Serving on one of NewYorkBIO’s committees is an excellent way for members to tap into new knowledge as well as shape the strategic issues that affect the industry. NewYorkBIO offers a variety of opportunities to participate in committees, network task force and forums that engage in activities designed to promote the success and growth of members’ businesses and the state’s life sciences industry.

You must be a member in good standing to participate in a committee. 

Contact NewYorkBIO to learn how to get involved with committee service.

What is a Committee?

A committee meets on a regular basis and requires volunteer time.  You will be involved in organizing and developing programs throughout the year.  Committees are open to the general membership.


Chair: Open

NewYorkBIO's Government Relations Committee (GRC) serves our members with an interest in local, state, and federal public policy and a desire to advocate on behalf of the New York biotechnology industry. Committee membership is open to any NewYorkBIO member whose organization is actively engaged in biomedical research.

The committee will meet in-person in New York City (with a teleconference option) once per month, generally on the second Friday of the month. The committee may meet more often when the New York State Legislature is in session at its own discretion. 

The committee may do all of the following:

  • Identify local, state, and federal legislation/matters of import to the member companies and make recommendations for how the association should engage (position memos, active lobbying, etc.)
  • Coordinate activities with the NewYorkBIO board-level public policy committee to ensure policy platform and specific bill positions align.
  • Focus on New York-specific angles of public policy matters before the committee, and provide guidance to the association as to how their public policy agenda and specific positions align with those of other state and federal-level trade groups for biotechnology.
  • Host facility tours or roundtable discussions with public policymakers selected by the committee periodically throughout the year. 
  • Evaluate options for engaging politically in New York State and report findings and recommendations to the NewYorkBIO executive director.
  • Provide recommendations to NewYorkBIO staff on how to integrate public policy into the association’s events throughout the year.
  • Actively participate in the annual NewYorkBIO Advocacy Day in Albany.

For more information or to join the Government Relations Committee, please click here.


Chair: Open

NewYorkBIO's Capital Access Committee is devoted to expanding aceess to capital, financing options, and connecting  entrepreneurs and bioscience companies with investors at all levels.

Committee membership is open to any NewYorkBIO member in good standing, with a particular emphasis on investors, venture capitalists, banks, etc.

Among other endeavors, the committee develops and programs the annual NewYorkBIO Finance Symposium.


The Annual Conference Steering Committee works to develop the program, speakers, and focus for the NewYorkBIO Annual Conference.

The Annual Conference Steering Committee is open to designed sponsors of the conference. For information about the Steering Committee or the Annual Conference, contact Jennifer Hawks Bland, CEO.


Chair: Open

The Patient Advocacy and Outreach Committee engages the patient advocate community and organizations. The Committee is currently in development and seeks participants. For information about the committee contact Jennifer Hawks Bland, CEO.