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 Townsend Chairman, Executive Committee University of Memphis
Alan Bentley Secretary, Executive Committee Vanderbilt University
Glenn Perdue Treasurer, Executive Committee Kraft CPAs
Tom Ballard Executive Committee, Economic Development Chairman PYA
Paul Fitzpatrick Executive Committee, Membership Chairman Advanced Catheter Therapies
Kyle Kamrath Executive Committee, Advocacy Chairman Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Pete Nelson Executive Committee, Agricultural Technology Chairman AgLaunch Initiative
Jessica Monroe Director Johnson & Johnson
Brian Laden Director Apello Pharamceuticals
Dr. Judsen Schneider Director Rouleur Analytics
Hunter Rost Director Waller
Shawn Glinter Director Pendant Biosciences
Dean Hughes Director Smith & Nephew
Kayla Graff Director SweetBio
Stephen White Director St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Carolyn Shelton Director
Steve Bares Director Memphis Bioworks
Giri Chandaka Ex-Officio, Memphis Academic Alliance President University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Teddy Van Opstal Ex-Officio, Nashville Academic Alliance President Vanderbilt University
Kathryn Halter Ex-Officio, Knoxville Academic Alliance Co-President University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Justin Westerfield Ex-Officio, Knoxville Academic Alliance Co-President University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Paul Seltman Advisory Board Smith & Nephew
Sam Lynch Advisory Board Lynch Biologics
Joe Cook Advisory Board Mountain Group Partners
Jamie Lee Advisory Board Nashville Health Care Council
Richard Magid Advisory Board University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Hilary Lang Advisory Board Patterson Intellectual Property Law