Dermira: Kathleen Sebelius Elected to Board of Directors


Dermira, Inc. has elected Kathleen Sebelius, the
21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, to its board of

"We are honored and excited to welcome Kathleen Sebelius to Dermira's
board of directors," said Tom Wiggans, chairman and chief executive
officer of Dermira. "Kathleen is an exceptional individual of immense
personal and public achievement and I am confident we will benefit from
her wealth of experience and wise counsel in the coming months and

Ms. Sebelius was Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 to
2014. As Secretary, she presided over 11 operating divisions, including
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and an
annual budget approaching $1 trillion. She also oversaw the passage and
implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the most significant health
reform in half a century.

Previously, Ms. Sebelius was Governor of Kansas, having been elected in
2002 and winning re-election in 2006. As Governor, she was credited
with reducing government waste, paying down state debt and being a
strong supporter of public education, all of which were accomplished
without a tax increase. For the preceding eight years, Ms. Sebelius
held the position of Kansas Insurance Commissioner, and from 1987-1995,
she served four terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. Ms.
Sebelius holds a BA in political science from Trinity Washington
University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of

"I am delighted to join Dermira's board at this very exciting time in
the company's evolution," said Kathleen Sebelius. "Dermira is uniquely
positioned in medical dermatology with a development pipeline of
innovative product candidates that have the potential to improve
patients' lives through new and differentiated treatment options."

Dermira also announced that Wende Hutton, general partner
at Canaan Partners, will be leaving Dermira's board and complete her
service as a director on December 31, 2015.


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