Board of Directors

BTI maintains a Board of Directors of no less than 12 and no more than 25, with four to five members having been nominated by the President of Cornell from within the university family, as mandated by the BTI Bylaws and the affiliation agreement with Cornell University.

A group photo of the 2019 BTI board of directors
Headshot of Greg Galvin

Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Chair
Chairman and CEO, Rheonix, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Kathryn Boor

Kathryn Boor, Ph.D.

Ronald P. Lynch Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of April Burke

April L. Burke

Founder
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
Washington, D.C.

Headshot of April Burke

Roberto Cañinzares, M.B.A.

Retired – President, MSA International
MSA Safety Inc.
Gibsonia, PA

Headshot of Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Management and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of Emerging Markets Institute
S.C. Johnson School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Paul Chomet

Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Director of Ag Alliances
NRGene
St. Louis, MO

Headshot of Peter Cornelius

Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.

Managing Director
AlpInvest Partners/The Carlyle Group
New York, NY

Headshot of Mary Lou Guerinot

Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.

Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Headshot of Jacqueline Heard

Jacqueline Heard, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Venture Partner
Anterra Capital
Boston, MA

Headshot of Susan McCouch

Susan McCouch

Adjunct Faculty, Boyce Thompson Institute
Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
School of Integrative Plant Biology, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Jan Nyrop

Jan P. Nyrop, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Director
Cornell AgriTech, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Mary Opperman

Mary Opperman

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Roy Park, Jr.

Roy H. Park, Jr.

President and CEO Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc.
President and Chairman Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Nancy Rawson

Nancy E. Rawson, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Director / Associate Member / Vice President 
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Philadelphia, PA

Headshot of Oliver Schulze

Oliver W. Schulze

Partner
Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA

Headshot of Kira Sheinerman

Kira S. Sheinerman, Ph.D., M.B.A.

CEO, DiamiR Biosciences Corp., Princeton, NJ
Managing Director, Investment Banking H.C. Wainwright & Co., New York, NY

Headshot of Jane Silverthorne

Jane Silverthorne, Ph.D

Senior Scientific Advisor for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation
Retired – Deputy Assistant Director Directorate for Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Alexandria, VA

Headshot of Chris Smart

Christine Smart

Director, School of Integrative Plant Biology
Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of David Stern

David Stern

President, Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Charlie Trautmann

Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.

220 Kris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850-2710

 

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