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Bird Museum Advisory Board Members

Dr Forrest Bird

Forrest M Bird, M.D., PhD., ScD. It was the first highly reliable, low-cost, mass-produced medical respirator in the world, and it was invented by Forrest Bird. The 'Babybird' respirator, introduced in 1970, quickly reduced infant mortality for those with respiratory problems from 70 percent to less than 10 percent worldwide.

Bird was born in Stoughton , Massachusetts . His father, a World War I pilot, encouraged him to solo in an airplane by age 14, and by 16 Forrest had been tutored toward earning major flight authorizations.

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Pam Bird

Pamela Riddle Bird, Ph.D. Dr. Bird is a “key player” in the technology-transfer process. She is a liaison between inventor organizations, venture capital organizations, entrepreneurial networks and research park facilities. In fact, Dr. Bird was interviewed and has served as a consultant to ABC television network 20/20 as a national new product development and commercialization expert. She works diligently with her clients (inventors) to bring new products to the end consumer with “hands on” experience by working with national buyers in retailing, pricing, promoting, packaging, and distributing products. She also works with manufacturers regarding production of new products and with investors to capitalize new business ventures. 

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Loel Fenwick

( President of Advisory Board ) Dr. Loel Fenwick Loel Fenwick received his medical degree from The University of Cape Town, South Africa. He practiced as a general practitioner in South Africa before serving in the Department of Ophthalmic Surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, England. He received his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with additional training in embryology and pathology at Harvard University.

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Don Kelly

Don Kelly is founding principal of Intellectual Asset Management Associates, LLC.  (IAMA), a full service patent agency and commercialization consultancy based in Alexandria, VA.  Don is a mechanical engineer and registered US Patent Agent licensed to practice patent law before the USPTO.  He recently was honored by designation as a Certified Licensing Professional.

Prior to establishing IAMA, Don Kelly was CEO of the prestigious Academy of Applied Science and served as adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center.  With a BS-ME from VA Tech University, Don began his intellectual property career as a Patent Examiner with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), advancing through agency ranks to Technology Center Director and USPTO Chief of Staff.

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Clay Lacy

Clay Lacy is a native of Wichita , Kansas , and a graduate of Wichita East High School. He started flying at the age of twelve at Orville Sanders Cannonball Airport , located at Tyler Road and Maple

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Rich Sugden

Rich Sugden

Purchased, owned and operated Jackson Hole Aviation in 1979, until 1993, and operated the full-function FBO, including flight school, Part 135 charter, and maintenance.

Started Jackson Hole Air Ambulance in 1980, operating a Part 135 Air Ambulance utilizing a Piper Navajo, Cessna Citation and Bell Jet Ranger helicopter, flying over 1,000 missions in 12 years without missing a single flight in a 24/7/365 day operation. Personally responsible for all Flight Nurse and Flight EMT aeromedical training and supervision.

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Patty Wagstaff

To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents adventure, freedom and challenge. A six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, Patty has won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition and is the first woman to win the title of US National Aerobatic champion and one of the few people to win it three times.

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