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The Innovation Transfer Network team:

Jill Edwards
Executive Director

Jill Edwards is the Executive Director of the Innovation Transfer Network, a virtual technology transfer program sponsored by the Commonwealth of PA supporting 16 colleges and universities in the Harrisburg/Lancaster/Reading PA region. She graduated Magna cum Laude in Foreign Languages from Millersville University. She has had an extensive career in the banking industry, during which she held positions as a small business lender, headed up a community banking group and served as the head of Human Resources, Marketing and Security for a start-up bank.

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Michael C. Zigner

Collaborations Manager

 

Michael Zigner joined ITN in July 2012, and takes the lead in developing faculty and business connections in Berks, Lebanon and portions of Lancaster counties. In his former roles as Director of Industry Partnerships at Lehigh Carbon Community College, and Continuing Education Representative for Penn State Berks, Mike was responsible for matching the educational resources of the institutions with the workforce training and professional development needs of area industry.

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Michael Zigner

Ralph S. Moyer

Faculty Liaison

Ralph Moyer joined ITN in July 2012 as a faculty liaison.  He enjoys exploring new technologies.  Ralph is local to the region and has both industry and academic experience.  He has a BA in Earth Science from Millersville and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State.

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Ralph S. Moyer

Gretchen Yarnall

Business Development Manager

Gretchen Yarnall is the Business Development Manager for the Innovation Transfer Network. She develops and fosters connections with businesses in Central PA to help drive commercialization of new products and services.

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Gretchen Yarnall
Yvonne M. Dunst
Administrative Assistant

Yvonne serves as Administrative Assistant for 9 co-located entities at Penn State Harrisburg, Eastgate Center.  Her responsibilities for ITN include accounts payable; database maintenance; event planning; IT troubleshooting; and general secretarial duties.
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Yvonne Dunst