Kathy Lynch, JD
Head of Global Government Affairs and Corporate Communications
Kathy Lynch is an experienced and driven healthcare advocate who brings over 20 years of government and external affairs experience to PacBio. She joins the company from Illumina Inc., where she served as the Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Public Policy. Kathy joined Illumina in 2015 to launch the company’s government affairs function and was responsible for the development and implementation of Illumina’s global government affairs strategy. While in this role, she managed complex policy issues in front of the U.S government, state governments, and over 20 key markets across the globe. Prior to her tenure at Illumina, Kathy served as the Senior Director of Government Relations at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life Technologies. At Life Technologies, she also served as Chief of Staff to the President and Chief Operating Officer. Before transitioning to government and external affairs, Kathy worked as a corporate attorney practicing in New York and Massachusetts. In 2020, Kathy was recognized as one of the top 500 influential community leaders in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.
Kathy is on the board of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law.