Dedicated to entrepreneurial assistance and guided by board members appointed from Maryland's entrepreneurial community, the TEDCO team is comprised of experienced professionals.

Leadership  •  Our Team  •  RBII Mentors & UBII Venture Growth Advisors  • DefTech Advisors TEDCO's Legal Counsel  •  TEDCO Board of Directors

Leadership

Stephen Auvil

Chief Federal Engagement Officer

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Elizabeth Good Mazhari

Investment and DEI Advisor (Consultant)

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Mindy Lehman

Chief Government Program Development,
Affairs & Policy Officer

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Jack Miner

Chief Investment Officer

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Ruchika Nijhara, PhD

Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
(MSCRF)

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Terry Rauh

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

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Tammi Thomas

Chief Development & Marketing Officer

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Our Team

Ben Antebi, PhD

Associate Director,
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)

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Alex Choi

Executive Director, Government
Program Development, Affairs & Research

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Terri Collins

Senior Human Resources Specialist (Consultant)

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Mark A. Crosby

Senior Director, Investment Operations and
Portfolio Management

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Shreya Dinesh

Development & Marketing Intern

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DeJonna Farrar

Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Justin Ferguson

Program Manager, Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Empowerment (E3)

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Leah Franklin

Administrative Coordinator, Board Governance

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Silvia Goncalves

Assistant Manager, Maryland Innovation Initiative 

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Teddy Gresser

Director, Seed Funds

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Valery Gutierrez

Administrative Coordinator, Maryland Innovation Initiative

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Cassy Haber

Director, Development & Marketing

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Katherine Hill Ritchie

Senior Director, Venture Funds

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Rachael Kalinyak

Assistant Director, Development & Marketing

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Kim Mozingo

Director, Federal Programs

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Jean-Luc Park

Senior Director, Social Impact Funds

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Jyothika Pendam

Salesforce Administrator

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Denise Pina

Accounts Payable Lead & Project Coordinator

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Ann K. Pulley

Assistant Controller

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Avanti Shetye, CFA

Director, Fund Portfolio Compliance & Administration

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Linda Singh, PhD

Executive Director,
Women Entrepreneur Leadership (Consultant)

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Diana Smith

Administrative Services Manager

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Sabrina Spinner

Assistant Manager,
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) 

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Griffin St. Louis

Program Manager, Maryland Innovation Initiative

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Isabel Wen

Sr. Manager, Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Empowerment (E3)

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Karen Zuccardi

Manager, Rural Business Innovation Initiative,
Northern Region

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RBII Mentors & UBII Venture Growth Advisors

William L. Bernard

Rural Business Innovation Initiative Mentor,
Lower Shore Region (Consultant) 

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Chuck Ernst

Rural Business Innovation Initiative Mentor,
Western Region (Consultant)

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Tammira Lucas, DBA

Venture Growth Advisor, Baltimore City (Consultant)

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Malcolm G. Tyson, PhD

Venture Growth Advisor, Prince George's County (Consultant)

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DefTech Advisors

Gary Evans

DefTech Advisor (Consultant)

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Ron Kaese

DefTech Advisor (Consultant)

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Ann Liebschutz

DefTech Advisor (Consultant)

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TEDCO's Legal Counsel (Office of the Attorney General)

Jigita Patel

Senior Assistant Attorney General

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Stephanie M. Meighan

Assistant Attorney General

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TEDCO Board of Directors

Rondall Allen, PhD

TEDCO Board Member

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Kevin Anderson

TEDCO Board Member

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John Bohanan

TEDCO Board Member

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Kathie Callahan Brady

Secretary - TEDCO Board Member

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Thomas Bundy III

TEDCO Board Member

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Cliff Coppersmith, PhD

TEDCO Board Member

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Linda Cureton, PhD

TEDCO Board Member 

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Ellen Flowers-Fields

Vice Chair - TEDCO Board Member

 

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Omar Muhammad

Chair – TEDCO Board Member

 

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Myra Norton

TEDCO Board Member, Immediate Past Chair

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Jeffrey A. Rhoda

Treasurer - TEDCO Board Member

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William Roberts

TEDCO Board Member

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Andrew Serafini

TEDCO Board Member 

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Amita Shukla

TEDCO Board Member

 

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Chung Hei Sing

TEDCO Board Member

 

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Phillip Singerman

TEDCO Board Member

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Eben G. Smith

Assistant Treasurer - TEDCO Board Member

 

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David Tohn

TEDCO Board Member

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Robert Wells

TEDCO Board Member

 

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TEDCO Board of Directors

Chair
Omar Muhammad, Morgan State University

Vice Chair
Ellen Flowers-Fields, College of Southern Maryland

Secretary
Kathie Callahan Brady, FITCI

Treasurer
Jeffrey A. Rhoda

Assistant Treasurer
Eben Smith, Three|E Consulting Group

Members
Rondall Allen, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Kevin Anderson, MD Department of Commerce
John Bohanan, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Thomas Bundy III, Lawrence & Bundy
Cliff Coppersmith, PhD, Chesapeake College
Linda Cureton, PhD, Muse Technologies, Inc.
Myra Norton, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
William Roberts, Significance, Inc.
Andrew Serafini, Wealth Enhancement Group
Amita Shukla, Vitamita
Chung Hei Sing, Applied Derivative Research
Phillip Singerman, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
David Tohn, BTS Software Solutions
Robert Wells, Baker Donelson

TEDCO’s Board of Directors meets quarterly.
Pursuant to the law, the meetings are open to the public.