Sandy Lazzari has more than 25 years of experience in employee growth, engagement and belonging strategies across a range of life sciences and high-tech companies. Prior to joining Abata, Sandy was the Vice President of People and Culture at PlateletBio, a life science company developing a new platform of cell-based therapies inspired by platelet biology. Before joining PlateletBio, Sandy led the Human Resources organizations at several other life science companies including Emulate Bio, Kala Pharmaceuticals, OvaScience, and Quanterix. Sandy started her work in the life sciences at Millipore, where she spent eight years in global HR roles including as the Global Business Partner for their largest business unit. Prior to her work in life sciences, Sandy spent 10 years working in several HR roles at Avid Technology. Sandy holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Management from the University of Southern New Hampshire, is a Certified Executive Coach, and holds several Human Resources certifications including SPHR (Strategic Professional in Human Resources) and HCS (Human Capital Strategist).