Julie H. McHugh

Julie H. McHugh has been a member of HCRx’s SAB since 2016. HCRx utilizes Ms. McHugh’s experience commercializing products and operating businesses when reviewing potential investments. Ms. McHugh most recently served as chief operating officer for Endo Health Solutions, from March 2010 through May 2013, where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Previously, Ms. McHugh was the chief executive officer of Nora Therapeutics, a biotech start-up company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Before that she served as company group chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) worldwide virology business unit, and as president of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. While at J&J, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine), and she was responsible for oversight of a research and development portfolio including compounds for HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis. Prior to joining Centocor, Ms. McHugh led the marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. Ms. McHugh is an outside board member of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Lantheus Medical Imaging and Trevena, all publicly held companies, and The New Xellia Group, a privately held company. She currently serves on the board of visitors for the Smeal College of Business of the Pennsylvania State University. Ms. McHugh previously served on the board of directors for Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Evelo Biosciences, Trevena Pharmaceuticals, ViroPharma, Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association and the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI). Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.