Head of Human Resources
Joan Wood is the head of human resources at Stoke Therapeutics. She has established herself as a global human resources leader with deep experience developing and leading international human resources teams. Prior to Stoke, Joan served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Karyopharm Therapeutics where she was responsible for HR strategy and operations, with a focus on talent acquisition, executive and leadership development and employee engagement initiatives. Joan was head of human resources for Sarepta Therapeutics during development and submission of the company’s first NDA and subsequent launch of their first commercial product. Prior to Sarepta, Joan spent a decade with the Genzyme Corporation as senior vice president, global leadership and organizational development. In these roles, Joan helped scale the organizations to meet long-term goals with key hires and the development of their teams.
Joan has served on the Board of Directors of WriteBoston and the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, and as a Business Advisory Council Member for the Simmons School of Management. She holds a B.A. in special education and child study from Saint Joseph College, a master’s degree in educational media and technology from Boston University, and also completed the Greater Boston executive development program at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.