Jena Lilly, MS

Director of Operations and Strategic Planning

Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine

Jena Lilly is the Director of Operations and Strategic Planning for the Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine. Currently, she leads a team of over 30 people in support of international pediatric oncology research consortiums which combined, include over 25 pediatric hospitals. She is also responsible for the overall operations, strategy and innovation planning and execution for the D3b Center.

Prior to joining CHOP in June of 2008, Jena worked in a developmental biology lab at ASU as well as the nucleic acid facility at Thomas Jefferson University.  She also worked for Merck & Co., Inc. as a clinical researcher.

Jena earned a BS in Biology from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ before completing an MS in Project Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.  She has also earned a certificate from The Leadership Edge Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jena is committed to finding new treatments and cures for children with cancer and rare diseases.