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Workforce Advisory Council

The Workforce Advisory Council (WAC) serves a number of purposes in its advisory role to the NPSMA Board of Directors:

  1. To consult and advise the NPSMA on improving and expanding connections to industry and business;
  2. To provide a link to employers to facilitate internships and career paths for PSM students and graduates;
  3. To provide a link to corporations, government labs, and other science-based organizations to facilitate general support for the Association;
  4. To serve as a sounding board of economic and employment trends in industry and government affecting programs nationwide;
  5. To assist the NPSMA in the identification and solicitation of financial and other resources.


Todd E. Arnold, Ph.D.

Chief Laboratory Operations Officer

Sema4, a Mount Sinai Venture

Richard Davis


Davis Development Group

Kevin Lothridge

Deputy Executive Director

Global Forensic and Justice Center, an FIU Preeminent Program, Florida International University

Susan A. McCartney, Ph.D.


SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center

Zahra MirAfzali, Ph.D., MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Encapsula NanoSciences

Michael Moskal

Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer


Priyanka Patel, M.S.

Clinical Project Manager, Oncology


Susan Sauer Sloan

Director, Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

National Academies

Michael Teitelbaum, Ph.D.

Labor and Worklife Program

Harvard Law School, formerly with Alfred P. Sloan Fund

Linda Strausbaugh, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut (Emeritus)