Fran Senchak, PHR-CA

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Fran Senchak has more than 15 years of experience as a human resources professional in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Currently, Ms. Senchak serves as vice president, human resources and administration for COI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and head of human resources for multiple Avalon Ventures life science portfolio companies including: Avelas Biosciences, Sova Pharmaceuticals, RQx Pharmaceuticals and Carolus Therapeutics.

Previously, Ms. Senchak served as head of human resources for Zacharon Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biomarin), Otonomy, ReVision Therapeutics, and Sytera Therapeutics (acquired by Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.). Prior to 2005, Ms. Senchak was affiliated with Windamere Venture Partners where she served as executive administrator. In this roll, she developed and installed the first basic personnel and facilities infrastructure for startup biotechs such as Santarus, Dexcom, and NovaCardia. Ms. Senchak also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Beyond Benefits Life Science Trust.

Ms. Senchak completed her human resources certification at California State University and currently holds a Professional in Human Resources – California certification. She obtained a business degree from Louisiana Tech University.

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