Marcia Yates has over 30 years experience in biotechnology/high technology as a CTO/CIO and Software Architect. She is currently Chief Informatics Officer at Claritas Genomics, a clinical genetics testing lab that is a spinout of Boston Children's Hospital. Before joining Claritas, Marcia was Vice President of Engineering for PatientsLikeMe, a social networking site and research platform for patients with life-altering disease. Prior to PatientsLikeMe, Marcia held leadership positions at Good Start Genetics, Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, and the Whitehead Institute. Marcia holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Boston University. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cantata Singers, and former Clerk of the board of trustees at the All Newton Music School.