Ted Mannino - PhD - Principal / Investor

Relevant Professional Experience

2006-present: Consultant, Instructional Design and Distance Learning, Harrisburg area, PADeveloped and implemented an instructional design distance learning environment for Wilkes Universitygraduate courses and local K-12 area schools....    Read More >>




Keith L. McClellan, JD, MBA

Keith McClellan has been in the technology commercialization and business start up field since 1991, when he earned an MBA from Penn State University with a finance emphasis. His graduate education includes a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School in 1982 with an emphasis in commercial law. From 1983 to 1989, he worked as both in house and outside counsel for regional banks and commercial lenders in Nevada, where he worked on structuring complex financial transactions. He is an active member of the Nevada Bar.




Honorable Tidal W. McCoy, "Ty"

Ty founded Washington Capital Partners in 1998, after a thirty year career spanning active military service, Presidential-appointed government positions and senior executive experience within the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to forming WCP, Ty served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations at Thiokol, now Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK). From 1981 to 1989, Ty held several Presidential-appointed positions within the government, culminating in his role as Acting Secretary of the Air Force in 1988. From 1979-1981, Ty served as Assistant for National Security Affairs to Senator Jake Garn of Utah and, in 1977, served as the Scientific Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering, and Systems.  More >>




Edmond D. Pope - Captain USN, retired

Captain/Retired Ed Pope graduated from Oregon State University and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. During his twenty-five year career, he traveled extensively in the Far East, Europe and the Mediterranean. During his last 15 years in the Navy, his career focused on Research and Development and advanced technology program management. During his final tour at the Office of Naval Research, Captain Pope initiated and became the first director of a formal program focused on cooperation and funding of select science & technology opportunities in Russia and other republics of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) for the benefit of the US Navy. He also worked closely with other services/agencies and private industry on many of these technology projects and was invited to participate in numerous high-level US government advisory groups. He retired from active duty in March 1994.  More >>




Oscar W. "OJ" Johnson

"O.J." Johnston was born and raised in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He attended State College Area High School and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1971 with a degree in business administration. He received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1977. As a career Air Force officer and aviator he attended a number of formal military schools including Undergraduate Pilot Training, Squadron Officer's School and the Air War College. Notably, he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the year-long Air Command and Staff College resident program in 1985.....   More >>




Mary J. Mannino - CRNA, JD

Mary has been president of the Mannino Group, Inc. of Laguna, CA since 1981. She is also an administrator and anesthetist in the OC Surgery Center of Santa Ana, CA.

She received a B.S (Anesthesia) from George Washington University in 1977 and her J.D. from Irvine University School of Law in 1981.

Mary has held several positions in her career including: Director, Assistant Director, Special Instructor, Lecturer, and Adjunct Associate Professor. She has received awards for "Professional achievement" and "Outstanding Excellence".    More >>




Linda Callahan

EDUCATION: Master of Science in Nursing, California State University, Long Beach     Awarded 12/22/97

Thesis:" The Effect of Intraoperative Methocarbamol (Robaxin) Administration on Postoperative Pain Following Bilateral Submuscular Augmentation Mammoplasty" 

Doctor of Philosophy/ Educational Evaluation and Measurement College of Education Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida, 1994....     More >>




Susan A. Smith

Over 30 years of executive management experience operating companies in a CEO, COO or CRO role in an M&A environment or as a strategic advisor in a restructuring situation. Other conditions include raising capital, mezzanine or ABL financing. A broad range of experience in diverse sectors including: green technologies, media, printing, consumer packaging, ad agencies, automotive, professional sports and retail in a preferred revenue range from $5 million to $250 million.   More >>




Laverne M. Thomas

Mrs. Thomas has nearly thirty years of solid experience in accounting and finance with particular emphasis on financial analysis.   R S Business Valuation Services, of which she is owner, was first started in New York in 2003 and re-established in State College, PA in 2010.   Her experience was gained:

  • During employment as a Standard & Poor’s corporate and government bond rating analyst,
  • In commercial loan underwriting and consultant at community banks, and
  • While serving in several financial management positions in government and higher education.

Her skill set includes the application of financial analysis using quantitative and qualitative methodology.  Writing skills where honed through report writing to convey complex financial information, through communication of consulting and audit results and conveying recommendations to employees she supervised and to senior-level management.  She has taught financial courses at the university level to senior undergraduates and graduate students.  Her proficiency is high using financial software, business and individual income tax software and database applications. 




Brad Ishler

Brad Ishler, founder of Quality Systems Services, Inc., has more than 30 years of professional experience and leadership in Quality Management, Process Improvement and Organizational Development. As a Quality Executive in the electronics industry, Mr. Ishler has been instrumental in the successful implementation of various "Lean" and "Six Sigma" improvement tools, concepts and processes including Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, Cellular Flow, Standardized Work, Team Development, Statistical Process Control, etc. Mr. Ishler has assisted with a number of Department of Defense continuous improvement projects. He has authored, implemented, managed and audited numerous ISO 9000 compliant quality management systems and is a certified ISO 9000 lead auditor.   More >>