Program and Schedule

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Session Time (EST) Session Title Presenters
8:30-9:00AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 
9:00-9:50AM Time to Come Out of the Box Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO at Black Girls CODE
10:00-10:50AM STEM Diversity and Service to Society US Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan
11:00-11:50AM How Leaders Create a Diverse and Inclusive STEM Workplace: Tangible, Transformational Change Catherine T. Hunt, Ph.D., former R&D Director at DOW and Distinguished Visiting Professor, UVA
Ramon Kemp, Ph.D., Vice President/Head, Oncology Early Development Leaders, GSK
Margaret Martonosi, Ph.D., Assistant Director for CIS and Engineering, NSF
Alisia Ratliff, CEO Victus Capital Ventures
12:00-12:50PM Alternative Pathways in STEM Megan Heckart, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography and Planning, WCU
Science Communication Oné Pagán, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, West Chester University
Meet a STEM Professional Meg Annan, Ph.D., Scientific Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharma GmbH
Carleton Barbour, Ph.D.,
Lead Scientist, Emergent BioSolutions
Luis Colmenares, MBA,
Customer Success Executive, SAP
1:00-1:50PM Breakout Session 1: Alternate Pathways in STEM Careers Geny Caballero, Executive Level Digital Transformation Leader
Ujwal Pyati, Ph.D., Practice Lead, Scientific Strategy, W2O Group
Tara Haarlander, Senior Project Specialist, West Pharmaceutical Services
Breakout Session 2: Entering the STEM Workforce Joy Gallagher, Ph.D., Global Segment Leader, Dow
Denise Okafor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State University
Darryl Williams, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Science and Education, The Franklin Institute
2:00-2:50PM Working in Teams in the STEM Workplace Anthonise Fields, Ph.D., PMP, Director, Global Strategic Collaborations, Bristol Myers Squibb
Amy Lane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of North Florida
Kiernan Seth, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President Medical Affairs, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Session time (EST) Session Title Presenters
9:00-9:50AM Impostor Syndrome Jennifer Hunt, M.D., Executive Leadership Coach and Chair of Pathology, University of Florida
10:00-10:50AM Determining the Culture of a STEM Workplace Anne-Marie Martin, Ph.D., SVP, Global Head of Experimental Medicine, GSK
Clarence Young, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Velicept Therapeutics, Inc.
11:00-11:50AM Addressing Bias in the STEM Workplace Anita Foeman, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, West Chester University
Alison Gammie, Ph.D., NIGMS, NIH Director, Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity
Iris Wagstaff, Ph.D., STEM Program Director, AAAS
12:00-12:50PM    Inclusivity in the Workplace Liam Lair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, West Chester University
Impostor Syndrome Jess Sowa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, West Chester University
Mentoring Lauri  Hyers, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, West Chester University
Meet a STEM Professional Carleton Barbour, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, Emergent BioSolutions
Denise Levasseur, M.S.,
Senior Director, Immunology/Dermatology, Janssen Global Services
Jay Stephens, Ph.D.,
Director, R&D, Containment Systems & Packaging, West Pharmaceuticals Services
1:00-1:50PM The Value of Mentoring Karina Edmonds, Ph.D., GVP, Head of Academies and University Alliances, SAP
2:00-2:50PM Breakout Session 1: Finding a Mentor Cameron Bardliving, Ph.D., Director, PD & Operations at Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing
Maria Curry-Nkansah, Ph.D., MBA, Senior Research Advisor and Lead, NREL
Julia Lee-Soety, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Biology, St. Joseph's University
Breakout Session 2: Mentoring an "Only" When You're Not an Only Tripp Fischer, P.G., Chief Science Officer at Brownfield Science & Technology, Inc.
Jennifer McCafferty, Ph.D., VP External Manufacturing Operations at Merck
Breakout Session 3: Building a Mentoring Program Julianne Bowers, Leadership, Innovation, D&I, Collaboration, Lockheed Martin
Mary Oates, Ph.D., Senior Vice President at Emergent BioSolutions
Alexandra Schonning, Ph.D., Director of The Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering at University of North Florida 


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