Meet the SP3NW team

April Needham


Dr. Michaele Armstrong


As a PhD in human genetics with an MBA emphasizing strategy and operations, Michaele currently works to cultivate growth in the bioscience industry across Oregon, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Michaele is a seasoned researcher and project manager with a proven track record of finding solutions for world-class bioscience companies (including Biotronik, McKesson, and Philips), startups, and leading research institutions. She has broad and deep experience in delivering data driven decision making from the perspectives of academic medicine and industry. She enjoys establishing and developing relationships with industry and academia with the end goal of enabling technologies to improve health outcomes.

• Skilled program and project manager
• Easily work in teams or independently to optimize outcomes
• Technology transfer experience including technology evaluation, market analysis and marketing of technologies
• Bioscience consulting experience
• 15 years of experience in bench and clinical oncology research
• 30+ peer reviewed publications

Jessy Arter

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Jessy's experience in project management, digital marketing creation, technical communications, and website and social media professionally qualifies her as SP3NWs Communications and Marketing Coordinator. She is earning her graduate degree in Strategic Communication at Washington State University.

• Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
• Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
• First place: Greater Northwest Student Journalism Award
• Awarded College Success Foundation: Achievers Scholarship
• Awarded College of Music Tuition Scholarship

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