Emilie Braun

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Emilie is managing a team working across a variety of Departments at MGH, BWH as well as McLean and Spaulding. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, Emilie built scientific and business expertise in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including 5 years at Sanofi in External Innovation and Research Transactions. Emilie holds a PharmD from the…

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Rick Cahaly

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Rick’s primary responsibilities include negotiating and processing agreements for Innovation, including confidentiality, material transfer, human tissue transfer, sponsored research, and collaboration agreements. Before joining Mass General Brigham, Rick worked in the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel at MIT, negotiating and processing incoming material transfer agreements, as well as other agreements, including collaboration, confidentiality, beta test,…

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Alba Chacon, PhD

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Alba is responsible for managing and licensing technologies arising from the Department of Surgery and the Center for Systems Biology at MGH, the Division of Genetics at BWH, and the Department of Urology at both MGH and BWH. Prior to joining Mass General Brigham, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…

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Jeannette Fiala, PhD

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As Innovation Operations Senior Director, Jeannette leads the Contract Compliance team, which drives operational initiatives that enhance the Innovation office’s business performance and grow revenue through dedicated stewardship of the Innovation deal portfolio. She also develops cross-function process improvements that support revenue-bearing activities, robust analytics, and financial and legal transactions.  Prior to joining the Innovation…

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Jennifer Finefield

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Jennifer Finefield is managing a team responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property arising from clinicians and researchers in the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, and in the Immunology and Pathology divisions of Mass General Brigham hospitals.  Prior to joining Innovation in 2018, Jennifer was a Technology Manager at Indiana University’s Innovation and Commercialization Office,…

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Kristen Hamilton

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Kristen is responsible for drafting and negotiating material transfer agreements, collaboration agreements, license agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, human tissue transfer agreements, and other related agreements for a variety of disciplines across BWH, MGH, and McLean. Before joining Mass General Brigham, Kristen worked in the Technology and Innovation Development Office at Boston Children’s Hospital. Kristen received…

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