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
Business Operations Lead Strategy & Operations R&D - Innovative Medicines Development
Parexel International Inc
V. "Bala" Balasubramanian
Vice President of Life Sciences
Orion Innovation
Kevin Croissant '18
Managing Director, Global Services
Lou Cooperhouse
Jimmy Curcio MBS' 14
Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer
Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.
Sean Cuttler
Global Head of Information Technology
Narayan Escolin MBS' 15
Human Subjects Protection Analyst
Rutgers University
Andrea Gafford
Account Manager
Lookman Fazel
Chief Information & Digital Officer
NJ Transit
Barbara Green
Senior Director, Skin Health Translational Science
Johnson & Johnson
Keshia Paulino '14
Senior Manager, Information Security Compliance
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Anh Tran '15
Senior Director of Operational Development
Tarte Cosmetics
Jeff Schwartz
Vice President of North America Engineering
Check Point
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
Eddy Vertil
Program Manager Consultant
PM Institute
Craig Moran MBS' 17
Senior Manager, Data Operations
Robert J. Morris
AndMore Associates, LLC
John Moyer
Senior Director, Drug Development
Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson
Hany Salam
Vice President and General Manager
Badal Shah MBS' 14
Managing Director - KOL & Targeting
Neolytica, A Q-Pharma Company
Jay Silagi MBS' 13
Scientist, Consumer Science
Johnson & Johnson
Patrick Riolo '19
Product Development Manager
Allen Flavors, Inc
Marc Sander
Chief Digital & Information Officer
Azurity Pharmaceuticals!
Rick Saportsa MBS' 14
SVP of Data
Alain Van Loo
Chad Watson MBS' 13
Offshore Wind Development Manager
Jay Yogeshwar, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy Officer
Thomson Broadcast