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
Senior Director, Scientific Operations & Strategy
Ula Widawska
Senior Director of Financial Operations & Controller
Michael Schultz, PhD
Director of Venture Operations
E.J. Reedy
Director of Platform & Ecosystem
Steve Lehmann, MBA
Director of Venture Operations
Rose Jones-Boyd
Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO
Deonta Jones
Experience Manager
Elizabeth Harney, MS
Manager of Lab Operations
Kevin Flavin
Operations and Expansion Manager and Producer, Lab Rats to Unicorns
Ashley Kim, MS
Chief of Staff
Suna Lumeh, MS/MBA
Director of Operations
Anna Tomaszewski
Senior Director of Business Development
Gianina Varea
Senior Director of Portfolio Development
Angie Gill
Director of Operations and Member Experience
Ritu Shah
Managing Director
Nick Pennebaker
Director of Marketing and Communications
Mike Faulman
VP of Operations
Shahila Christie, PhD
Managing Director of Strategic Growth
Parth Rao, PharmD, MS
Director of Lab Operations
Krisha Panchalingam
Director of Lab and Scientific Operations
Diana Colocho
Member Experience Manager
Sylwia Klepacka
Accounting Manager
Derek Johnson
Managing Director and General Counsel
Todd Sluzas
Chief Financial Officer
Jeremy Langsam
Tim Flavin
Member Experience Coordinator
Haidy Delgado
Lab Operations Associate
Emily Yee
Lab Operations Associate
Brian Karanja
Operations and Ecosystem Manager
Monique Knighten, PhD
Executive Director, Houston
Linda Kim
Business Development Manager
Karsen Kelsey
Lab Operations Associate
Joe Collura
Head of Business Development
Karol Sokolowski, PharmD, PhD
Director of Strategic Growth
Carson Chang
Technology Manager
Tatiana Yglesias Ulloa
Executive Director, Boston
Joanna Krakowiak
Director of Lab and Scientific Operations in Houston
Nancy Tyrrell
Director of Academic Partnerships
Ashley Cornelison
Executive Director, Atlanta
Harry Gerard
Director of Lab and Scientific Operations in Atlanta

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