Meet our team of advisory board members and our managing director.
Other Advisory Board Members
Ted Mannino – PhD – Principal / Investor
Consultant, Instructional Design and Distance Learning, Harrisburg area, PA, Developed and implemented an instructional design distance learning environment for Wilkes University graduate courses and local K-12 area schools….
Relevant Professional Experience
2006- present: Consultant, Instructional Design and Distance Learning, Harrisburg area, PA Developed and implemented an instructional design distance learning environment for Wilkes University graduate courses and local K-12 area schools. 1992-2005: Instructional Technology Coordinator, Cumberland Valley School District, Mechanicsburg, PA Coordinated district technology program for planning, purchasing and administering technology, staff development and technology curriculum. Supervision of technology staff integrators, computer teachers and lab aides. Coeditor of district newsletter. Supervision of District Website. Designed, developed, and implemented technology professional development for 600 educators and 300 support staff. Created online professional development resources for faculty and staff. 1997-present: Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Pennsylvania State University York Campus, York, PA Created and implemented the instructional technology component series for Penn State York’s Graduate Level Focus Masters program. Developed blended learning component through Penn State’s Web-based Course Management System. 1989-1996: Instructional Technology Consultant, AMP Incorporated, Harrisburg, PA Developed and implemented an instructional design observation assessment for AMP Computer Skills Development instructors. Created instructional manuals for software applications, purchasing applications, and train-the-trainer. Conducted training seminars in Harrisburg and Winston-Salem, NC.
Recent Seminars & Presentations
Mannino, T.C., Bergstresser, E. et al. (2009) ” Utilizing Online Learning for Professional Development”. Penn State One-to-One Conference, University Park, PA. April 29, 2009.
Mannino, T.C. & Bergstresser, E. (2008). “Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment for a K-5 Educational Technology Program.” Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Hershey, PA. February 10, 2008.
Mannino, T.C. (2005). “Creating effective Web design to enhance communication.” A workshop presented to Penn State University Main Campus Adult Education, Instructional Systems, & Workforce Education students and faculty. November, 2004.
Mannino, TC. (2004) “Principals’ Perceptions of Teacher Resistance in the Classroom.” Presentation/discussion topic of Ph.D. dissertation to Capital Area Intermediate Unit Multi-district Forum, Harrisburg, PA. November 11, 2004.
Mannino, T.C. (2004). “Creating a blended environment with Angel, Penn State’s course management system.” A workshop with Penn State University Instructional Systems staff. October, 2004.
Mannino, T.C. (2003). “Staffing issues with K-12 Public School Technology Programs.” A presentation at Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Hershey, PA, November 25, 2003.
Mannino, TC (2000) Chaired and facilitated Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Statewide Technology Coordinator’s Summer Workshop at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA July, 2000.
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…
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 “Ty” W. McCoy
Ty founded Washington Capital Partners in 1998, after a thirty year career spanning active military service, Presidential-appointed government positions and senior executive experience…
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. He was Staff Assistant and later Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense from 1973-77. He served on the National Security Council staff, Executive Office of the President, in 1973; and he was a member of the long-range planning and net assessment group in the office of the Secretary of Defense, 1972 to 1973. Ty served as a combat unit commander in Germany and Vietnam and as an intelligence officer with DIA, CIA, and NSA. He serves on several corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors and is currently Chairman of the Board of the Space Transportation Association of the United States. He is the recipient of numerous civilian and military medals and honors. Ty received his B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and an M.S. in Business Financial Management from George Washington University. Ty and his wife, Judy, reside in Virginia with their two children.
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…
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. Ed then accepted a position at The Pennsylvania State University where his responsibilities entailed identification and management of cooperative research and development activities with organizations in Russia and other republics of the Former Soviet Union (FSU). In July 1997, he left Penn State and established a consulting activity focused on commercialization of technology from Russia, Ukraine and other FSU republics. In this position, he continued to work with Penn State, in addition to several private companies. Much of his past ten years have been devoted to identification and commercialization of advanced technologies from foreign and domestic sources. As a result of his working the Navy and subsequent years, he has a broad understanding and working knowledge of a wide breadth of technologies, to include materials, propulsion systems, instrumentation, manufacturing, energy, and other areas. In April of 2000, during his twenty-seventh (27) trip to Russia, he was arrested by Russian KGB/FSB operatives and charged with espionage in a politically motivated event associated with the election of Vladimir Putin as the new president of Russia. After being held for 253-days in a Moscow prison, was convicted in a “closed” Russian court and given a 20 year sentence in Siberia. Immediately after the conviction, President V. V. Putin pardoned Captain Pope and allowed him to return home. He has since authored the book TORPEDOED and continues to do public speaking events on the incident.
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…
“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.
O.J. was commissioned via the Air Force ROTC program at Penn State and entered active military service in 1971. After completing flight and combat crew training, he was assigned to the 416th Bomb Wing at Griffiss Air Force Base in New York as a B-52 bomber pilot assigned to Strategic Air Command. From 1980 he was selected for Air Force test pilot duties and conducted test flights of varied radar systems and air-to-ground weapons at the Air Force Flight Test Center in California and at the Boeing Company facilities in Wichita, Kansas. In 1985, he reported to the Pentagon for the first of two tours there totaling nine years. His Pentagon activities focused on developing the nation’s advanced stealth aircraft and special weapons as the Chief of the Strategic Branch of Special Projects on the Air Staff. Colonel Johnston returned to flying duties in 1989 and was ultimately selected for command duties. Under his command, his squadron was named the “Best in the Air Force” in 1991. He returned to the Pentagon in 1993 working for the Secretary of the Air Force as the Deputy Director of Special Programs until his retirement in 1997, culminating 26 years of distinguished military service.
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…
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”. Mary holds a professional membership in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists where she has been an active practicing member, since 1962. She served as President (1987 – 1988), President-elect (1986 – 1987), Vice-President (1985 – 1986) and Regional Director (1983 – 1985). Her committee appointments have been in several sectors including: Education, Continuing Education, Government relations, Public Relations. Long Range Planning, Finance. She has served on the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists as a member (1978 – 1981) and (Chairman 1981, and also served on the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She has served on the Food and Drug Administration, Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Panel (1978 – 1986). She has written over a dozen publications on the field of anesthesiology as a result of decades of experience in this field.
Linda Callahan – MD
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….
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…
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…
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.