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our Leadership

Derek Adams, Ph.D.

Chief Technology & Manufacturing Officer

Flying is in my genes – I’m a pilot!

Chip Baird

Chief Financial Officer

I’ve run 11 marathons (so far) including Boston 2019!

Jason F. Cole, Esq.

Chief Operating & Legal Officer

I play the ukulele. It’s not that hard – if I can do it, uke can do it!

Alison Conlon

VP, Portfolio & Program Management

My family and I are infatuated with our Whippets. Whippet good.

Doug Danison

Head of Europe

I am a connoisseur of peanut butter & jellies. You butter believe it gets top dollar at our annual bluebird auction!

Philip D. Gregory, D. Phil.

Chief Scientific Officer

I’m a Blackburn Rovers superfan. Arte et Labore!

Nicola Heffron

Chief Operating Officer, Oncology

I tried flying (well paragliding) in the French Alps last winter and LOVED it! I now have an extra life goal which is to get qualified to paraglide from the mountain I live on in Switzerland.

Nick Leschly

Chief Bluebird

I firmly believe that bald is beautiful despite what my five daughters may think!

Andrew Obenshain

President, Severe Genetic Diseases

Don’t be so sure that’s me in the pic - I have an identical twin!

Kathy Wilkinson

Chief People Officer

It’s a good thing I’m the resident bluebird bio photographer – I hate having my picture taken!

Board of Directors

Daniel S. Lynch

Chairman - Independent

John O. Agwunobi, M.D.

Herbalife Nutrition

Wendy L. Dixon, Ph.D.

Formerly of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Ramy Ibrahim, MD


Nick Leschly

Chief Bluebird

William R. Sellers, M.D.

Core Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Mark Vachon

Formerly of Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc.

Denice Torres

Formerly of Johnson & Johnson