Board of Directors

Building the business of life sciences in SC

SCbio is led by a Board of Directors comprised of dynamic and invested industry and business leaders and governed by an Executive Committee elected by their peers.  Together with the support of SCbio staff, they author the strategy and lead the advance of life sciences in South Carolina.

Fiduciary and Operations Board

James Chappell, Ph.D

Lou Kennedy

Lou Kennedy

SCbio Past chair; CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
David Stefanich

David Stefanich

SCbio Board chair; Founder & CEO, Rymedi
Christopher Hanson article

Christopher Hanson

Vice Chair; Partner, Nelson Mullins

Dan Nodes

Treasurer; Chief Operating Officer, VIKOR Scientific

Dr. Matthew Cannon, DO

Secretary; Dean for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), Carolinas

Greg Marshall

Officer; Corporate VP, COO, Charles River Labs

Thornton Kirby

Officer; CEO, SC Hospital Association

Cynthia Y. Young, Ph.D

Officer; Dean, College of Science, Clemson University

Ashely Teasdel

Officer; Deputy Secretary of Commerce, SC Department of Commerce

Herbert Drayton

Officer (AT LARGE); Managing Partner, HI Mark Capital

Scott Pancoast

Officer (AT LARGE); CEO & Founder, Zylö Therapeutics

Strategic Advisory Board

Craig Black

Founder & CEO, DeGen Medical, Inc.

Juliette Bogus

Inspire Agency, President & CEO

Mandy Brawley

Director, SC Department of Commerce

Michael Brenan

Regional President, Truist

Caroline Brown

Chief External Affairs Officer, Medical University of South Carolina

Jason Brown

Sr. Account Manager, Elkem Silicones

John Cadena

Manager of Economic Development and Local Government, Dominion Energy

Jody Chastain

President and CEO, Ritedose

James Chavez

President and CEO, SC Power Team

Tushar Chikhliker

Member, Nexsen Pruet LLC

Matthew Couvillion

Attorney, Wyche Law Firm

Stephen Creech

Assistant VP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Stephen Cutler

Stephen Cutler, Ph.D.

Dean College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina

J.J Darby

State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Services

Ronda Dean

President & CEO of Afaxys

Dr. Jeff DeLisi

President & CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Deepal Eliatamby

President, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Justin Goethe

President, Allied Logistics LLC

Jesse Goodwin, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer; Medical University of South Carolina

Mike Graney

VP, Charleston Regl. Develop. Alliance

Chad Hardaway

Associate Director, Office of Economic Engagement, University of South Carolina

Angie Leidinger

VP External Affairs, Clemson University

Nelson Lindsay

President & CEO, Central SC Alliance

Curtis McDonald

State Govt. Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb

Craig Nies

Senior Member of Technical Staff, KYOCERA AVX Components

David Orr

Ceo, Medpoint

Bob Quinn​


Cody Reynolds

Intellectual Property & Commercialization Dir., Prisma Health- Health sCiences center

Kay Self

Executive Director, VisionGreenwood

David Shalaby


David Shenberger

VP Marketing & Consulting Services, CAI

Dr. Steve Skinner, MD

Director, Greenwood Genetic Center

Samantha Spratt

Business Recruitment Officer, Upstate SC Alliance

Kimberlee Steele

Managing Director, SHL Medical

Brandon Thomas

Principal, Elliott Davis

Gary Thompson

Sr. Director Operations, Abbott

Shane Whatley

Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, THS Constructors, Inc.
Stephanie Yarbrough

Stephanie Yarbrough

Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

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