The PICC’s leadership is comprised of business executives representing regional corporations, technology companies, investment businesses, professional firms, and academic institutions. They are committed to using their networks to support a strong business development initiative for Israeli companies in the region.
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Matthew I. Fingerman, ChFC®, CFP®, Vice President, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon
J. Todd Abrams, Ph.D., Senior Director, New Ventures and Business Development at Temple University
John J. Churchill, Business Strategist, WSFS Bank
Rene Rothstein-Rubin, MD, FACP, Founder, Rittenhouse Hematology Oncology
Vice President & Secretary
Matthew Taylor, Partner, Permit Capital Advisors, LLC
Immanuel John K., Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Neil A. Cooper, Esq., Executive Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rajesh Aggarwal, MD PhD FRCS FACS, Senior Vice President, Jefferson Strategic Ventures, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Shouvanik Chatterjee, Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Indegene
Scott I. Feldman, Esq. Principal, Independent Management Consultant
Steven L. Friedman, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Seth Freedman, Director, Tandigm Health
Lori Gavrin, PhD, Executive Director of Business Development, Tmunity Therapeutics Incorporated
E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, Esq., Attorney at Law, E. Carolyn Hochstadter Dicker, LLC
Michael R. Kelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Enterprises International, Inc.
Eric B. Kmiec, Ph.D., Director, Gene Editing Program Senior Research Scientist, Center for Translational, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, Christiana Care Health System
Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify LLC
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, Founder, Dr. Ayala, LLC and Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice
Asaf Levy, Vice President, Head of Global Teva R&D Project Leadership and Strategy, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Lori F. Reiner, Chief People Officer, Philadelphia, EisnerAmper LLP
Bernard C. Rudnick, Managing Partner, CapGenic Advisors, LLC
Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild
Jonathan E Spanier, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Professor of Engineering and Physics, Drexel University
David J. Allon, MBA, Managing Representative, Woodbury Financials
Richard A. Bendit, Esq., Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC
Beth Cohen, Esq., Director, Business Strategy and Innovation, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
H. Marc Tepper, Esq., Philadelphia Office Head, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
David Gitlin, Esq., Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Morris Gocial, CPA, Partner, Marks Paneth
Benjamin Strauss, Esq., Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Howard Joffe, Esq., Executive Communications Counsel, Best Evidence, Inc.
Vered Nohi, Executive Director
Mike Andrus, SVP, Global Sales, CBD Exports
David Briel, Executive Director of Office of International Business Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Ari D. Brooks, MD, Director of the Integrated Breast Center, Pennsylvania Hospital; Director, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Rabbi Gary Charlestein, Chairman, Premier Dental Products Co.
Omer Dekel, Head of Innovation Lab, Ontario Systems
Patrick M. Foley, First Vice President, Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc
Brett Goldman, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, GenCanna
Marcel L. Groen, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Allon Guez, Ph.D., Professor, ECE Department, Drexel University
Matt Handel, CEO, ExpressCells
Steven J Hess, Dr.sc, Sr. Director, Emerging Brands Research and Development, The Hershey Company
Cynthia Kane, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, Delaware Department of State
Merom Klein, PhD, Principal, Courage Growth Partners
Lawton Laurence, Senior Director of Radical and Disruptive Innovation, West Pharmaceutical Services
Nili Lesnik, CEO, Leading the Business
Allison Lindemann, Head of Sales Incentives and Store Initiatives, TD Bank
Samuel Major, Tech Investor, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE)
Pnina Mintz, PhD, Co-Founder and Officer, CNNH II, Inc.
Sarah Plimpton Liebowitz, Director, US Region, Sustainable Botanicals International
Rivka Riven Kreitman, PhD, Senior Partner, KRDable Consulting
Justin Rosenberg, Founder & Partner, Honeygrow
Kenny J. Simansky, PhD, Vice Dean for Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Joel F. Smith, President & CEO, J.F. Smith & Associates
Heather Steinman, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President, Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer, The Wistar Institute
Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Provost, Thomas Jefferson University; Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at TJU
Jordan Warshafsky, Partner, Ashton Tweed LTD.
Wayne Weisman, Partner, SCP Vitalife
Marina Zivik, CPA, Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Trinseo
Joseph Zuritsky, Chairman & CEO, Parkway Corporation