Lisa McGrath

Lisa McGrath joined Nvelop Therapeutics as Chief People Officer in November of 2023. Lisa brings over 20 years of experience driving impactful people and culture initiatives, including professional development, performance management, and employee engagement for publicly traded, VC, and angel-funded companies. Prior to Nvelop, Lisa was the Chief People Officer at Surface Oncology, where she spent six years creating a best-in-class People & Culture function. Prior to Surface, Lisa ran her own customized human resource practice specializing in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, molecular diagnostics, and small pharma. Her clients included Leap Therapeutics, Minerva Neurosciences, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Good Start Genetics, Crestovo LLC, and Agenus Bio. In addition to her consulting practice, Lisa has held senior HR leadership positions at Synta Pharmaceuticals, Intelligent Medical Devices, Predictive BioSciences, and BioSphere Medical.

Lisa received a B.A. from Notre Dame College. Lisa has been HR certified (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP) since 2003 and received Leadership Coaching Certification from the Healthcare Coaching Institute in 2017.

Favorite activities: Any time that she gets to spend with her lovely adult children and snuggling with her two adorable dogs.