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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., or Endo, from 2010 through 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. Before that she served as company group chairman for the worldwide virology business unit of Johnson & Johnson, or J&J, and previously she 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) and she was responsible for oversight of a research and development portfolio including compounds targeting autoimmune diseases, HIV, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis. Prior to joining Centocor, Inc., Ms. McHugh led marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. Ms. McHugh currently serves on the board of directors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AERI), Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNTH), Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVLO), and Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS. She also serves on the strategic advisory board for HealthCare Royalty Partners and the board of visitors for the Smeal College of Business of Pennsylvania State University. She previously served on the board of directors for Trevana, Inc., ViroPharma Inc., Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association and the New England Healthcare Institute. Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University.