Charlottesville BioHub Names Two New Biotech Community Members to the Board of Directors

Charlottesville, VA April 13, 2022 — Charlottesville BioHub today announces the appointments of two senior life science and biotech veterans to its Board of Directors to support one of the fastest growing regional biotechnology communities in Virginia.

New members include Will Mauldin, PhD, Founder and CEO of Rivanna Medical, and Carleen Bowers, PhD, a local biotech community member and Sr. Director, Head of R&D Portfolio and Data Insights at Indigo. They join existing board members Payam Pourtaheri, Founder and CEO, AgroSpheres; Taylor Cope, Senior Operations Manager, InBio; and Susan Klees, Vice President, Communications, HemoShear Therapeutics. Nathan Evans, partner and registered patent attorney at Woods Rogers, is Corporate Secretary.

“We are honored to have Will and Carleen join our board and look forward to their contributions to our growing community of more than 75 companies and 2,000 employees,” said Stephany Oettinger, executive director of Charlottesville BioHub. “Both will play important roles in shaping our organization for future growth and help us achieve our goal of doubling the size of the industry by 2030.”

Former Board Members Nikki Hastings, PhD, Andrew Krouse and Dana Goldsmith now serve as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) for the organization. The expanded EIR team serves early stage biotech companies and tech and other innovation-led entrepreneurs in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, supported by a Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation Regional Innovation Fund grant.

Meet our new board members and learn about their goals for advancing the organization mission and growing the biotech industry in the region.


Will Mauldin, PhD
“As a UVA alumni and medical device co-founder and CEO, I have directly benefited from the engagement and resources that Charlottesville BioHub cultivates within Charlottesville’s growing life sciences community. I look forward to contributing to the organization to strengthen industry support, and to guide strategic plans that ensure Charlottesville BioHub is a growing and sustainable organization for the foreseeable future.”


Carleen Bowers, PhD
“I’ve been inspired by the impact that Charlottesville BioHub has had on contributing to a growing biotech community in Charlottesville. I’m eager to help foster connectivity with other biotech communities and support early stage founders in building strong teams.”


About Charlottesville BioHub
Charlottesville BioHub, a designated 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is dedicated to strengthening the regional biotechnology industry through engagement, resourcing and education.  The industry cluster is comprised of 75+ private/traded-sector companies working across all aspects of biotech/life sciences to advance human health through innovation. There are more than 2000 employees in the regional cluster and over $400M invested to date. Learn more at

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