Seema Singh Bhan is a passionate leader who brings over two decades of experience in government affairs, public policy and advocacy. Standing squarely at the intersection of transformative science and public policy, she is driven by her commitment to promote access for all to benefit from breakthroughs in science and technology.
Seema most recently served as Senior Vice President of Public Policy and External Affairs at Thrive Earlier Detection (now an Exact Sciences Company). In the multi-cancer early detection space at Thrive she built the strategy that aligned and ignited policy partners–elected officials, patient advocates, and leaders across the public, private and academic sectors–around a bipartisan effort to ensure policies were in place for the adoption of such groundbreaking cancer diagnostics.
Prior to joining Thrive, Seema was Vice President, Head of Public Policy for Foundation Medicine, where she developed and executed company positions before Congress and other policymakers, including the landmark parallel review decision by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services around next generation sequencing. She was instrumental in ensuring broad health insurance reimbursement for Foundation Medicine’s flagship test, FoundationOne CDx.
Seema has also spent well over a decade in public service as senior counsel to Senator Arlen Specter and the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was lead policy and strategic advisor for key issues including those related to tax, banking, healthcare and finance. She provided policy analysis and strategic counsel to both Chairman Specter and Republican and Democrat senators on the Committee.
Seema lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. She loves spending time outdoors, exploring and supporting all Philly sports teams.