Brage Garofalo, M.A. is a Program Lead with AbbVie and has managed and led global clinical trials for major pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Genentech, Gilead Sciences and currently, AbbVie, in therapeutic areas that include oncology, neuroscience, virology and infectious disease, cardiology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology.
In her current position at AbbVie, Brage leads multiple, cross-functional teams on clinical trials in various phases of development (Phase 1-3) in oncology in both solid and liquid tumors, as well as neuroscience trials for advanced Parkinson’s disease. Over the course of her career, Brage was responsible for leading global trials in support of 5 successful NDA and BLA approvals for treatments in HCV, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis.
Brage is also a volunteer transition coach and mentor with numerous veterans’ support organizations, including Navy Special Operations Foundation (NSOF), Elite Meet, The Honor Foundation, American Corporate Partners and eMentor Program. In this capacity, Brage assists veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses in identifying and establishing career and/or educational goals, learning how to prepare for and conduct interviews, building a professional network, as well as developing many other skills that will help support a successful transition.
Brage actively consults with several veteran transition organizations where she helps develop, build and/or improve mentor programs and mentor matching platforms, including being instrumental in helping to build and manage the Mentor program for The Honor Foundation, as well as develop a transition-focused eLearning library for members of Elite Meet. She has also held numerous leadership roles in her company’s Veterans Employee Resource Group, where currently she serves as Transition Advisor, supporting newly hired veterans transitioning into a corporate environment and pairing them with a mentor. Brage is also the recipient of multiple mentoring awards.
Brage graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Journalism and a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Brage currently resides in San Francisco.