15+ years experience working at the intersection of science and business, leading multidisciplinary teams and advancing early-stage technologies towards commercialization.
Five years at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as Founding Director of the Broad’s Business Development Office, leading negotiations that resulted in over $75 million in industry funding.
Held various positions in startup formation with PureTech Ventures in Boston, and in R&D and business development at Corning, Inc.
Worked in biomaterials laboratory researching drug delivery/tissue targeting technologies used widely today in the biotechnology industry.
SB and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT; MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jill Tobacco, MPH, RD
Chief Marketing Officer
20+ years experience leading varying aspects of integrated brand and product marketing initiatives for-profit and non-profit organizations, on both the agency and client sides, including Nestle Waters, The Coca-Cola Company, The American Cancer Society, Weber Shandwick global agency, and DentaQuest.
Expertise in nutrition and health communications and consumer product marketing developing and executing strategic multi-channel business (B2B) and consumer (B2C) programs, including metrics linked to business performance.
Worked as a clinical dietitian and public health nutritionist at hospitals, community-based organizations and state government institutions.
BS in Nutritional Science from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; MPH in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mary Beth Lisman, Esq.
25+ years experience as a legal executive for a vast array of industries including software development, bio-tech, life sciences, online and digital media and B2B publishing, serving as a legal and business partner for diversified management teams as well as their professional advisors and strategic partners.
Founder of a private legal practice representing clients ranging from independent entrepreneurs, private-equity portfolio companies and multi-national corporations in all aspects of legal affairs.
Worked in several legal and executive positions including Reed Elsevier Inc., and the law firm of Nutter, McClennan and Fish.
JD summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, and BA magna cum laude from Boston College.
20+ years as senior finance and business development executive. Significant experience in start-up life science companies, emerging biotechnology firms, and large pharmaceutical companies.
Co-founder of two life science ventures, Provenance Biopharmaceuticals Corp. and Wisdom Biosciences Corp.
Founder and Managing Partner at Great Brook Biotech, a boutique life sciences consulting firm providing finance, operations, and strategy consulting to early stage life science companies.
MBA from Babson College, and BS in Management from the University of Massachusetts.