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Dean's Advisory Board

Alumni and friends of the college
Prominent leaders in industry and science

The Dean’s Advisory Board consists of alumni and friends of the college who are prominent leaders in industry and science. The members provide the college with invaluable expertise and experience on important issues such as planning and management, intellectual property and commercialization of research, impact of information technology, and new directions in higher education and workforce development. This board expands the college’s thinking, provides stronger connections to the business world, and offers a broadened frame of reference.


Current Dean's Advisory Board Members

Alexa DembekChief Technology and Sustainability Officer, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont
Ph.D. Chemistry, Penn State - 1991
B.S. Chemistry, Northern Illinois University - 1986

K. Peter GreensmithManager, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte,
M.B.A. Supply Chain, Finance & Strategic Leadership, Penn State - 2015
B.S. Chemistry, Penn State - 2013

Susan GroveRetired - Division Manager, AT&T
​M.S., Rutgers University - 1980
B.S. Mathematics, Penn State - 1966

Lou Martarano, ChairManaging Director, L. Martarano Enterprises
M.S., Yale University - 1981
B.S. Chemistry, Penn State - 1976

Chris OliviaPresident, Continuum Health Alliance LLC
D.M., Hahnemann University
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Science, Penn State - 1984

Ginny OlsonRetired - Principal, Towers Watson
​B.S. Mathematics, Penn State - 1973

John PattonFounder and CEO, Dance Pharmaceutical
Ph.D., University of California San Diego - 1976
M.S., University of Rhode Island - 1973
B.S. Zoology, Penn State - 1967

Matt RhodesCo-founder/Chairman, Semitech Semiconductor
M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles
M.S., Lehigh University - 1986
B.S. Physics, Penn State - 1979

AndrewSantacroceVP of Technology Development, TMNA Services, LLC
B.S. Mathematics, Penn State - 1988

George VergisIndependent Biotechnology Professional
Ph.D. Physiology, Penn State University - 1988
M.B.A., Columbia University
M.S. Physiology, Penn State University - 1986
​B.A., Princeton University - 1983

Janet VergisExecutive Advisor, Water Street Healthcare
M.S. Physiology, Penn State University - 1988
​B.S. Biology, Penn State University - 1986

David WoodleChairman and CEO, NanoHorizons
B.S. Computer Science, Penn State University - 1977