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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Mike Krupit, Founder & Lead Coach, Trajectify LLC
Vice President & Secretary
Lawton Laurence, Senior Director, Applied Research and Technology, West Pharmaceutical Services
Michael L. Riesenbach, CPA, Chief Operating Officer, Isdaner & Company, LLC
Immediate Past President
Matthew I. Fingerman, ChFC®, CFP®, Vice President, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon
Neil A. Cooper, Esq., Executive Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
J. Todd Abrams, Ph.D., Senior Director, New Ventures and Business Development at Temple University
Cynthia (Crickett) Blauch, Category Manager, Ethnic Kosher, The GIANT Company
Shouvanik Chatterjee, Global Head of Corporate Development and M&A, Indegene
John J. Churchill, Business Strategist, WSFS Bank
Lori Gavrin, PhD, Chief Business and Strategy Officer, NeuExcell Therapeutics
Sarah Fishman Goncher, Esq., Deputy General Counsel – Operations, Legal/Risk Management, ChristianaCare Health System
Steven Hess, Sr., MS Dr. Sc. Director, Emerging Brands Research and Development, The Hershey Company
Immanuel John K.
Shintaro Kaido, MBA, Vice Provost for Innovation and Executive Director, Drexel Applied Innovation, Drexel University
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, MD, Founder, Dr. Ayala, LLC and Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice
Viviane Martin, PhD, CLP, Director of Licensing, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Center for Innovation, University of Pennsylvania
Jill Matthews, Director of Marketing Innovation and Strategy, BIMBO Bakeries USA
Rene Rothstein-Rubin, MD, FACP, Founder, Rittenhouse Hematology Oncology, and Associate Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Clinical Oncology and Hematology, Drexel University
Elizabeth D. Sigety, Partner, Fox Rothschild
Matthew Taylor, Partner, Permit Capital Advisors, LLC
Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures, and Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures
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, Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures
H. Marc Tepper, Esq., Philadelphia Office Head, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
David Gitlin, Esq., Partner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Benjamin Strauss, Esq., Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Howard Joffe, Esq., Executive Communications Counsel, Best Evidence, Inc.
Brad Abramson, Vice President, Marsh McLennan
David Baker, President and CEO, Vallon Pharmaceuticals
David Briel, Deputy Secretary, Office of International Business Development at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
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
Stephen A. Doneson, CPA, Senior Audit Manager, Eisner Amper
Rabbi Gary Charlestein, Chairman, Premier Dental Products Co.
Omer Dekel, Head of Innovation Lab, Ontario Systems
David Fahey, Principal, Managing Director, Avison Young
Brett Goldman, Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, GenCanna
Marcel L. Groen, Esq., Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Matt Handel, CEO, ExpressCells
Arik Hertz, CEO, Founder and President, TAB Israel (The Alternative Board) and Owner, TAB Greater Philadelphia
Michael R. Kelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Enterprises International, Inc.
Merom Klein, PhD, Principal, Courage Growth Partners
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
Brian Levy, Open Innovation (Advanced Materials and Process Technologies), W. L. Gore & Associates
Nili Lesnik, CEO, Leading the Business
JeanMarie Markham, CEO, Clinlogix
Gwen Melincoff, Managing Director, Gemini Advisors LLC
Sarah Plimpton Liebowitz, Director, US Region, Sustainable Botanicals International
Rivka Riven Kreitman, PhD, Senior Partner, KRDable Consulting
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
Karina Sotnik, Founder/CEO, WorldUpstart
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.
Joseph Zuritsky, Chairman & CEO, Parkway Corporation