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Our Story

Bio-Link Depot has become a gathering place where teachers meet, pick up equipment and supplies, and also donate their time and ideas. The Depot has distributed over $5 million worth of equipment and materials to over 100 schools, positively impacting over 32,000 students each year.

Bio-Link Depot, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization formed in 2015. From 2002 to 2015 City College of San Francisco operated the Depot under Bio-Link, a national organization that enhances biotechnology education through professional development and sharing of information with educators, students, and industry. 

Our Mission

Empowering teachers to engage students in hands-on STEM experience
with donated scientific equipment and supplies

Board of Directors 

Hank Stern

Board President

Vice President, CMC
ALX Oncology

Kristi Budzinski

Board Treasurer

Green BioPharma Program Manager
Genentech

Elaine Johnson

Board Member

Executive Director
Bio-Link

Dave Menshew

Board Secretary

Forensic Biotech Teacher
Enochs High School

Sara Ponzio

Board Member

Deputy County Counsel
Santa Clara County

Kareem Dossa

Board Secretary

Senior Vice President
Thomas Scientific

Michelle Nemits

Board Member

Executive Director, Bay Area
Biocom

Depot Staff Members

Natoya Lee

Depot Coordinator

Bio-Link Depot

Tom Steele

Executive Director

Bio-Link Depot

Andrew Lim

Volunteer Web Developer

Bio-Link Depot