Our Team

Meet the Novartis Foundation team.
Head of the Novartis Foundation
Ann Aerts, M.D.

Ann Aerts is Head of the Novartis Foundation, an organization committed to transform the health of low-income populations.

Director of Access and Urban Health
Johannes Boch

Johannes Boch is Director of Access and Urban Health at the Novartis Foundation, responsible for developing and managing strategic global programs.

Associate Director of Population Health
Sarah Des Rosiers

Sarah Des Rosiers drives multi-sectoral partnerships and initiatives in the space of cardiovascular diseases and digital health for the Novartis Foundation.

Operations Manager
Cristina Haffner

Cristina Haffner is supporting the Novartis Foundation team with project, finance and back-office management related tasks.

Associate Director of HealthTech Innovation
Lucy Setian

Lucy Setian is responsible for the strategy and implementation of Digital & AI programs at the Novartis Foundation.

Director of Global Health Policy
Jason Shellaby

Jason Shellaby drives thought leadership in urban health, digital health and AI through policy, programmatic and research engagements.

Director of Strategy and Innovation
Xavier Sutter

Xavier Sutter drives the Novartis Foundation’s strategy to design, scale, and influence innovative solutions to improve the health of low-income populations health.