Vanya is Sionna’s Chief People Officer. She has over 15 years of experience as a strategic business partner and operational leader focused on people and culture. She is passionate about attracting, retaining and developing world-class teams while putting the employee experience front and center.
Most recently Vanya served as Chief People Officer of Affinivax where she was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. She led Affinivax and the people function through pivotal transformation and a successful merger with GSK. Prior to Affinivax, Vanya served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Sigilon Therapeutics during a period of rapid growth and a transition from a private to a post-IPO organization. Prior to Sigilon, Vanya held various leadership positions at Biogen as a business partner, talent acquisition leader and in HR operations. Before joining industry, she held leadership positions at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, focusing on training and education, program management, and operations. Vanya earned a Master of Public Administration, Health Policy and Management Emphasis from Suffolk University and a B.A. in Counseling from Dominion College.