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Daniel Fritz
Executive Director
Leadership Team

“Blockchain is a team sport. PLA has started with a diverse and strong team of members who share a common vision and who believe in real change. With PLA we have the right vehicle, resources, and roadmap to take patients to a better place in healthcare."

Dan served as the Industry Project Leader for the PharmaLedger Project. He was with Novartis for over 20 years in global supply chain, manufacturing operations and systems architecture in Switzerland and Germany. He has more than 30 years of leadership and supply chain IT experience in the US Army, financial, and pharmaceutical industries. He holds a B.S. in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and is certified by ASCM in CPIM, CSCP and SCOR.

James Gannon
VP of Quality, Trust & Safety
Leadership Team

“I believe that the PharmaLedger Association represents a new era in regulated open-source software development. By bringing together industry leaders, technical experts, and patient organizations, we are charting a course towards more collaborative, efficient, and trustworthy solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. With the power of open source and the commitment of our members, I am confident that we can drive meaningful change and advance the cause of patient safety and wellbeing.”

With a background of over a decade working in healthcare technology, James has a passion for driving innovation and patient value through the implementation of cutting-edge technologies. In addition to his technical skills, he is also known as a leader in the field of disruptive strategy implementation, with a focus on not-for-profit business models and the advancement of open-source products. James is deeply committed to advancing governance and policy matters. He is actively involved in various committees and organizations dedicated to promoting quality and regulatory best practices and has been an active contributor to the Internet Governance ecosystem for over a decade culminating in his selection as Board Chair of PTI/IANA in 2022.

Clarisse Dias Da Mota
VP of Ecosystem Operations & Strategy
Leadership Team

“My commitment to PharmaLedger started back in 2019 when I could first envision the transformative benefits of applying trust-enabling technologies to healthcare. Creating the PharmaLedger Association has elevated that challenge while exponentially increasing the opportunities. I believe in self-sovereign data and privacy by design as the key ingredients to the success of any digital initiative, and PLA is in a unique position to bring together healthcare stakeholders in a pre-competition, transparent, nonprofit environment to cut through the noise and implement solutions that truly work for all stakeholders.”

With over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Clarisse is a dynamic force of change, guiding both small and large teams across global pharma organizations, and tackling challenges spanning finance, supply chain, IT, programs management, and business strategy. Clarisse’s purpose-driven journey is fueled by unwavering leadership, an ever-expanding skill set, and a passion for making a profound impact in healthcare. As one of the driving forces behind PharmaLedger, Clarisse masterminded the consortium’s communication and adoption strategy, elevating the PharmaLedger brand and spearheading the formation of PLA. At PLA, Clarisse brings a wealth of experience in diverse functions to lead Ecosystem Operations and Strategy with a belief in the transformative potential of interconnected healthcare through the realization of trusted ecosystem partnerships.

Marco Cuomo
Chief Technology Officer
Leadership Team

"Decentralization isn't just about technology; it's a promise to healthcare. With blockchain, we create digital ecosystems where data is both secure and easy to access. In this important journey, we encourage healthcare leaders and organizations to move beyond old boundaries and work together to build a common foundation for digital solutions that benefit patients and businesses alike."

Marco is the Chief Technology Officer of the PharmaLedger Association, responsible for defining the platform technology for a Digital Trust Ecosystem in healthcare to bring the benefits of blockchain to patient and partners. He was previously with Novartis in Switzerland for more than 17 years, where he served as the Director Tech Products & Innovation, responsible for exploring, engineering, and implementing emerging technologies, with a focus on blockchain and its application in the healthcare industry. He began his career as a programmer in software development in the financial industry and has had roles in engineering, operations, service management, solution design and digital strategy.

Sam Andrews

Staff Member

Lia Salmito

External Staff Member

Sonja Steiner

Staff Member

Darlene MacDonald

Staff Member

Kendra Peterson

External Staff Member