Quita Highsmith is a Pioneer at ARTIS. She currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. Recognizing the need to diversify clinical research, she co-founded Advancing Inclusive Research™ an initiative to embrace equitable access. Outside of D&I knowledge, Quita brings nearly two decades of brand marketing, business development and a global leadership perspective from her roles in Commercial and Government Affairs at Genentech, Sanofi, and Aventis. 


As a Pioneer, Quita supports the ARTIS team and portfolio with her extensive pharma background, clinical trial experience, and expertise in bringing diversity into healthcare and business. 

Quita Highsmith