Bulletin, President's Corner

2016 CLSA Membership Categories, CLSA’s New Senior Director, Business Development and CLSI updates

RETWritten By:
Sara Radcliffe
President & CEO
CLSA – California Life Sciences Association 

January 20, 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is off to a running start, with the annual JP Morgan conference now just behind us. The CLSA team kicked off 2016 with our reception last week in San Francisco. Over 300 life sciences entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and CLSA board members attended. If you were there, thank you for attending and showing your support for CLSA!

As we move into our first full year as the California Life Sciences Association, we are looking forward to enormous opportunities to advocate on behalf of the life sciences and raise awareness of the immense promise of our sector for solving pressing state and national challenges.  I recently spoke with the San Diego Business Journal to discuss our priorities for 2016, and you can read about it here.

2016 CLSA Membership Categories

New year, new membership categories. We listened to you, and have reconstructed our membership categories to deliver the benefits that you have requested. Click here for details on how you can enhance your membership and better understand how to capitalize on your objectives. Please direct all member related inquiries to Kelly Bryant, CLSA’s Senior Director, Business Development (

Introducing Kelly Bryant, CLSA’s New Senior Director, Business Development

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Kelly Bryant has joined CLSA’s membership team.  Kelly’s track record spans the medical device, technical genomic and health sciences sectors including stints at Ceres, MDVIP (a Proctor & Gamble Co.), and Boston Scientific. She will play a key role in business development and forging partnerships throughout the state, while implementing strategic programs that produce premium member value. Her solid industry knowledge is a huge asset to CLSA and our members, and I hope you will join me in welcoming her. Kelly is based out of our South San Francisco office, and can be reached at

Update from the California Life Sciences Institute

CLSI is off to a great start for 2016 with open applications for FAST 2016 kicking off, new online professional development offerings from Biotech Primer and plans for new offerings in Southern California, collaboration on a STEM Career Day in San Francisco for March 15, and the Amgen Bay Area BioGENEius Challenge on April 14 at Amgen in South San Francisco.

I invite you to stay connected with us as we kick off 2016 with a spirit of imagination and  commitment on behalf of our members and partners at, and follow us @CALifeSciences, Facebook, InstagramLinkedIn and YouTube.

Sara Radcliffe
President & CEO
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)

PS – Have newsworthy items to submit for consideration for our monthly CLSA Bulletin? Feel free to send those tips to Bianca Leveriza, CLSA’s Associate, Marketing & Events (