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Alison O’Sullivan, MBA

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Alison O’Sullivan, MBA, Senior Director of Human Resources

Ms. O’Sullivan joined Athersys in October of 2020 as Sr. Director, Human Resources. She is responsible for developing and executing the human capital strategy for the organization, which includes strategic talent planning, talent acquisition, employee engagement & development and creating a culture of high performance to enable growth.


Ms. O’Sullivan brings to Athersys experience in the fields of Operations and Human Resources within the medical device industry. Prior to joining Athersys, she has held positions of Human Resources leadership at Stryker, STERIS and ConMed, where she partnered with leadership teams across 19 countries through leading change, organizational design & development and building & engaging teams that drive business outcomes.


Ms. O’Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and an MBA from Leeds University Business School in Leeds, England.