Dr. Ken Cyree

Dr. Cyree is Dean, the Frank R. Day/Mississippi Bankers Association chair of banking, and professor of finance at the University of Mississippi, School of Business Administration. Cyree received his doctorate and MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is the director of the Mississippi School of Banking and a faculty member at the graduate school of banking at LSU.

Ellen Hansen

Ms. Hansen has almost forty years of experience in children's healthcare. She is currently the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Clinical Services Officer of Children's of Mississippi.

Dr. Amol Janorkar

With his training and experience in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering over the past 19 years, Dr. Janorkar leads a research group that focuses on cell-biomaterial interactions to direct cell morphology and ultimate cell function. The Janorkar Lab uses chemical and physical modification of biopolymer substrates to create three dimensional in vitro tissue models that achieve enhanced survival and biological function versus conventional cultures for liver, adipose, and bone tissue engineering. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIDCR and NIBIB), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Dr. Paul Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor, the Thomas Colbert Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, and the Associate Dean in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of numerous publications on innovation, creativity, and the motivational processes that underlie those in entrepreneurial teams.

Dr. Kellie Leitch, MD

The Hon. Dr. Leitch is the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Children’s Hospital and a Professor at the University of Mississippi, School of Business. Her current pediatric orthopedic practice focuses on pediatric trauma and lower extremity reconstruction.

Dr. Spencer J. Montgomery

Dr. Montgomery, a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon, is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery. He then took part in the Biodesign Innovation fellowship at Stanford University followed by the Lower Extremity Reconstruction fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital through the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Joseph Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer is a native of Mt. Vernon, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Indiana. After graduating Joe spent 2 years as a research assistant for the Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of California San Francisco, Department of Infectious Disease before returning to Indiana to earn an MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.