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Board and Committees

Oklahoma Science and Technology Research and Development Board of Directors


March 23, 2021 OSTRaD Board of Directors Meeting With Concurrent Executive Committee Meeting Agenda and Board Packet With Instructions for Virtual Meeting

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.

Blayne Arthur, Secretary
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

Sean Bauman, President & CEO

Mark Funke, President & CEO
Oklahoma Business Roundtable

V. Burns Hargis, J.D., President
Oklahoma State University

Joseph Harroz Jr., J.D., President
University of Oklahoma

Rhonda Hooper, President & CEO
Jordan Advertising
Oklahoma City

David Humphrey (Vice Chair)
Industry Consultant

Glen D. Johnson, J.D., Chancellor
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oklahoma City

The Honorable Chris Kidd
Oklahoma State Senate

Brent Kisling, Executive Director
Oklahoma Department of Commerce

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

Janet K. Levit, Interim President
University of Tulsa

Dayal T. Meshri, Ph.D., President & CEO
Advance Research Chemicals

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, President
University of Central Oklahoma

Matthew Newman, Director, Sustainability
Advocacy and Development, ONEOK

Steven Rhines, J.D., President & CEO,
Noble Research Institute

Terry L. Salmon, Ed.D., President & Founder
Computer System Designers
Oklahoma City

Russell W. Teubner, Founder & CEO
HostBridge Technology

Paul Tikalsky, Ph.D., Dean
College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Oklahoma State University

The Honorable Tammy West
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Sherri Wise, President
Osteopathic Founders Foundation

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
Kelly D. Chamberlin, Ph.D., USDA-Agricultural Research Service
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 Apr 12, 2021
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