Advisory Board Members

    • David L. Bernd

      David L. Bernd

      Advisory Board Member

      David Bernd is the CEO Emeritus of Sentara Health – an integrated health system headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, which now operates more than 300 sites of care. Bernd spent forty years at Sentara Healthcare, 21 of those as CEO.

    • George B. Cartledge III

      George B. Cartledge III

      Advisory Board Member

      George Cartledge III is the president of Grand Home Furnishings – a successful, family-owned furniture company headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia with store locations in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. He and his family also operate the Cartledge Charitable Foundation, which supports the arts and culture, higher education, health associations, and youth programs.

    • Maria R. Clarke

      Maria R. Clarke

      Advisory Board President

      Maria Clarke is a senior vice president and private client adviser for U.S. Trust – a private bank providing comprehensive wealth and investment management services to individuals, families, and institutions through 91 offices in 31 states across the country.

    • Callie M. Dalton

      Callie M. Dalton

      Advisory Board Member

      Callie Dalton is the owner and founder of Callie Dalton & Associates, a Long & Foster Realtors Company – the leading real estate firm in the Roanoke Valley. Callie Dalton & Associates is consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of realtors in North America. She serves her alma mater, Radford University, in various capacities and currently serves on the Athletic Foundation Board. She recently completed terms on the University Foundation Board and the Radford University Board of Visitors.

    • Phil J.  Duke

      Phil J. Duke

      Advisory Board Member

      Phil Duke is a managing director of financial risk advisory services at KPMG LLP. Previously, he worked for Lockheed Martin, and predecessor companies, for 38 years, becoming corporate CFO before retiring as executive vice president.

    • Shelley L. Duke

      Shelley L. Duke

      Advisory Board Member

      Shelley Duke is the owner and managing partner of Rallywood Farm – an exceptional equestrian facility located in Middleburg, VA. She is also a former member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech, and in 2013 received the university’s highest honor – the William H. Ruffner Medal.

    • Gunther Hoyt

      Gunther Hoyt

      Advisory Board Vice President

      Gunther Hoyt is the president and CEO of Gunther Hoyt Associates – a global business consulting firm that specializes in plastics equipment and machine components. He has played important leadership roles in the internationalization of the plastics industry, and in the progress of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

    • Paul F. Jackson, Ph.D.

      Paul F. Jackson, Ph.D.

      Advisory Board Member

      Dr. Paul F. Jackson is part of the research team for Janssen Pharmaceuticals – the research and development sector of Johnson & Johnson. He has held numerous positions within the company and is currently the Head of Chemistry for Emerging Sciences. He has designed and established a group focusing on applying medicinal chemistry to non-traditional areas, including nanotechnology, bioconjugation, and chemically modified antibodies.

    • S. Wayne Kay

      S. Wayne Kay

      Advisory Board Member

      S. Wayne Kay currently resides in California, and is the president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. He was previously the president and CEO of OncoGenesis Inc. – a company that provides women worldwide with access to point-of-care screening for cervical cancer.

    • Venetia Kontogouris

      Venetia Kontogouris

      Advisory Board Member

      Venetia Kontogouris is a managing founder of a family office that invests in venture funds focusing in breakthrough business models in IT and big data technologies. She has been a pioneer in identifying New Business models with over 20 board experiences. Prior to the family office, she was co-managing director of Trident Capital, a business-to-business venture fund of $1.3 billion. Her skills are to identify early entrepreneurs and support them to build their business.

    • David M. Lyerly, Ph.D.

      David M. Lyerly, Ph.D.

      Advisory Board Member

      Dr. David Lyerly is a founder, board member, and Chief Scientific Officer for TechLab Inc. – an innovative medical diagnostics company, with research and development located in Blacksburg, Virginia and manufacturing in Radford, Virginia. TechLab focuses on enteric diseases and the microbiology of the intestinal tract. Lyerly founded the company in 1989 with Tracy Wilkins based on their discoveries from research on Clostridium difficile, the major cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea and colitis.

    • Marty E. Muscatello

      Marty E. Muscatello

      Advisory Board Member

      Marty Muscatello is the president and CEO of Foxguard Solutions, which develops innovative technology solutions – cyber security and industrial computing – to protect critical infrastructure. He is also an owner of Qualtrax Inc. – a compliance software company. Both companies grew from the original holding company, CCS Inc.

    • Jim P. Rutt

      Jim P. Rutt

      Advisory Board Member

      Jim Rutt is the past Chairman for the Santa Fe Institute, and was a researcher in residence from 2002 to 2004, studying the application of complexity science to financial markets and evolutionary artificial intelligence. Rutt was previously the CEO of Network Solutions, which operated the .com, .net, and .org domain namespaces until its acquisition by Verisign in 2000.

    • Charles W. Steger, Ph.D.

      Charles W. Steger, Ph.D.

      Advisory Board Member

      Charles W. Steger is president emeritus of Virginia Tech and executive director of the university’s Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR). As executive director of the Global Forum, he continues to lead Virginia Tech and partner organizations in developing an expanded knowledge base on infrastructural resilience. Steger is credited with conceiving and creating the VTCRI, and hiring Dr. Michael Friedlander.

    • J. David Wine

      J. David Wine

      Advisory Board Member

      J. David Wine is the founder of Advanced Health-Care Services – a successful company selling in-home medical equipment. He sold his company in 1998, and has since been an avid community supporter, working with numerous local organizations for the advancement of the Roanoke, Virginia area.