Board Members 2020-06-17T17:26:09-05:00

AUTM Foundation board members serve to strengthen and enhance AUTM’s mission to advance academic technology transfer by providing the capacity to secure resources for the Association and promote its goals. Our board members have industry expertise that positions them to identify individual, corporate and foundation leaders. They create the vital connections needed to support the Association’s efforts to advance academic technology transfer globally.

Laura A. Schoppe


Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services…Read More

Ken Porter

Board Member

Kenneth W. Porter, Ph.D., MBA, is Director, IP Management and Social/Clinical Innovation, at Innovate Calgary, a corporation that facilitates research partnerships…Read More

John Perchorowicz


John Perchorowicz, Ph.D., is president of Triage Masters, LLC, which provides guidance to university technology transfer offices in fulfilling their mission…Read More

Carl E. Gulbrandsen

Board Member

Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Ph.D., J.D., is the emeritus managing director of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF is the patent management…Read More

Chris Yochim


Chris Yochim is the owner of Easy Rider Stable and a leader in the Greater Philadelphia Life Science Community, promoting industry and academic collaborations to…Read More

Kathleen A. Denis

Board Member

Kathleen A. Denis, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer at The Rockefeller University, a premier biomedical research institution located in…Read More

Linda Pullan

Board Member

For over 10 years at Pullan Consulting, Linda Pullan has been helping in identification, evaluation, valuation, negotiation and strategy for partnering, in or out…Read More

Holly Meadows

Board Member

Holly Wales Meadows, JD, RTTP is the Associate Director of the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at…Read More

Yatin Karpe

Board Member

Yatin S. Karpe, Ph.D. is Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at Rowan University, located at the South Jersey Technology Park in Mullica Hill…Read More

Nichole Mercier

Board Member

Nichole Mercier is an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Washington University in St. Louis & the Managing Director of the Office of Technology Management…Read More