Melody Spradlin is Senior Director of Engineering at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, California. She is a seasoned design and construction professional with more than 30 years of experience leading complex teams to meet strategic corporate and project goals. Melody has a proven track record leading cross-functional teams working on all aspects of capital projects, facilities, sourcing and supply chain. She currently leads Gilead’s Facilities Engineering department, which is composed of the Large Capital Projects, Technical Engineering, Life Cycle Projects and Project Controls teams. She has worked internationally in Japan, China and Brazil. She previously worked for Apple, Genentech, the U.S. Navy & several San Francisco Bay Area general contractors. She is a graduate of the U.S Naval Academy, Stanford University and Southern New Hampshire University.
Alissa Cooperman works in Facility Operations at Gilead Sciences. She is working on digital strategies for life cycle facility management. Concurrently, Alissa is pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering at Stanford University, and holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Stanford and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard.