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Sheryl Arvizu

Board Director

Sheryl has more than two decades experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several prominent corporations including Bayer Health Care, Gilead Sciences, Genentech, Novartis, and Vertex. She has been a major contributor to the launch of over 15 innovative life changing medications. Early in her career she worked in sales for Hoffman La Roche/Genentech where she launched the popular drug Tamiflu. Her role included educating physicians and other health care professionals on the pivotal clinical trials and appropriate use of Tamiflu. She also worked as a Respiratory Specialist for Novartis and Schering-Plough educating health care providers on various Asthma and COPD products. She has extensive experience in the rare, ultra rare and orphan disease space including diseases such as Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis, LAL-D (Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency) and Myasthenia Gravis. While working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals she launched Kalydeco (the first genetic potentiator) whose launch, at the time, was recognized by several entities as the most successful pharmaceutical launch in the history of the industry.

She has held various roles in the industry including, Sales, Sales Training, Sales Management, Marketing and Business Analytics. She has won several awards for her Sales performance for the successful launch of many products and other awards for her contributions in various areas of the industry including sales training and marketing.  Before working in Pharmaceuticals, she worked as a pediatric and home health care nurse. She received her nursing degree from Parkland college and a B.O.T.B.A  (Board of Trusties Bachelor of Arts) from Eastern Illinois University.