Dr. Toni Hoover leads a team that is responsible for supporting the programs and functions with business strategy and operations, portfolio and project management, and engagement with industry and product development partners. Her team works to create more opportunities to consistently deliver high impact interventions in global health by integrating the network of diverse partners involved in product development.
Before joining the foundation in 2012, Toni was senior vice president and site director at Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, overseeing the operations of the company’s largest R&D laboratories located in Groton, Connecticut. She is a 25-year veteran of pharmaceutical R&D product development and management where she held positions in clinical research and operations, project and portfolio management, and laboratory and facilities management. While at Pfizer she led the global development of Lyrica® from exploratory development through early commercialization.
Toni is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Masters, and Doctorate in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Sonoma Biotherapeutics. She also serves on several not-for-profit boards, including University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle), the Joyce Theater (NYC), and the Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle).
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