Sonoma Biotherapeutics – a West Coast based company developing regulatory T-Cell (Treg) therapies for autoimmune and degenerative diseases - has hired Tamara Fountain as VP of Human Resources. Prior to joining Sonoma Therapeutics, Tamara Fountain worked at Gilead as the Global Head of Employee Relations for an organization of 12,000 people in locations around the world. She served as the strategic advisor to executives and senior leaders across HR, Commercial, Public Affairs, IT, Facilities, Finance and Legal on complex issues ranging from leadership development, training, reorganizations, and discipline. Her professional career includes experience at Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies. She was an attorney specializing in labor and employment and complex litigation at Lane Powell PC. She earned her JD degree from Cornell Law School.
The search was successfully led by both Tamir Halaban from Westwood & Wilshire’s Life Sciences practice and Kristin Speer from Westwood & Wilshire’s G&A practice.