External Advisory Council

The BME External Advisory Council comprises alumni, business leaders, and academic leaders who provide a high level of volunteer service to the Program, College, and University. The Council’s primarily role is to help shape and evaluate the strategic direction of the BME program. In carrying out their role, members help inform and support the work of the Chair, faculty, and staff. They serve as a sounding board for the Chair and provide advice to ensure that the BME program maintains the highest standards of excellence. In addition, they more widely publicize the activities and accomplishments of the program to students, alumni, donors, employers, professionals and others.

As part of its annual meeting in the fall, the BMEAC reviews the progress of the previous year and presents its findings, highlighting major successes and challenges facing the BME program to the Dean of the College of Engineering.

Council Members – 2015

Council Member at 2014 Annual Meeting (L to R): Linda Myrick, Jack Kramer, Bruce Robertson, Michael Axe, Helen Stimson, John Flynn, Dawn Elliott, Michele Marcolongo. Not Pictured: Devon Bond

  • Michael J. Axe, MD
    Adjunct Professor in Physical Therapy
    University of Delaware
    Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Partner
    First State Orthopaedics
  • Ms. Devon Bond
    B.S. Biomedical Engineering ’14
    Manager, Sustaining Engineering
    CryoLife, Inc.
  • Anthony Coston
    Head of Medical Devices, Draper
  • Alan Eberhardt
    Associate Chair, Biomedical Engineering
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Vicky Funage
  • Jane Grande Allen
    Chair, Biomedical Engineering
    Rice University
  • Sandra Lewisch
    Director, Glasgow Assay Development
  • Susan Margulies
    Chair, Biomedical Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Linda J. Myrick 
    UD ChE ’77
    Penn MBA ’81
    General Manager of Oxygenates & Derivatives; Arkema, Inc.
    President, University of Delaware Alumni Association
    UD COE Advisory Council
  • Anand Narayan
    New Business Development Theme Lead in Opthamology, W.L. Gore & Associates
  • Collin Patterson
  • Jae Sly
    Board of Delaware Bio
  • Jim Sonnett
    Managing Partner, Redwood Innovation
  • Elizabeth Soulas
    Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering ’16
    DMD Candidate, UPenn School of Dental Medicine ’20
    Pursuing a post-doc 3 yr residency in Orthodontics at UMich Ann Arbor
  • Helen Stimson
    Chair of UD BME External Advisory Committee
    B.A. Chemistry from Lafayette College
    President and CEO, Delaware Bioscience Association
  • Scott Waldman
    PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
    MD, Stanford University
    Samuel MV Hamilton Professor of Medicine, Chairman of Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Director of MD-PhD Program and NIH-Sponsored Postdoctoral Training Program at Thomas Jefferson University
    Director of Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Mr. Jim Yearick
    B.S. Business Administration ’84
    Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
    Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University