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Stephen T. RapundaloStephen T. Rapundalo, PhD

President & CEO



Dr. Rapundalo, has broad experience in the life sciences, with an extensive background in pharmaceutical research and development. Prior to joining MichBio in April 2006, he spent almost 20 years as a senior research scientist, project manager, and group leader with Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research and then Pfizer, Inc., primarily in the area of cardiovascular drug discovery. 


Dr. Rapundalo also led a global interdisciplinary team that developed a strategic, operational and organizational change management program to improve Pfizer's worldwide R&D business processes. He has a strong background in innovation and is an internationally recognized expert in a number of technology areas including high-throughput screening and proteomics, among others. 


Dr. Rapundalo has a superb record of scientific achievement with over 50 publications, book chapters, and monographs. He has served as a peer-reviewer for a variety of prominent scientific journals and national funding agencies. In addition, he continues to be active in a broad range of industry and governmental initiatives including intellectual property commercialization, talent recruitment and retention, science education and economic development. 


Dr. Rapundalo has been a community advocate and civic leader for almost 20 years and formerly served as an elected member of the City Council in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Kate Oesterle

Director, Marketing & Communications



Kate began her marketing career after earning an Advertising Marketing degree from The Art Institute of Phoenix with an emphasis in graphic design. A creative at heart, Kate brings a unique background to MichBio with experience in brand strategy, graphic design, social media, grass-roots marketing, and project management. Kate comes to MichBio after working for The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) as a marketing and development manager. Her previous experience was in the automotive advertising and social service industries.


A fan of live music and the arts, Kate and her husband David enjoy traveling, cooking, and their two dogs, Jonah and Junebug. 




David S. McGuire, II

Director, Membership & Operations



David previously worked with a number of national and international associations in Washington DC, allowing him to bring a unique skill set specifically tailored to the needs of nonprofit associations. David’s experience ranges from member and volunteer relations to strategic growth initiatives, including product development and member enhancement. 


His previous association employers included the Fulbright Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. David is an Eagle Scout of Troop 63, Williamston, MI. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University and has studied abroad in London, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland.



Nancy K. Marcotte

Manager, Finance



Nancy has more than 25 years of experience in leading local businesses with their accounting and operations functions. She has experience in retail, scientific, and publishing businesses with a focus on economy and efficiency. Nancy has created success for various Michigan small businesses during critical times, bringing two companies back from near bankruptcy.


A fitness enthusiast, she is an active participant in Michigan’s running and cycling communities.

Creating Value
by delivering business-critical resources & bottom line savings
Building Networks
by connecting Michigan's bio-industry one member at a time
Growing Talent
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