Our Team [View Image]

Garret Westlake, Ph.D. Executive Director [View Image]Allison Schumacher, MFA [View Image]Joy Polefrone, Ph. D., Director of Health Innovation [View Image]

Mary-Chris Escobar, M.Ed Assistant Director of Academic Programs [View Image]B. Kelsey Steenburgh Coordinator of External Affairs [View Image]Lloyd Young Communications Specialist [View Image]Adria Dunn Business Manager [View Image]Stephanie Danis Office Manager [View Image]

da Vinci In-Residencies

Patricia Bradby, MBA

Ideator in Residence

Patricia comes to us from Leadership Metro Richmond, a group working to build engagement and leadership in our community. She is an entrepreneur, respected member of our ecosystem and community, with experience that spans multiple industries from entertainment and festivals, education, business development and food and beverage. We are excited to welcome her to the da Vinci family and see the work you will do with her and our new mentors this semester! Patricia will teach INNO 651 and mentor for our MPI Capstone this Spring.

April Palmer

Founder in Residence

During her corporate career, April was a top sales performer for multiple Fortune 100 companies across different industries, driving double-digit growth across six- and seven-figure portfolios year over year. 

Today, April uses her success across multiple industries to help "want to" preneurs become "entrepreneurs" by building strategies centered at the intersection of Finance, Marketing, Sales, and Customer Experience. Her specialty is helping organizations achieve the growth needed to secure investor funding and establish their footprint in the marketplace.

April will teach Venture 460 and mentor for INNO 651 this Spring.

 

da Vinci Undergraduate Faculty

William Benton
VNTR 300: VENTURE CREATION SKILLS

Mary Chris Escobar
INNO 200: INTRO TO INNO & VENTURE CREATN

Tabitha Geary
INNO 223: INTRO TO BUSINESS PRINC

Katie Gilstrap
INNO 460: PRODUCT INNOVATION

Andrew Ilnicki
INNO 460: PRODUCT INNOVATION

Andrew Indelicato, MFA
INNO 221: INTRO TO ARTS & DESIGN PRINC

Corell Moore, Ph.D.
INNO 225: INTRO TO ENGINEER & TECH PRINC

April Palmer
VNTR 460: VENTURE CREATION PROJECT

 

da Vinci Graduate Faculty

Patricia Bradby
INNO 651: MASTERS PROJECT IN PROD INNO I

Aaron Forrester, MFA
INNO 501: ART PRNCPLS FOR PRDCT INNVTN

Geof Hammond
INNO 502: BUSINESS PRINC FOR PROD INNVTN

Ben Lewis
INNO 691 : PROTOTYPING

Edward Lewis
INNO 503: TECH PRINCPLS FOR PROD INNVTN

Allison Schumacher, MFA
INNO 590: DA VINCI PROJECT
INNO 600: INTEGRATIVE DESIGN STUDIO

Garret Westlake
INNO 652: MASTERS PROJECT IN PROD INNO II
 

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