Category: Advisory Board

Paul R. Sanberg, Chair

Dr. Paul R. Sanberg is Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Development, Distinguished University Professor, and Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair at the University of South Florida, and Founder and President of the National Academy of Inventors.

Phoebe Cade Miles

Phoebe Cade Miles founded the Cade Museum in 2004. She is also co-founder and vice-president of the Gloria Dei Foundation, a family-operated charity that awards grants to organizations that promote the common good in accordance with Christian principles.

Kathy Castor

Kathy Castor is the Tampa Bay area’s voice in the U.S. Congress. She is serving her fourth term and represents Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

Steven C. Currall

President University of South Florida Steven C. Currall became the seventh president of the University of South Florida on July 1, 2019. He also is a tenured professor at USF. Dr. Currall joins USF...

Michael J. DeLuca

Intellectual Property Counsel Florida Power & Light, NextEra Energy Mike DeLuca graduated from Virginia Polytechnic School and State University with a B.S. in electrical engineering and earned his juris doctorate at Nova University in...

Elizabeth Dougherty

As the Eastern Regional Outreach Director for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Elizabeth Dougherty carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the USPTO’s East Coast stakeholder engagement.

Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford is Founder and Director of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), an independent not-for-profit research institute with locations in Pensacola and Ocala Florida.

William Scott Green

As senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, Green is responsible to develop and strengthen university-wide components of undergraduate learning.

Andrew H. Hirshfeld

Commissioner for Patents U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As Commissioner for Patents, Drew Hirshfeld manages and leads the patent organization as its chief operating officer. He is responsible for managing and directing all aspects...

Richard A. Houghten

Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D., is the Founder, CEO & President of Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, a not-for-profit, bi-coastal medical research organization. Now in its 24th year, it has become internationally recognized for its scientific contributions.