Charlottesville BioHub appoints two new biotech community members to the BioBuzz Board of Directors

Charlottesville, Virginia, April 13, 2022 – Charlottesville BioHub today announces the appointment of two senior veterans in the life sciences and biotechnology fields to its Board of Directors to support one of the fastest growing regional biotech communities in Virginia.

New members include Will Mauldin, PhDFounder and CEO of Rivanna Medical, e Carleen Bowers, PhD, member of the local biotechnology community and Director Sr., Head of the R&D and Data Insights Portfolio at Indigo. Join existing board members Payam Pourtaheri, Founder and CEO of AgroSpheres; Taylor Cope, Senior Operations Manager, InBio; and Susan Klees, Vice President, Communications, HemoShear Therapeutics. Nathan Evans, Woods Rogers’ registered partner and patent attorney, is Corporate Secretary.

“We are honored to have Will and Carleen on our board and look forward to contributing to our growing community of more than 75 companies and 2,000 employees,” said Stephany Oettinger, executive director of Charlottesville BioHub. “Both will play an important role in shaping our organization for future growth and will help us achieve our goal of doubling the size of the industry by 2030.”

Former board members Nikki Hastings, PhD, Andrew Krouse and Dana Goldsmith now serve as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) for the organization. The expanded EIR team serves early-stage biotech and technology companies and other innovation-driven entrepreneurs in the region’s business ecosystem, supported by a grant from the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s Regional Innovation Fund.

Meet our new board members and learn about their goals to further the organization’s mission and grow the biotech industry in the region.

Will Mauldin – “As a UVA alumni and co-founder and CEO of medical devices, I have directly benefited from the commitment and resources that Charlottesville BioHub cultivates within Charlottesville’s growing life science community. I look forward to contributing to the organization to strengthen industry support and to drive strategic plans that ensure Charlottesville BioHub is a growing and sustainable organization for the foreseeable future. “

Carleen Bowers – “I was inspired by the impact Charlottesville BioHub has had in contributing to a growing biotech community in Charlottesville. I look forward to helping foster connectivity with other biotech communities and support the founders early on in building strong teams. “

About Charlottesville BioHub
Charlottesville BioHub, a 501 (c) (3) designated private nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia, is committed to strengthening the regional biotechnology industry through commitment, resources and education. The industrial cluster is comprised of over 75 private / commercial sector companies working in all aspects of biotechnology / life sciences to advance human health through innovation. There are more than 2,000 employees in the regional cluster and over $ 400 million has been invested to date. Learn more at

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