Meet the Board – Tammy Turek-Etienne

Tammy Turek-Etienne

Exact Sciences – VP of Operations

Sector: Medical Device & Diagnostics

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

About Exact Sciences: Exact Sciences is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. Stool-based DNA (sDNA) technology is included in the colorectal cancer screening guidelines of the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Exact Sciences strives to detect cancer earlier to improve outcomes by applying a unique scientific platform through their partnership with Mayo Clinic. The company also hopes to improve patient outcomes and change how cancer is detected by ensuring access to minimally invasive tests, optimizing screening programs to improve compliance, and continually providing high-quality data to guide clinical decision making. Lastly, Exact Sciences hopes to create a long-term, sustainable impact by investing in their people, technology and infrastructure for the long term in order to create value for patients, their employees, investors and their community.

Bio Highlights: Tammy holds a Ph.D. in Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus and received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior positions have been held within the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry spending 10 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific and 5 years at Schering-Plough before joining Exact Sciences in 2014. At Exact Tammy oversees all Operations including Production, Quality Control, Technical Transfer & Validation, Planning, Procurement & Distribution, EHS, Engineering, and Facilities. During Tammy’s free time you can find her with her husband Chris and daughter Lauryn golfing or cheering on Lauryn at her sporting events including fastpitch and basketball. She also enjoys reading books and traveling with her family.