Director of Economic Development
A.B. Brown University English and American Literature
M.A.T. Yale University Teaching of English
Ph.D. Stony Brook University History of American Foreign Relations
Venturewell/UC Berkeley, Lean Launchpad Educators Program Certification
Technology entrepreneurship, new enterprise development
Immediate Past Chair: Business Incubator Association of New York State. Stony Brook Incubator Selection and Review Committee. Moving spirit behind creation of the Long Island Angel Network. Founder, Stony Brook Entrepreneurs Challenge, which has awarded more than $500,000 to 32 student start-up businesses - half still in existence — as of 2019. Co-PI and Instructor, Stony Brook’s NSF I-Corps Site. Board of Directors: Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (New York’s third largest town); Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge (nation’s second largest industrial park after Silicon Valley); Long Island Angel Network (the region’s only such organization); Community Development Corporation of Long Island (Vice Chair), the region’s largest affordable housing and community development not-for-profit. Past president of Women Economic Developers of Long Island.