Officers

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

Puneet Sarin, Vice Chair
Worldwide President, BD Biosciences

Beth Roberts, Secretary
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Christian W. Nolet, Treasurer
Board Member, Jasper Therapeutics

Melinda Richter, Emeritus
Global Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

Members

Wade Ackerman
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

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

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

Michael Boyd
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy, Gilead Sciences

 Josh Brown
National Vice President, State Government Relations, Pfizer

Jung Choi
Chief Business & Strategy Officer, Global Blood Therapeutics

David H. Crean
Managing Partner, Cardiff Advisory, LLC

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

Bryan Giraudo
Chief Finical Officer, Gossamer Bio

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

Megan Hall
Vice President of Medical Affairs, GRAIL

Wa’el Hashad
CEO, Longeveron

Cristin Hubbard
Global Head of Diagnostics Partnering, Roche

Jeff Jonker
CEO, Belharra Therapeutics

Andrew G. Kaplan
Vice President, U.S. Public Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

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

John Maddalon
Principal, Life Sciences Practice, Deloitte

Gail Maderis
President & CEO, Antiva Biosciences, Inc.

Nadir Mahmood 
Chief Financial and Business Officer, Nkarta Therapeutics

Caryn McDowell
Independent

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

Shlomo Melmed
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai Health System

Dwight Moxie
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Revance Therapeutics, Inc.

Keith Murphy
Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Viscient Biosciences

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

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 / COO & Head of Strategy, Novartis Biome

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
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs, Nektar Therapeutics

Joy Russell
Vice President External Affairs, Genentech

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

Elizabeth Thompson, Ph.D.
Group Vice President, Development and External Search, Horizon Therapeutics

Robin Toft
Founder and President, Toft Group Executive Search, a ZRG Company

Kwame Ulmer
Managing Partner, MedTech Impact Partners

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

Jared Watkin
Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, Abbott

Katie Wechsler
Audit Partner, Life Sciences, KPMG

Rick E Winningham
Chairman and CEO, Theravance Biopharma

Alberto Zacarias
Head of Strategic Management, Abbvie

Alice Zhang
CEO & Founder, Verge Genomics