our team

Board of Directors

The Science Center is proud to have many of the region’s business and academic leaders serving on our Board. 


Dario C. Altieri M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Wistar Institute [Bio]


Maxine Ballen

Director Emerita, University City Science Center


Kerry R. Benson

Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, The PFM Group [Bio]


M. Brian Blake Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Provost, Drexel University [Bio]


Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Rowan University [Bio]


Dawn A. Bonnell, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research, University of Pennsylvania [Bio]


Craig R. Carnaroli (Chairman of the Board)

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania [Bio]


Christopher M. Cashman

Chairman and CEO, Marinus Pharmaceuticals [Bio]


Ernest Dianastasis

CEO, The Precisionists, Inc., and Chairman, First State Innovation [Bio]


Michael A. DiPiano

Managing General Partner, New Spring Ventures [Bio]


Glen N. Gaulton, Ph.D.

Vice Dean and Director of Global Health; Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Director Emeritus, University City Science Center[Bio]


Jane H. Hollingsworth

Founding Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures [Bio]


David Holveck

Director Emeritus, University City Science Center 


Osagie O. Imasogie

Senior Managing Partner, PIPV Capital [Bio]


Richard P. Jaffe, Esq. 

Partner, Duane Morris LLP, Director Emeritus [Bio]

J. Larry Jameson, MD, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Dean, Perelman School of Medicine [Bio]


Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.

Executive-in-Residence, Pappas Capital; Director Emeritus, University City Science Center [Bio]


David R.  King

Senior Advisor, Atonarp, Inc. [Bio]


Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA

President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System [Bio]


Carl Kopfinger

TD Bank Community Capital Group - Senior Vice President & Managing Director, TD Bank, N.A. [Bio]


Kenneth L. Kring

Managing Director, Educational Specialty Practice, Korn/Ferry International, Director Emeritus, University City Science Center [Bio]


Keith Leaphart, D.O., MBA

President/CEO, The Leaphart Group [Bio]


William J. Marrazzo

President and Chief Executive Officer, WHYY, Inc. [Bio]


Michele Masucci, Ph. D. 

Temple University [Bio]


Jeremy Nowak

J Nowak Strategy

Keith A. Orris

Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Economic Development, Drexel University [Bio]


Kathleen M. Shay, Esq. 

Partner, Duane Morris LLP [Bio]


Stephen Spinelli, Jr., Ph.D.

Chancellor, Thomas Jefferson University [Bio]


Thomas J. Todorow

Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [Bio]


Richard W. Vague

Gabriel Investments [Bio]


Tara L. Weiner

Science Center Director  [Bio]


Stephen T. Zarrilli

President and CEO, Safeguard Scientifics   [Bio]


Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA

President and CEO, University City Science Center [Bio]