Board and leadership
Key to committees/roles:
Background: Mara is Managing Director of BlueStone Venture Partners and Managing Member of Health Catalysts Group, life sciences consulting firm. Previously, Mara was President and CEO of Ventana Medical Systems/Roche Tissue Diagnostics, leading the company to increased market leadership worldwide and primacy in companion diagnostics. Mara spent 12 years at Genzyme Corporation (now part of Sanofi) as President of Genzyme Genetics and Genzyme Pharmaceuticals. She is co-founder of the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics at Arizona State University, the only institution dedicated to the study of diagnostics as an independent discipline. Mara is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University.
Current external appointments: Mara is a Director of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc, Castle Biosciences, Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona, OraSure Technologies, and small private emerging life sciences companies.
Skills, experience and contribution: Mara contributes her considerable international experience in the biotechnology and diagnostics industries with public and private companies. Mara’s specific focus areas are acquisition integration, global manufacturing, quality systems and strategic marketing.