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. 


Maxine Ballen

Director Emerita, University City Science Center


Kerry R. Benson

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


Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D.

President, University Research Strategies LLC [Bio]


Dawn A. Bonnell, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research, University of Pennsylvania [Bio]


Craig R. Carnaroli

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania [Bio]


Christopher Cashman

Chairman, MBF Therapeutics Inc. 


Yi Deng, Ph.D.

Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University [Bio]


Ernest Dianastasis

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


Michael A. DiPiano (Chairman of the Board)

Managing General Partner, NewSpring Capital[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]

Patrick T. Harker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [Bio]

Jane H. Hollingsworth

Founding Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures and Chief Executive Officer, Immunome Inc. [Bio]


Richard P. Jaffe, Esq. 

Partner, Duane Morris LLP, Director Emeritus [Bio]

J. Larry Jameson, MD, Ph.D.

Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System; Dean, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [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]


Carl Kopfinger

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


Kenneth L. Kring

Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International, Director Emeritus, University City Science Center [Bio]


William J. Marrazzo

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


Michele Masucci, Ph.D. 

Vice President for Research, Temple University [Bio]


Bill Mezzanotte, M.D., M.P.H.,

Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer, CSL Behring [Bio]


David Pacitti

President Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc. and CEO Siemens Healthineers Americas [Bio]


Aleister Saunders, Ph.D. 

Executive Vice Provost for Research, Drexel University [Bio]

Kathleen M. Shay, Esq. 

Partner, Duane Morris LLP [Bio]


Thomas J. Todorow

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


Richard W. Vague

Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments [Bio]


Tara L. Weiner

Science Center Director  [Bio]


Stephen T. Zarrilli

Immediate Past President and CEO, University City Science Center