A visionary team

Portal is led by an accomplished team of life science leaders who operate with collaboration, transparency, and intense action.

Pat Flavin, JD
John Flavin, MBA
Founder & CEO
Yuan Zhang, PhD, MS
Director of Scientific Operations
Ula Widawska
Director of Finance & Controller
Michael Schultz, PhD
Venture Operations Analyst
E.J. Reedy
Director of Platform & Ecosystem
Ikeadi Ndukwu
Membership and Office Manager
Steve Lehmann, MBA
Director of Venture Operations
Rose Jones-Boyd
Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO
Deonta Jones
Experience Manager
Elizabeth Harney, MS
Lab Manager
Kevin Flavin
Experience and Production Manager
Ashley Kim, MS
Director of Growth Operations
Suna Lumeh, MS/MBA
Director of Operations
Anna Tomaszewski
Director of Business Development
Gianina Varea
Director of Portfolio Development
Angie Gill
Event and Workplace Manager
Ritu Shah
Managing Director
Nick Pennebaker
Director of Marketing and Communications
Mike Faulman
VP of Operations
Shahila Christie, PhD
Vice President Growth Strategy
Parth Rao, PharmD, MS
Director of Lab Operations

Board of Directors

John Flavin, MBA
Founder & CEO
Derrell Porter, MD, MBA

Advisory Board

Robert Miller, PhD
Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD
Geeta Vemuri, PhD, MBA
Raju Prasad, PhD
Bhavan Suri, MBA