Membership Development Committee

AUTM Members
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The mission of the Membership Development Committee (previously Membership Committee) is to create awareness of AUTM among the technology transfer profession and work with other AUTM committees to enhance the value of AUTM for its members. The committee's objectives are to advocate for member interests, recruit and retain AUTM members and honor members who have offered exemplary service.


Kevin Dietz - Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
Luna Acosta - Committee Member
Arkansas State University
Farnaz R. Bakhshi - Committee Member
Partners HealthCare
Anuja Bhalkikar - Committee Member
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Terry L. Bray - Committee Member
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
George Chellapa - Committee Member
The University of Chicago
Debbie Desadier - Committee Member
LSU Research and Technology Foundation
David Dickson - Committee Member
Oregon State University
Wenyue Du - Committee Member
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Jason Felsch - Committee Member
Broad Institute
Zane Gernhart - Committee Member
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ananda Ghosh - Committee Member
NYU Industrial Liaison
Cheryl Horst - Committee Member
NUtech Ventures
Chase Kasper - Committee Member
University of Southern Mississippi
Kevin M. Kercher - Committee Member
Thompson Coburn LLP
Kirsten J. Leute - Committee Member
Osage University Partners
John A. Micah - Committee Member
Institute of Dev & Tech Management
Luna Mukherjee - Committee Member
Biotechnology Venture
Sharon Ngwenya - Committee Member
University of Texas Arlington
Norman Kuok Teong Ong, PhD - Committee Member
Washington State University
Kristen Ruka - Committee Member
WiSys Technology Foundation
Teresa Schultz - Committee Member
University of Texas Arlington
Omar Zahr - Committee Member
TandemLaunch Inc
Doug Aguilera - Finance Committee Liaison
DA Forensic Accounting