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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Life Science

Biocom California and its members commit to real and lasting change

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Life Sciences

As leaders in life science, we acknowledge our responsibility to provide and promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our current and future workforce.  Through Biocom California’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) initiative and DE&I Task Force, we are taking action to advance a welcoming and thriving life sciences industry that recognizes the value of individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, experiences, and perspectives.

We invite all Biocom California member organizations to join us and become signatories to our DE&I Member Pledge. Signatories commit to driving real, lasting change in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and creating pathways that provide opportunities for BIPOC and other underrepresented populations within the life science industry today.

To support California life sciences companies of all sizes, visit our Resource Center and Talent section designed to provide practical tools for supporting and developing programs, procedures, and best practices to complement your DE&I efforts and drive meaningful action.

Signatories for change

Stephanie Culler

Co-Founder and CEO

Persephone Biosciences

Jacqueline Trischman

Interim Dean of the College of STEM

California State University San Marcos

Mia Sandvoll

West Coast Business Development Leader

The Leadership Edge

Yvonne Breugelmans

Human Resources Director

Sentynl Therapeutics

Marlene Sioson

Director, Human Resources and Facilities

Terns Pharmaceuticals

Julie Gilmore

Site Head and COO, Lilly Gateway Labs

Eli Lilly

Julie Golich

Vice President of Human Resources

BetterNight/Sleep Data

Radhika Warrier

VP, People & Culture


Michael Fero

President and COO

TeselaGen Biotechnology, Inc.

Drew Sigafoos

Sr. Director, Procurement

Evofem Biosciences

Bob Ramos



Ted Jacobs

Vice Chairman


Kevin Tremblay

Vice President, San Diego Market Lead

BioMed Realty

Mark Cafferty

President & CEO

San Diego Regional EDC

Jeff Guise


Eversheds Sutherlan

Steve Kay

Professor and Director

University of Southern California

Sunita (Sunny) Cooke


MiraCosta College

Gregory Frost

Managing Director

F1 Bioventures LLC

Elizabeth Cotton

Executive Director

Black Tech Link

Neil McFarlane


Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mimi Lively


ZRG Medical

Jim Rottman



Amit Munshi


Arena Pharmaceuticals

Tim Scott


TEGA Therapeutics

Stephen C. Ferruolo


Perkins Coie LLP

Trisha Millican



Joshua Yang

Co-Founder and CEO

Glyphic Biotechnologies

Linda Sierra

Senior Vice President

Bench International

Samir Elamrani

Patents and Innovations Department Leader, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Wilson Sonsini

Teresa McWhirt

SVP/Head of Human Resources

ESCAPE, Bio, Inc.