Staff Bios

current resident fellow
 

Margaret Barkett, PhD

Associate Director
(614) 355-2957

Margaret joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a licensing associate in February 2010. She currently serves as associate director for the Office of Technology Commercialization. In her role with the office Margaret manages the assessment, protection, valuation and out-licensing of a portfolio of intellectual property assets owned by Nationwide Children’s. She is also actively involved in managing many of the office’s relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Margaret has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Emory University and earned her doctorate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Boston University, where she continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow.
Her doctoral and postdoctoral research in cell death biology spanned different areas including cancer biology and development. Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, she completed a full time, one-year technology licensing internship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology focusing on medical devices and biotechnology.

David Bellamy-Bise
 

David Bellamy-Bise, BA

Disclosure & Compliance Coordinator
(614) 722-4163

David joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in July 2017 and currently serves as the disclosure and compliance coordinator in the Office of Technology Commercialization. David is responsible for the oversight and intake of invention disclosures as well as the reporting and submission of any federally funded inventions.

Prior to his current role David has served in administrative support roles supporting patient care, managed care and regulatory support services. David has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kentucky Christian University.

current resident fellow
 

Andrew M. Corris, PharmD, JD, BS

Senior Licensing Associate
(614) 355-1604

Andrew joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in March 2015. In his role as a senior licensing associate, he promotes technology transfer through the evaluation, protection and out-licensing of technologies developed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a minor in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Capital University, specializing in intellectual property law.

Christina Crimaldi, BA
 

Cristina Crimaldi, BA

Marketing and Business Coordinator
(614) 355-1850

Cristina joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in May 2019 and currently serves as the Marketing & Business Coordinator within the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). Her primary responsibilities include the management of OTC engagement efforts with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external. She is the lead for managing outreach and publication efforts and helps to develop and execute on marketing campaigns for select high priority Nationwide Children’s technologies.

Cristina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Ohio University and has 15 years of experience in administration, business development and customer service.

Jocelyn Eidahl
 

Jocelyn Eidahl, PhD

Licensing Associate
(614) 355-2848

Jocelyn joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a licensing associate in the Office of Technology Commercialization in December 2018. In her role as a licensing associate, she promotes technology transfer through the evaluation, protection and out-licensing of technologies developed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jocelyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Akron and a doctorate in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry from The Ohio State University. Jocelyn completed her postdoctoral training in the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her postdoctoral research focused on developing therapies to treat musculoskeletal disorders. While carrying out her postdoctoral studies, Jocelyn also completed a technology transfer internship at Nationwide Children’s.

Patrick Kennedy
 

Patrick Kennedy

Alliance Manager
(614) 722-2868

Patrick joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2008. He worked in Human Resources Talent Acquisition for 11 years before joining the Office of Technology Commercialization in 2019 as the Alliance Manager. Patrick is responsible for relationship and program management with commercial partners. This position functions as a liaison between Nationwide Children’s stakeholders and licensing partners to ensure effective program development to the commercial market.

Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Ohio State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University.

current resident fellow
 

Matthew McFarland, RPh, PhD

Vice President, Commercialization and Industry Relations
(614) 722-2701

Matthew joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as director of the Office of Technology Commercialization in the spring of 2012 and currently serves as vice president of Commercialization and Industry Relations. In this role, he works closely with Nationwide Children’s faculty and staff to identify intellectual property with commercial potential and to facilitate the transfer of new technologies to outside partners, ultimately for the benefit and enhancement of pediatric care. He has a diverse background in technology transfer, technology valuation and licensing, academic research and pharmacy practice.

Prior to joining Nationwide Children’s, Matthew was the associate director of commercialization, innovation strategy manager and technology manager in the Office of Technology Commercialization at the Purdue Research Foundation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and his doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Purdue University. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in translational genetics and pharmacogenomics of neuropsychiatric disorders at the Institute of Psychiatric Research, Indiana University Medical School.

Matthew has authored several articles for peer-reviewed journals including Molecular Pharmacology, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Medical Innovation & Business. He also received the Jenkins/Knevel Award for Excellence in Research and the Albert and Anna Kienley Award for Excellence in Teaching from the School of Pharmacy at Purdue University.

current resident fellow
 

Kyle Murrah, PhD

Senior Licensing Associate
(614) 355-4551

Kyle joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a licensing associate in the Office of Technology Commercialization in July 2014 and currently serves as senior licensing associate. In his role, he promotes technology transfer through the evaluation, protection and out-licensing of technologies developed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Kyle has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from North Carolina State University and a doctorate degree in microbiology and immunology from Wake Forest University. His doctoral research focused on polymicrobial interactions in middle ear infections. While earning his doctorate, he completed a two year technology transfer internship at Wake Forest Innovations.

current resident fellow
 

Susannah Wolman, BA

Operations and Business Manager
(614) 355-2818

Susannah joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the business compliance and finance coordinator in July 2016 and currently serves as the operations and business manager. In her role, Susannah manages the activity of the office’s financial transactions as well as the operational projects and reporting.

Susannah has over 10 years of experience working in product liability and commercial litigation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and psychology from Marquette University.

Amy Yoder
 

Amy Yoder, BS

Senior Intellectual Property Coordinator
(614) 355-3477

Amy joined Nationwide Children’s in June of 2018. She manages the intellectual property and patent portfolio for the Office of Technology Commercialization. She works with external law firms, inventors and licensing staff to coordinate the execution of all legal documentation associated with the patent application process.

Amy has her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and her paralegal certificate from Columbus State Community College. She has experience in the areas of intellectual property and corporate law.