SISH Advisory Board expands

The Advisory Board of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity is growing steadily. The board serves as ambassadors and advocates for SISH, reaching out to key constituents, including alumni, prospective donors, and the community at large.

The SISH Board provides leadership, insight, advice and resources to assist the Executive Director in the growth and direction of the School’s research, teaching and collaborative efforts. With their wisdom and expertise, board members support the mission and vision of the School and its many centers, institutes and departments.

We welcome new board members to SISH…

Enrique Camacho is the President of SIMTEC Silicon Parts, LLC. A research and technology focused company, SIMTEC is an innovative, custom manufacturer of high precision parts and components for the medical device, cosmetic, consumer goods, food and beverage, appliance, technology, industrial, home entertainment, and automotive industries worldwide. Mr. Camacho is new to South Florida, having moved from Wisconsin.

Dr. Steven Dinh is currently Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Noven Pharmaceuticals. His track record of success includes moving multiple products from impactful research and technology innovation to FDA approval and commercialization. Dr. Dinh is a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Cori Flam Meltzer is the Principal of CFM Mediation where she mediates all types of civil commercial disputes. She also frequently lectures on gender issues and negotiation strategies. Meltzer is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School. After a federal clerkship, she worked as a litigator in Washington, D.C. before becoming Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Dr. Richard Saferstein is a Forensic Science Consultant and book author with expertise in the review and evaluation of forensic DNA evidence. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is the recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2006 Paul L. Kirk Award for distinguished service and contributions to the field of Criminalistics.

Richard M. Standifer is Executive Territory Business Manager, Virology at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS). With almost 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Standifer has managed numerous functions of the business, including sales, marketing, community affairs, and learning and development. Most recently, he designed and delivered online training for market access managers in South America, and was instrumental in leading major organizational change within his business unit.

And say thank you to continuing board members!

Dr. Carl Stocker is emeritus Miami-Dade College professor of physics. His transformational gift made the Stocker AstroScience Center at FIU possible, and provides research and educational opportunities for students, while offering community members up-close encounters with the stars through public events. Dr. Stocker held positions at the Stanford University's David Sarnoff Labs, and at Rider College of Princeton, New Jersey.

Cenk Tuncay came to the United States from Turkey in 1968 and put his international experience to use with the United Nations. In 1988, he joined Trigon International, Inc., and later become its President and CEO. The company is now engaged in Geothermal Energy exploration and the assembly of international electric production plants. Tuncay is dedicated to the advancement of SISH, with a particular interest in the arena of human brain research activities.

Mine Üçer is a philanthropist with a special interest in projects targeting the education of girls and young women. She is passionate about expanding the reach of education and supports valuable projects aimed at bright high school and university students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Ms. Üçer is also the sponsor of the Mine Üçer Women in Science Lecture Series.