Increasing the number of successful entrepreneurs is in the best interest of the entire life science industry. Each year, following a competitive program, MassNextGen awardees will be awarded a year-long customized package of support, which includes non-dilutive grant funding and access to a network of of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and life science experts to create an executive coaching network.

Cassidy Blundell


Mission BioCapital

Christine Brennan

Managing Director

Vertex Venture HC

Nancy Briefs

Co-Founder, President and CEO


Kimberly Burns

VP, Strategy, Innovation and Patient Services New Product Planning


Ester Caffarel Salvador

Strategic Innovation, Rare Diseases

Chiesi USA

Jim Coccia

Principal and Founder

TKG Access

Catherine Connelly-Perry

Head, Global Alliance Management, Specialty Care


Marc Cote

Certified Business/Executive Coach

FocalPoint Coaching

Barbara Fox


Rheos Medicines

Jennifer Griffin

Partner, Strategy and Investor Relations

Mission BioCapital

Sacha Mann

Senior Partner and Head of Genesis Labs

Takeda Ventures, Inc.

Katie McCarthy

Chief Innovation Officer

Halloran Consulting Group

Nazanin Mehin

Global Market Access and Pricing Head, Immunology


Chaya Patel


Mission BioCapital

Mary Ann Picard

Director of Operations


Pam Randhawa

Founder and CEO


Veronique Riethuisen

Managing Director

VR Strategic Advisors LLC

Helen Routh

Board Director and Advisor

Nina Capital

Rachel Sha

Operating Partner

The Engine

Laurel Sweeney


Access Strategies

Sarah Tao

External Innovation


Jo Viney

Founder, President and CEO

Seismic Therapeutic

Ilsa Webeck

Managing Director and Founder

MedTech Strategies