LifeHR Summer Program: Navigating Critical Compensation Activities

LifeHR Summer Program: Navigating Critical Compensation Activities

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Date(s) - 08/04/2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Joya Kitchen

Please join LifeHR for this timely discussion as we prepare for year-end compensation planning.


Navigating Critical Compensation Activities


August 4, 2022
3:00PM-5:30PM (PDT)


Joya Kitchen or Hybrid
10275 Science Center Drive #150
San Diego, CA 92121


  • 3:00 – 3:45pm: LifeHR Compensation Survey results followed by Q&A presented by Fidelity Team
  • 3:45-4:00pm: Networking Break
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Panel Discussion: Presenting to Your Comp Committee, Trends, and Best Practices.Teresa McCarthy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Avidity Biosciences
    Troy Wilson, President & CEO, Kura Oncology
    Andy Welt, SVP, Rewards Consulting Practice Leader, Fidelity Investments
    Kellie Fontes, Vice President, Human Capital, IRRAS AB
  • 5:00-5:30pm: Networking Happy Hour


The first half of the program will focus on the data from the recent LifeHR Compensation Survey. The second half will be a panel discussion from HR Heads and a Board Member. This will be an excellent opportunity to discuss best practices and lessons learned, and to hear what metrics and data others are presenting to their comp committees. We’ll also discuss the movement toward Human Capital Management and what you can do to navigate the changing landscape.

Please note that this program will not be recorded. This will be an interactive session, and in-person attendance is strongly encouraged. If you would like to participate and ask questions live, please plan to attend in person. If you are joining remotely, you are welcome to listen in but will not be able to ask questions live. For those attending virtually, the zoom information will be sent after you RSVP.

This Program has been approved for 1.75HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

San Diego Life Sciences HR Network is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


  • LifeHR Member- No Cost (Use Discount Code- LifeHRMember)
  • HR Professional (Non-Member)- $50.00 (Use Discount Code- HrProfessionalNonMember)
  • Vendor (Non-Member)- $50.00

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Many of our attendees have generously offered to provide comp committee resources such as slide templates, metrics collected, etc. Once you have RSVP’d, you will receive a link to complete a survey with any questions you’d like to hear addressed from the panel and instructions on how to submit your comp committee resources (an example will be provided). Please do not include company logos or confidential information when submitting your template.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Allison or Teresa at


Troy Wilson, Ph.D., J.D. President and Chief Executive Officer

Troy E. Wilson, Ph.D., J.D., is one of Kura’s co-founders and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as the Chairman of Kura’s Board of Directors since its inception in August 2014.

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Teresa McCarthy, Chief Human Resources Officer

In August 2020, Teresa McCarthy joined Avidity Biosciences as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. McCarthy is responsible for supporting Avidity’s strategic direction by developing and executing on human resource strategies and leading alliance management and program management activities.

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Kellie Fontes, Vice President, Human Capital

Kellie is a results-oriented HR leader, recognized for her ability to build strong teams and lead in the creation of positive, passionate and dynamic company cultures. She has vast experience within the medical device, pharmaceutical and high-technology industries, bringing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of HR.

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Andrew Welt, SVP, Reward Practice Leader

Andy joined Fidelity in 2019. Prior to that he was the National Compensation Practice Leader at Marsh & McLennan Agency. He supports a group of clients with responsibility for developing and managing projects and relationships across the breadth of Fidelity’s Rewards Practice core service areas.

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