BioOhio Membership Team


John F. Lewis, Jr.

President & CEO

John F. Lewis, Jr., is a 4th generation Ohioan, his family tracing Ohio roots to the mid 1800s. He is a licensed attorney with experience in international business, venture capital investments and economic development.

He is currently the President & CEO of BioOhio, the business development, trade association and membership organization accelerating bioscience economic growth and quality of healthcare in Ohio. John is an outspoken advocate for industry led, market facing academic/industry collaborations. During the last 7 years, John has helped raise nearly $1 billion for Ohio bioscience entities. He was a founding partner of the First Fifty Fund and Ohio TechAngel Fund both based in Columbus. John has more than 18 years international experience, lived in Jamaica, Korea and China, the latter two with Perkin Elmer, while traveling to more than 42 others. A graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and Capital University Law School, John is married to Judy Huang and has one daughter.

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Jennifer Goldsberry

Manager, Member Services & Events

Jennifer manages BioOhio membership activities and benefits, including recruitment, cost-savings programs, and member-to-member connections. She also plans, coordinates and executes BioOhio events. Born and raised in Ohio, Jen attended Bowling Green State University and completed her interpersonal communications degree with an internship at Walt Disney World. She spent some time in Tallahassee, Florida working as a blood drive coordinator for the local blood center and then as a stewardship program and events director at Florida State University Foundation before returning to Ohio.

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Drew Cook

Project & Content Manager

Drew was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in East Asian Studies, minoring in Physics. Drew assists members with B2B connections, industry statistics, resource searches, and promotion of member news & events. Drew manages and tracks industry metrics presented in the Ohio Bioscience Growth Report. He joined BioOhio just as the Ohio Bioscience Resource Directory was being redeveloped, and continues to work on expanding and updating this valuable tool.

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Lauren Reitz

Member Services & Events Associate

Lauren was born in Strongsville, Ohio and is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering with a focus on Biomaterials. Having both a business and biomedical background, Lauren utilizes her education and experience to support BioOhio’s members and the organization’s activities. Lauren’s position at BioOhio involves coordinating events, providing member services, supporting digital marketing and promoting member organizations, and assisting with projects such as the Ohio Bioscience Growth Report.

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David Sypert

Member Services & Events Associate

David was born in Champion, Ohio and is currently a student at The Ohio State University working towards a degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At BioOhio, David assists with organizing events and member services. He also assists with the BioOhio website and analyzes and compiles useful data for the members. Outside of BioOhio, David volunteers at the Molecular Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Lab at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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