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Dr. Asha S. Collins is the US country head for country clinical operations at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. She is responsible for leading the team that executes in-sourced, late-stage, pivotal clinical trials across all US sites for Genentech and Roche. Previously, she led the US Clinical Trial Sourcing business at McKesson Corporation, one of North America’s largest healthcare organizations. In this position, she successfully restructured the multi-hundred-million-dollar business that sources commercial products for research. Within the first year, she established a new organizational operating model, implemented a new technology platform, and standardized processes across a matrix organization that spans the US. Prior to McKesson, Asha was a management consultant focused on creating new operating models for leading biopharmaceutical companies. At Quintiles Consulting, she focused on operational transformation and optimization in clinical development organizations. She generated industry-leading clinical research outsourcing strategies and designed and implemented change management strategies. She also helped define the transformation strategy for three strategic partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. At Deloitte, Asha led the global process redesign of a clinical development process for the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. In addition to her passion for transforming biopharmaceutical companies, Asha is equally passionate about using her skills and experience to build communities. She is a mentor and angel investor for Backstage Capital, she helps lead community activities with Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and she has ongoing work focused on improving healthcare access in East Africa. She earned a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in biology from the University of Pittsburgh. When not working on business plans for startups or Fortune 500 companies, you can find Asha out in nature, on a yoga mat, or simply out adventuring. Asha is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.