Meg John
Vice President

Meg grows experienced life sciences professionals in our state with her leadership of Colorado BioScience Institute’s workforce development initiatives. She secures programmatic funding for leadership and job training, cultivates and sustains partnerships between companies and schools, and grows startup programs for the Institute.

Meg worked with Colorado BioScience Association leaders to establish the Institute in 2015. Prior to her work at the Institute, she developed and managed teacher professional development and school district partnership programs for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, serving more than 3,000 teachers and 5,000 students in 60 schools each year. Meg has a long-term track record of building successful programs and developing strategic partnerships with the STEM community.

She holds a Master of Science degree in experiential education from Minnesota State University and a Bachelor of Arts in in environmental science and anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.

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Jennifer Jones Paton

Jennifer brings a rich background and deep relationships in policy and economic development to her role at Colorado BioScience Association. She focuses on improving access to capital for companies, developing the bioscience workforce, fostering a collaborative environment across the state’s life science sector, and working with policymakers and economic developers on creating a thriving business environment for the industry.


Jennifer works closely with the CBSA board of directors and the organization’s partners across the state to achieve CBSA’s objectives.