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.
Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Chair
Chairman and CEO, Rheonix, Inc.
Kathryn Boor, Ph.D.
Ronald P. Lynch Dean
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
April L. Burke
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
Roberto Cañizares, M.B.A.
Retired – President, MSA International
MSA Safety Inc.
Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer of Management and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of Emerging Markets Institute
S.C. Johnson School of Management
Paul Chomet, Ph.D.
Board of Directors, Vice Chair
Chomet Consulting LLC
Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.
AlpInvest Partners/The Carlyle Group
New York, NY
Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.
Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Jacqueline Heard, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Enko Chem Inc.
Adjunct Faculty, Boyce Thompson Institute
Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
School of Integrative Plant Biology, Cornell University
Jan P. Nyrop, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Director
Cornell AgriTech, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Melinda R. Oakes
Triad Foundation, Inc.
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Roy H. Park, Jr.
President and CEO Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc.
President and Chairman Triad Foundation, Inc.
Nancy E. Rawson, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Director / Associate Member / Vice President
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Oliver W. Schulze
Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA
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
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
Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
Professor, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University
President, Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Psychology