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Sharon Barbari


Ms. Barbari has served as a member of our Board since June 2020. Ms. Barbari has over 40 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience. From 2004 to 2017, she was Chief Financial Officer at Cytokinetics. From 2002 to 2004, she was employed as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at InterMune. Ms. Barbari spent four years from 1998 to 2002 in senior financial roles at Gilead Sciences, including Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, she led the finance, accounting, and information technology functions during a period of significant growth for Gilead. Ms. Barbari was also employed as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Foote, Cone & Belding Healthcare. She began her career at Syntex Corporation/Roche Pharmaceuticals, where she held various roles of increasing responsibility from 1972 to 1996. Ms. Barbari currently serves as a board member for Vyne Therapeutics (formerly Menlo Pharmaceuticals and Foamix Pharmaceuticals). She previously was a board member for the Association of Bioscience Finance Officers Northern California Chapter and Phytogen Life Sciences. In 2017, Ms. Barbari was a recipient of the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women Awards. She received her B.S. in accounting from San Jose State University.