Julie Clifford

indexTitle: Senior Director of Human Resources

Company: Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Location: Rockville, Md.

Since 1994, Julie Clifford has been building her expertise in the pharmaceutical industry.  She has vast knowledge of the industry and what it takes as a human resources director to contribute to the company and its profitability.  Her passions are compensation and benefits, as well as employee career development.  Ms. Clifford oversees an HR staff of two in a growing organization of over 300 employees, and a staff of seven administrative professionals.

In 2013, Ms. Clifford helped launch the Oxtellar XR® and Trokendi XR®, two novel neurology products for the treatment of epilepsy. She is also helping develop several product candidates in psychiatry to address unmet medical needs and opportunities in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its coexisting disorders, and depression. With more than 20 years of experience, She keeps Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders.

Ms. Clifford has a background in administration, office and facilities management, and Human Resources. She spent 10 years at a Fortune 300 computer company where she served as an administrative professional and office manager.  She moved into the pharmaceutical industry at a small start-up, Pharmavene, Inc. where she served as administrative assistant to the CEO and was responsible for all Human Resources functions.  Julie left Pharmavene (Shire Laboratories Inc.) in 2000 and was instrumental in the founding of another pharmaceutical company.  She spent 9 years in her role as Senior Director of Corporate Administration where she oversaw Human Resources, Contracts Management, IT, Facilities and the administrative team.  Julie returned to Supernus Pharmaceuticals (formerly Shire Laboratories and Pharmavene) in 2010 where she is head of Human Resources and Corporate Administration.

Julie has been continuing her education and certifications within the Human Resources arena, obtaining SPHR and SHRM Senior Certified Professional designations.  She is also the membership coordinator for a local HR networking group, the HR BioScience Alliance (HRBA) whose members include HR leadership from over 50 local biotech and pharmaceuticals companies.

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