Who We Are

Governing Board

Dr. James Kress Founder The KressWorks Foundation Founder. Click here to read more about Jim and his published works.

Dr. James Kress
Founder

The KressWorks Foundation Founder. Click here to read more about Jim and his published works.

Henriette Eles Treasurer/Director Ms. Eles is currently employed at Visteon as a Senior Manager – with world-wide product and management responsibilities encompassing the US, UK, Germany, and China.Ms. Eles has MS (CE), MS (EE), BS (EE), degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with extensive experience in Research, Engineering, Information Technology, Business & Strategic Planning and Management.

Henriette Eles
Treasurer/Director

Ms. Eles is currently employed at Visteon as a Senior Manager – with world-wide product and management responsibilities encompassing the US, UK, Germany, and China.Ms. Eles has MS (CE), MS (EE), BS (EE), degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with extensive experience in Research, Engineering, Information Technology, Business & Strategic Planning and Management.

Dave Brown Director Dave is currently the President of Mobility Transportation Services located in Canton, MI and is quite experienced with Charitable Nonprofits, through his service on the Board of several others.

Dave Brown
Director

Dave is currently the President of Mobility Transportation Services located in Canton, MI and is quite experienced with Charitable Nonprofits, through his service on the Board of several others.

 
Geri Brown Director Geri is currently the Vice-President of Mobility Transportation Systems located in Canton, MI and is quite experienced with Charitable Nonprofits, through her service on the Board of several others.

Geri Brown
Director

Geri is currently the Vice-President of Mobility Transportation Systems located in Canton, MI and is quite experienced with Charitable Nonprofits, through her service on the Board of several others.

Dr. James Bosley, PhD General Manager, Principal Clermont, Bosley LLC For the past 15 years, Jim Bosley has supported better pharmaceutical research productivity through the pioneering use of mechanistic computer models of disease and drug action. His clients have included Pfizer, Merck, and many others. Dr. Bosley operates a consulting firm, and previously was in senior technical roles and functional and general management with Entelos, Pharsight, and Rosa. He has PhD and Bachelor?s degrees In Chemical Engineering (from Texas and Wisconsin), and a master?s degree in electrical engineering (U of California, Irvine).

Dr. James Bosley, PhD
General Manager, Principal

Clermont, Bosley LLC

For the past 15 years, Jim Bosley has supported better pharmaceutical research productivity through the pioneering use of mechanistic computer models of disease and drug action. His clients have included Pfizer, Merck, and many others. Dr. Bosley operates a consulting firm, and previously was in senior technical roles and functional and general management with Entelos, Pharsight, and Rosa. He has PhD and Bachelor?s degrees In Chemical Engineering (from Texas and Wisconsin), and a master?s degree in electrical engineering (U of California, Irvine).

 
 

Technical Advisory Board

Dr. Alexander A. Granovsky Head of the Firefly Project Dr. Granovsky has a PhD (Chemistry) from Moscow State University, Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. A world recognized expert in Quantum Physics, Biotechnology and Computational Chemistry. In particular their applications to physical chemical/ biological/ biochemical systems.

Dr. Alexander A. Granovsky
Head of the Firefly Project

Dr. Granovsky has a PhD (Chemistry) from Moscow State University, Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. A world recognized expert in Quantum Physics, Biotechnology and Computational Chemistry. In particular their applications to physical chemical/ biological/ biochemical systems.

Dr. Sorin Draghici Professor of Systems Biology, Clinical and Translational Science Wayne State University Holds the Robert J. Sokol MD Endowed Chair in Systems Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a professor in the Department of Clinical and Translational Science and the Department of Computer Science, as well as the head of the Intelligent Systems and Bioinformatics Laboratory at Wayne State University. He is also the chief of the Bioinformatics and Data Analysis Section in the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute for Child Health and Development. A senior member of IEEE, Dr. Draghici is an editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine.

