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Hemmerly is executive director of the UMBC Research Park Corporation
(RPC) and special assistant to the vice president of Institutional Advancement. As executive director of the RPC, Ms. Hemmerly is
responsible for managing the development of the 500,000-square-foot
bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park which houses 50 companies and includes an incubator, accelerator and research park. Most of the companies are actively collaborating
with faculty and students at UMBC. Ms. Hemmerly is a founder of ACTiVATE®, a technology commercialization program for female entrepreneurs and is past president of the Association for University Research Parks (AURP). She
also sits on the board of the Greater Baltimore Tech Council and
the advisory committees of the Baltimore County Loan Fund, the
New Markets Growth Fund and the Greater Baltimore Committee's Bioscience Steering Committee. Ms. Hemmerly is also a member of Leadership Maryland, a thriving network of informed, engaged leaders who are helping shape the future of Maryland. In 2006, she was voted one of 50 Influential Marylanders by the Daily Record and in 2007 was named Catonsville's Business Person of the Year.
Prior to joining UMBC, Ms. Hemmerly was vice president of the
Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), serving as the senior
lender and director of the Enterprise Development Fund. While
at BDC, she successfully started a business incubator, and marketed
the city of Baltimore to high technology businesses. Before joining
BDC, Ms. Hemmerly was an associate with K.S. Sweet Associates,
a real estate advisory and development firm, and TDH, a venture
capital firm. After graduating from Cornell University's Johnson
School of Management with a Master of Business Administration,
Ms. Hemmerly spent six years as a banker with Mellon Bank (formerly
Girard Bank). Ms. Hemmerly earned a Bachelor of Science (magna
cum laude) in Mathematics from Moravian College.
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Director of Facilities and Leasing
Schulz, director, is responsible for managing the Incubator and Accelerator
complex and leasing available space at bwtech@UMBC. He is the initial
point of contact for incubator and emerging technology companies
interested in joining the Incubator and Accelerator Program and/or
those interested in initiating potential collaboration opportunities
with the university faculty and staff. He, along with the director
of Entreprenuerial Services, organizes business reviews of all
companies entering the Incubator Program by the center's Business
Prior to joining UMBC, Mr. Schulz served 25 years with
the Maryland State Police Department in positions including regional
commander of the Drug and Criminal Investigation Bureaus and supervisor
of White Collar Criminal Investigations within the Office of the
Attorney General. He also served on federal, state and local Task
Force Advisory Boards responsible for drug enforcement and drug
prevention initiatives. During his career, Mr. Schulz was recognized
by the Maryland State Police Department, federal and local agencies
and the community for outstanding service.
Mr. Schulz has his Real Estate License. He earned a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from the
University of Baltimore and is certified as a Real Estate Property
Administrator by the Building Owners Management Institute (BOMI).
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Director of Entrepreneurial Services
David Fink's career in biotechnology and biomedical product development spans over 30 years as a researcher, research manager, consultant, entrepreneur and officer of several start-up biotech companies. Fink was trained in chemical engineering at the Universities of Cincinnati and Michigan and was a post-doctoral fellow in biochemistry at Purdue University. He then joined Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio where he conducted and managed research on more than 100 projects over a 12-year period.
In 1986 he founded his own biomedical consulting business, Bio-Integration Inc., which was active until 1997. In 1988 he founded and served as president of CollaTek, Inc., in collaboration with Gattefossé SA of Lyon , France , to develop and commercialize technology licensed from Battelle for manufacturing collagen-based medical implants. Fink became the second employee of Osiris Therapeutics at the time it was founded in 1993. Osiris is a Baltimore tissue regeneration company with a platform technology based on adult stem cells. In 1997 Fink became vice president for International Technology Development and was responsible for planning and coordination of all international programs and collaborations conducted by Osiris, including a major corporate partnership with Novartis Pharma, Basel, Switzerland. Fink joined Chondros Inc., a start-up cell therapy company in Baltimore, as its first employee in 2001, and continued as its President and COO until November 2003. He is currently Vice President for R&D of Cell Targeting, LLC, a cell therapy start-up in Cleveland, Ohio.
As bwtech's Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Dr. Fink advises early-stage incubator companies and is program manager for UMBC's ACTiVATE® program and is Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He has authored 40 scientific papers and book chapters, and he has been awarded 22 US patents.
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Ms. Weaver is primarily responsible for all of the general accounting functions related to the management of bwtech@UMBC, a commercial real estate complex which includes eight buildings and several state of the art conference rooms.
Prior to joining UMBC, Ms. Weaver was the Assistant Director of Finance and Budget at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Information Technology Communications Division. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Development Credit Fund, Inc. for 5 years.
Ms. Weaver earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Howard University in Washington, DC. She is also a Notary Public for the State of Maryland.
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