Our Team

Dan Killoren, Ph.D.

Program Manager, Global Innovation Hub

Dan Killoren leads the Global Innovation Hub at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he directs EPRI’s innovation practice for member utilities. He is also responsible for launching EPRI’s Strategic Advisory Services practice, aimed at providing EPRI’s expertise inside tailored client engagements. Dan brings over a decade of utility industry expertise in the areas of corporate strategy and innovation. Prior to joining EPRI, Dan worked in the Enterprise Innovation group at American Electric Power (AEP), leading technology and business model scouting and helping to craft AEP’s innovation and future of work strategies. Dan started his career at Salt River Project (SRP), a water and power provider in Arizona, U.S.A. where he assumed roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately leading the Corporate Strategy team and directing SRP’s comprehensive strategy development process. Dan pursued his academic studies at Arizona State University, completing B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History. He currently resides in Columbus, OH, U.S.A.

Anna-Lise Laurain

European Co-Lead

Anna-Lise has a holistic view of the energy industry thanks to her 9-year working experience with multinational company (ABB), electric utility (PG&E), startups (Power Assure and Bia Power), and cleantech accelerator program (Cleantech Open). Her areas of expertise include data analytics, EV, Energy efficiency & startup development.  She is also a French engineer in Fluid dynamics from INP Toulouse ENSEEIHT with a MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London with an MBA from ITU San Jose, California. 

Shelly Meintzer

Project Operations Coordinator

Shelly is a seasoned project operations expert at EPRI living at the crux of financial, operational, contracting, and legal matters. In her five+ years at EPRI, Shelly has worked with many of EPRI’s technical teams and its members across different research divisions and has cultivated a solid background in project management, finance, and communication. With her daughters are both settled into college, Shelly relocated to Surf City, NC, where she enjoys visiting the beach, playing pickleball, and kayaking.

Joyce Hawkes

Technical Assistant

Joyce oversees the details of the Incubatenergy Labs program, assisting startups and utilities with any program needs.  She is a certified Paralegal and has 10 years of experience in IT. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science from the State University of New York.

Adi Mahan

Incubatenergy Network Manager

Hello! I am Adi Mahan, Incubatenergy Lab’s Emerging Technologies Student Employee. My role is to facilitate startup and utility connections and work behind the scenes to develop and expand our network. I am currently studying business management economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

David Sayers

General Counsel

David joined EPRI as corporate counsel in September 2021 to support the Technology Innovation Team and Incubatenergy Labs®.  He is a licensed attorney in three jurisdictions - District of Columbia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. David was initially trained in Mechanical Engineering and obtained a Master’s Degree in Technology Management. Part lawyer, part engineer, and part project professional, David uses these skills to grow emerging technologies into commercial successes.