John Macphee

Exec Dir & CEO
The Jed Foundation

John serves as the executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation (JED), a leading non-profit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults. In addition to his work at JED, he is a board member of Bottom Line New York, an organization that provides guidance counseling to low income, New York City youth to help them get into college and graduate. He also advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero. John also serves as a board member of BlackThorn Therapeutics and Adamas Pharmaceuticals.

Earlier in his career, John was executive vice president of Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and vice president of Forest Laboratories where he helped launch Celexa, Lexapro, and Namenda.

Over his career, John has led or participated in the successful launches of more than 30 new products, programs, and organizations. He earned a B.A. and M.P.H. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from New York University.

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