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Laura Chavaree
Director, BioOncology Brand & Communications, Genentech
Education Module Interviewee

Laura Chavaree is a Director at Genentech. Chavaree guides a team that communicates Genentech’s cutting edge Oncology science to doctors, health care providers and patients in a multi-billion dollar U.S. market. Over the past 18 years she has become an expert in navigating the complex health care system and helping people in need of chronic and life-saving therapies and treatment. That experience has helped her take on other complicated and fulfilling projects, including Genentech’s 2011 Women’s Leadership Event. It was attended by more than 400 senior leaders and tackled topics like gender bias, the business benefits of inclusion and the unique cultural challenges of global gender roles.

Prior to joining Genentech, Chavaree was a social worker who specialized in assisting patients with chronic diseases adapt to living with lifelong illness. She received her BA in sociology from Azusa Pacific University, and took her Masters of Social Welfare from UCLA.  She is married with two daughters.