Dr. Mary Jackson currently is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University. She earned a Bioengineering degree and a MSc. degree from the National School of Agronomy, Rennes, France in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, in 1998. Her research focuses on the elucidation of critical pathways leading to the biosynthesis and export of (glyco)lipids, fatty acids and polysaccharides in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacterial pathogens of clinical interest with the goal to inform novel therapeutic strategies. Dr. Jackson has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific articles and serves on numerous grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and other Federal and private, non-profit, funding agencies globally.


Dr. Gerald McDonnell is a Senior Director for Sterility Assurance for DePuySynthes (a Johnson & Johnson company). He serves as the global technical leader in the areas of microbiology and contamination control including sterilization, reprocessing and microbiology. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he was the Vice President of Scientific and Clinical Services for STERIS Corporation in Mentor, Ohio. Dr. McDonnell has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Laboratory Sciences and a Ph.D. in Microbial Genetics. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences with over 180 publications and patents in the area, including the books A Practical Guide to Decontamination and Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization. He is a member of national and international working groups for standard and guideline development, including AAMI, ISO and EN committees. He is the current convener of CEN TC 102 WG8 (washer-disinfectors), a faculty member for the AAMI Industrial Sterilization Program, a member of the AAMI Standards Board, and a member of the AORN guidelines advisory board.


Warren Dodge is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 30 years of success within healthcare services, IT, software, pharmaceutical distribution, and group purchasing. He has a proven record of developing products, sales and marketing strategies, negotiating strategic partnerships, and positioning companies for acquisition to ensure positive returns for shareholders. He leverages extensive industry experience to assist early stage companies develop and execute strategies for accelerating revenue and growth while increasing customer satisfaction. His areas of expertise include process and sales management, marketing, M&A, business development, and EMR.