Mr. John A. Kuzmishin
Chairman of the Board
Founder & Principal
Rundle Advisors, LLC
Ms. Diana Cugliari
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Mr. Peter M. DeComo
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ALung Technologies, Inc
Mr. Steve D’Ettorre
Deputy Secretary of Technology & Innovation,
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Mr. Timothy McNulty
Associate Vice President for Government Relations
Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Anantha Shekhar
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh;
John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ms. Diana Cugliari
President & Chief Executive Officer
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Diana Cugliari serves as Vice President of Finance for the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) and Director of the Accelerator Fund, LLC, overseeing the complete financial operation of the organization.
Her experience in guiding portfolio companies, coupled with her sharp business acumen, has served her well during her time at the PLSG. Since joining in 2012, Ms. Cugliari has filled many crucial roles within the business, having assisted in grant proposal writing, branding and marketing, incubator management, IT network management, and controller duties, among other tasks.
Prior to assuming the post of VP of Finance for PLSG overall, Ms. Cugliari had served as Associate Director of the Accelerator Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on high impact investments in the life sciences and health care sectors. Ms. Cugliari’s most recent prior position was Senior Investment Manager, responsible for providing strategic and tactical guidance during a company’s crucial formative stages while also assisting in the fundamental business strategy for PLSG’s growing portfolio company roster. In addition, she identified funding strategies and sources of potential capital.
Prior to her time at the PLSG, Ms. Cugliari ran The Money Tree Financial Corporation, a startup providing mortgage banking products and solutions. She expanded the company footprint from a one-state licensed mortgage broker to a 10-state mortgage banking operation, generating annual sales in excess of $170 million.
Ms. Cugliari earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Business Administration degree from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Alan West
Alan West re-joined PLSG in 2017 as a Resident Entrepreneur following a successful career as CEO of Carmell Therapeutics, a PLSG portfolio company. He served as an EIR at the PLSG from 2005 to 2009, working with over 40 entrepreneurs and start-ups. He has more than 25 years of experience in managing medical device start-up companies with a track record that includes both large and small companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Advanced Mechanical Technologies, Boston Scientific Corporation (Microvasive), Vision Sciences Inc. (endoscopy company), and Assurance Medical Inc.(surgical oncology company).
He was VP of R&D at Boston Scientific prior to their successful IPO, has a broad technical and business background, and has developed and marketed products in the radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery, dermatology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, oncology, general surgery, sports medicine, and orthopedic markets. In his career, he has raised more than $50M through private and public offerings and holds numerous patents and has published articles in scientific, medical, and history journals.
Mr. West also gained experience in technology-based economic development, company commercialization, and incubator management at the Michigan Tech SmartZone, where he was founder and CEO. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and a master’s in Design from Tufts University.
Ms. T. Marlise Manzetti
Executive Administrative Assistant
Ms. Dana McGrath
Program Manager, Health IT
Ms. Diana Hill
Diane Hill is a highly creative marketing professional with 20+ years of experience providing strategic marketing solutions to the Medical Industry. She has built a successful consulting practice, LDI Marketing, Inc., and is currently working with the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse to assist organizations with their strategic marketing needs. Ms. Hill is an independent thinker who thrives in unknown territory, quick to assess market opportunities, and excels at market analysis. Whether product positioning, re-branding or creating new market niches for mature products, she has consistently delivered bottom line results for her clients. Ms. Hill’s background includes domestic and international product marketing, with extensive clinical experience and physician interaction. She has successfully managed a $100M product line and 75-member global team. Advertising agency experience has enhanced this marketing management know-how; working directly with clients to develop strategic marketing plans, brand development, and creative campaigns consistent with business objectives. Ms. Hill has held a range of positions in sales and marketing management with several Fortune 100 companies including: Baxter Healthcare Corporation, American Hospital Supply, C.R. Bard Corporation and Electronic Data Systems. She has also work for several medically focused advertising agencies, including Interpublic Group. Ms. Hill has consulted with numerous companies including: Regeneration Technologies, McKesson Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and Medtronic. She has provided strategic direction for many start-up ventures, such as: InSitu Biologics, PneumRx, and CIRCA Scientific. Ms. Hill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.
Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions
Tim Bosse is the Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions for System One. He is responsible for developing strategic talent and workforce solutions across System One’s 1,000+ clients and expanding the offering to new organizations. System One’s Talent Solutions include Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), On-Demand Recruitment, Recruitment-as-a-Service (RasS) and Recruitment Optimization.
Tim has worked in the staffing and workforce solutions industry for the past 26 years in functional roles such as sales, recruiting, operations and senior management. The primary industry sectors have been healthcare, information technology, pharmaceutical and energy/utilities. Tim has deep expertise within talent acquisition, contingent labor solutions, workforce management programs, RPO and VMS/MSP design and implementation.
During the period from November, 2014 through January, 2018 Tim launched three separate healthcare staffing and workforce services companies called 24/7 Search Group, 1218 Search and Planet Healthcare.
Tim rejoined his former colleagues within System One in March 2012 to rebuild the Healthcare and Scientific practice with complete oversight of strategic growth, service delivery and operations. Services include contract and permanent placement recruitment, laboratory equipment services and regulatory compliance consulting.
In August 2009 Tim was recruited to build Mastech Healthcare which was a subsidiary of Mastech. He was responsible for the overall launch and strategic direction which included the acquisition of Curastat Healthcare. Lines of staffing included per diem nursing, allied health, behavioral health, and national travel nursing.
Tim worked from 1999 through 2009 for Hudson (formerly TMP Worldwide and Monster.com). His Hudson career started in North Carolina and progressed to California, Pennsylvania and Illinois. In 2004, Tim became the Executive Vice President, Energy and Scientific until 2006 when he took the role of the Executive Vice President, IT and Telecommunications until 2009.
Prior to Hudson, Tim worked from 1997-1999 as the Director of Private Duty Services at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital where he was responsible for multiple home healthcare operations. Tim started his career in 1992 at Maxim Healthcare Services and held positions within recruiting, sales and operations.
Tim holds a Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland – Baltimore in Healthcare Administration.
SYSTEM | ONE
System One is a pioneer in delivering specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. We help scientific, clinical and healthcare clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. With nearly 40 years of expertise, we’ve built our reputation on exceptional talent, flexible delivery and full accountability. System One’s national network spans energy, engineering & transit, technology, scientific & clinical, healthcare, creative & digital, government services, commercial & industrial, telecom, legal, professional, marketing and beyond. System One is based in Pittsburgh, PA. www.systemone.com
Health IT Pittsburgh, Advisor
Jason Baim is Senior VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Net Health Systems. He is responsible for the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and strategic alliances. Jason has over 20 years of experience in a broad range of product management, product marketing, strategic planning and corporate development roles with emerging and established healthcare software, enterprise software, storage and networking equipment companies. Jason has led or supported over a dozen transactions and post-merger/acquisition integration efforts and has launched multiple new technologies and products to market. Before joining Net Health, Jason was the VP of Product Management at TeleTracking Technologies, a provider of patient flow and capacity management solutions for hospitals. Jason also served as the Managing Director of TeleTracking’s Business Analytics Division. Jason has also held roles in senior product management and strategic planning at EMC Corporation and Lucent Technologies, and held marketing, sales and business development positions at FTP Software. Jason has a BA in Social Sciences from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Christopher R. Evans
Founder & CEO,
Christopher is Founder/CEO of ToolKit, a sales and marketing firm helping companies achieve significant results in digital transformation and business development. He is also the CMO at Building Bridges for Business, and host of the popular educational broadcast show “Coffee With…™” on CBS affiliates.
Leveraging 20 years of executive leadership in award-winning branding, business development, sales, and sales management in the IT space, Christopher’s clients have included Arconic, BMW, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Covestro, GE, Toyota, and many other industry leaders. His deep software background includes experience with enterprise software packages, CRM, custom software, systems integration, mobile/tablet application development, staff augmentation and executive search.
Christopher was co-founder of CRM startup Blue Hammock, and founding member of RPOworldwide, a recruitment process startup. Christopher has held senior leadership roles at Savvior, iGATE, Mastech Digital, and PNC. Christopher is Venture Partner to the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), adviser to the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (PVCA), a founding member of the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum, and former Chair of Sponsorship/Membership for BlueTree Allied Angels. He serves as an adviser to a number of early-stage and emerging market companies throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Christopher earned a BS Political Science from Duquesne University.