(Portland, Ore.) — Adrian Polliack, Ph.D., president at SAM Medical, has been appointed chair of the Oregon Bioscience Association (Oregon Bio) board of directors. Executive committee members include Ryan Dunlap, treasurer, Galena Biopharma Inc.; and Michael Phillips, secretary and general counsel, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Other executive committee members include Abhijit Banerjee, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University; Gordon Brown, Yecuris Corp.; Bill Carroll, Meagan Medical/RS Medical; Juergen Lindner, MSEI/Biotronik USA; and Matt Smits, TE Connectivity.
Along with the officers, serving on Oregon Bio’s board of directors for 2013 will be Steven Prewitt, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt; Mark Ahn, Ph.D., Galena Biopharma, Inc.; Andrew Barofsky, RevMedx, Inc.; Len Blackstone, Blackstone Inc.; Dianne Danowski Smith, Publix Northwest; Jennifer Fox, Ph.D., Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute; Will Fox, Welch Allyn; Nathan Gibson, Skanska USA; and Mark Haldeman, Bradford Consulting Engineers.
Also serving on the board are Geoff Hall, Precision Wire Components; Nancy Lime, Oligos Etc.; Ralph Makar, business executive and industry consultant; Peter Murray, Welch Allyn; Bill Newman, Northwest Technology Ventures; Peter Roome, Cambia Health Solutions; Larry Sanders, Genentech; Ron Sherman, Silicon Valley Bank; Barry Starkman, HemCon Medical Technologies; and Jennifer Stoll, Allergan.
About Oregon Bioscience Association
The Oregon Bioscience Association advocates for its members and the industry to create opportunity through community, collaboration and commercialization. Oregon Bio promotes the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in Oregon and continually seeks ways to support sustainability and growth in the life science, bioscience, biotechnology and device manufacturing industries and to create acceleration initiatives so members can achieve their full scientific, economic and social potential. Oregon Bio, a nonprofit membership association, is the Oregon affiliate of BIO, Biotechnology Industry Organization.