Julie McHugh
Chair, Biopharmaceutical Industry Executive, Retired

Julie McHugh joined our board of directors in February 2014 and became chair of our board in April 2019. Ms. McHugh most recently served as chief operating officer for Endo Health Solutions, Inc., from March 2010 through May 2013, where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to joining Endo, Ms. McHugh was the chief executive officer of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture capital backed biotech start-up company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Before that she served as company group chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) worldwide virology business unit, and previously was president of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. While at J&J, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine), and she was responsible for oversight of a research and development portfolio including compounds for HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. Prior to joining Centocor, Ms. McHugh led the marketing communications for the gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra Merck Inc. She currently serves on the board of visitors for the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University as well as on the board of directors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and Trevena, Inc., all publicly held companies, and Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a privately held company. Ms. McHugh received her MBA degree from St. Joseph’s University and her B. S. degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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