Serving on one of Georgia Bio’s committee or networks is an excellent way for members to tap into new knowledge as well as shape the strategic issues that affect the industry. Georgia Bio offers a variety of opportunities to participate in committees, network task force and forums that engage in activities designed to promote the success and growth of members’ businesses and the state’s life sciences industry.

Contact Georgia Bio to learn how to get involved with network service.

What is a Network?

A network consists of Georgia Bio members who are interested in participating in peer networks and best practice discussion around their area of expertise. The network may advise to Georgia Bio throughout the year. You must be a member in good standing to participate in a network.

CEO Roundtable

Chair: coming soon

The CEO Roundtable brings CEOs, Presidents and business Owners in the life science sector in Georgia together for candid, solution-seeking discussions that focus on the challenges and pressures unique to top-level management.

Start-Up Network

Chair: coming soon

The Start-Up Network encourages the interaction of start-up and early-stage companies, with a focus on issues related to their growth and development. The committee has embarked on focused programs, addressing unique needs of start-up and early stage bioscience companies.

MedTech Network

Chair: coming soon

The Medical Device Network mission is to foster a competitive business environment in Georgia that supports the development of medical device companies from initial concept to successful commercialization. The network has identified 3 primary goals:

  • Understand and document regional medical device development capabilities, including sources of ideas and intellectual property, access to capital, prototyping, development, manufacturing, testing, and pre-clinical/clinical study capability.
  • Ensure regional academic institutions and government entities understand and support the commercialization of new medical device concepts.
  • Identify regional resource needs and growth opportunities, and take steps to realize Georgia’s full potential to attract and develop medical device companies, along with essential, experienced personnel.

Emerging Leaders Network

Chair: JoAnna Pedergrass, JPen Communications

The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN), a division of Georgia Bio, is devoted to promoting networking between emerging and established professionals within the Georgia Life Sciences Community. ELN’s programs are designed to facilitate the growth and development of Georgia based biotechnology academic institutions, industries and service providers. A goal of ELN is to retain and cultivate locally educated talent, as well as to welcome and integrate new members to the Georgia Biotechnology Community. In pursuit of these goals, ELN provides opportunities for developing industry contacts, mentoring, and career enhancement through a variety of programs.

The mission of the ELN is to meet the needs of young professionals and graduate students in all areas of the life sciences. In addition to fostering the growth of tomorrow’s leaders, ELN provides opportunities for developing industry contacts, mentoring and career enhancement through networking and educational programs. Learn more at

HR Network


  • Bill Ollinger, Vice President, Business Operations, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
  • Anne Sheffield, Corporate Recruiter, Immucor
  • Linda DeMaris

This network will serve as a place where HR professionals from the following types of companies: biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, CRO's, and medical instrumentation, may come together to focus on organizational development and talent management in the life science industry in Georgia. This network will help Georgia’s life sciences industry to grow the people that manage talent and thereby strengthen the industry as a whole.

Regulatory Affairs Network


  • Manoj Karamchandani, CEO & Founder, MPECT Inc.
  • Art Spalding, TAMM Net

This network serves as a forum regulatory professionals from biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, medical instrumentation, and healthcare IT companies to share and utilize their resources to serve, grow, and educate the life sciences community in Georgia about pertinent regulatory issues.

Corporate Council & IP Network


  • Alan G. Minsk, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • Danielle Williams, Principal, Fish & Richardson PC
  • Corrin Drakulich, Principal, Fish & Richardson PC

This network will serve as a forum for attorneys from biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, medical instrumentation, and healthcare IT companies to share and utilize their resources to serve, grow, and educate the life sciences community in Georgia about pertinent legal issues.

Healthcare IT Network

Chair: open

Details coming soon