July/August 2021

Letter from the Editor

August 1, 2021

Illuminating leadership When PharmaVOICE first had the honor of recognizing the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s (HBA) Rising Stars in conjunction with the esteemed Woman of the Year back in 2005, there were 38 honorees. Fast forward 17 years, and the HBA is recognizing 156 Rising Stars and Luminaries — who were added as honorees in 2014 […]

PharmaVOICE 100 Who’s on the List – By Category

August 1, 2021

Who’s on the List — 2021 Indexed by Category Commanders & Chiefs Dr. Sam Agresta Foghorn Therapeutics Alisha Alaimo Biogen Shideh Bina Insigniam Dr. Norbert Bischofberger Kronos Bio Dr. James Kyle Bryan IQVIA Biotech Victor Bultó Novartis Pharmaceuticals Dr. Tony Coles Cerevel Therapeutics Dr. Athena Countouriotis Turning Point Therapeutics Kate Cronin (formerly) Ogilvy Health Jade […]

Commanders & Chiefs

August 1, 2021

These forward-thinking leaders are inspiring their teams to achieve far-reaching goals and strategically positioning their companies for success as they navigate complex industry challenges. Be bold Igniting change by… Addressing barriers between patients and their medicines Victor Bultó Title: President Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Education: Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program (AMP 196), Harvard Business […]

Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2021

These visionary leaders recognized an opportunity to fill an industry need and are successfully leading their companies to new heights. Do you have CLAS? (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Strategies) Igniting change by… Having courageous conversations about race, ethnicity, culture and health in America Sheila L. Thorne Title: Founder, President, and CEO Company: Multicultural Healthcare Marketing […]

Change Agents

August 1, 2021

These forward-thinking individuals are disrupting the status quo and setting the strategic direction for their companies to capitalize on the opportunities that will shape the future of the healthcare ecosystem. Put people first, the rest will follow Sparking innovation by… collaborating with new and existing partners to strengthen the resilience of the pharmaceutical supply chain […]

Patient Heroes

August 1, 2021

These visionary thinkers are driving innovation around scientific breakthroughs and new technologies on behalf of patients. Empathy. Action. Reflection. Sparking innovation by… having an experience-designer mindset Jena Daniels Title: VP, Patient Success Company: Medable Inc. Education: B.S., Biology and Public Health, Boston University Personal Awards: Award for Innovative Clinical Trial Design, Stanford University; Excellence in […]

DE&I Champions

August 1, 2021

Diversity, equity, and inclusion champions are leading the charge to ensure all voices are heard and represented from clinical trials to the boardroom. Go bold or go home Blazing new trails to… ensure the future of science is more diverse, more inclusive, and more equitable Quita Highsmith Title: VP and Chief Diversity Officer Company: Genentech […]

Clinical Experts

August 1, 2021

These clinical development experts are redefining clinical operations to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and timelines, and improve the safety profiles of bringing new medicines to patients. Unwavering determination to further clinical research Igniting change by… ensuring cross-functional and geographical connectivity among team members Jessica Vermeulen, M.D., Ph.D. Title: VP, Clinical Development Company: Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies […]

Creatives

August 1, 2021

Effective marketing in today’s highly complex healthcare arena needs to address myriad stakeholders, and these creative masters understand not only the channels but the patient populations to be successful. You have to be willing to try, to ever succeed Igniting change by… embracing it Paul C. Lanzetta Title: Associate Director, Patient Strategy & Digital Innovation […]

Mentors

August 1, 2021

In addition to their corporate roles and responsibilities, these executives are passionate about widening the path for the next generation of leaders and helping them achieve their professional goals. Humor defuses any issue Igniting change by… empowering risk-taking and the use of alternative technologies whilst keeping human contact Graham Belgrave Title: Senior VP, European Operations […]

2021 Red Jacket Honorees

August 1, 2021

Inspiring leaders for today and tomorrow Since launching the Red Jacket Award in 2014, PharmaVOICE has recognized 40 inspiring, innovative, collaborative, and transformative individuals who epitomize leadership for today and tomorrow. One of the criteria for being named a Red Jacket — our version of a Hall of Fame — is having been recognized previously […]

Red Jacket Ahsan Awan

August 1, 2021

A man of many talents Sparking innovation by… creating a world that works for everyone Ahsan A. Awan Title: VP of Clinical Development Company: Genlantis Diagnostics Education: J.D., University of Oregon School of Law; M.S.Pharm., Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics, University of Florida; MBA, Healthcare, The George Washington School of Business, B.S., Political Science, University of Oregon Industry […]

Red Jacket Jack Barrette

August 1, 2021

Giving a voice to patient advocates Sparking innovation by… powering human connections for a healthier world Jack Barrette Title: Chief Innovation Officer, Health Union (formerly Founder & CEO of WEGO Health) Company: Health Union Education: B.A., English Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, MM&M Transformer Company Awards: MM&M Best Pace to Work (WEGO Health) Twitter: @healthyjack Social […]

Red Jacket Olivier Chateau

August 1, 2021

Redefining social health Blazing new trails by… innovating online communities Olivier Chateau Title: Co-Founder and CEO Company: Health Union Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, 2018, 2009; EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2020 Company Awards: Inc.’s Best Workplaces; Forbes’ Best Startup Employers; MM&M’s Best Places to Work; Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces; Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places […]

Red Jacket Laurie Cooke

August 1, 2021

A leader of leaders Blazing new trails by… advancing gender parity and equity Laurie Cooke, RPh Title: President and CEO Company: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Education: PG Dip, Software Engineering Management, University of Luton; Advanced Degree, Pharmacy, University of Washington; Pharmacy, University of Maryland Baltimore; B.S., Microbiology, University of Maryland Awards: ASAE Mentor of the Year, […]

Red Jacket Debbie Hart

August 1, 2021

The great biotech convener Sparking innovation by… convening companies across the N.J. life-sciences ecosystem Debbie Hart Title: President and CEO Company: BioNJ Education: M.S., cum laude, S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University; B.A., magnum cum laude, Trenton State College Industry Awards: 100 of the World’s Most Influential People in Biotech, Scientific American Worldview; ROI-NJ’s […]

Red Jacket Dr. Antony Loebel

August 1, 2021

Bringing innovation to patients with serious CNS conditions Sparking innovation by… Transforming the discovery and development of central nervous system treatments Antony Loebel, M.D. Title: President and CEO Company: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Education: B.A., University of Washington; M.D., University of Washington — School of Medicine Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100 — 2019, 2013; 2019 CNS Summit […]

Red Jacket Steven Michaelson

August 1, 2021

Making magic happen Sparking innovation by… creating opportunities for talent to flourish Steven Michaelson Title: Founder and CEO Company: Calcium Education: BFA, Pratt Institute Industry Awards: 2021, The Pinnacle Award; Winner, MM&M, 2019 Industry Person of the Year; MedAdNews 2018, Entrepreneur of the Year Company Awards: 2021 & 2018, Agency of the Year, MedAdNews; 2020 […]

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