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
Joanna 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 Salam
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
Marc Sander
Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities
Rick Saportsa 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.