ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, February 5, 2024 – BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a leading public-private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare innovation in the BioHealth Capital Region, proudly announces the appointment of Yaminah Leggett-Wells to its esteemed Board of Directors.
Yaminah Leggett-Wells serves as the Senior Director of Alliance Management at Amgen, overseeing global partnerships spanning all stages of drug development. With over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, her expertise includes strategic leadership, clinical operations, business development, and project and alliance management.
Yaminah Leggett-Wells’ appointment to the BHI Board of Directors is a significant addition who brings valuable skills and experience to our organization,” remarked Richard Bendis, President and CEO of BHI. “Her extensive pharmaceutical industry background and commitment to our region make her an outstanding asset to our Board and our mission in the BioHealth Capital Region.”
Yaminah joined Amgen in 2023 following Amgen’s acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics. Prior to this, she played instrumental roles in the development of medicines for asthma and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder at AstraZeneca and Viela Bio, demonstrating her in-depth knowledge of drug development and regulatory affairs.