Because life depends on us

8th BSMA Conference
Foster City, Oct 15-16, 2015


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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors guide the direction of the organization, identify the overall Supply Chain Management education and program initiatives, and lead the development of our supply chain talent management and knowledge initiatives. These relationships also bolster our industry partnerships with APICS The Association for Operations Management, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Institute of Supply Management.

Paul Anderson

Sr. Director, Operations Strategy, Life Sciences Solutions

ThermoFisher Scientific

Jayant Aphale

Senior Vice President, Technical Operations

Serepta Therapeutics 

Mark Buck

Global Supply Chain & Procurement Leader

Bio-Rad Laboratorie

Prentice Curry

Vice President, Quality & Operations

Kite Pharma

Dr. Richard L. Dawe

Director of the Operations & Supply Chain Management Program and the Center of Operations Management
Golden Gate University

Johan Denecke

Global Assurance Senior Director, Life Sciences Solutions

Thermofisher Scientific 

Mary Kachinsky

Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing


Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Phil Kaminsky

Associate Professor, School of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

University of California, Berkeley

Nancy Nix

Director, Executive MBA Program; Board Chair Elect, Council Suppy Chain Management Professionals
Texas Christian University

Kevin Pegels

Vice President, Supply Chain, USA


Bayer Healthcare - PS Biotech

Paul Seaback

Head of Global Supply Chain


Gilead Sciences

Sophia Sharp-Donaldson

Head of Global Sourcing & Procurement

Baxalta US Inc.  

Mahender Singh, Ph.D.

Research Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Susanne Somerville


Shankar Suryanarayanan

Director, Manufacturing Strategy

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Joel Sutherland

Managing Director, Supply Chain Management Institute

University of San Diego 

Rob Tenerowicz

Vice President, Supply Chain

Management BioMarin

Rayne Waller

Vice President Global Supply Chain,


Prashant Yadav

Director, Health Care Research Initiative

William Davidson Institute



Because life depends on us