Tura Patterson

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

Tura builds upon her background in strategic planning and business development in leading the cultivation and management of strategic partnerships for Usona Institute. Tura engages directly in identifying and fostering key relationships with research collaborators, donors, and drug development partners to ensure streamlined and well-managed alignment with Usona’s clinical program goals, early commercialization planning, and new research initiatives.

Prior to Usona, Tura worked as a business development consultant with specialization in strategic planning, development of new markets and services, sustainable design, and global engagement for high-technology, non-profit, academic, and professional service organizations. Within that role, Tura applied her expertise in facilitation, creative thinking, and organizational development to position clients through innovative partnerships and new collaboration opportunities.

Tura has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Economic and Commercial Relations and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an LEED Accredited Professional. She also serves on advisory boards for Nikean Foundation and the Global Initiative for Psychedelic Science Economics at UCSF.