvester Mobely, Chief Executive Officer, Coded By Kids

Priya Muddu, Human Resources Manager, Cigniti

Katie Perry, Project Manager, The O’Connor Group

Jess Podgajny, Founder & CEO, Lluna

Lisa Proto, Manager, Learning, Leadership & CoachingTeam, SEI

Lori Reiner, Chief People Officer, EisnerAmper

Vicki Sack, Founder & Chief Voice of Reason, Juno Search Partners

Tom Schwenger, President & COO, Veeva

Fiona Scull, Manager, Talent & Culture, Sidecar

Haniyyah B. Sharpe-Brown, Philadelphia Metro Market Lead, Accenture

Gina Wagner, Chief People Officer, QuilHealth

Katie Wenger, Associate, CBRE

Caitie Zajko, Campus Director, Philadelphia, Tech Elevator

Allen Born, Director, Internet & Cloud Investment Banking, Fairmount Partners

Bernie Wojcik, VP Finance, Planalytics, Inc.

Bill Redmond, VP IT Ops, FinOPs, and Cloud Operations, iPipeline, Inc.

Borzou Motlagh, CEO, United Effects LLC

Christopher Miller, Partner, Corporate and M&A, Troutman Pepper

Doc Parghi, Operating Partner, SRI Capital

Elijah Dornstreich, Principal, AB Bernstein

Frank Shultz, President & CEO, Infinite Blue

Greg Doran, Operating Partner, Thoma Bravo, Frontline Education

Jen Goldsmith, President, Tendo

John Viglione, CEO,

Kate Shields, Chief Customer Officer, Vertex

Mark McGuriman, Director, CBIZ, Inc.

Michael Bachman, Global Architect & Principal Technologist, Boomi

Ned Moore, CEO, Clutch Holdings, LLC

Rick Nucci, CEO, Guru

Stefan Neubig, Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, SAP

Suchit Bachalli, CEO, Unilog

Tim Filewicz, Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC

Tom Schwenger, President & COO, Veeva Systems