Chief Human Resources Officer
Spark Therapeutics is challenging the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable - until now.
Currently the Chief People Officer (CPO) at Spark Therapeutics, with responsibility for Corporate Communications and Community Engagement, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Corporate Facilities and Real Estate, and is focused on how to enable and empower Spark’s most important resource – it’s talented people. C-suite executive with over 20 years of experience across the biopharmaceutical and financial services industries. Began tenure at Spark Therapeutics in July 2014 as the Head of Human Resources, and has been instrumental in helping lead the company’s growth from a few dozen people then to more than 600 people today. She and her team are champions of Spark’s culture – which is a key component to the company consistently being ranked as a Great Place to Work. Was previously vice president, human resources at Shire, where she led various human resources functions to meet the needs of a high-growth global organization, including human resources-related merger and acquisition efforts, the total rewards function and the human resources operations function. While on international assignment in Switzerland, played a critical role in planning and launching Shire’s European hub, where she was a member of the site leadership team, championed the culture and values of the organization and had oversight of the talent strategies for the newly established site. Has also held roles in human resources with Franklin Templeton Investments, Applied Biosystems and Goldman Sachs. Serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Life Science Cares Philadelphia and is on the External Advisory Board of the Drexel University Solution’s Institute. Served as an advisor on the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative committee. In 2020, was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Holds an M.B.A. from Rutgers University School of Business and a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University.