Biocom Appoints Additional Members to Board of Directors
“Mr. Abernethy’s in-depth knowledge in healthcare finance coupled with Ms. Johnson’s extensive experience as a life science executive, will provide the Biocom board with new insights and perspectives as we continue to develop innovative programs that support the diverse needs of our members throughout the state,” said Joe Panetta, president and CEO of Biocom. “Mr. Abernethy and Ms. Johnson represent two sectors on the frontier of innovation within the life science industry—neuroscience and women’s healthcare, respectively—and will be instrumental as members of our board.”
Mr. Abernethy was appointed chief financial officer of Neurocrine in November 2017 and is responsible for leading corporate finance activities and commercial supply chain operations, as well as information technology and investor relations functions. Mr. Abernethy has over 15 years of experience in the financial sector and investor relations with expertise in the healthcare industry.
Ms. Johnson founded Daré Bioscience Operations Inc. in 2015 and has served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors since its inception and following its business combination with Cerulean Pharma Inc., when the company was renamed Daré Bioscience. Previously, Ms. Johnson held multiple titles at WomanCare Global Trading, a specialty pharmaceutical company in female reproductive healthcare with commercial product distribution in over 100 countries, including president, chief financial officer, chief operating officer and before that served as chief financial and chief operating officer at Cypress Bioscience.
Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,100 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.
Founded in 1995 in San Diego, Biocom provides the strongest public voice to research institutions and companies that fuel the local and state-wide economy. Our goal is simple: to help our members produce novel solutions that improve the human condition. In addition to our San Diego headquarters, Biocom operates core offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, satellite offices in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, and has a continuous staff presence in Sacramento. Our broad membership benefits apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, genomics and diagnostics companies of all sizes, as well as to research universities and institutes, clinical research organizations, investors and service providers.
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