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
Shawn Glinter Secretary, Executive Committee Pendant Biosciences
Glenn Perdue Treasurer, Executive Committee KraftCPAs
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
Rebecca Kaufman Executive Committee, Agricultural Technology Chairman AgLaunch Initiative
Jamari Brown Director Metro Nashville & Davidson County Government
Kayla Graff Director SweetBio
Meryl Harris Director TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Dean Hughes Director Smith & Nephew
Brian Laden Director Appello Pharmaceuticals
Julie Lampley Director Epstein Becker Green
Dr. Richard Magid Director University of Tennessee Research Foundation
Dr. Larry Marnett Director Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jessica Monroe Director Johnson & Johnson
Rob Readnour Director Mountain Group Partners
Hunter Rost Director Waller
Dr. Judsen Schneider Director Nashville Biosciences
Jessica Taveau Director Epicenter Memphis
Sara Thatcher Director Medtronic
Dr. Stephen White Director St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Giri Chandaka Ex-Officio, Memphis Academic Alliance President University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Lorena Harvey 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
Alan Bentley Advisory Board Vanderbilt University
Joe Cook Advisory Board Mountain Group Partners
Jamie Lee Advisory Board Nashville Health Care Council
Dr. Sam Lynch Advisory Board Lynch Biologics
Pete Nelson Advisory Board AgLaunch Initiative
Paul Seltman Advisory Board Smith & Nephew