Ann Vogel is Senior Vice President of the iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center. Ann is responsible for program management, fundraising and expanding the organization’s range of services. Under her leadership, the Institute launched a number of successful new programs including: the PROPEL® programs for entrepreneurs, TalentSparks! ® teacher professional development, Stellar Girls after-school STEM program and the STEM Summer Camps for 3rd-8th grade girls, and SCI: Science Career Investigation®.  Ann has twice been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the national Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes, and she chaired the Education Subcommittee for the same group for five years.  Prior to joining the Institute in 2006, Ann successfully directed BiTmaP, a first of its kind, U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored initiative at the Chicago Technology Park that provided bioinformatics training to IT professionals. Prior to BiTmaP, she assisted in the management of technology start-ups and small businesses in Illinois and California, directing research, business development, operations, quality assurance, sales and marketing.  Ann is a licensed acupuncturist, holds an MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a BS in Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine as well as a BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ann is co-founder of Illinois Acupuncture Associates, Inc. and Point of Health Acupuncture.