Grace O'Sullivan serves as Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships. She brings over a decade of expertise in higher education and creating impactful public-private partnerships. Grace’s efforts lead to efficient and win-win collaborations between the private sector and the nation’s most innovative school, Arizona State University.
Grace's team also advances a portfolio of strategic health partnerships, including ASU’s flagship partners: Mayo Clinic, Dignity Health, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In addition, she helped launch a set of connected health/biosensor initiatives led by Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leland Hartwell at the ASU Biodesign Institute.
Grace also previously served as Executive Director and Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise at ASU. Earlier in her career, she served in leadership and research advancement roles at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, which represents the largest single investment in research infrastructure in Arizona.
As a native Phoenician, Grace has an entrenched passion for her community and has worked for numerous non-profits in education, civil rights, and animal welfare. She is a board member for the Partnership for Economic Innovation, a non-profit whose mission is to transform Greater Phoenix into a top global market for innovation, fueled by world-class research centers, advanced industries and creative entrepreneurs. Grace also serves on the board of Terros Health, a non-profit, integrated care provider with specialization in medical care, wellness interventions, trauma-informed mental health and addiction recovery. Grace earned her B.S. and M.B.A. from Arizona State University and is also a Certified Research Administrator.