Who We Are

Leadership

  • Staff
  • Council of Advisors
  • MaryAnn Guerra

    MaryAnn Guerra

    Ms. Guerra  is Chairman of the Board, and co-founder of BioAccel.  She is known for creating novel programs to accelerate the…

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  • Sergio Gazic

    Sergio Gazic

    CEO

    Over the past three years, Gazic has focused on supporting the growth of Arizona’s bioscience and health care sector through a new position…

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  • Lucia Howard

    Lucia Howard

    Member

    Since 1995, Lucia Fakonas Howard has served as President of her own firm, Fakonas Howard, Ltd., providing services in multiple facets of real estate…

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  • Kari Yatkowski

    Kari Yatkowski

    Member

    Kari Yatkowski’s career features more than twenty years as a strategic leader with a unique, dual perspective of the corporate arena combined…

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  • Todd Davis

    Todd Davis

    Honorary Board Member

    As the Chairman and CEO of LifeLock, Inc., and industry leader in protective identity theft protection, Mr. Davis has committed the last five years to…

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  • Sergio Gazic

    Sergio Gazic

    CEO

    Over the past three years, Gazic has focused on supporting the growth of Arizona’s bioscience and health care sector through a new position…

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  • Ron King, Ph.D., MBA

    Chief Science and Business Officer

    Dr. King is Chief Science and Business Officer as well as co-founder of BioAccel. Dr. King brings more than 23 years of experience in health…

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  • Nikki Corday

    Operations Manager

    Nikki Corday oversees all operational facets of BioAccel, providing high-level administrative support.

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  • Michael Robinson

    Program Manager

    Michael is a program manager for BioAccel, performing due diligence on investment opportunities and connecting BioAccel's portfolio companies with…

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  • Enrico Picozza

    Enrico Picozza

    Council Chairman

    Enrico Picozza is the Chairman of the Council of Advisors and a pioneer in the life sciences with a history of recognizing and developing new…

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  • Scott Whyte

    Scott Whyte

    Council Member

    Scott Whyte is the Economic Development Services Director for the City of Peoria. Mr. Whyte served eight years in the Corona Redevelopment Agency in…

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  • Brent Mattingly

    Brent Mattingly

    Council Member

    Brent Mattingly joined the City Finance Department in June 1997 as the Financial Services Manager. In 2000, he was promoted to Deputy Finance Director…

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  • John Linehan, PhD

    John Linehan, PhD

    Council Member

    John H. Linehan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, and a Consulting Professor of Bioengineering in Stanford…

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  • Randal Schulhauser

    Randal Schulhauser

    Council Member

    Randal Schulhauser is the Senior Manager of Technology & Business Development at Medtronic. Randal holds four patents with another six…

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  • Tom Star

    Tom Star

    Council Member

    (Tempe, AZ) Tom Star is the president of MDI (Molded Devices Inc.) Injection Molding. Tom spent the last 15 years working in Silicon Valley in sales…

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  • Christine Furstoss

    Christine Furstoss

    Council Member

    (Niskayuna, NY) Christine Furstoss is the Vice President and Technical Director for Manufacturing and …

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  • Paul Begovac, Ph.D.

    Paul Begovac, Ph.D.

    Council Member

    (Flagstaff, AZ) Paul C. Begovac, Ph.D. is currently a Business Technology Leader at W. L. Gore & Assoc., Inc.  …

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  • Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A.

    Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A.

    Council Member

    (Phoenix, AZ) Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A. of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, is Senior Vice President of Health Services and Chief Medical…

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  • Larry Davis

    Larry Davis

    Council Member

    (Hopkinton, MA) Larry Davis has over 25 years of medical device sales, service and sales management experience. Prior to joining Arteriocyte in…

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  • Eric Miller

    Eric Miller

    Council Member

    (Phoenix, AZ) Eric Miller is a co-founder and co-owner at PADT, Inc. …

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