John MacPhee

Executive Director, The Jed Foundation

John MacPhee serves as executive director of The Jed Foundation, an organization focused on promoting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students. He has 20 years of leadership and management experience in business and nonprofit settings.

Most recently, he served as president of Strativa Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management and business development. Previously, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of treatments for depression, anxiety and Alzheimer's disease.

Well versed in the challenges faced by college students, MacPhee serves as a board member for Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to disadvantaged urban youth to help them get into college and graduate.

MacPhee earned a B.A. from Columbia College and an MBA from New York University. He is currently enrolled in the master of public health program at Columbia University.

2012 conference presentation