VP, Head of Program Leadership and Portfolio Management
Heather is responsible for program leadership, delivering on product development strategies and managing governance across Unum’s R&D portfolio. Heather has two decades of broad drug development experience in immune-oncology, progressing multiple novel biologics and cell therapy programs from target identification to clinical development. She has a track record of leading cross-functional, global program teams, as well as academic collaborations and industry partnerships. Heather initially led Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine at Unum, and prior to joining the company, held scientific leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Biogen and Novartis. Heather received a B.S. with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD from Harvard University.