Blog Contributors

BioOhio is thankful to our growing group of contributors to our blog, micrOHscope. Learn more about them and their organizations below. View posts from our contributors here.


Jason E. Barkeloo is Founder & CEO of Microbial Robotics. Jason has over twenty years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, researcher, investor, and educator. After a US Army career, Jason taught sciences through the Department of Defense Troops to Teachers program. He completed the pre-Physician Assistant (PA) program at the Kettering College of Medical Arts. Instead, of accepting admission to the PA program, Jason became an entrepreneur. Connect with Jason on twitter at @OpenTherapeutic and @MicrobialBot.

Marilea Campomizzi, CPA is a senior manager in the Accounting and Auditing Department at Skoda Minotti. She is a leading member of the firm’s Benefit Plan Audit Group and Life Science & Innovation Group. She provides accounting, tax and other business and management advisory services to her clients throughout the year. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Amy Castronova is President & CEO of member firm Novatek Communications, a full-service training and technical writing outsourcing company. Amy combines the thoughtfulness and precision of an engineer with the personality and energy of a natural-born leader. Her professional and leadership skills have been awarded with many honors, such as being invited to the White House to be recognized as one of the top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger who impact our economy.


Andrew Cothrel has had a long career as a medtech/biotech executive, advisor, and consultant, covering diagnostics & patient monitoring, life science research tools, and medical devices including orthopedics, cardiovascular, and surgical tools. In recent years he founded Blue Marble Medical, prior to that, he worked with Abbott, Boehringer Mannheim, and Roche.


Tiasha Letostak, Ph.D., is the Senior Strategist for Clinical & Research Communications at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She provides assistance to investigators in The Research Institute and clinician-scientists at Nationwide Children’s for internal and external communication of clinical studies, peer-reviewed journal articles, grant awards and research news. She is also the editor-in-chief for Research Now, Nationwide Children’s monthly, all-employee e-newsletter for research, as well as a writer for Pediatrics Nationwide, a print and online publication for physicians and other health care providers.


Jacqueline Murray is a Marketing Strategist for DardenLentz, a B2B Marketing and Branding Agency focused on healthcare and technology.  Jacqueline heads the firm’s Ohio office, established to support the region’s bioscience industry.  She has held senior positions with global marketing responsibilities for both diagnostic and medical device companies.


Liz Powell, Esq., MPH, founded G2G Consulting in 2007. Liz is an attorney and former Legislative Director on Capitol Hill and former campaign staff for congressional and presidential campaigns. With her 20 years of experience, she leads a team of bipartisan professionals on the federal, state and local levels of government and has raised over $50M for clients and organized comprehensive advocacy campaigns. @G2Gconsulting


Dan Purkeypyle is a Government Affairs Assistant at G2G. Based in Columbus, Dan holds a BA in political science from Washington State University and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. Dan has also worked on policy evaluation research at Washington State University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.


Lindsay Sacco, Government Affairs Associate at G2G, comes from a military family and leads efforts to connect clients with the military and to produce the monthly Government Bioscience Grants Reports. Lindsay is based in Washington, D.C. and previously interned at USAID in the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs. She wrote policy briefs, targeted Members of Congress to lobby for foreign aid appropriations and authorizations, and prepared high-level USAID staff for congressional hearings. Her experience has given her valuable communication, research, and policy development skills.


Bill White, CEO of Offenberger & White, Inc. (OffWhite), a Marietta-based marketing consulting firm and long time BioOhio member company. Now in its 31st year, OffWhite has completed nearly 11,000 strategic and tactical business development programs for more than 300 clients serving life science, biotech, pharma, clinical and technology markets worldwide. OffWhite specializes in integrated marketing, brand and social science management, white papers and curriculum development for corporate training, product education and economic value expression within the competitive terrain.