Advisory Board

The LEAP HR: Life Sciences advisory board is comprised of a group of senior people leaders from some of the most innovative biopharma companies, who are designing a movement of HR professionals inspired to change the way HR is currently done in life sciences for the better.

Seeking to drive radical thinking, challenge traditional ideas and inspire experimental HR, the LEAP HR advisory board is co-creating a place where HR leaders can surround themselves with people who are making the biggest LEAPs within their organizations and get the latest thinking.

If you’re interested in joining the advisory board, please email for more information.

Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer, Synlogic 

Andy Porter

Andy Porter, Chief Human Resources Officer, Relay Therapeutics 

Anna O'Driscoll

Anna O'Driscoll, Vice President, Human Resources, Alnylam Pharaceuticals 

Dan Manea

Dan Manea, Head of US HR, Novartis 

Helen Stephenson Ellis

Helen Stephenson Ellis, Chief People Officer, Oxford Biomedica 


Jennifer Troia, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Organization Development, Assembly Bio-sciences 

Joe Cornin

Joe Cronin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Icon PLC

Julie Person

Julie Person, Head of Human Resources, Sangamo Therapeutics

Kurt Andrews

Kurt Andrews, Chief Human Resources Officer, Immunomedics 

Lisa Amaya Price

Lisa Amaya Price, Senior Vice Prestident, Human Resources, Scholar Rock

Madeline Coffin

Madeline Coffin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Alkermes

Martin Rexroad

Martin Rexroad, Senior vice President, Human Resources, PTC Therapeutics 

Maryellen McQuade

Maryellen McQuade, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Novo Nordisk 

Rona Anhalt

Rona Anhalt, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Celgene Corporation


Sally Paull, Chief Human Resources Officer, Regeneron 

Sheela Krothapalli

Sheela Krothapalli, Head of People Operations, Verily

Simon Kelner 2

Simon Kelner, Chief Human Resources Officer, Rhythm pharmaceuticals 

Simon King

Simon King, chief People Officer, Daiichi Sankyo 

Stephanie Franklin

Stephanie Franklin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals 

Struan Robertson

Struan Robertson, Vice President, Human Resources, Bio-Techne