Staff

Our experts integrate knowledge of industry trends and national networks to support promising biosciences companies and innovations.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

James (Jim) Jordan
President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Managing Director, Accelerator Fund

Philip (Phil) G. Petraglia, C.P.A.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Director, Accelerator Fund

EXECUTIVES-IN-RESIDENCE (EIR)

Hank Safferstein, Ph.D., J.D.
Executive-In-Residence (EIR)

Diana Cugliari
Senior Investment Manager
Associate Director, Accelerator Fund

Diane Hill
Senior Investment Manager

Marissa Kuzirian
Investment Manager

Alicia Varughese
Executive Associate

Alan West
Resident Entrepreneur

VENTURE PARTNERS

John L. Brooks III
President and Managing Director, Healthcare Capital, LLC

Samuel Straface, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Medrobotics

MEDICAL ADVISOR

Paul L. Kornblith, M.D.
Regional Director, Southwestern Pennsylvania, PA Biotechnology Association
Founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Precision Therapeutics, Inc.

REGULATORY AND REIMBURSEMENT ADVISOR

Debra M. Parrish, P.C.
Attorney, Parrish Law Offices
Former Attorney, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Mary Vogel
PLSG Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Jeff Rhodes
PLSG Administrative Assistant

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