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Board Members 2018-05-01T13:45:13+00:00

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.

Chris Yochim

Chairman

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

Richard Chylla

Treasurer

Richard Chylla, Ph.D., CLP, RTTP, is the Executive Director of Technologies at Michigan State University. He is responsible for all strategic and operational…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

Laura A. Schoppe

Board Member

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

John Perchorowicz

Secretary

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

Stephen J. Susalka

Ex-Officio Board Member

Stephen Susalka, Ph.D., CLP, is a seasoned technology commercialization professional with experience in licensing, internal development and…Read More