Tammy Heesakker

Tammy Heesakker is Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager at Dartmouth College.  Her background includes most recently, managing the translational research program to develop technology assets for out-licensing in the Manstein Lab at MGH’s Cutaneous Biology Research Center.  Prior to joining the Manstein Lab, Tammy was Principal at Tyche Innovation LLC.  In this role, she consulted for several clients regarding early-stage technology development and commercialization.  In her former role as Senior Business Strategy and Licensing Manager at Partners HealthCare, she was responsible for commercializing technologies from Massachusetts General Hospital supporting the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, the Manstein Lab at the CBRC, and the Plastic Surgery Department. She specifically focused on medical device technologies including aesthetic and laser medicine, wound healing and devices for plastic surgery and vascular surgery.  Prior to joining Partners HealthCare, Tammy held a technology commercialization role specializing in nanotechnology at Drexel University.  Tammy started her career with Merck & Co., Inc., where she rose to a senior process engineering position.  Tammy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an International MBA with a concentration in Finance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and has completed graduate level coursework in Biology at Harvard University.