Officers

Nadir Mahmood, Ph.D, Vice Chair
President, Nkarta

Beth Roberts, Secretary
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Katie Wechsler, Treasurer
Audit Partner, Life Sciences, KPMG

Dirksen Lehman, Chair Emeritus
Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences

Melinda Richter, Chair Emerita
Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Members

Vasiliki Anest, Ph.D.
Chief Innovation Officer, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCCC)

Anindita Basu
Managing Director, Life Sciences & Strategy, Deloitte

Monica Beam, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Jung Choi
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Third Rock Ventures

Jane Chung, R.Ph.
President & Chief Operating Officer, Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

David H. Crean
Independent

Kyle W. Gano, Ph.D.
Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Bryan Giraudo
Chief Financial Officer, Gossamer Bio

Kevin Grimes, MD, MBA
Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology, Co-Director of SPARK Program, Stanford University

Babak Haghiri
VP of Operations, Site Head – Los Angeles, Takeda

Megan Hall
Vice President of Medical Affairs, GRAIL

Erik Harris
Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Wa’el Hashad
CEO, Longeveron

Ana Hooker
Senior Vice President & Chief Laboratory Officer, Exact Sciences

Jeff Jonker
CEO, Belharra Therapeutics

Jeff Landau
SVP, Head of Strategy and Chief Business Officer, CytomX

Gail Maderis
President & CEO, Antiva Biosciences, Inc.

Sonal Matai
President & Managing Director, Karl Storz Endoscopy

Caryn McDowell
Founding Limited Partner, How Women Invest

Grace Han McMahon
Associate Vice President and Head, Pacific Hub, BD&L, Merck

Keith Murphy
Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Viscient Biosciences

Ramlah Nehring, Ph.D.
Vice President and Head of Diagnostics Partnering, Strategy and Transactions, Roche Diagnostics

Katie Peng
Chief Commercial Officer, Denali Therapeutics

Christoph Pittius, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research Business Development, City of Hope

Greg Portner
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Policy, Amgen

Ammar Qadan
Global Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Market Access, Cepheid

Ganesh Raman, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, California State University

Rich Ramko
Assurance Partner, US Biotech Leader, West Coast Life Sciences Leader, Ernst & Young

Chétna Rao, Ph.D.
Head, Global R&ED STEM Strategy, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Robin Roberts
Co-Founder / CEO & Chairman, DatosX Digital Health Labs

Mark Roeder
Partner and Former Global Co-Chair, Life Sciences Industry Group, Latham & Watkins LLP

Terry Rosen, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Arcus Biosciences

Jennifer Ruddock
SVP & Chief Business Officer, Nektar Therapeutics

Joy Russell
Vice President External Affairs, Genentech

George Savage, M.D.
President, Windmill Partners LLC

Aziz Sawaf
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Theravance Biopharma

Kwame Ulmer
Managing Partner, MedTech Impact Partners

India Peterson Valentine
Vice President, State Government Affairs, Gilead Sciences

Julie Visser
Managing Director, Executive Search, ZRG Partners

Bridget Walsh
Vice-President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Boehringer Ingelheim

Jared Watkin
Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, Abbott

Alberto Zacarias
Head of Strategic Management, AbbVie

Alice Zhang
CEO & Founder, Verge Genomics