The UWM Research Foundation Board of Directors brings a complementary mix of experience from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including expertise in research management and venture capital investing. The UWMRF Board of Directors continues to expand and engage representatives from key industry segments. We are deeply grateful for their continued guidance that helps the UWMRF foster innovation and research on UWM’s campus and around the Milwaukee region.

Christina Fiasca


VP Product Finance - Northwestern Mutual (Retired)

Gregg Tushaus

Vice Chair

CIO - Corporate Central Credit Union

Tom Watson


VP & Technical Fellow, Powertrain & Vehicle Systems - Johnson Controls, Inc.

John Torinus


Chairman - Serigraph Inc.

Bill Berezowitz

Immediate Past Chair

VP & GM Imaging Subsystems, GE Healthcare

Sujeet Chand

Board Member

Senior VP, CTO - Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Jacquelyn Fredrick

Board Member

President/CEO - BloodCenter of WI (Retired)

Joseph Kerschner

Board Member

Dean & Executive VP - Medical College of Wisconsin

Tim Schaefer

Board Member

Executive VP, Client & Digital Experience - Northwestern Mutual

Johannes Britz

Ex-Officio Director

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - UWM

David Gilbert

Ex-Officio Director

President - UWM Foundation, Inc.