Mentor List

Michelle Balmelli-Bice

Balmelli-Bice, Michelle

Job Title: Director, Market Access
Company: Provention Bio
Industry: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
Mentor Since: Fall 2016
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students

Job Description

My work in US Managed Markets focuses on access & reimbursement within the US healthcare systems and health plans. On a daily basis, I am dedicated to helping regional Health Plans and State Government Programs develop effective solutions in the dynamic and evolving health care marketplace. My focus is on ethical, value-based formulary decisions with an emphasis on scientific evidence as a foundation for healthcare decisions. 

Company Description

Provention Bio is a Biopharmaceutical company focused on developing, and bringing medicines to market that have the potential to intercept and prevent autoimmune diseases.

Employment History

My career in the Biopharmaceutical industry began after graduation from Seattle University and I have held sales, marketing and training positions. I have dedicated my career to therapeutics and cures for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C & B, and other life threatening infectious diseases. Companies I have worked with include Bayer Diagnostics, GSK, Abbott Labs (now AbbVie) and joined Gilead Sciences over 13 years ago where I currently work in US Managed Markets.


I graduated from Albers School of Business and Economics in 1991 with an emphasis on Marketing.  I credit my education and years spent at Seattle University for my foundation of leadership, stewardship and compassion.  I am inspired by the value of interpersonal relationships within the healthcare field and working to make positive impact for the future.

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Mentoring to me involves many aspects of personal, professional and spiritual growth. I approach Mentoring with the core values of Integrity, teamwork, accountability and excellence to form the foundation of success. Gaining an understanding of what motivates a person and what they do well are areas of strength.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am open to coming to Seattle University campus and/or other location that is comfortable for the student.

Additional Information

I am a person who has benefited greatly from professional Mentors throughout my career. Through formal Mentoring Programs, professors, managers, leaders within the community and incredible individuals who I have met along the path of life. I love connecting people, embracing talents and uncovering new ideas for professional and personal growth. I work well in teams and leading by example. Compassion and respect for everyone in our communities are of great importance to me.