Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative

Beth MacLean

Gates Ventures is seeking an Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative to lead the organization’s efforts in moving Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) innovation further and faster by leading a strategy and developing a platform to connect researchers with the data they need to develop new and better treatments and diagnostic tools for AD and related dementias. This role will also oversee a small 5 to 6-person team as well as a limited set of vendors & contractors.

The Executive Director will ensure that the team aligns with the organization’s mission and works tirelessly and effectively to achieve its vision. To see the vision through, the role will partner closely with a range of external innovators and health experts, working in partnership with colleagues at partner organizations, including Advisory Board organizations and funding agencies. 

The role will report to the Managing Director of Health & Life Sciences. It will also be responsible to the Board and its members as well as the Advisory Board and its members who represent key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s disease community and the people whose vision created the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative. The Executive Director will establish relationships with key stakeholders/leaders and will encourage their organizations to contribute data and use the platform to implement novel solutions. The role will also engage the academic community who act as critical contributors and thought leaders to this effort.