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. John is an outspoken advocate for industry-led, market-facing academic/industry collaborations. Now in his 20th year with BioOhio, 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 30 years of international experience, lived in Jamaica, Korea, and China, the latter two with Perkin Elmer, while traveling to more than 42 others. John is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and Capital University Law School.

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BioOhio Announcement

On April 23rd, 2021, BioOhio announced that John F. Lewis, Jr. has decided after 21 years of service to pursue the next chapter in his life and will depart his post as President and CEO during the summer of 2021. BioOhio operations will continue without interruption – please continue to reach out to John and the BioOhio Membership Team as you have always done.

Read John’s full letter at this link and the official press release here.

Jen Goldsberry, Manager, Member Services & Events

Jen 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. Jen is also a singer, songwriter, and banjo player for her folkgrass jam band, The Goldsberrys. Originally formed as a duo with her husband, the 4-piece band released their debut album in 2017 (listen here). Learn more about the group and check out their upcoming gigs on Facebook.

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Drew Cook, Membership Support | Content Manager | Analyst

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 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. Prior to BioOhio, Drew taught English as well as operated his own tutoring business for K-12 students. Drew is a music buff, a fan of manual transmissions, and a strong proponent of experiential learning.

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Scott Clay, Meeting and Event Planner

Scott Clay has been in the hospitality and events industry for over fifteen years in every capacity possible, from universities, restaurants, and catering companies, to convention centers and his own entrepreneurial venture. Joining BioOhio in 2018, Scott is thrilled to find his new home with the BioOhio team. He looks forward to learning more about the bioscience industry and working with BioOhio members. When not creating fabulous BioOhio events, Scott is an active member of Central Ohio’s theater community, having the honor of working with some of the most talented artists this city has to offer. In addition, Scott operates his own micro-cakery, Scott’s Sugar Shack, specializing in large carved cakes, unique flavor pairings, and intricate designs. Scott holds a degree in Business from Franklin University, and Fine Arts from The Ohio State University.

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Jamie Allison, Workforce & Education Consultant

Manager, Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium

Jamie Allison is a dedicated, high school science teacher with more than 32 years’ experience. He is known for his passion for teaching and facilitating a high energy, hands-on learning environment. Jamie is currently teaching Biotechnology at Loveland High School in southwest Ohio. Prior to teaching at Loveland, Jamie taught at Lockland HS, Fairfield HS and McArthur HS. Jamie has been actively engaged with educational policy, curriculum development, and science-related advocacy for many years. His work teachers and state/local government organizations led to the founding of the Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium (SWOBEC), with members from Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. Now working with BioOhio as the organizations’ education consultant, Jamie is seeking to grow this network statewide. Jamie holds a Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Evansville.

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