Josh Green is a mentor and entrepreneur whose career has primarily focused on business and organizational development. He is currently the Director of the Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP) – a program of George Mason University and the Virginia SBDC. ICAP works with early-stage technology and innovation-driven companies to validate their market and continues to support them as they seek investment and scale their ventures. For 15 years, he has advised private companies and nonprofit organizations across the United States in a wide array of industries.
We at BioBuzz have always strived to center ourselves around the individuals who have worked to push the biohealth sphere to new heights. Our “5 Questions With…” series embodies this effort as we have highlighted professionals at all levels, from early career to the C-suite, from scientists to business developers to managers and directors. Regardless of position or title, the many individuals highlighted in 2022 are all changemakers in their own right and we greatly appreciate their work and contribution to this series.
During the pandemic, I think many people went through a lot of self-reflection—including myself! Through personal health experiences, and also participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, I realized how important to me it was to serve a mission related to healthcare and science. It’s a field that ultimately saves lives – and with that I landed here at MilliporeSigma, a biotechnology company at Rockville, MD. I am currently the Head of People Strategy Execution for our Rockville site, which in short, I like to describe as “people harmony.” My work includes recruiting, community partnerships, employee engagement, DE&I, and leadership development.
Brandan Jason is a current resident of Gaithersburg, MD and has lived in Montgomery County for the past six years. He grew up in upstate New York and attended St. John Fisher College. Brandan loves to network and make new connections. He is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, and visiting craft breweries.
I was attracted to Incyte for its immuno-oncology pipeline. When I first joined Incyte as a Scientific Director, Immuno-Oncology in U.S. Medical Affairs, I had the opportunity to support the growing pipeline, explore novel biology and enable our therapeutics into clinical practice.
As a Scientist within Cardinal Health’s Real-World Evidence & Insights specialty business, Marné Garretson provides subject matter expertise supporting a portfolio of health outcomes research studies examining clinical outcomes and demonstrating value for specialty therapies. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Marné has had a variety of professional experiences in the applications of epidemiological research methods, biostatistics, and project management, in addition to research experiences that have provided her with opportunities to serve as a thought leader.
I am a California native and attended UCLA for my undergraduate studies. I intended to study marine biology, but I took Dr. Owen Witte’s class in molecular/cellular biology and knew I wanted to learn more about the field and how this knowledge could be used to develop therapies to treat cancer. I graduated with a degree in biology from UCLA and attended California State University, Dominguez Hills for my Master’s degree in molecular biology, where I studied retrotransposons in sea urchins in Dr. John Robert’s lab. I left the comfort of California and began my Ph.D. studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Davin is a design principal at Hanbury’s Baltimore office. He is an architect, planner and urban designer recognized as a thought leader, promoting innovative design solutions to address issues of equity, economy, and environment. Davin is experienced with projects of varying scales and complexity. He has an award-winning portfolio of various project types including federal, institutional, cultural, corporate and commercial types. As a planner, Davin has led in neighborhood plans, campus master plans, development plans and city-wide plans. He has led design for major science and technology projects, including the Food and Drug Administration Headquarters in White Oak.
Kathy Fowler Silverstein has 25+ years of experience in television, with a specialty in medical reporting. She was medical reporter at Washington, D.C.’s ABC affiliate WJLA-TV; WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland; NBC-17 in Raleigh, N.C.; and WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. Her ability to simplify complicated medical topics and tell compelling human interest stories earned her a National Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award, several Associated Press awards and several nominations for local Emmys.
David is an experienced and dependable mechanical engineer with a keen understanding of HVAC&R and mechanical utility system design. He has successfully completed projects for cGMP manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and central utility plants ranging in scope from small-scale renovations below $50k to advanced facility designs exceeding $250 million.