An accomplished life sciences executive, Heather Erickson has a proven record of building and scaling organizations through strategy, operations, and financial acumen. She founded, built, and led two life science startups before joining Sangamo in 2016 as chief of staff. Prior to joining Sangamo, Ms. Erickson served as the president and CEO of the Life Sciences Foundation, a national research and education foundation focused on collecting the story of biotechnology and providing audiences with context for the role life sciences play in society. In 2004, Ms. Erickson founded MedTech Association, the industry trade organization for Upstate New York’s bioscience and medical technology industry. Earlier in her career, she served as a senior consultant at Edgar Dunn & Company, a boutique strategy consultancy, where she assisted both early-stage and Fortune 500 companies with new product launch, strategic partnering, risk management, and commercialization. She currently serves as vice president of Supply Chain Management and Business Operations at Sangamo Therapeutics, a publicly traded, clinical-stage company with programs in gene therapy, genome editing, cell therapy, and gene regulation. Ms. Erickson serves on several industry and community boards and received a BS in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University.
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