Stephanie S. Okey M.S.

Board Member

Stephanie S. Okey M.S. has served on our board of directors since July 2019. For nearly three decades, from 1986 until July 2015, Ms. Okey served in various positions of increasing responsibility in the biopharmaceutical industry, first at Bristol Myers Squib, then Genentech, Inc., for nearly 8 years, followed by 19 years at Genzyme, a Sanofi company. Ms. Okey’s executive management experience during her tenure at Genzyme included serving as Senior Vice President, Head of North America, Rare Diseases, and U.S. General Manager, Rare Diseases from August 2012 to July 2015 and as Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Genetic Diseases Business Unit from September 2011 to August 2012. Ms. Okey retired from Genzyme, a Sanofi company, in July 2015, having launch and commercialization experience with nine rare disease therapeutics and 4 large market therapeutics during her career.

Ms. Okey is currently a member of the board of directors of PTC Therapeutics, Inc. and Albireo Pharma, Inc., both publicly-traded biopharmaceutical companies. In addition, she previously served as a member of the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association from October 2014 to January 2016. Ms. Okey holds a B.S. in Zoology from The Ohio State University and an M.S. in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from Wright State University.