New Orlean BioInnovation Center

Mentor Network

With support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, we are developing a Mentor Network to help Louisiana entrepreneurs connect to and learn from experienced professionals in the life sciences and entrepreneurship. These include national experts in areas including management, IP, clinical trials design, fundraising, regulatory issues, and other areas.

Startups are strategically matched for one-on-one mentoring sessions as needed. The Mentor Network is available free of charge to entrepreneurs who provide required metrics to the Center’s program team.

Meet the Mentors

Fundraising – Expertise in grants, investments, and more
Roy Keller, Director at the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office, LSU
Baton Rouge, LA

Joseph Lovett, Managing Director at Louisiana Funds
Baton Rouge, LA

Management – Expertise in corporate structures and entrepreneurship
Andrea Wesser-Brawner, CEO at Impacta Inc.
Orlando, FL

Operations – Expertise in company operations, HR, and accounting
Lee Pryor, CEO at Interventures Consulting LLC
New Orleans, LA

Product Development – Expertise in design, manufacturing, and IP

Providers – Expertise in medical practice and the clinical environment

Regulatory – Expertise in regulatory strategy, trials, and reimbursements
Carmelina Allis, Attorney at The Allis Law Firm, PLLC
Houston, TX

Jeffrey Gimble, CSO at LaCell LLC
New Orleans, LA

Brian Melancon, Owner at Clark Melancon Operations
Baton Rouge, LA

Rohit Rajoria, Attending Veterinarian/Pre-clinical Study Director at Absorption Systems
San Diego, CA

Sales and Growth – Expertise in marketing, sales, and international business
Matt Doyle, Director of Sales, Health Informatics & Monitoring at Medtronic
Kenner, LA