Employee Directory

Managing Director

Erik Iverson
Staci Howe Skoglund Executive Assistant

Intellectual Property

Michael Falk General Counsel
Justin Anderson Intellectual Property Manager
Paulanne Chelf Senior Intellectual Property Manager
Brian Frushour Intellectual Property Associate
Leah Haman Intellectual Property Associate
Amy Kruse Intellectual Property Coordinator
Adam Lindquist Intellectual Property Coordinator
Meredith Noriega Intellectual Property Reporting Coordinator
Victoria Sutton Intellectual Property Associate
Will Temby Intellectual Property Coordinator
Beth Werner Intellectual Property Manager
Stephanie Whitehorse Manager of Intellectual Property Operations/ Intellectual Property Manager

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intellectual property managers and associates.

Technology Commercialization

Leigh Cagan Chief Technology Commercialization Officer
Lori Allen Senior Administrative Assistant
Emily Bauer Licensing Manager
Jeanine Burmania Licensing Manager
Michael Carey Licensing Associate
Joshua Carson Licensing Associate
Andy DeTienne Licensing Manager
Rafael Diaz Licensing Associate
Jennifer Gottwald Licensing Manager
Lisa Murray Senior Administrative Assistant
John Nagel Licensing Manager
Scott Pollyea Licensing Manager
Mark Staudt Licensing Associate

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technology commercialization team.

Patent and Market Assessment

Steven Andrzejewski Patent and Market Analyst
Antonio Rauti Patent and Market Analyst

Contract Management

Holly Adams Contract Manager
Juli Baumgartner Contract Manager
Susan Langbehn Contract Manager (WiCell)


Carrie Thome Director of Investments
Ryan Abrams Portfolio Manager
Grady Buchanan Investment Analyst
Craig Heim Portfolio Manager
Alain Hung Associate Director of Investments
Katie Rice Program Specialist – Startup Initiatives
Luann Soule Investment Specialist


Michael Falk General Counsel
Stephanie Adamany Deputy General Counsel
Angela Kujak Assistant General Counsel

Human Resources

Maureen Miner Director of Human Resources
Amber Hansen Human Resources Generalist
Ann Mabis
Benefits and Payroll Administrator
Margaret Wichern Receptionist


Laura Heisler Director of Programming
Becky Balistreri Administrative Assistant
Shauna Baranczyk Event Manager
Jeanene Ennis Event Coordinator
Samantha Mulrooney Program Coordinator
Travis Tangen Education and Outreach Manager


Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications
Jacqui Fuller Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager
Jim Mayfield Graphic and Visual Assets Designer
Chris Najdowski Technical Editor
Kevin Walters Strategic Research Coordinator
Sally Younger Technical Writer

Finance and Accounting

Steve Mixtacki Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Jessica Olson Staff Accountant
Lisa Owens Accounts Payable/Accounting Specialist
Lysa Thoeny Controller
Dave Trummer Assistant Controller
Gail Trummer Accounting Assistant 


Erin Badger Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist
Ben Dobie
Stockroom Clerk
Debbie Edge Visitor Relations Coordinator
Kristin Murray Facilities Services Manager
David Stilwell Dock Clerk
Melodie Stranberg Aas Administrative Assistant

Information Technology

Mandy Checkai Senior Business Analyst/Applications Developer
Randy Gregory Senior Business Analyst/Applications Developer
Chris Haugen IT Technical Manager