Leading the Charge
Meet Our Best & Brightest
Bringing products to market for patients with rare diseases. Managing quality and regulatory compliance for a global biotech company. Overseeing clinical development for top-flight pharmaceutical companies. These are the back stories of just some of the bright minds you’ll find in the lab, meeting room and, beyond at Dova Pharmaceuticals.
Shaunna Cornett Commercial Operations Manager
Role at Dova: I wear many hats at Dova, from managing the office to event planning to contract management. It’s simply not just about one job here, it’s about being part of a team and working together to build a great company.
Brightest professional “light bulb” moment: I would have to say my “light bulb” moment came early in 2017 when I decided it was time to leave a job I had been at for eleven years. So when I got the call about an opportunity at Dova, I couldn’t pass it up. While it’s only been a short time, I can tell this was the right decision for myself and my family.
Greatest accomplishment outside of work: My greatest accomplishment is my daughter. She’s a smart, caring, and beautiful girl. She’s growing up way too fast so I’m trying to enjoy every moment with her.
Favorite quote: “Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”
– Dr. Seuss
Defining piece of art, media or pop culture: “Sweet Home Chicago” by the Blues Brothers. I am from the suburbs of Chicago and no matter where I live, it will always be the place I can call home. A couple of my favorite shows are “Law and Order” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows portray a constant underlying message of the importance of critical thinking and teamwork for problem solving.
What you do when you’re not here: Spending time with my husband, daughter, family and friends. I’m soon to become a “dance mom” as my daughter begins to take on more classes and company at her dance studio. I also enjoy working out, and when time allows, reading suspense novels.
Education: I received my BS in Business Administration in 1999 from Illinois State University, though my greatest education came from the various part-time jobs I had throughout high school and college. Most of these jobs had a strong customer service element to them which is where I learned the ever-important phrase, “Treat everyone how you would want to be treated.”