RHONDA S. MELANCON
Vice President of Marketing
TriAltus Bioscience, LLC
Ms. Melancon is a seasoned marketing and business development executive, with more than 30 years experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries, highly-skilled in developing awareness-raising strategies for emerging bioscience companies and new technologies, raising venture capital, and helping to develop markets for R&D services.
Melancon helped pioneer healthcare facility and physician marketing in the 80s. Later, as a healthcare practice executive for a Michigan-based issues management firm, she directed crucial projects for Merck, General Mills, the Healthcare Association of Michigan, and the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She led the marketing and public relations program for Southern Research, a non-profit drug discovery and preclinical development organization, for 15 years. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of LouisianaBio, an affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization in Washington, DC, where she advised emerging bioscience companies and advocated for the state’s industry. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, served on the Biosafety Committee of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.