Julie G. Allickson, PhD, Director, Translational Research
Dr. Allickson focuses on the translation of adult and fetal stem cells. Prior to joining the institute, she was an Executive Officer of the company and Vice President of Laboratory Operations and R & D at Cryo-Cell International, Inc., an AABB accredited, and Florida- based Family Cord Blood Bank. More
Jo Barlow, Research Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Barlow is responsible for coordinating a variety of administrative research activities for WFIRM faculty, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutional and sponsor requirements. She joined WFIRM in June 2008 after an extensive career with a major financial institution.
Terri Bowen, Administrative Manager
Ms. Bowen came to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in August of 2005 from the airline industry, bringing over 22 years of diverse administrative experience. In her role as Administrative Manager, she is responsible for the administrative support functions of the department, which covers over 270 faculty and staff and she directs the activities of the administrative staff.
George R. Cotton, Sr., Senior Major Gifts Officer
George Cotton leads fundraising and development efforts for the institute and works with staff and Faculty to identify new resources which support expanded research initiatives. As Development Officer, he also works with the Institute Advisory Board to facilitate comprehensive development strategies and to set funding goals for the institute. His previous experiences include fund development for HIV/AIDS related research, expanded Cancer support, and expanded funding for Child and Family Development services. Mr. Cotton has previously directed the development efforts in the College of Science at George Mason University and Southern Illinois University, and also directed community based education and HIV/AIDS research at The Regional Education & Advocacy Coalition on HIV/AIDS in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Arkansas State University.
Thomas Eaton, M.S. Lab Operations Manager
Mr. Eaton is responsible for laboratory operations and equipment. Prior to joining WFIRM, he was a Lecturer at UNC –Wilmington and spent 25 years in operations management for two Fortune 500 companies and his own print communications operation. He has been at WFIRM for five years.
Renee Foley, Research Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Foley is responsible for coordinating a variety of administrative research activities for WFIRM faculty, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutional and sponsor requirements. She joined WFIRM in February 2011 bringing over 10 years of experience with Wake Forest Health Sciences.
Joanne Gray, Secretary
Ms. Gray joined WFIRM in 2009 and brings over 25 years of experience in diverse environments (profit and non-profit organizations) throughout North Carolina.
Beth Manning, Secretary
Ms. Manning has recently joined the Center for Regenerative Medicine, bringing 15 years of experience with Wake Forest Health Sciences. She provides support for faculty and other administrative positions.
Linda Mason, Grants Administrator
Ms. Mason came to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in October of 2009 from the newspaper industry, with 23 years of managerial and administrative experience. She relocated to the Triad area from Long Island, NY 3 ½ years ago. She coordinates a variety of administrative research activities for assigned departments, including pre-award efforts, proposal submission, and post-award management to assure that research projects comply with institutions and sponsor requirements.
Cindy Montgomery, Administrative Manager
Ms. Montgomery joined Wake Forest University Health Sciences in 1983 as an administrative assistant in the Department of Urology. She has supported over 20 different physicians in the department including the department’s chair for 10 years. In 2004, with the arrival of Dr. Anthony Atala, she was promoted to Administrative Manager and now manages the direct reports in the department of Urology. More...
Karen Richardson, Communications Manager
Ms. Richardson is communications manager for the institute as well as the Dept. of Urology, a position that includes marketing, public relations and media relations. Her experience ranges from editing a weekly paper to working in corporate marketing communications. She is a graduate of the UNC School of Journalism.
Joan Schanck, M.P.A., Research Program Officer
Ms. Schanck's work is focused on providing high- quality educational programming within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine science as well as to increase awareness of WFIRM’s leadership role within this promising field of biomedicine. MORE ...
William Wesley, Financial Analyst
Mr. Wesley came to Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine in August 2009. Prior to that, he spent 25 years in Vermont as Director of Finance for Southern Vermont College and Director of Finance for Bromley Mountain Ski Resort. He is responsible for WFIRM's budgeting and financial reporting.