Ms. Washko has approximately 15 years experience in marketing, communications, and business planning and development. Her particular strengths are in the areas of branding, competitive analysis and market planning. Prior to joining the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania, an early-stage venture investment group, Ms. Washko spent several years at Merck & Co., Inc., where she worked on new product launches. She sits on the board of several healthcare-related startup companies, and is member of the TechQuest Advisory Board. Ms. Washko holds a BA from Emory University, an MA from Arcadia University and an MBA from Penn State University.