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The Board of Directors are leaders in the field of innovation.


trusko.jpeg Dr Brett Trusko, President and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur with companies in healthcare and financial services.  He spent 25 years in Big Four management consulting, and as a hospital CFO.  He is a futurist,  author (8 books, many articles including in NYT, and 40+ peer reviewed articles) , global speaker, and consultant to senior executives in organizations all over the world.  Dr Trusko is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Innovation Science, and a faculty member at Texas A&M University in College Station,Texas, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York University (NYU), and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. (*F)

Landry.png Dr. Dana J. Landry has over 35 years in the medical device industry in manufacturing, quality, and R&D leadership positions. He has worked at the USFDA and with device firms Gambro, Instrumentation Laboratory, Baxter, Karl Storz, and Covidien, where he developed and managed global innovation programs through the corporate Innovation Council. Dr. Landry is founder and President of ArtSCI Innovation Consulting, LLC, a firm dedicated to training and certification in the science of innovation as well as medical device design and development. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU. Currently he leads the ANSI efforts for IAOIP.  In 2012 he was selected as Outstanding Alumni in Biomedical Engineering by Louisiana Tech University. (Term expires 6/30/17) 
Nadan2.jpg Dr. Joseph Nadan, IAOIP Chief Innovation Scientist and Executive Committee Member, is also an “Innovation Sherpa” who invented, innovated and/or worked on many products and services including E-Z Pass, Reuters Triarch, CD-ROM, and 16:9 HDTV for which he and his Philips Research team received a 2002 EMMY for Scientific and Technological Advancement. He is Professor, Management of Business and Technology Innovation, and former director of the Executive Master’s Degree Programs at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He founded and was the former director of its Executive Management of Technology (eMOT) Coaching and Mentoring Program. Dr. Nadan is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation Science and a Senior Member of the IEEE. (Term expires 6/30/2019) 
Walton.jpeg Dr. Abram Walton, Executive Committee Member, received his Ph.D. in Technology and Innovation Management from Purdue University. He previously held leadership positions as a Manager of Wal-Mart Stores, as the owner of a real estate investment firm, and as a consultant for an Intellectual Property Acquisition firm. He frequently consults on a variety of topics, including leadership, lean process improvement, six sigma, innovation strategies, technology commercialization, product lifecycle management, and new product development.  He has successfully helped launch several new technology ventures and works with companies on early-stage technology commercialization efforts and new product development. (Term expires 6/30/2017)



  Dr. Evan Shellshear is a commercialization and innovation expert. He has worked with and delivered cutting edge software solutions to both Forbes 500 companies and SMEs. He has founded or been a part of commercializing more than half a dozen technologies and ideas. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience covering all aspects of startups and product development. He is also the author of the bestselling book Innovation Tools, https://amzn.com/B01F3NDLP4, developer of the highly successful children's game Bug Rope on Google Play, http://goo.gl/Iz81vc, creator of a printable keyboard and much more.
  Dr. DeLeys Brandman has worked in health care both as provider and as a management consultant to providers, payers, and life science companies for more than 20 years. She has worked in all segments of health care designing and implementing business solutions that streamline operations and processes. She is particularly skilled at helping organizations move through transformational change. Currently she is launching an early stage life science company using nano-particles to treat cancer and working with a company launching new services in Connected Care. (Term expires 6/30/18)(*F)
Stephen Katz is a partner and director of Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law practice group. He represents both public and privately held companies in all matters of corporate law. Mr. Katz’s background includes mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, venture capital, securities regulation, formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, joint venture agreements, licensing, corporate governance and general commercial agreements.

Frank Lee, Jr. is a Vice President with Booz Allen’s Air Force Headquarters account. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of large-scale business transformation, business process reengineering, strategic planning and communications, organizational structure redesign, change management, implementation, best practices/benchmarking, performance measurement and financial analysis.  

Mr. Lee holds an MBA in Business Administration & Executive Leadership from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Roanoke College. Additionally, he is a Project Management Professional, ITSM, Certified Knowledge Manager, Certified Professional Innovator: Practitioner Level - Design Thinking, Master of Managed Change, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Certified Human Capital Strategist.


Marco D. Mancini has 18 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career working for a Contract Research Organization (CRO) managing data for clinical trials, as well as Hartford Hospital Research Administration conducting trials with institutional physicians. His span of clinical research includes: Alzheimer's, Radiology, Hepatitis B, and HIV. The majority of his experience has been with Bristol-Myers Squibb over the last 16 years. Marco is currently a Director in R&D Strategy and Planning, focusing on Transformation and Continuous Improvement. Driving and managing Innovation applications, he has implemented a global CI program that consists of metrics management, Lean Sigma initiative methodology, and business process ownership. He also is the Program Manager for Cross R&D Cost Savings Initiatives. (Term expires 6/30/2019)

