Job Title: Director, National Accounts
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Industry: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
Mentor Since: Fall 2016
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students
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.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. We strive to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead's portfolio of products and pipeline of investigational drugs includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and B, cancer, inflammatory and respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular conditions. Our portfolio of marketed products includes a number of category firsts, including complete treatment regimens for HIV infection available in a once-daily single pill and the first oral antiretroviral pill available to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection in certain high-risk adults.
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, meeting at the local Gilead Sciences site (small, regional research offices on Eastlake), and/or other location that is comfortable for the student.
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.