Life Science Tennessee is a member organization, driven by a robust Board of Directors who steer the organization’s strategic direction. The Board of Directors consists of industry executives from all areas, with representation from Tennessee’s research institutions, entrepreneurs, policy experts, economic development professionals and experienced scientists.

Ted TownsendChairman, Executive CommitteeUniversity of Memphis
Shawn GlinterSecretary, Executive CommitteePendant Biosciences
Glenn PerdueTreasurer, Executive CommitteeKraftCPAs
Tom BallardExecutive Committee, Economic Development ChairmanPYA
Paul FitzpatrickExecutive Committee, Membership ChairmanAdvanced Catheter Therapies
Kyle KamrathExecutive Committee, Advocacy ChairmanVertex Pharmaceuticals
Rebecca KaufmanExecutive Committee, Agricultural Technology ChairmanAgLaunch Initiative
Kayla GraffDirectorSweetBio
Meryl HarrisDirectorTN Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Dean HughesDirectorSmith & Nephew
Brian LadenDirectorAppello Pharmaceuticals
Julie LampleyDirectorEpstein Becker Green
Dr. Richard MagidDirectorUniversity of Tennessee Research Foundation
Dr. Larry MarnettDirectorVanderbilt University Medical Center
Jessica MonroeDirectorJohnson & Johnson
Rob ReadnourDirectorMountain Group Partners
Hunter RostDirectorWaller
Dr. Judsen SchneiderDirectorNashville Biosciences
Jessica TaveauDirectorEpicenter Memphis
Sara ThatcherDirectorMedtronic
Dr. Stephen WhiteDirectorSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Alan BentleyAdvisory BoardVanderbilt University
Joe CookAdvisory BoardMountain Group Partners
Jamie LeeAdvisory BoardNashville Health Care Council
Dr. Sam LynchAdvisory BoardLynch Biologics
Pete NelsonAdvisory BoardAgLaunch Initiative
Paul SeltmanAdvisory BoardSmith & Nephew