Our leadership team is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals working in the Life Science industry and have assumed the added responsibility of driving successful expansion, ensuring all fundraising goals are met, providing oversight of the business activities and financials, and advising on the organizations direction staying true to our purpose and mission.  

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Francis Cappello

Francis Cappello

Francis Cappello

FOUNDER - LIFE SCIENCE LEAGUE

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman - Board Of Directors

Email: francis@lifescienceleague.org


Leading the world’s fourth industrial revolution by introducing innovative technologies and creatively engineering multivariable solutions combining expertise from physical, digital, and biological spheres.


Working everyday to continually provide increased value to my connections within the specialized Life Science, High Technology, and Manufacturing industries. With a B.E. in Engineering Science, specializing in bioelectricity and mechanical systems design, a well-versed collection of technical product expertise, and an in-depth understanding of the regulations governing these industries, I have been able to consult with leading companies throughout the world.


The passion I have for my work, experience in leadership roles on both boards of directors for the only two nonprofit professional societies in the Life Science Industry and honest belief that there is a shared higher purpose to the work we do in Life Science industry, I cofounded the Life Science League.



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Eric Cappello

Francis Cappello

Francis Cappello

FOUNDER - LIFE SCIENCE LEAGUE

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director - Board of Directors

Email: eric@lifescienceleague.org


Personally, I directly impact the financial success of foundations, endowments, and families through my work implementing changes to client investment portfolios. In this dynamic and crossfunctional role, I am responsible for the accurate and timely execution of allocations for the firms $18B in assets on behalf ofour clients. My experience managing key aspects of the corporate business relationships has made me a trusted and reliable partner in the finance industry.



Board of Directors

Nicki Lange

Andrew Slusser

Nicki Lange

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Founding Member, Board of Directors


Nicki's success developing business relationships within the industry comes from being an instinctive information seeker and natural born connector. The true passion in her work comes from helping people realize their ideas, focus their visions, and achieve their goals. In this, she has come to understand the importance of the high level of tact required in making introductions and a well versed knowledge of available solutions to successfully make referrals to products or professionals. Holding herself to a high standard when it comes to integrity.


Being fulfilled in her work, Nicki  revels in knowing that she can connect people to one another and be the initial light that sparks life long business relationship. Her experience, values, skills and passion has most recently led me to her current role as Director of Business Development for CRB where she is responsible for connecting their team of experts and consultants to the decision makers in companies within the Life Science industry.

Jamie Hagan

Andrew Slusser

Nicki Lange

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Founding Member, Board of Directors


Hagan currently serves as the Executive Director for the NuVasive Spine Foundation (NSF) - a nonprofit organization committed to facilitating mission trips that bring life-changing spine surgery, technology and training to underserved communities around the globe. In her role, Hagan leads the daily administration and management of the Foundation, which includes: creating and implementing a strategic development vision and plan, donor engagement, financial management and overseeing mission trip strategic planning. Prior to joining the NSF team in 2017, Hagan spent five years at Alzheimer’s San Diego. During her tenure, she was responsible for driving the organization’s media relations and communication efforts to support ALZSD strategic and revenue goals. Hagan also played a key role in fundraising activities and remains passionate in her pursuit to engage the public to open their hearts and wallets in the name of a philanthropic cause. Jamie is a native San Diegan and holds a BA in Communications from Hofstra University.

Andrew Slusser

Andrew Slusser

Andrew Slusser

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Founding Member, Board of Directors


Since boyhood and never being without a lego in his hand, Andrew has always wanted to be an architect. Teaming this passion for creating with a curiosity and interest in Science, Andrew's calling was clear. Working with the brightest minds in Life Science, Andrew revels in the ability to create spaces that will enhance and encourage the futures break through.  Andrew enjoys the diverse and sunny Bay Area life with his family. He enjoys cooking new recipes, traveling to encounter new experiences and being outdoors with his family. He looks forward to being part of the Life Science League and supporting this important mission.

Tom Marek

Tita Tavares

Andrew Slusser

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Founding Member, Board of Directors 

Tita Tavares

Tita Tavares

Tita Tavares

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Founding Member, Board of Directors

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