John brings 20 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to his role at JED. Passionate about supporting young adults in their transition to adulthood, he also serves as a board member of Bottom Line New York, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to low income, New York City youth to help them get into college and graduate. John also advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero.
Earlier in his career, he served as executive vice president of Par Pharmaceutical, where he oversaw the creation of a new proprietary products division for the company. In this role, he had responsibility for the commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management and business development functions. Prior to Par, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of treatments for depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics.
He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.