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Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

The MBS Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is a valuable resource for Rutgers Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program.

Comprised of STEM-based business leaders representing a rich spectrum of industries—including pharmaceutical manufacturing, R&D, product development, media and television, consumer goods, and the energy sector—our members pool their vast knowledge and expertise to help shape curriculum and keep programming and related initiatives cutting-edge, relevant, and impactful, keeping our program ever-current, and enabling us to best assess how we prepare students to meet the ever-changing needs of the 21st-century workforce. 

IAB members engage with students at events including guest lectures, panel presentations, and mixers, where they discuss industry-specific trends, developments, and innovations as well as challenges facing business leaders today.  Additionally, our board members serve as a strong network for both current students and our growing number of alumni. This passion for our program and overall mentorship for success gives our overall program a leading edge.

We are proud that several IAB members are also MBS graduates



IAB Members

Jim Andahazy (MBS’16)
Director, Business Operations Lead
Bristol-Myers Squibb

V. “Bala” Balasubramanian
Senior Vice President, Life Sciences
Orion Innovation

Christine Brideau
Vice President, In Vitro Pharmacology
Deerfield Discovery and Development (3DC)

Lou Cooperhouse
President & CEO

Jimmy Curcio (MBS’14)
Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer
Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sean Cuttler
Senior Director, Information Technology
Gilead Sciences

Narayan Escolin (MBS’15)
Human Subjects Protection Analyst
Rutgers University

Andrea Gafford
Account Manager

Joanne Gere
Executive Director
Westchester Biotech Project

Barbara Green
Senior Director, Skin Health Translational Science
Johnson & Johnson

Steve Greenspan, Ph.D.
Lead Research Scientist

William Heydorn. Ph.D.
Nonclinical Consultant to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry

Ashley Rae Kark (MBS ’14)
CEO & Co-Founder

Hahn-JunLee, Ph.D.
President  & CEO
Epygenix Therapeutics, Inc.

Hui Liu, MS, Ph.D.
Associate Director, QA Technology & Data Lead
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Bill Lohrman
Realtor®️/ Board Member / Senior Energy Industry Analyst

Craig Moran (MBS’17)
Senior Manager, Data Operations

Robert J. Morris
AndMore Associates, LLC

John Moyer
Senior Director, Early Development
Johnson & Johnson

Christina Pellicane (MBS’12)
Vice President of Business Development

Hany Salama
Vice President and General Manager

Badal Shah (MBS’14)
Managing Director – KOL & Targeting
QPharma, Inc.

Fabienne Saturne-Nicolas (MBS’14)
Shiseido Americas Corporation

Jay Silagi (MBS’13)
Scientist, Consumer Science
Johnson & Johnson

Marc Silver
Customer Experience, Digital Channels Manager
International SOS

Mark Sander
Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities

Rick Saporta (MBS’14)
Head of Strategy and Insights
The Farmer’s Dog

Alain Van Loo 
Founder, Assetive
COO, Intromunne

Chad Watson (MBS’ 13)
Principal Staff Engineer – Project Engineering

Jay Yogeshwar, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Media Translation, Inc.