Dedicated to ensuring the success of the bioscience industry in the state of Connecticut.

The BioCT Leadership and Board of Directors brings industry expertise, advice, and support to the Connecticut bioscience community. This team looks forward to serving as mentors and advisors to our members.

BioCT Leadership

Dawn Hocevar
President & CEO, BioCT

Peter Farina, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, BioCT
Executive in Residence,
Canaan Partners

Stanley Choy, M.B.A.
Co-Chair & Treasurer, BioCT
Bioscience Entrepreneur

Paul Hughes, J.D.
Secretary, BioCT
Partner, Wiggin and Dana, LLP

BioCT Board of Directors

Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Venture Development and Technology Incubation Program (TIP),

Robert Bettigole, MPPM
Managing Partner,
Elm Street Ventures

Stanley Choy, M.B.A.
Bioscience Entrepreneur

Peter R. Farina, Ph.D.
Executive in Residence,
New York Corridor,
Canaan Partners

Josh Geballe, M.B.A.
Senior Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Yale University;
Managing Director, Yale Ventures

Cynthia D. Green, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Managing Director,
Connecticut Innovations (CI)

Dawn Hocevar
President & CEO,

John G. Houston, Ph.D.
President & CEO,



Paul Hughes, J.D.
Wiggin and Dana, LLP

Raja Mangipudy, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Drug Safety Research
and Development, Groton Site Director, Pfizer

Megan Rosengarten, M.B.A.
President, Surgical Robotics,

David I. Scheer, M.S.
Scheer and Company

Jackie Schumacher
Head of Regulatory and Quality,

Eleanore Seibert, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics,
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Erika Smith, M.B.A.
ReNetX Bio, Inc

J. Dormer Stephen, J.D.
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

BioCT Board of Directors, Chair Emeriti

Kevin Rakin
HighCape Partners

David W. Keiser
Tetherex Pharmaceuticals

BioCT Board of Directors, Director Emeriti

Frank J. Marco, J.D.
Special Counsel,
Wiggin and Dana, LLP

Harry H. Penner, Jr., LL.M.
Co-Founder &Chairman,

BioCT Past President & CEO

Susan Froshauer, Ph.D.
Past President & CEO,


“Why should you join BioCT? Whether large or small, if you are looking for: support, resources, funding, facilities, networking, connections, events, discounts/savings, talent, community exposure or more… BioCT is the first place to look. If we don’t have the answer, we will help you find it. Why not join today?”

Dawn Hocevar

President & CEO