Board of Directors

Zeynep Turk

Position: President

Maine International Trade Center (MITC), Portland, ME Zeynep currently works with the life sciences industry which includes biotechnology, medical devices, laboratory equipment, veterinary sciences, and diagnostics industries. She leads the […]

David Eagleson

Position: Treasurer

The Baker Company, Sanford, ME Mr. Eagleson, a Maine native, is President of The Baker Company, a manufacturer of equipment used in life sciences laboratories and clinical environments. Baker is […]

Tony Perkins

Position: Director

Bernstein Shur, Portland, ME Tony Perkins is a shareholder at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, a 125 attorney firm with offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine and Manchester, New Hampshire […]

Dennis Leiner, PhD

Position: Vice President

Leiner Optics, Cape Elizabeth, ME Dr. Leiner is the president of Leiner Optics, an engineering company that assists startups and Fortune 500 companies who are incorporating visualization into their medical […]

Gary Goodrich

Position: Director

Replenova Farm, Durham, ME Gary was the President of Bioprocessing, a specialized diagnostic reagent company that he founded in 1991. He was responsible for business development and planning, contributed to […]

Anne Breggia, PhD

Position: Director

Maine Medical Center Institute for Research (MHIR), Scarborough, ME Dr. Breggia is the Director of the Center for Applied Science and Technology at MHIR, the Chair of the MaineHealth Precision […]

Fran Harrison

Position: Director

SMRT Architects and Engineers, Portland, ME Fran Harrison is CMO of SMRT Architects and Engineers, a full service firm practicing nationwide in  Science/Technology/Industry (STI), Healthcare, Justice, Government and Education ( […]

Kristy Townsend, PhD

Position: Director

The Ohio State University / Neuright, Inc., Columbus, OH / Orono, ME Kristy Townsend, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist with around 20 years of research experience in the regulation of metabolic […]

Casey Doucette, PhD

Position: Secretary

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Tarrytown, NY Casey Doucette currently serves as Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs Strategy at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., supporting programs in immunology and inflammation. Prior to Regeneron, Casey was […]

Patrick Breeding

Position: Director

Marin Skincare, South Portland, ME Patrick is a biotechnology entrepreneur and co-founder of Marin Skincare, which develops active skincare ingredients from sustainable marine sources, and brings products to people through […]

Stephen Pelsue, PhD

Position: Director

Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc., Saco, ME Stephen C. Pelsue, Ph.D. is the Manager of Discovery for Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc (MMQCI) in Saco, Maine. MMQCI develops and delivers high-quality nucleic […]

Bethany Fortier

Position: Director

IDEXX, Westbrook, ME Bethany Fortier is an Associate Scientist in Research and Development at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Westbrook, ME. IDEXX is a global leader in innovation, offering diagnostic […]

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