Life Science Advisory Council

The Life Science Advisory Council is composed of Palm Beach County life sciences stakeholders from industry, education, government, research and medical institutions, and venture capital who oversee the BDB’s execution of the Life Science Industry Action Plan.


Life Sciences Advisory Council Members


John Couris, President & CEO, Jupiter Medical Center (Co-chair)

Gina Melby, CEO, JFK Medical Center (Co-chair)


William “Bill” Fleming, Jr., President, Palm Beach Atlantic University

John Kelly, Ph.D. President, Florida Atlantic University

Ava Parker, J.D., President, Palm Beach State College

Robert Avossa, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, School District of Palm Beach County


Paulette Burdick, Mayor, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners


David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., CEO, Research Group Leader, Scientific Director, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Richard King, Chief Operating Officer, Scripps Florida

Medical Device:

Tony Cutshall, Worldwide Senior VP Marketing and Development, DePuy Synthes

David Josza, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Dental Division, Biomet 3I, a Zimmer Biomet Company

Pharmaceutical / Nutraceutical:

Fred Sancilio, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman, President & CEO, Sancilio & Company

Venture Capital:

Shawn Titcomb, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Investment and Merchant Banking, Noble Life Science Partners

Technology Transfer:

David Day, Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer / Director, Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida (ex-officio)

Economic Development:

Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County