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. 

This team of 7 individuals have risen the ranks to be an expert 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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Cindy Dahl

Cindy Dahl

Vice President, Operations

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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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Michael Tippie

Michael Tippie

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

SPECIALTIES: life sciences, water

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Len Blackstone

Len Blackstone

Market Strategist and Researcher

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Board of Directors

ONAMI's board members are academics, industry executives and government professionals—experts who provide the organization with critical oversight and advice.

Annette Kolodzie, Board Chair
Elected Director - Industry Sector
Annette Bunnenberg
Founder and CEO, White Horse Consulting LLC
David Conover
VP for Research, University of Oregon
Daniel Dorsa
Senior VP for Research, Oregon Health & Science University
Michael Elliot
Deputy Division Director, Energy Processes & Materials Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kyle Gee
Senior Director, Research and Development, Cellular Analysis Business Unit, Life Sciences Solutions Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
David Lyon
Senior VP of Research, Bend Research
Cheryl MacLeod
R&D Director, Advanced Technology & Platforms Lab, Hewlett-Packard Company
Mark McLellan
VP for Research and Graduate Studies, Portland State University
Michael O'Halloran
Director of Technology, CH2M HILL