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Board and Committees

Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board of Directors

 

OCAST is governed by the Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development (OSTRaD) Board of Directors (Title 74, Section 5060.6). This 21-member board of directors consists of the secretary/executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the secretary of agriculture, the presidents of Oklahoma's three research universities, the president of a regional university, 12 members appointed by the Governor and two nonvoting legislators representing the House and the Senate. Members appointed by the governor serve with the consent of the senate and generally serve four-year terms.

Ann Ackerman, Ph.D., President & CEO
Oklahoma Business Roundtable
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405-319-8400

Blayne Arthur, Secretary
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture
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405-319-8400

Sean Bauman, President & CEO
IMMY
Norman
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405-319-8400

V. Burns Hargis, J.D., President
Oklahoma State University
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405-319-8400

Joseph Harroz Jr., J.D., President
University of Oklahoma
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405-319-8400

Rhonda Hooper, President & CEO
Jordan Advertising
Oklahoma City
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405-319-8400

David Humphrey (Vice Chair)
Industry Consultant
Tulsa
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405-319-8400

Glen D. Johnson, J.D., Chancellor
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma City
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405-319-8400

The Honorable Chris Kidd
Oklahoma State Senate
Waurika
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405-319-8400

Brent Kisling, Executive Director
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
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405-319-8400

Tom Kupiec, Ph.D., President & CEO (Chair)
ARL Bio Pharma, DNA Solutions, Kupiec Group
Oklahoma City
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405-319-8400

Janet K. Levit, Interim President
University of Tulsa
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Dayal T. Meshri, Ph.D., President & CEO
Advance Research Chemicals
Catoosa
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405-319-8400

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, President
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond
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405-319-8400

Matthew Newman, Director, Sustainability
Advocacy and Development, ONEOK
Tulsa
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405-319-8400

Steven Rhines, J.D., President & CEO,
Noble Research Institute
Ardmore
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405-319-8400

Terry L. Salmon, Ed.D., President & Founder
Computer System Designers
Oklahoma City
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405-319-8400

Russell W. Teubner, Founder & CEO
HostBridge Technology
Stillwater
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405-319-8400

Paul Tikalsky, Ph.D., Dean
College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater
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405-319-8400

The Honorable Tammy West
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Bethany
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405-319-8400

Sherri Wise, President
Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Tulsa
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405-319-8400

Standing Advisory Committees

OCAST receives support and assistance from the Oklahoma Health Research, Oklahoma Plant Science Research, Oklahoma Applied Research and Small Business Research Assistance advisory committees for research-related programs. Research-related standing committees must consist of representatives of the “business, higher education and research communities” (74 O.S., Section 5060.9[a]) and at least one-third of the members of each committee must be researchers. Committees are approved annually by the board. The Seed Capital Investment advisory committee is created to assist OCAST in evaluating potential investments with the Seed Capital Revolving Fund (74 O.S., Section 5060.21).
 

Oklahoma Health Research Committee

Tyrrell Conway, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman
Anna Csiszar, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
Mary Beth Humphrey, M.D., Ph.D. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (Chair)
Jerry Malayer, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Gabriel Pardo, M.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City
H. Anne Pereira, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D., University of Tulsa, Tulsa
Lijun Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Plant Science Research Advisory Committee

Gloria Caddell, Ph.D., University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Richard Nelson, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute, Ardmore

Oklahoma Applied Research Advisory Committee

Kenneth E. Bartels, D.V.M., M.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Cornell Cross, Apprentice Information Systems, Tulsa
David Humphrey, Industry Consultant, Broken Arrow
E. Ann Nalley, Ph.D., Cameron University, Lawton
Martha Ogilvie, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
Dale Teeters, Ph.D., University of Tulsa, Tulsa
Monte Tull, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (ret.), Norman

Small Business Research Assistance Committee

Mike Callaway, CalTech Global LLC, Sapulpa
Rafal Farjo, Ph.D., Charlesson LLC, Oklahoma City
Terry Golding, Ph.D., Amethyst Research Inc., Ardmore
Chuck Gray, Frontier Electronic Systems Inc., Stilwater
Dorothy Overal, U.S. Small Business Administration, Oklahoma City
Trevor Snyder, Ph.D., VADovations Inc., Oklahoma City
Brien Thorstenberg, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Tulsa

Seed Capital Investment Committee

Jeff Moen, J.D., Noble Research Institute
James Wheeler, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman
Sherri Wise, Osteopathic Founders Foundation, Tulsa

Last Modified on Nov 09, 2020
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