Focus Groups

Below is a list of our Focus Groups; click the blue colored links to go the Focus Groups that have provided content to this website.


  • Drive Across America
  • American Farmers Network


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture/Food Tech/Bio
  • Defense
  • Economic Development
  • Energy/Environment
  • Health Care
  • HLS/Cyber/Public Safety
  • International
  • IT/Communications
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Nanontech/Materials/Composites
  • Space Technology
  • STEM Education/Workforce Development
  • Transportation/Infrastructure
  • Veterans Affairs

Focus Group Chairs

Focus GroupsChairs / Deputies StateEmailPhone Number
Advanced ManufacturingDr. Michael Galiazzo, RMI of MarylandMD[email protected]410-404-7779
Agr / Food Tech / BioTechKimberly Tanami, Hemp Productions NY[email protected]718-207-4554
DefenseWilliam Leach, Naval Air Sys. CommandNJ[email protected] 732-323-1184
Economic DevelopmentRobert Mazzuca, NJ MEPNJ[email protected] 856-669-4382
Energy/EnvironmentLaurie Weigand-Jackson, Utilities Advant.NJ[email protected]
Health CareDebbie Burrell, Burrell Intern’l GroupMD[email protected]301-401-9490
HLS/CyberRobert Hanley, Sabre SystemsMD[email protected]204-237-4652
InternationalRobert CarulloNJ[email protected]609-304-2904
IT/CommunicationsTim Walters, Sabre On PointPA[email protected]215-957-5222
Modeling & SimulationJohn Lacontora, NJITNJ[email protected]215-895-1752
Nano/Mat’l/CompositesJohn GillespieDE[email protected]302-831-4941
Space TechnologiesRobert CarulloNJ[email protected]609-304-2904
STEM Educ/WorkforceAnthony Fowler, Real World Design Chall.MD[email protected]415-246-3794
TransportationPaul Labow, ePortationPA[email protected]215-627-2651
Veterans AffairsMike Ferraro, Bridging the GapNJ[email protected]732-675-2843