Ron Cohen and Denise Duca

Denise Duca and Ron Cohen discuss Acorda’s unique culture. (Read transcript)

Michelle Huie

Executive Area Business Manager (Missoula, MT)
Acorda employee since 2009

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Myrna Viera

Business Operations
Acorda employee since 2007

There’s a lot more to my role here than finance and numbers. It’s understanding what the whole organization is adding up to. My experience working at Acorda is that we’re all committed to one thing, changing people’s lives, no matter what department we work in. It’s refreshing to see so many people in one company with so many different roles, all going in one direction. (Read transcript)

Michele Gordon

Associate Clinical Project Manager
Acorda employee since 2006

There’s a sense of family at Acorda, that we’re all working toward the same thing. And it’s wonderful to see a combination of caring for each other on a personal level, and also the commitment to wanting to do our best for the people that can benefit from the new therapies we’re developing. (Read transcript)

Denise Duca

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Acorda employee since 2002

We certainly look for technical capability in the position that one is applying for—those skills are important. But we put just as much focus on cultural fit as we put on technical expertise. We look for people who have integrity, who are good communicators, who are innovative self-starters, who are enthusiastic and passionate, who can really roll up their sleeves and get involved in building a great company as members of a team. (Read transcript)

Maria Verastegui

Executive Director, Creative
Acorda employee since 1998

Most people with MS want to understand the science and how the drug works. Honest, impactful, meaningful communications. That’s what they can expect from my group and Acorda as a whole. (Read transcript)

Andrew Blight

Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus
Acorda employee since 1996

Recently, we’ve had the capacity to hire additional scientists. There’s been a bit of a mixture of homegrown and external scientists, but they have been captured by the excitement of working on projects that are unusual for a small biotech company in the fact that it is not based on any particular technology. (Read transcript)

Bill Dollard

Vice President - Technical Operations
Acorda employee since 2002

And so I applied for the job. It was doing research here on therapies for people with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis—and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my life. I couldn’t believe it, to be honest with you. (Read transcript)