about us

New Bamboo Consulting is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although we are a young organization, our team has many years of experience in the healthcare and not-for-profit industries. We have worked in academia, big pharma, biotech, government and non-profits including Product Development Partnerships (PDPs). Our competencies include business development, project management, board governance, finance and funding, compliance and human resources.

our team

Julie J.L. Cheng has over 20 years’ experience in the corporate legal field, and an extensive background in international intellectual property. She has more than 5 years’ experience in non-profits, including serving as the General Counsel and Vice President for Business Development for the Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH), a non-profit pharmaceutical company and a product development partnership (PDP). She is a co-author on Socially Responsible Licensing.  See full bio.

Naoko Fujii is a pharmaceutical regulatory compliance expert with more than 20 years’ experience, and has an extensive background in international law. She spent 3 years as the Executive Director of the Academic Alliance for Infectious Diseases in Africa, a philanthropic project funded by Pfizer, Genentech, Cisco Systems and other companies to build the first outpatient HIV/AIDs clinic in western Africa designed to treat patients and train African doctors on HIV treatment and prevention.  See full bio.

Cristina Cavani brings over 25 years of broad business management and operations knowledge, including 13 years of extensive human resources experience. Cristina has an extensive background in building early stage companies in the entrepreneurial pharmaceutical and biotech, high-tech and alternative energy, construction and restaurant industries, as well as experience working with Fortune 500 companies.  See full bio.

James Cassady is a financial analyst with more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning and financial controlling and 15 years experience in the biological pharmaceutical industry. He has been instrumental in developing business opportunities by careful analysis of licensing potential and leveraging novel technologies.  See full bio.

Ericka Holmon is an executive assistant and project coordinator with more than ten years’ experience in healthcare and non-profit organizations at the corporate level.  She has the ability to work well independently, but also as an integral team member in ever-changing environments.  Ms. Holmon is very organized and able to bring order out of seeming chaos.  See full bio.