Louie Coffman's Bio
Coffman brings nearly 40 years of experience as a financial executive, with particular expertise in nonprofit biomedical research institute administration. He rejoined Sanford Burnham Prebys after holding the role of vice president and chief administrative officer from 1991 to 1998.
Prior to rejoining the Institute, Coffman was the senior vice president, chief operating and finance officer at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, where he implemented several cost-saving initiatives. Previous to this role he was the vice president, chief operating and finance officer at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, where he secured a $43 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM); and vice president, chief operating and finance officer at the Institute for Systems Biology. Prior to these roles, he was the senior vice president, chief financial officer at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. Coffman obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.