Guest Speaker Series Archive

Guest Speaker Series Archive


Ronald Forster

February 17th from 11am – 12pm

Ronald is Head of Combination Products Operations Manufacturing Sciences and Technologies at Amgen. An accomplished Device Engineering/Combination Product executive skilled in building high performing teams, leading systems design, improvements and compliance initiatives in complex biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diverse manufacturing environments. Comprehensive knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical and biological manufacturing, quality systems and government regulations, both domestic and international. Reputation as a industry leader in advancing primary container systems, device design & integration. Experienced in manufacturing scale up, launch and life cycle management in a global market. Consistent contributor to corporate growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction by driving high performance teams that deliver engineered solutions.

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Carlos Gutierrez

September 2nd from 10am – 11am

Carlos Gutierrez is Chief Strategy Officer at Larta Institute. Dedicated professional operating at the convergence of disruptive innovations in food/agriculture, healthcare, energy & sustainability and other sectors (IT, electronics, materials, environmental tech) related to products/technology derived from Federal R&D investment and the private sector. Design, deploy, and manage large-scale commercialization and translational research programs, with an applied focus that foster entrepreneurship, start-up activity, and economic development.

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Stewart Han

April 29th from 10am – 11am

Stewart is President of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation. He brings more than 30 years of executive management experience in transplant diagnostics to the Institute. Stewart was one of the original founders of One Lambda Inc., a company focused on improving the lives of transplant patients worldwide. While there, he led commercial operations for the startup which quickly became the flagship of the transplant diagnostic industry. Stewart led all marketing and product development functions for the company’s robust pipeline of innovative and comprehensive product lines. He has also served as a board member for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit charitable organization to help people build homes and communities. Stewart loves running, biking, and traveling with his with family. Stewart holds a bachelor’s in biology from UCLA and is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Business Executive Program.

In-person location: (CROP Space located at 9324 Reseda Blvd., Room 210)
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Dr. Joeletta Patrick

March 18th from 10am – 11am

Dr. Joeletta Patrick is Supervisory Education and Training Specialist at NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC) and Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC). She will share insights about her extensive work at different branches of NASA, STEM engagement in MSI and the skills needed to enter today’s competitive workforce. And most importantly, Dr. Joeletta Patrick is an ARCS friend and strong supporter, we are lucky to have her visit our space during her visit to California.

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