We are proud to announce that our President and CEO, Kathleen Gibson, is the newest member of the bionorthTX Board of Directors.

“It is a pleasure for Southwestern Medical Foundation to support bionorthTX as a member and as a member of the Board of Directors,” said Kathleen. “We consider it important to the North Texas region for community leaders to build the best environment for innovation in life sciences. Members of bionorthTX are devoted to driving needed progress in research and innovation to broadly benefit our region and businesses. It is an honor to help in building such a critical economic engine for our progress and way forward.”

bionorthTX was founded to accelerate the growth of the diverse and balanced life science ecosystem in North Texas, and they are developing fertile ground for innovation through key strategic actions, including:

  • Hosting the Annual iC3 Life Science Summit, which just celebrated its 3rd year of providing a forum for thought leadership and collaboration across life science companies, academia, investors and more
  • Elevating key organizations like Presage Solutions, Inc., which is stepping in with no-cost network security assessments and other support mechanisms for local small pharma and health care firms that need to scale their IT services
  • Holding monthly networking and educational events for the community

"Through our many activities, people are able to share their knowledge, resources, and talents, and put them to work in the never-ending quest for better human health. We are indeed fortunate to have Kathleen Gibson join us now, bringing her insight and experience in this worthy pursuit."

Frank Grassler, Chair, bionorthTX Board of Directors

“Over the course of a short three-year period, bionorthTX has catapulted into a position of leadership, advocacy, and professional engagement for the North Texas life sciences ecosystem and biomedical industry,” said Frank Grassler, Chair, bionorthTX Board of Directors. “Our many members bring dedication, energy, and talent to the network, knowing that engagement, communication, and interaction unlock barriers to research, development, and manufacturing. Through our many activities, people are able to share their knowledge, resources, and talents, and put them to work in the never-ending quest for better human health. We are indeed fortunate to have Kathleen Gibson join us now, bringing her insight and experience in this worthy pursuit.”