Meet our Leadership
Carol Malysz, Executive Director, leads the RI Bio community and Board of Directors in developing strong collaborations among life sciences companies, entrepreneurs, sources of capital, academic and medical centers, hospitals and government organizations to ensure a high-value life sciences community. Through education and advocacy, she supports innovators, students, clinicians, academics and businesses in their efforts to advance science.
Jay Round, RI Bio’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) provides free consulting and advisory services to help life sciences entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. The EIR helps Rhode Island start-ups leverage a plethora of resources at the academic and state level, and helps them better understand regulatory issues, technology transfer, funding streams and how to connect and collaborate with academic partners.
“The R.I. innovation community is expected to bring 1000-plus jobs and an additional $100 million in revenue to the state over the next 20 years.”
2022 Annual Meeting
In case you missed it, download a copy of the Annual Meeting presentation held on January 19, 2022.
Board of Directors
Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor, Bank of America
Physician-Scientist, Drug Developer, Early-Stage Life Science Investor
Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Associate Vice President for Intellectual Property and Economic Development, URI
Senior Director of Finance & Operations Controller, Rubius Therapeutics Inc.
President and CEO, Lenoss Medical, LLC
RI Bio Board Chair, Vice President, Scientific Operations, Proof Diagnostics
President & CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute
Executive Director, Strategic Alliances - VWR, Part of Avantor
Board of Directors Emeriti
Board of Directors, Chair Emeritus, Founder and CEO, youB, Inc.
Managing Partner, NEMIC
Life Science Advisors
Ed Bozzi, PhD
Professor, Biotechnology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
CEO & Co-Founder, PrO2
Leonard Buckbinder, PhD
VP Biology, Scorpion Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
Chesley M. Chen, MS, MBA
Principal, Life Sciences, CLA, CliftonLarsonAllen; Adjunct Professor, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Life Sciences Entrepreneur
Geraldine Harriman, PhD
Co-Founder/CSO, Hot Spot Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
Patent Agent, Keeley DeAngelo LLP, Charlestown, RI
Executive Director, Process Development, Amgen
John Thompson, PhD
VP Genomics and Computational Biology, Homology Medicines, Bedford, MA
Founder, Emerge Health RI, Providence, RI
Medical Device/Healthcare Entrepreneur
Medical Device Leader