Ruth has been a catalyst for change throughout her career, while always keeping the patient at the center of anything she does. It is her passion and strong personal connection with the patient communities she serves that allows her to deliver best-in-class programs.
She is currently the Vice President/ General Manager of the Infectious Disease and Immunology franchise at Quest Diagnostics. In this role Ruth has been instrumental in the COVID-19 response planning for Quest Diagnostics and has also spearheaded the recently announced community health initiative geared towards leveling the playing field for health disparities in underserved populations due to COVID-19.
Prior to Quest she served as commercial lead for Respiratory at Novartis’ Pharma in the New Products business unit and Executive Director of Neuroscience at Novartis. Before joining Novartis she headed up the neurology marketing department at Acorda Therapeutics and held various leadership positions at Bayer in the 10 years prior to that.
Before joining Bayer, she held several key management positions at Organon and Allergan.Ruth graduated from a 12-month leadership training program for high potential women, called the Women Unlimited, Inc. LEAD program.; Ruth also completed a Notre Dame Executive Leadership program.
She holds an MSc in Pharmacy from University of Utrecht (The Netherlands).
Family & friends, health & fitness and giving back to the community are most important to her. She has 2 daughters and a son and visits her family all over the world as often as she can.