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


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 […]

Richard Chylla


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

John Perchorowicz


John Perchorowicz, Ph.D., is president of Triage Masters, LLC, which provides guidance to university technology transfer offices in fulfilling their mission. These services are aimed at improving […]

Kathleen A. Denis

Kathleen A. Denis, Ph.D., is the Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer at The Rockefeller University, a premier biomedical research institution located in New York City. […]

Carl E. Gulbrandsen

Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Ph.D., J.D., is the emeritus managing director of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF is the patent management organization for the University of […]

Laura A. Schoppe

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer services. A Registered Technology Transfer Professional […]

Stephen J. Susalka

Stephen Susalka, Ph.D., CLP, is a seasoned technology commercialization professional with experience in licensing, internal development and company formation. He is an acknowledged local, statewide and […]

Mary Albertson

Mary Albertson is president of the AUTM Association and a senior licensing associate and operations manager in the Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University, where she […]

Kelly Markey

Executive Director

Kelly Markey, CFRE, is a seasoned development and strategic specialist whose focus is working with organizations seeking to enhance their fundraising and business development activities through targeted […]