The trUStr team!
Chris A. Jones, PhD
Founder & CEO
Chief ventures investment officer & network director of venture investments @UVM health.
Health & Behavioral economist.
Co-Founder & strategist
Founder of Green Mountain Logic (Acquired by Phase Forward, now Oracle).
Arthur Brassart, MBA
Co-Founder & Operations
IT entrepreneur & start-up developer.
Former Director of the French Navy Ops Research Lab.
Founder of R-OPS (AI & chatbots).
Asim Zia, PhD
Professor of Public Policy and Computer Science in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont.
Ted James, MD
Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, co-Director of the Breast Care Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John Evans, PhD
Special advisor to the University of Vermont president, president of the Vermont Technology Council and former dean of UVM’s Larner College of Medicine.
Colin Brahmstedt, BSc
Wearables & IoT
R&D and prototyping engineer @Google ATAP, Zoox and J&J.
Phillipa Coan, PhD
Dr Phillipa Coan is an award winning chartered psychologist and behaviour change expert. Phillipa’s research focused on understanding and changing employee behaviour to be more environmentally sustainable. More specifically, it investigated the relationship between environmental behaviour carried out at work and at home with the intention of encouraging a stronger link between the two.
Victoria Brassart, LLM
Research compliance officer & conflict of interest administrator @ UVM.
Specialties: Corporate law, Intellectual Property Law, European Union Law, International Arbitration Law, Contract Law.
John Halamka, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician.
Pete Weimersheimer, MD
Emergency medicine physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM
Sridhar Iyengar, PhD
Serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables.
Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone
Col. Andy Vonada
U.S Defense Market
Col. Vonada served 26 years in the US Marine Corps, with final assignment as a lead Politico-Military Planner for the Strategic Plans and Policies Directorate (J5), Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now President & CEO of JB Management Inc.
Insurance industry insights
Employee benefits specialist, leading the Schill Insurance Group. Blake was awarded Small Business Person of the Year.
Corine Farewell, DVM
Director of UVM Innovations (formally the Office of Technology Commercialization) and manages the UVM Ventures Fund.
Recognized by a 2013 PharmaVoice top 100 most inspiring people in pharmaceutical industry, Calvin Butts was named as a 2013 top influencer
Jack Caravelli, PhD
U.S Defense & Security markets
Jack served in the CIA for fourteen years, worked in the Clinton White House National Security Council; and was Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Energy from 2000-2005.
Licensing of Technology
Director of innovation and industrial liaison officer @ Rice University.