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

Victoria H. Blatter, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Policy, Amgen

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)

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.

Julie Gilmore, Ph.D.
Site Head and Chief Operating Officer, Lilly Gateway Labs

Bryan Giraudo
Chief Finical Officer, Gossamer Bio

Wa’el Hashad
President and CEO, Avanir

Cristin Hubbard
Global Head of Diagnostics Partnering, Roche

Niquette Hunt
CEO, CO-Founder and Board Chair of Candesant Biomedical

Jeff Jonker
CEO, Belharra Therapeutics

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

John Maddalon
Principal, Life Sciences Practice, Deloitte

Gail Maderis
President & CEO, Antiva Biosciences, Inc.

Nadir Mahmood 
Chief Financial and Business Officer, Nkarta Therapeutics

Sean McCarthy 
President and Chief Executive Officer, CytomX

Caryn McDowell
Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, Cortexyme, Inc.

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

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

John Nicols
President and Chief Executive Officer, Codexis

William J. Newell
Chief Executive Officer, Sutro Biopharma, Inc.

Christian W. Nolet

Joshua J. Ofman, M.D., M.S.H.S.
President and Chief Medical Officer, GRAIL

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

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

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

Chetana Rao, Ph.D.
Head, Site Strategy & Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Redwood City

Stephen Richardson
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Alexandria Real Estate (ARE)

Wendye Robbins, M.D.
President & CEO, Blade Therapeutics

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

Paulo Simas
Group President, Managing Partner, Real Chemistry

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

Daniel Volz
President, Medtronic Neurovascular

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

Alice Zhang
CEO & Founder, Verge Genomics