Morris3.jpg Langdon Morris is the principal at Innovation Labs, an innovation consulting firm. His work focuses on developing and applying advanced methods in innovation and strategy to solve complex problems with very high levels of creativity. (Term expires 6/30/17)
   Paul Mugge is an Innovation Professor and Executive Director of the Center of Innovation Management Studies at NC State University. He spent more than 35 years developing products and services for IBM. His past experience working in the product development field taught him that the way products are developed is more than “Good Engineering.” Innovation is the result of informed, cross-disciplinary teams working toward a common purpose and supported with world class processes and tools. Mugge spearheaded the task force that created the ThinkPad personal computer in 1992. He received the IBM Chairman’s Award from Lou V. Gerstner for the re-engineering of its hardware and software business. (Term expires 6/30/2019)
  Dr. Darrel Sandall has 15 years as an executive in the defense contracting space where he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems, LTD and Chief Skills Officer of SkillsNET Corporation, one of the Top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States in 2006 as recognized by Inc Magazine. He specializes in operations, research and development, commercial and government contracting and intellectual property development and management. His work has resulted in contracts in totaling in excess of $10M annually. Darrel is an Associate Professor of Management at Florida Institute of Technology and is the past President of the Faculty Senate.  Currently he is serving as the Vice President of Certification Programs for IAOIP. (Term expires 6/30/19) (*F)
  Gordon Vala-Webb is Principal at Building Smarter Organizations, a Consultancy based in Toronto, Canada. (Term expires 6/30/18) (*F)
 Watkins.png  Peter Watkins is a recognized expert in innovation and the application of innovation to productivity and business process improvements. He is an officer with The World Confederation of Productivity Science and President of the World Network of Productivity Organizations, member of the Expert Advisory Consultative Committee for the International Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (IEEPA). He has held positions as CTO-The McGraw-Hill Companies, CIO-The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Managing Partner at EY and at EDS. He is involved in leading research in the application of Big Data and predictive analytics for business and government initiatives, in reducing systemic risk in the financial markets through regulation and integrity in algorithmic trading systems, and in the next Human –Machine interface emerging for business in the next 5-10 years. He is currently COO for QA Consultants in Toronto, Canada.(Term expires 6/30/18)(*F)

John F. Wolverton is a Senior Program Manager and System Engineer with 30+ years of proven experience driving innovation with cost savings, efficiency, compliance and total performance across organization. Brings to the table expert-level strategic planning, program management and plan execution.  He is a retired GS-15, Air Force Civilian and still serving in the Air Force National Guard as the Commander of the 245th Civil Engineering Flight.  Currently he is a Project Manager/System Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). (Term expires 6/30/18)



   Secretary - Kirsten Trusko  MBA, CIP, AMLCA  is the president of Innovation Research and Consulting.  The firm specializes in financial services,  emerging payments, FinTech,  healthcare and benefits with clients in the US, France, Belgium, Denmark, and more countries.  She is an international speaker, and author of multiple articles. Ms Trusko serves on multiple Boards, including government/industry collaboration  in money laundering,  terrorist finance, and critical infrastructure protection.  Her pro bono work is in anti human trafficking.  She is the former president of NBPCA.org - where she spent 5 years on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to educate and advocate for the international prepaid card industry.  Prior to this she spent 9 years with KPMG consulting in financial services, founding 2 practices, one in in healthcare and benefits and the other in FinTech. 
   Treasurer - Lauren Huff (*F)

*F - Member of Finance Committee



Lisa Friedman, Ph.D. is a co-founder of the Enterprise Development Group, an international consulting firm specializing in business strategy, innovation best practices, and leadership development. (Term Expired 6/30/16)

Harrington.png Dr. H. James Harringtonis a prolific author, publishing hundreds of technical reports and magazine articles. He has authored 35 books, and 10 software packages. (Term Expired 6/30/16)
Larry_Thompson.jpg Dr. Larry R. Thompson is currently serving his 15thyear as president of Ringling College of Art and Design. An energetic, innovative, and visionary community leader, Dr. Thompson is on a mission to transform art and design higher education and to infuse business with creativity. He is passionate about the extraordinary potential that art, design, and creativity have on our global economy and its influence on our lives, our work, and our entire world! (Term Expired 6/30/16) 
 Moskowitz_cropped.png Howard Moskowitz is the CEO of i-Novation Inc. and President of Moskowitz Jacobs Inc., a firm he founded in 1981.  He is both a well-known experimental psychologist in the field of psychophysics and an inventor of Mind Genomics, a world-class market research science. Dr. Moskowitz graduated Harvard University in 1969 with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Prior to that he graduated Queens College (New York), Phi Beta Kappa, with degrees in mathematics and psychology.  He has written/edited sixteen books, has published well over 300 articles, and serves on the editorial board of major journals. Dr. Moskowitz has won numerous awards including the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories Scientific Director`s Gold Medal for outstanding research, 2001 and 2003 ESOMAR (European Society Of Market Research) awards, in 2004 was elected an IFT Fellow and received the ASTM "David R. Peryam Award", and In 2006 he received the ARF Research Innovation Award and The Market Research Council Hall of Fame Award. (term expires 6/30/17) 


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