Helen has 30 years of experience across the biotech, pharmaceuticals, consulting and banking industries. Helen was most recently COO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, a non-profit biotech focused on diseases that cause mortality, poverty and inequality in low- and middle-income countries. Previously, she served as CFO for public and private biotechs, and served in senior finance roles at Novartis and Pfizer, including CFO for Novartis Global Oncology. Helen is currently a member of the board of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a healthcare improvement company, and is also on the boards of two private biotech companies. Helen earned a BA in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.