Linda Brown (Chair)

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Programs, BioNJ

Linda brings more than 25 years in clinical research and drug development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the U.S. and as an expatriate internationally. She has worked both in early stage and large company environments, including 13 years with Merck and Company in roles spanning manufacturing, clinical research and drug development, public and investor relations, fund raising, marketing and business development. Throughout her career, Linda has held leadership and liaison positions engaging teams and organizations to provide strategic direction to emerging companies and new business initiatives. Most recently Linda served as a global team leader for a contract research organization developing strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical companies to support their needs to expedite clinical development to get important treatments to market.

Because Patients Can’t Wait®, as Vice President of Engagement, Linda will use her diverse experience in the life sciences industry to promote new opportunities, partnerships and programs that will foster a stronger life sciences community within New Jersey and enhance the development of new, innovative therapies and cures.