Dr. Sorin Draghici
Professor of Systems Biology, Clinical and Translational Science

Wayne State University

Holds the Robert J. Sokol MD Endowed Chair in Systems Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a professor in the Department of Clinical and Translational Science and the Department of Computer Science, as well as the head of the Intelligent Systems and Bioinformatics Laboratory at Wayne State University. He is also the chief of the Bioinformatics and Data Analysis Section in the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute for Child Health and Development. A senior member of IEEE, Dr. Draghici is an editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, and International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine.

Dr. Adri van Duin Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Pennsylvania State University Provides world class expertise in Kinetics, chemical reaction network and mechanism analysis, and the Atomistic and Molecular computer simulations of chemical reaction systems as well as development and application of reactive force fields (ReaxFF). These developments encompass a wide range of materials, including hydrocarbons, all-carbon materials, nitramines, proteins, semiconductors and transition metals. Fields of application include catalysis, combustion, ceramics, high-energy- and biomaterials. Substantial experience in multiscale (QM/FF/mesoscale) modeling of diagenesis and non-reactive flow of organic compounds in the subsurface and related geological, environmental, and archaeological applications.

Dr. Adri van Duin
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

Provides world class expertise in Kinetics, chemical reaction network and mechanism analysis, and the Atomistic and Molecular computer simulations of chemical reaction systems as well as development and application of reactive force fields (ReaxFF). These developments encompass a wide range of materials, including hydrocarbons, all-carbon materials, nitramines, proteins, semiconductors and transition metals. Fields of application include catalysis, combustion, ceramics, high-energy- and biomaterials. Substantial experience in multiscale (QM/FF/mesoscale) modeling of diagenesis and non-reactive flow of organic compounds in the subsurface and related geological, environmental, and archaeological applications.

 
Patrick J. Grohar, M.D., Ph.D Associate Professor, Program in Skeletal Disease and Tumor Microenvironment, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI Dr. Grohar is associate professor at the Van Andel Research Institute in VARI’s Center for Cancer and Cell Biology. In addition, Dr. Grohar maintains a clinical presence in the department of hematology/oncology at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where he is a member of the sarcoma team. He also has an academic appointment at Michigan State University in the Department of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Children’s Oncology Bone Tumor Steering Committee and vice-chair of the Ewing Sarcoma Biology Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.

Patrick J. Grohar, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Program in Skeletal Disease and Tumor Microenvironment, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology

Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Grohar is associate professor at the Van Andel Research Institute in VARI’s Center for Cancer and Cell Biology. In addition, Dr. Grohar maintains a clinical presence in the department of hematology/oncology at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where he is a member of the sarcoma team. He also has an academic appointment at Michigan State University in the Department of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Children’s Oncology Bone Tumor Steering Committee and vice-chair of the Ewing Sarcoma Biology Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.

Dr. James Bosley, PhD General Manager, Principal Clermont, Bosley LLC For the past 15 years, Jim Bosley has supported better pharmaceutical research productivity through the pioneering use of mechanistic computer models of disease and drug action. His clients have included Pfizer, Merck, and many others. Dr. Bosley operates a consulting firm, and previously was in senior technical roles and functional and general management with Entelos, Pharsight, and Rosa. He has PhD and Bachelor?s degrees In Chemical Engineering (from Texas and Wisconsin), and a master?s degree in electrical engineering (U of California, Irvine).

Dr. James Bosley, PhD
General Manager, Principal

Clermont, Bosley LLC

For the past 15 years, Jim Bosley has supported better pharmaceutical research productivity through the pioneering use of mechanistic computer models of disease and drug action. His clients have included Pfizer, Merck, and many others. Dr. Bosley operates a consulting firm, and previously was in senior technical roles and functional and general management with Entelos, Pharsight, and Rosa. He has PhD and Bachelor?s degrees In Chemical Engineering (from Texas and Wisconsin), and a master?s degree in electrical engineering (U of California, Irvine).