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


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


Melissa McKinlay, Mayor, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners


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

Douglas A. Bingham, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Scripps Florida

Medical Device:

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

Pharmaceutical / Nutraceutical:

Fred Sancilio, Ph.D., Founder, Sancilio Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc.

Venture Capital:

Nathan Cali, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Investment and Merchant Banking, Noble Life Science Partners

Shawn Titcomb, Managing Director, Allele Capital

Technology Transfer:

David Day, Southeast Bio

Economic Development:

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