Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

Strong Community-Based Leadership

Mr. Greg Fischer (Chair)

Mayor of Louisville Metro

Dr. James R. Ramsey (Vice Chair)
President of the University of Louisville and the University of Louisville Foundation

Mr. Henry Altman, Jr.

Former President & Managing Director of Deming, Malone, Livesay and Ostroff, CPA

Ruth Brinkley
President and CEO at KentuckyOne Health

Mr. Jason Tomlinson (Ex officio)
Assistant Treasurer for the University of Louisville Foundation

Mr. Chuck Denny
Regional President of Kentucky/Tennessee banking of PNC Bank

Dr. David Dunn
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Louisville

Ms. Sandra Frazier
Founder & Member of Tandem Public Relations, LLC

Carolyn Callahan
Dean of College of Business at the University of Louisville

Mr. Bill Gatewood
President of Gatewood and Associates

Mr. Stephen C. Gault
Founder & President of the Stephen C. Gault Company

Mr. Ed Glasscock
Co-Managing Director of Frost Brown Todd

Dr. Priscilla Hancock
Vice President for IT and CIO at the University of Louisville

Heidi Margulis
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Humana Inc.

Ms. Diane Medley
Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Chilton and Medley CPA

Dr. Tony Newberry
President of Jefferson Community and Technical College

Dr. William Pierce
Executive Vice President for Research at the University of Louisville

Ms. Kathleen Smith
Chief of Staff for President James Ramsey at the University of Louisville

Ms. Sandy Metts Snowden
Owner & President of Sandy Metts & Associates

Dr. Joe Steier
CEO of Signature Healthcare

Mr. Bill Street
Former President & CEO of Brown-Forman

Hollie Spade (Observer)
Chief of Staff, KY Cabinet for Economic Development

Mr. Ty Wilburn
Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Merit Health System, LLC

Dr. Shirley Willihnganz (Ex officio)
Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Louisville

Ms. Phoebe Wood
Principal, CompaniesWood

Chairman's Message

Nucleus is a powerful engine for Louisville's economic development.

Combining the region's higher education and business resources with cutting-edge research, Nucleus will help transform Louisville into a hub for innovation and development.

As we focus on taking Louisville's economy to a higher level, we have strengths on which to build, including a business cluster where we already clearly excel -- in lifelong wellness and aging care. Louisville has more corporate headquarters of companies in this cluster than any other city in the U.S., employing more than 175,000 people nationwide. The key investment of resources and research at Nucleus -- including the establishment of the International Center for Long Term Care Innovation -- will help support and maximize the lifelong wellness and aging care sector, attracting further investment, companies and jobs to Louisville.

From breakthrough pharmaceutical discoveries to innovative technology development, Nucleus is earning an international reputation and helping establish Louisville on the global radar.

The Nucleus staff is ready and able to assist existing and potential tenants with taking entrepreneurial risk, and moving research from the mind to the marketplace. Already, Nucleus tenants have received more than $5 million in commercialization grants.

The combination of resources with a robust entrepreneurial spirit is what makes Nucleus an exciting and effective force that will help drive economic growth in Louisville and the region.

I hope you will visit Nucleus, and see all that Louisville has to offer.


Greg Fischer
Mayor of Louisville Metro
Chairman, Nucleus Board of Directors

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