Board of Directors

David Calone
Jove Equity Partners LLC

David L. Calone is the CEO of Jove Equity Partners LLC, a venture capital firm that invests in and helps build technology companies in the, software, digital media, energy, real estate...

Matt Cohen
Long Island Association

Matt Cohen became the President & CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA), the region’s leading business organization, in May 2021. Matt is working with the 80+ member Board and the LIA members to implement his vision for Long Island’s future, including making Long Island an attractive place for young professionals, supporting small businesses, and expanding child care options...

Northwell Health System

As the health system’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. Dowling oversees a healthcare network which delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York Metropolitan area...

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Doon Gibbs earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from the University of Utah in 1977, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1979 and 1982...

Topspin Partners

Leo Guthart is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Topspin Partners. Prior to founding Topspin, Dr. Guthart was President, CEO and Chairman of Ademco Security Group, which...

Maurie McInnis
Stony Brook University

Maurie McInnis was appointed President of Stony Brook University July 2020.

Susan Poser
Hofstra University

Susan Poser was chosen by the Hofstra University Board of Trustees to serve as the ninth president of the University on December 9, 2020 and assumed office on August 1, 2021. Prior to her appointment, she served as the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a Carnegie Research One university...

The Rauch Foundation

After a career of twenty years as a psychologist and family therapist, Nancy Rauch Douzinas decided to devote herself to expanding and building the Rauch Foundation, a family foundation created by her father and uncle in 1961....

Roger Savell
Ernst & Young LLP

Roger’s career with Ernst & Young has been primarily focused on serving companies throughout the Metropolitan New York Area. Prior to his appointment in the Long Island office, Roger held other leadership roles, including head...

Stacey Sikes
Long Island Association

Stacey I. Sikes is the Chair of the Accelerate Long Island Board and an experienced leader of innovative programs in government, the non-profit sector, and higher education. She is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for the Long Island Association, where she advocates for issues critical to Long Island’s economic growth...

Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Dr. Bruce Stillman is President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. A native of Australia, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honors at The University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the John Curtin School of Medical Research...

Charles M. Strain
Farrell Fritz

Charles M. Strain is the managing partner of Farrell Fritz. He is actively involved in many civic organizations. Charlie has served as Chairman of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Board of Directors since 2006...

Steve Winick
Topspin Partners

Steve Winick serves as the Managing Director of Topspin Partners. Mr. Winick came to Topspin from Honeywell, Intl., where he most recently served as CIO of its $2 billion Security Group. He had been with Honeywell...

Management Team

Michelle Byrne
Director of Finance

In addition to her role as Finance Director, Michelle also serves as the Finance Director for Accelerate Long Island and Chief Financial Officer for the Long Island Association, the region’s leading business organization.

Dan Lloyd
Program Director

Dan is responsible for organizing networking events across Long Island for entrepreneurs, working with startups and commercialization opportunities emanating from academia to connect them with resources and capital, and managing the Accelerate New York Seed Fund’s portfolio of 22 high-tech companies.