David Donovan

About David Donovan


David Donovan joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) in 2015. He currently serves as the Vice President for Strategic Planning and Transformation Management. Mr. Donovan provides oversight and leadership in developing the Center’s short- and longer-term Strategic Plans, and his department provides Strategic and Project Management support for all major projects and initiatives across the Center.

Mr. Donovan has held various senior leadership positions since joining the Center in 2015. He co-founded Global Biotechnology and Cancer Therapeutics (GBCT), a for-profit subsidiary company of Roswell Park; and served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. GBCT serves as a gateway for Roswell Park to market the many core services available on campus; he works to align and bridge the various novel research at Roswell Park to market commercialization; and works with varying-sized biotechnology companies, from start-up to publicly traded, who are developing innovative technologies to further Roswell Park's core mission. He served as the Senior Executive Director for New Business Development. He served as the Vice President for the Roswell Park Care Network, overseeing all day-to-day operations, financials and business development for all the community-based Roswell Park Practices in WNY, as well as all the Affiliate Practices across New York State. He served as the Vice President for Materials Management/Supply Chain, in which he completely revamped the entire department’s processes, suppliers, technology, and staffing models to better serve the Center’s growing supply needs. He successfully supplied the Center with PPE through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr. Donovan brings more than 25 years of experience in health care. He has held senior level marketing, sales, product management and operations positions for Bayer and Abbott Labs. In his most recent position before joining Roswell Park, Mr. Donovan was the Chief Sales Officer at Independent Health.

Mr. Donovan is a 1991 graduate of Allegheny College. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern Kellogg Executive Education School of Management and Public Health.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Vice President, Strategic Planning and Transformation Management

Global Biotechnology and Cancer Therapeutics

  • Chief Operating Officer