Ed Michael Reggie, MBA
Chairman of the Board of GuideStar
Managing Director of Future Factory
Board member of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center
Ed Michael Reggie serves as Managing Director of Future Factory, an investment holding company. He has served as a board member and advisor to companies involved in medical technology, clinical research and healthcare payment systems. He serves on the Board of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, a wet lab incubator and a Good Manufacturing Practices laboratory for stem cell, vector and DNA production.
John B. Elstrott, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market
Founder and Emeritus Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute of Entrepreneurship at Tulane University
John B. Elstrott, PhD, is a well-known authority on entrepreneurship in the U.S. He is currently Emeritus Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, which he founded in 1991, through the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He periodically serves as an economic development and strategic planning consultant for state and municipal governments and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Allan Fine, MBA
Regent Surgical Health
Allan Fine has spent more than three decades in strategy and business development within the healthcare industry working with Boards of Directors and executive teams on strategic, operational, financial and governance issues. His experience ranges from working with providers, managed care organizations and life science companies to start-up/entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, he is a consultant with Regent Surgical Health, a national ambulatory surgery center development and management company. Prior to this role, Allan was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operations Officer with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) where he was charged with developing and implementing the institution’s long-range plan to promote its mission related to patient care delivery, research and education. He developed a growth and expansion plan including the establishment of an extensive satellite office network, joint venture free-standing ambulatory surgery centers and service line initiatives. Allan also had operational responsibility for much of the hospital’s clinical and non-clinical areas.
James A. Hardy
Principal, JAH Consulting
James A. Hardy, a long-time professional specializing in life science Intellectual Property and technology commercialization, serves as principal for JAH Consulting focusing on life science and biotechnology commercialization. James also is a founder and principal for Novateur Pharma LLC, a start-up venture based on a radio-labelled diagnostic product in Oncology. For more than 10 years he served as the founding Director of the Office of Technology Development for the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. During his tenure, he was responsible for the Intellectual Property assets of the University’s six local colleges: Schools of Medicine, Allied Health, Nursing, Graduate Studies, Public Health, and Dentistry. As the University’s research faculty generated new ideas and inventions, he led the process of recruitment, evaluation, and promotion of these valuable assets. Previously, James was a grant writer and major gift coordinator for the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation and also active in the New Orleans non-profit community serving on a number of boards and commissions.
Kristin P. Hutchins, MHA
President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStar
Kristin P. Hutchins leads GuideStar’s expert team in the development and management of comprehensive clinical research programs for hospitals, health systems and physician practices. Her mission is to deliver clinical trial management services to clients with a precision of execution, efficiency and operational excellence, while enhancing the client’s strategic business growth, and still respecting the client’s individual needs and goals.
Alan M. Miller, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Director, Oncology Service Line at SCL Health System
Alan M. Miller, MD, PhD, is Chief Medical Director for the oncology service line at SCL Health System in Broomfield, Colorado. In addition to leading the oncology program for SCL Health’s twelve hospital system, he is responsible for the development of a comprehensive system-wide research program.