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.

2022 Board of Directors
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Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.

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

Rob Canizares

Roberto Cañizares, M.B.A.

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

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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

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Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Chomet Consulting LLC Groton, CT

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Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.

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

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Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.

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

Benjamin Houlton

Benjamin Houlton, Ph.D.

Ronald P. Lynch Dean, Office of the Dean
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Department of Global Development
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

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Katherine McComas, Ph.D.

​Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs, Office of the Provost
Professor, Department of Communication
Cornell University

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Susan McCouch

Adjunct Faculty, Boyce Thomson Institute
Barbara McClintock Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics
Professor, Computational Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Melinda R. Oakes

Executive Director
Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

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Roy H. Park, Jr.

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

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Sally Rockey,  Ph.D

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Oliver W. Schulze, M.B.A.

Partner
Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA

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Jane Silverthorne, Ph.D

Senior Scientific Advisor for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation
Alexandria, VA

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Margaret Smith, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean and Director, Cornell AES
Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section Department of Global Development
Cornell University
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David Stern

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

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Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.

Adj. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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