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…
LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION
Matt Cohen became the President & CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA), the region’s leading business organization, in May 2021.
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…
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…
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
Maurie McInnis was appointed President of Stony Brook University July 2020.
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.
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….
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Henry “Hank” Foley earned his BS from Providence College, MS from Purdue University, and PhD from Penn State; all were in chemistry. He also serves as a trustee at Providence College and sits on other boards such as Lincoln Center Business Improvement District and Long Island Association.
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
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
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 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…
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
Jerry Ward earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Dowling College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a licensed certified public accountant in New York and is accredited in International Financial Reporting Standards.
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 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.