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Carin Canale-Theakston

Vice Chair, Professional Services; Executive Biotech Advisor,

Carin Canale-Theakston is a senior life science executive with over 25 years of experience helping companies navigate a myriad of complex business strategies. As a seasoned life science executive, she has had a strategic seat at the table in over 500 life science companies, having helped shape countless strategies – and often business models – over the two plus decades she’s been working in the sector. Carin is currently the founder and CEO of Evoke Canale, a life science strategic communication firm and a senior advisor to its parent company, Inizio, a market leading commercialization platform for pharma and biopharma.

Previously Canale Communications, Carin founded the company in 2010 after serving as president of the life sciences division of international public relations firm Porter Novelli. In addition to running Evoke Canale, Carin is actively involved in public and nonprofit boards. Carin is a director for Cidara Therapeutics; a director for Peel Therapeutics; vice chair of the board of directors for Biocom California and chair of its nominating-governance committee; a member of the board of managers for Life Science Cares; a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for Connect/San Diego Venture Group; and is the chair of the Horizon’s at Francis Parker board of Trustees.