Sonali Chopra

HEAD, Patient Advocacy Relations

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Sonali Chopra is the Executive Director of Patient Advocacy Relations at Genentech.  In her role, she leads a team responsible for partnering with patient advocates and patient thought leaders to bring the patient perspective into Genentech and understand the needs of the patient community.  Sonali has been with Genentech for 13 years serving in a variety of leadership roles on the patient advocacy team.  Sonali comes to Genentech from Bayer and where she worked in healthcare reimbursement and access.  Prior to Bayer, she led a project with the non-profit Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance that rebuilt the organizational structure of two pilot hospitals in Lesotho, Africa, and laid the groundwork for a grant to study cervical cancer. She has also worked as a healthcare consultant for Lash Group advising clients on reimbursement launch strategies.  Sonali holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Health from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California Berkeley. Sonali resides in San Francisco with her husband, 5 and 7 year old boys, and her mother.  In her free time, Sonali loves to travel, discover new restaurants and cuisines, bake, play with her energetic boys and dance!