Organizational Governance and Strategic Direction
Ms. Elma Levy is the Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Dovel Technologies; under her tenure and guidance the company evolved from a 2-person at home start-up to its current size of $200M and 1300 FTEs.
Ms. Levy established the corporate foundation and culture that enabled the company to develop from a start-up to a mature organization. She had the vision to implement a strategy of growth through acquisition at the right time in the corporate life cycle and executed the steps to realize that vision.
In her current position as Chair of the Board, Ms. Levy oversees and guides the organizational governance and strategic direction.
Ms. Levy is a highly sought-after speaker and panelist, business mentor and leadership coach. She serves as mentor to University students as well as to entrepreneurs. In addition to her Board position at Dovel, Ms. Levy serves on multiple Advisory Boards, and she is the Vice -Chair of the Board of the largest non-profit hospice organization in Montgomery County.
She came to the US in 1982 from The Netherlands; she holds an undergraduate degree from George Mason University and a graduate degree from Marymount University.
Prof. Zeev Rosenzweig
Prof. Zeev Rosenzweig is the Chair of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He brings years of experience of developing new techniques for the synthesis of nanoparticles and utilizes them in a wide range of applications as biomedical imaging, biosensors, and photovoltaics. In the last 10 years professor Rosenzweig is also studying the synthesis of semiconductor nanomaterials and their level of toxicity to living cells and embryos.
Prof. Zeev Rosenzweig obtained his BSc in Chemistry and PhD Degree in Physical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
During his postdoctoral research at Iowa State University and at the University of Michigan he gained experience in the areas of analytical laser spectroscopy and nanoscale optochemical sensors. In 1999, after developing a research program in the area of nanomaterials chemistry. at the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Orleans, Prof. Rosenzweig obtained an NSF CAREER award to develop nanometric luminescent probes for biological assays and cellular studies.
In 2005, at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Prof. Rosenzweig joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) and served as Program Director in the NSF Chemistry Division between 2005 and 2013. During his NSF service, he continued to publish scientific articles in the field of luminescent nanomaterials.
In 2014, Prof. Rosenzweig joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland Baltimore County as Department Chair, where he is building a new research program in the area of nanomaterials chemistry with particular emphasis on nanomaterials safety and sustainability.
Marketing, Communication, Outreach Strategy
Marina Kraus is a passionate communicator at work and in personal life. She is skilled in understanding both, the goals of the organization and its users, allowing her to develop and execute content strategies that bring the two together.
Ms. Kraus, worked with Government Agencies and companies producing effective communications that drive business and corporate goals with great attention to users’ needs. In recent years, she worked with several offices of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers of the National Institute of Health (NIH), and Offices of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).