A leadership team making a difference by going the extra mile

Our leadership is an experienced team of pharmaceutical industry veterans who average 25+ years of experience delivering global execution excellence and building, leading, and commercializing products at scale.

But what led them to Luzsana Biotechnology™? It was their fearless, driving determination to take a different approach to healthcare. To rethink how things are normally done and push to do better. They are committed to putting the humanity back into healthcare and won’t rest until our innovative medicines are in the hands of the people that need them most.

Meet the team
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Scott Filosi
Chief Executive Officer
“Humancare is Luzsana’s commitment to deliver on a dual purpose and fuels everything we do. We must continue to develop and deliver innovative medicines where there is still so much unmet need. However, this is not enough. We must also ensure that our innovative medicines are available, accessible, and affordable for humanity, as well as the individual human. At Luzsana we dare to humancare.”
 

Scott’s leadership experience is unparalleled, with more than 25 years of leading highly successful teams at some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies across multiple therapeutic areas. He has experience in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, rare diseases, targeted therapies, and specialty pharmaceuticals. He’s held a broad range of roles—including sales, marketing, operations, access, patient services, and managing director—giving him vast knowledge of the industry. He previously served as Chief Commercial Officer at Merck KGaA, EMD Serono where his teams successfully launched multiple new medicines.

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Jeff Crowther
President, Commercial Strategy and Global Operations
“Humancare is a commitment to prioritize the well-being of others in everything we do. As a purpose-driven company daring to make healthcare more human, our entire Luzsana team is energized by the opportunity to impact the lives of humans all over the world by bringing our mission to life.”
 

Jeff’s strategic mindset and authentic leadership style make him well suited for his role in leading commercial strategy and global operations at Luzsana. He has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience in marketing, sales, market access, patient services, business development, and investor relations. Most recently Jeff was at SK Life Science, a relatively unknown South Korean biopharmaceutical company where he played a foundational role in building the company’s commercial organization. Under Jeff’s leadership, SK successfully launched XCOPRI® in the US epilepsy marketplace during a global pandemic, marking the first time a Korea-based company discovered and commercialized a molecule from inception through FDA approval without partnering or out-licensing. Jeff is a proven strategic builder uniquely qualified to lead Luzsana’s commercial and global operations functions at this stage of our company’s development.

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Dr Joseph E. Eid, MD
Chief Medical Officer
“Our mission in life is to make our work matter. Everything we do touches patients.”
 

Joe attended medical school during the height of the Lebanon civil war, and although it was dangerous, he was determined to complete his studies.

After medical school, he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology and oncology. He then began practicing medicine in the United States, where he held an unwavering commitment to putting patients first. When he moved from academic medicine to the pharmaceutical industry, he brought that mindset with him, which helped him successfully lead clinical development and medical affairs departments at Roche, Merck, and BMS.

Today, Dr Eid, who is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine, is responsible for developing and managing early- and late-stage product development across all therapeutic areas at Luzsana.

He has more than 25 years of experience in academic medicine and in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has led major programs across all phases of development, including small molecules, monoclonal antibodies, and immuno-oncology.

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Joseph DosSantos, MBA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
“We aim to create a company that sets standards that others in the industry aspire to meet.”
 

Joe is a highly accomplished financial executive, with 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His vast senior-level experience in building and managing global finance teams is poised to help grow and prepare Luzsana for an exciting future.

He’s worked at a broad range of biopharma companies including Celularity, MYOS, Allergan, and Celgene, where he had experience in global public accounting and reporting, budgeting and forecasting, business acquisitions and collaborations, strategic planning, and capital-raising initiatives.

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Leah Neufeld, MS
Global Human Resources Head
“Humancare is our passion for bringing medicine to patients who desperately need it while caring deeply for our employees who create life-changing therapies.”
 

Leah is a human resources executive with a diverse background working for a broad range of pharmaceutical companies, from large global companies to small biotechs. She has worked in multiple areas of the pharmaceutical world including rare and orphan biotech, gene therapy, R&D centers, device, consumer, supply chain, manufacturing, and technical operations.

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Yi Shen, MBA, MS
Head of Corporate Strategy and Operations
“Humancare means to improve or save the lives of patients in a meaningful way that matters to them. For us at Luzsana, it comes down to producing great medicines that people have access to and can afford to use.”
 

Yi is a results-driven life sciences and healthcare executive with a track record of delivering high-quality and impactful solutions. She is equipped with more than 20 years of industry (Merck, Novartis) and consulting (Deloitte) experience in biopharma, medical devices, and adjacent sectors in multiple functional settings (R&D, commercial, supply chain, compliance, IT, finance), product segments, and therapeutic areas. Yi is recognized as an effective problem solver, practical strategist, and efficient executer.

Learn about our robust pipeline of innovative medicines