OSC & OARnet Advisory Board

Dave Bender
Executive Director of Information and Technology Services, Otterbein University

Dave Bender serves as executive director of Information and Technology Services at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein University is a private university that prepares graduates to think deeply and broadly, to engage locally and globally, and to advance their professions and...

Ginger Breon
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer for The Ohio State University, Ginger leads the Research Technology and Infrastructure Services team. In that capacity, she oversees enterprise-wide technology services offered by the Office of the Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI). In this role she also served...

David Brewster
Managing Director of Technology

David Brewster began his technical career in the USAF through extensive applied learning in electronics engineering. Dave operated and maintained Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) as part of the Air Force’s Big Safari program....

Duane Detwiler
Manager & Chief Engineer, Vehicle Structures Reliability Dept., Honda R&D Americas

Duane Detwiler received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Detwiler joined Honda R&D Americas as a Vehicle Structures CAE analyst. He was the project leader of Body Performance for the 2006 Honda Ridgeline Development...

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner was appointed the 10th Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education in January 2019. As Chancellor, he oversees the state’s public two-year and four-year institutions and Ohio Technical Centers; provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly; and...

John Herbert
Professor, Faculty, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

John Herbert received B.S. degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Kansas State University in 1998, where he was a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, where he was a National Defense Science and Engineering...

Dave Hudak, Ph.D.
Executive Director, OSC

David E. Hudak, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). He previously was OSC's director of...

Miroslav Humer
Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University Technology

Miro Humer is the Vice President and Chief information Officer for University Technology (UTech) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), an R1 research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. He is responsible for creating the overall vision and strategies that enable the delivery of...

Miguel Palacios
Service Leader - HPC Platform, Modeling and Simulation

Miguel Palacios is currently Procter & Gamble’s High Performance Computing Service Manager, where he’s accountable for reliability, performance, cost and...

Rick Penny
Chief Information Officer, Lakeland Community College

Rick Penny joined Lakeland Community College in 2006 as the manager for Administrative Technologies. In 2010, he became the director of administrative technologies and has served as chief information officer since 2014. Penny leads operational and technology efforts, ranging from enterprise-wide...

Bharath Prabhakaran
Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

Bharath serves as the Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at the University of Cincinnati, reporting to the President. He is responsible for driving the digital transformation at UC and also the drive towards excellence in IT operations. 

Prior to UC, Bharath served as Deputy Chief...

Veronica Vieland
Vice President for Computational Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Dr. Veronica Vieland is the Vice President for Computational Research and the Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she holds the Battelle Endowed Chair in Quantitative and Computational Biology. She is also a...

Charles Warner
Chief Information Officer, Shawnee State University

Charles Warner serves as Chief Information Officer at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas....

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