October 4, 2023

Networking & Registration8:00am to 9:00amThe Forum
Welcome RemarksMichelle Nemits, Executive Director, Biocom California9:00am to 9:05amThe Forum
Opening Keynote: Reclaiming the Human in Human ResourcesDr. Lisa Toppin, Ed.D, Human Resources Executive, Input to Action, LLC9:05am to 10:00amThe Forum
Town Hall: Compensation Trends in Life ScienceSam Brasch, Principal, Employee Benefits Consultant, Marsh McLennan Agency
Andrew Dickson, Principal, Mercer
10:00am to 10:30amThe Forum
Networking & Coffee Break10:30am to 10:45amThe Forum
Breakout A: Presenting to Your Board in a Strategic MannerCindy Dunkle, Chief People Officer, Denali Therapeutics
Carrie Krehlik, Senior Human Resources Advisor, Sierra Harvest
Susan Lundeen, Chief People Officer, Allogene Therapeutics
Marilee Moy, Chief People Officer, Akoya Biosciences
Diane West, President, 2Connect (Moderator)
10:45am to 11:45amThe Forum
Breakout B: Developing Skills to Be A Successful Head of HRMelisa Cooper, Vice President, HR, Allogene Therapeutics
Hannah Kenney, Executive Director, Total Rewards, HR Operations & HRBP, Development, REVOLUTION Medicines
Sahar Zandi, Head of Human Resources and Chief of Staff, Clear Labs
Stacy Solorio, VP, People & Strategic Partnerships, Karius, Inc. (Moderator)
10:45am to 11:45amThe Forum
Investing in Managers: Driving Attrition Down by Double Digits Esha Dhillon, Talent Analytics & Reporting Specialist, Outset Medical
Eleonora Manuel, Director, People Operations, Systems and Analytics, Outset Medical
Stacey Porter, Chief People Officer, Outset Medical
11:45am to 12:30pmThe Forum
Invite Only: Elevating the Role of the CHROGaylene Xanthopoulos, President and CEO, The Leadership Edge11:45am to 12:45pmThe Forum
Social Hour & Lunch12:30pm to 1:30pmThe Forum
Path to the Boardroom of Public Boards’ ESGDeeDee DeMan, Chairman and CEO, Bench International (Moderator)
Annalisa Barrett, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center
Aisha Baro, Executive Director, Life Science Cares
Cynthia Burks, Board Director, Advisor, Coach, Consultant, Former CHRO
1:30pm to 2:15pmThe Forum
Networking & Coffee Break2:15pm to 2:30pmThe Forum
How Location Analytics Provide a Competitive Advantage in a Rapidly Changing WorldCarter Beim, Vice Chair, Occupier Services, Colliers
Bret Swango, SVP, Head of Location Intelligence & Workforce Analytics, Colliers
2:30pm to 3:15pmThe Forum
Life Science Legal UpdateJason Geller, Regional Managing Partner, Fisher & Phillips 3:15pm to 4:00pmThe Forum
The Great Debate: To WFH or NotGina Chapman, CEO, CARGO Therapeutics
Greg Duarte, Director of Operations, Karius, Inc.
Abby Guzman Murphy, Head of Human Resources, Summit Therapeutics
Jelica Stulic, Sr. Director, Human Resources, 4D Molecular Therapeutics
Jonah Klein, Partner, FlemingMartin LLC (Moderator)
4:00pm to 4:30pmThe Forum
Closing Networking Reception4:30pm to 6:00pmTraverse