Our Staff

Meet the VentureWell staff—a team of experts, leaders, and high-performing individuals committed to expanding the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Phil Weilerstein

    President and CEO

    Megan Aanstoos

    Senior Program Officer

    Chithra Adams

    Associate Vice President, Data Intelligence

    Jameelah Adas

    Program Officer and Learning Management Systems Administrator

    Gila Aispuro

    Salesforce and Community Engagement Administrator

    OKina Alford

    Vendor Manager

    Hollie Alvarez

    Director, Events Strategy and Sponsorship

    Emma Angus

    Senior Accountant

    Emi Aprekuma

    Interim Director, Contracts and Compliance

    Camillo Archuleta

    Senior Program Officer

    Collis Arrick

    Interim Director, Enterprise Optimization and IT Operations

    Olivia Arstein-Kerslake

    Senior Data Intelligence Analyst

    Cat Ashe

    Senior Program Coordinator

    Jordan Ashwood

    Senior Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships

    Wen Yi Aw

    Data Intelligence Associate

    Kendra Balukonis

    Accounts Payable Coordinator

    Laura Banks

    Receptionist and Event Coordinator

    Cara Barnes

    Senior Program Officer

    Lauren Baur

    Data Intelligence Associate

    Baindu Bayon Paicely

    Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

    Patrick Beattie

    Senior Program Officer

    Kelly Bedeian

    Program Officer

    Brenna Beluk

    Senior Program Officer, Health Commercialization

    Pamela Berry

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Adam Blandford

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Randy Block

    Director, Programs, Biomedical Engineering

    Laurel Blubaugh

    Business Analyst

    Andrew Bogacz

    IT Support Specialist

    Julianne Boulware

    Director, People Partnership and Development

    Quasi Brereton

    IT Security Analyst

    Mike Brizek

    Director, Programs, Higher Education Ecosystems

    Sarah Bucko

    Accounting Manager

    Collin Bunch

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Dani Cattan

    Senior Development Officer

    Allyson Chabot

    Controller

    Marcia Chaffin Brown

    Project Manager

    Trice Clark

    Procurement Administrator

    Nadine Coleman

    Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

    Claire Coletti

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Tricia Compas-Markman

    Director, National Venture Programs

    Taylor Conger

    Senior Program Officer

    Daniel Coronel

    Business Analyst

    Philip Cunningham

    Senior People Partner

    Nick D'Amico

    Salesforce Platform and Web Developer

    Ernie Davis

    Senior Program Officer

    Chris Desrosiers

    Vice President, Finance and Administration

    Rokia Diakite

    Accountant

    Elana Diaz

    Program Officer

    Ian Dinnie

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Patricia Dorsher

    Senior Development Officer

    Courtney Drauschke

    Director, Brand and Content Strategy

    Maurice Dunn

    Development Officer

    Katie Dzugan

    Senior Program Officer

    Cindy Eisenberg

    Director, People Recruitment and Rewards

    Madison Everett

    Business Analyst

    Jesse Flanagan

    Director, Global Venture Programs

    Demetria Gallagher

    Vice President, Higher Education Innovation Ecosystems

    Eliza Gallo

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Tiffanye Gamboa

    Senior Manager, Business Analysis

    Max Germer

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Briana Glover

    Contracts Manager

    Kelly Gorman

    Contracts Specialist

    Jillian Gorry

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Alex Guardo

    Program Officer

    Lauren Gunterman

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Vicky Harris

    Vice President, Enterprise and Shared Services

    Annie Harris

    Senior Communications and Outreach Officer

    Elizabeth Heald

    Assistant to the President

    Cassandra Healey

    Program Administrator, Health Commercialization

    Sharon Ho

    Program Associate

    M Jackson

    Senior Program Officer

    Julia Johnson

    Event Manager

    Nadine Kavanaugh

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

    Kayla Kemp

    Accountant

    Margo Kinney-Petrucha

    Program Officer and Airtable Administrator

    Brianca Kirkman

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer

    Joey Kleiner

    Data Engineer

    Shari Kouame

    Senior Accountant

    Calvin Lamb

    Contracts Manager

    Samantha Langan

    Senior Data Intelligence Analyst

    Stefanie Leite

    Director, Data Intelligence Insights

    Jianming Li

    Senior Program Officer

    Leah Loch

    Director, Program Marketing and Membership

    Tara Loomis

    Director, Program, Federal Innovation

    Mandy MacLeod

    Knowledge Manager

    Elisa Mai

    Associate Vice President, Partnerships and Development

    Patrick Maloney

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Shaheen Mamawala

    Director, Office of Integrated Services

    Steffi Mangelsdorf

    Senior Development Officer

    Mark Marino

    Vice President, Growth Strategy

    Emily Markese

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Jenny Marsh

    Program Officer

    Daniel Matro

    Senior Application Administrator

    Claire McDonald

    Senior Program Officer, Health Commercialization

    Erika Mijlin

    Program Officer

    Rebekah Montañez

    Development Associate

    Sara Kay Mooney

    Marketing and Communications Officer

    Liz Muenzen

    Contracts Specialist

    David Mulford

    Contracts Manager

    Rebekah Neal

    Vice President, Commercialization

    Olivia Noel

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Megan O'Grady

    Senior Manager, Total Rewards

    Rebecca Ogden

    People and Culture Assistant

    Danika Ogle

    Accounting Administrator

    Brandi Orbin

    Senior Development Officer

    Autumn Pandolfo

    Events Manager

    Lisa Ponce

    Application Administrator

    Jacki Purtell

    Senior Data Intelligence Analyst

    Lalitha Ramaswamy

    Program Officer, Strategic Partnerships

    Ana Ramos de Almeida

    Accountant

    Stacey Read

    People and Culture Operations Manager

    Menret Rezkalla

    Program Officer

    Austin Riley

    Associate, People Analytics and Planning

    Sydney Rollinson

    Contracts Administrator

    Angela Russo

    Associate Vice President, Marketing, Communications, and Events

    Lyris Safa

    Senior Financial Planning Analyst

    Ursa Scherer

    Vice President, People and Culture

    Chelsea Schiller

    Director, Programs, Health Commercialization

    Jalen Scott

    Social Media and Data Manager

    Michalla Sedano

    Business Analyst

    Harrison Sharitt

    Data Engineer

    Dan Soszynski

    Program Operations and Office Manager

    Mandy Sutton

    Senior Program Officer

    Christina Tamer

    Vice President, Ventures

    Ruchi Thakker

    Business Analyst

    Pa Thao

    Senior Data Intelligence Analyst

    Rachelle Thurow

    Program Associate

    Polly Todd

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Jahannie Torres-Rodríguez

    Senior Data Intelligence Analyst

    Colby Tuck

    Senior Accountant

    Estiben Ventura

    IT Support Specialist

    Nichole Walsh

    Accounting Administrator

    Janna Walters-Gidseg

    Grants Administration Officer

    Grace Wang

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Beth Ward

    Senior Writer

    Wendy Westbroek

    Development Officer

    Sarah Wharmby

    Program Officer

    Ashleigh Williams

    Data Intelligence Analyst

    Gillian Wilson

    Communications and Outreach Officer

    Jaime Wood-Riley

    Senior Program Officer

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