Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors guide the direction of the organization, identify the overall Supply Chain Management education and program initiatives, and lead the development of our supply chain talent management and knowledge initiatives. These relationships also bolster our industry partnerships with APICS The Association for Operations Management, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Institute of Supply Management.

Neil Ackerman

Senior Director, Enterprise Supply Chain Global Planning and Innovation

Johnson & Johnson

Jayant Aphale

Executive Vice President, Technical Operations

Gritstone Oncology, Inc

Diana Bartlett

Corporate Engagement Lead

Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS)

Horacio Enriquez

Global Supplier Quality, Compliance, & Business Analytics Manager, Global Supply Chain Procurement

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Ed Arnheiter

Assistant Professor, Operations Management, Business

University of the Pacific

Dr. Richard L. Dawe

Professor, Ageno School of Business

Golden Gate University

Kimberly Lounds-Foster

Corporate Vice President and Head of Global Commercial Supply


Mary Kachinsky

Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

Kaleido Biosciences

Phil Kaminsky

Chairman, School of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

University of California, Berkeley

Ravi Kiron

Head, BioPharma External Innovation

EMD Serono – a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Laura Alquist

Vice President, Supply Chain

Kite Pharma

Paul Seaback

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Khalid Shah

Vice President and Head of Pharmaceutical Operations and Supply Chain


Sophia Sharp-Donaldson

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain

Baxalta US Inc.

Chris Horan

Chief Technical Operations


Shankar Suryanarayanan

Executive Director

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Mary Long

Managing Director, Supply Chain Management Institute

University of San Diego

Robert Bottome

Executive Director Global Supply Chain



Phillip Shaw

Director, Global Supply Chain



Prashant Yadav

Strategy Leader-Supply Chain

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation