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.

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

Elizabeth Dougherty is the Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition in the Office of Innovation Development at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this capacity, she develops, implements, and supervises programs that support the independent inventor community, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the intellectual property interests of colleges and universities.

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.

Kelli Hunsucker

Dr. Kelli Hunsucker is an assistant professor of oceanography at the Florida Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on biofouling organisms (i.e algae, barnacles, oysters, mussels) and their settlement on anthropogenic structures.