Meet the Team

The University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub is headed by Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer Ryan Hays and his leadership team, which oversees community and industry alliances, technology transfer and commercialization, the Ground Floor makerspace, and the 1819 Innovation Hub.


Leadership Team


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Ryan Hays

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer

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Headshot of Nicola Ziady

Nicola Ziady

Chief Marketing Officer

513-556-3015

Headshot of Kate Harmon

Kate Harmon

Assistant Vice President

330-207-0014

Headshot of Tony Almaguer

Tony Almaguer

Chief of Staff

513-556-4842

Partner Success Team

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Lisa Forbes

Manager, Outreach and Engagement

513-556-8032

Learning Lab Team

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RJ Sargent

Executive Director of Learning Services

513-556-8043

Headshot of Rebecca Revalee

Rebecca Revalee

Assistant Director of Learning Services

513-558-5849

Ground Floor Makerspace Team


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Ben Jones

Makerspace Director

513-556-5388

Headshot of Nathan Gorgen

Nathan Gorgen

Technician, Makerspace

Headshot of Gabrielle Stichweh

Gabrielle Stichweh

Technician, Makerspace

Headshot of Lucy Weaver

Lucy Weaver

Coordinator Unit Operations

+1 513 556 3272

Operations Team


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Jim Currie

Director of Operations

513-556-8036

Headshot of Deborah Emig

Deborah Emig

Executive Staff Assistant

513-558-6293

Headshot of Harry LeMaster

Harry LeMaster

Computer & Information

513-556-4357

CID Marketing & Communications Team


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Meghan Shipp

Senior Director Marcom Operations

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Patty Moser

Director of the CID Experience Events, Esports

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Anna Resing

Events and Communications

513-556-3272

Headshot of Diana Lara

Diana Lara

Communications Manager

513-556-5511

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Gregory Glevicky

Creative Services Manager

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Alisha Sutcliffe

Senior Digital Content Specialist

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Tech Transfer Team


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Geoffrey Pinski

Assist. VP for Technology Transfer

513-558-5696

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Brent M. Peebles

Associate General Counsel

513-556-3483

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Sev Sheets, JD

Licensing Associate 1

(513) 556-4546

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Madison Bourbon

Senior Licensing Associate - Physical Sciences

513-558-4237

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Patrick Brown

Commercialization Navigator

513-558-5695

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Melissa Davis

Senior Technology Transfer Compliance Associate

513-558-2651

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Rucha Tadwalkar

Licensing Associate 1

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Keeley Boehm

Compliance Associate

Venture Lab and Center for Entrepreneurship Team

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Josephine Dalton

Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

513-556-7366

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Candace Wade

Program Manager, Center for Entrepreneurship

513-556-6599