About Biocom

Accelerating Life Science Across California

 
 

About

Biocom works on behalf of nearly 1000 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge workforce development and STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs. Biocom provides the strongest public voice for research institutions and life science companies that fuel the California economy.

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Locations

Biocom has locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo. Each Biocom location utilizes targeted initiatives and custom-tailored programs to give area members best-in-class resources for their unique needs.

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Biocom Leadership

Joseph Panetta
President and Chief Executive Officer, Member, Biocom Board of Directors
 
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Joseph Panetta
President and Chief Executive Officer, Member, Biocom Board of Directors -- San-Diego

As the leading advocate for the life science industry in California, President and CEO Joe Panetta guides a robust 900-member organization, setting strategic direction, guiding policy priorities, and championing the biopharmaceutical industry at the local, state, national, and international level.

Mr. Panetta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from LeMoyne College, and a Master of Public Health degree in industrial and environmental health from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the Brookings Institution Program for Executives and the Harvard Program on Negotiation.

Personal Interests:

  • Travel
  • Skiing
  • Piano
Jennifer Landress
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 
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Jennifer Landress
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer -- San-Diego

Jennifer is responsible for the general oversight of the organization along with marketing, international outreach and capital development. She ensures that members get the best level of service from the Biocom team.

Jennifer brings to Biocom a background in strategy, operations, event planning and marketing. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.

Personal Interests:

  • Reading
  • Skiing
  • Family time
Jimmy Jackson
Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer
 
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Jimmy Jackson
Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer -- San-Diego

Jimmy is responsible for the oversight of all Biocom committees and personnel related to the development of Biocom policy in the government affairs arena.

Jimmy has worked in a hospital pharmacy, as a political consultant, and spent 14 years working for the State Legislature, the last seven of those as a Chief of Staff. He has been with Biocom for over 11 years.

Personal Interests:

  • Golf
  • Baseball
  • Theatre
Rick Fultz
Chief Business Development Officer, Biocom Managing Director, Purchasing Group
 
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Rick Fultz
Chief Business Development Officer, Biocom Managing Director, Purchasing Group -- San-Diego

Rick is responsible for leading the organization’s membership, sponsorship and fundraising efforts, growth and partnering initiatives and overall business development strategies. He also oversees all aspects of the group purchasing organization and ensures positive working relationships with member companies.

Prior to joining Biocom, Rick led for and non-profit sales and development and served as Executive Director for a San Diego non-profit. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Delaware and holds a Master’s in Public Policy from New England College.

Personal Interests:

  • Basketball
  • Coaching his kids
  • Football (Eagles)
Julie Ames
Vice President, Corporate Communications
 
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Julie Ames
Vice President, Corporate Communications -- San-Diego

As Vice President of Corporate Communications, Julie is responsible for developing communications strategies and programs to drive awareness surrounding Biocom’s strategic priorities.

Prior to joining Biocom, Julie held leadership roles at companies ranging from global life science giants to early-stage biotechnology companies as well as public affairs roles in Washington, D.C. at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

Personal Interests:

  • Adventure travel
  • Skiing
  • Performing arts
Liisa Bozinovic
Executive Director, Biocom Institute
 
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Liisa Bozinovic
Executive Director, Biocom Institute -- San-Diego

Liisa is responsible for ensuring members have a strong regional pipeline of talent by working on development and training initiatives to support current and transitioning employees, as well as college and K-12 students and educators.

Liisa received an accounting degree from Michigan State University and, after earning her CPA, held controller and human resource positions at automotive, medical device, and biotech companies before joining Biocom. Her current focus is on life science workforce development and STEM initiatives.

Personal Interests:

  • Family time
  • Neighborhood futsal
  • Book club
Dina Lozofsky
Executive Director, LA Office
 
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Dina Lozofsky
Executive Director, LA Office -- Los-Angeles

As Executive Director of Biocom’s Los Angeles office, Dina leads Biocom’s programming and benefits efforts in the growing LA life science industry and helps raise awareness surrounding the regional cluster’s many research accomplishments.

Dina’s experience includes leadership roles in academia, startups and established companies as well as board member seats at the LA Venture Association (LAVA), the LA Bioscience Hub, and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board. She holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, an MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and is a registered Patent Agent.

Personal Interests:

  • Wine tasting
  • Movies
  • Playing with her puppy
 
 

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