Meet the Team

Learn about the forces behind the ONAMI network—the staff in charge of day-to-day operations and the Board of Directors providing critical oversight.

Whether you’re looking for collaborative research projects, access to technology experts or sophisticated instruments, early-stage funding or investment opportunities, ONAMI staff can assist you. They’re business people, scientists and engineers with practical experience and proven success at transforming ideas into viable research and market-ready products. 

Members of ONAMI's team of nine have risen the ranks to be experts in each of their fields. They are the best of the best and responsive to communication. 


ONAMI Staff

Robert D. “Skip” Rung

Robert D. “Skip” Rung

President and Executive Director

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Danielle Clair

Danielle Clair

Vice President, Operations

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Cindy Dahl

Cindy Dahl

Senior Advisor

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Jay Lindquist

Jay Lindquist Ph.D.

Director, ONAMI Commercialization

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John Brewer

John Brewer JR.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

SPECIALTIES: advanced materials, engineering, energy

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Augie Sick

Augie Sick

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

SPECIALTIES: biotechnology, life sciences

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Len Blackstone

Len Blackstone

Market Strategist and Researcher

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Kyle Gee

Dr. Kyle Gee

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

SPECIALTIES: Biochemistry, fluorescent reagents, nanotechnology

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Nancy Lime

Nancy Lime

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

SPECIALTIES: biotechnology, quality systems, operations

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Board of Directors

Cheryl MacLeod, Board Chair
R&D Director (retired), Advanced Technology & Platforms Lab, Hewlett-Packard Company
Mark Brady
Innovation Strategist, Business Oregon
Dr. Daniel Dorsa
Associate Vice President for Research Partnerships, Oregon Health & Science University
Michael Elliot
Deputy Division Director, Energy Processes & Materials Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Joseph Janda
Asst VP for Research, Portland State University
Dr. Patrick Jones
Principal and Founder, Sahale Consulting
Todd Miller
Director of ATAMI, Oregon State University
Michael O'Halloran
Director of Technology (retired), CH2M HILL
Naomi Oak
New Product Introduction Strategist, Hewlett-Packard Company
Star Read
General Partner, Aventurine
Dr. Charles Williams
Associate Vice President for Innovation, University of Oregon