These stellar women, who represent all facets and disciplines of the life-sciences industry, are being recognized by their companies for:
Significantly contributing to their organizations.
Exemplifying true leadership and acting as a role model for others.
Assisting those in subordinate or peer positions and being a team player.
Exhibiting dedication to the healthcare industry.
Being a shining example of “top talent” in their organizations.
The 2010 Rising Stars provide their definition as to what makes a great leader and outline the leadership qualities they believe are the most important.
The HBA’s 2010 Rising Stars
Maria Acosta, VP, Creative Director, GSW Worldwide
Letizia Amadini-Lane, VP, Alliance Management, Worldwide Business Development, Pharmaceutical R&D, GlaxoSmithKline
Katie Baker, Senior Project Manager, PSKW & Associates
Roxana Bannach-Lin, Senior VP, Strategic Planning/Business Development, Juice Pharma Worldwide
Deirdre BeVard, VP, Clinical Operations & Data Management, Endo Pharmaceuticals
Alyson Bongiorni, Senior Account Director, Group DCA Inc.
Shelagh Brooke, Executive VP, Chief Strategic Officer, EvoLogue, part of CommonHealth
Jennifer Brooks, Senior VP, Managing Director, Encore • A Division of The HealthEd Group Inc.
Jessica Brueggeman, RN, MPH, CHES, Director, Behavioral Services, MicroMass Communications Inc.
Trudy Burke, Sr. Director, Baltimore & Gliadel Operations, Eisai Inc.
Laura Bush, Editor in Chief, BioPharm International
Britt Byers, Senior Director, Human Resource Business Partner, Sanofi-Aventis U.S.
Cherrie Chee, Ph.D., Senior Manager , Ernst & Young LLP
Brooke Claussen, Group Creative Director, Goble & Associates
Cynthia Clayton, Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Elizabeth Colston, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Connexion Healthcare
Doris Connell, Pharm.D., Director, Field Medical Affairs, Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
Stacey Cowgill, Director, Custom Market Research, ImpactRx Inc.
Tanika Craig, Account Supervisor, Siren Interactive
Sabine Dandiguian, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Janssen-Cilag EMEA, Johnson & Johnson
Denise D’Andrea, M.D., FACP, Senior Medical Director, Cephalon Inc.
Suzanne Delaney, Executive Director Commercial Operations-Symbicort, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Deneen Detorie, Assistant VP, Client Relations, Medex Global Group
Christina DiBiase, National Sales Director, Publicis Selling Solutions
Kristen Dodge, Senior Manager, Global Finance Training & Development, Stryker Corp.
Danielle Dunne, Chandler Chicco Companies
Laurel Edelman, VP, Clinical, SDI Health LLC
Kate Einspahr, Manager, Compensation & HRIS, Cegedim Dendrite
Patricia Ensor, R.Ph., Senior VP, Kantar Health
Stephanie Fitch, Senior Director, Commercial Operations, Millennium Pharmaceuticals: The Takeda Oncology Company
Chrisoula Gentile, Project Lead, Quintiles
Jennifer Giordano, Manager, Analytics, Purdue Pharma LP
Dianne Gobin, Associate Director, Program Management Tech Ops, MannKind Corp.
Meaghan Golden, VP, Associate Creative Director, Flashpoint Medica
Wendi Goodman, Managing Partner, Director of Client Services, AgencyRx, a division of The CDM Group
Camilla Graham, M.D., M.Ph., Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Rebecca Greenberg, Senior VP, Group Account Director, The CementBloc
Julie Hakim, VP, Business Planning, Lundbeck Inc.
Juliana Hardy, Senior Manager, Strategic and Business Analysis, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Kristen Harrington-Smith, Product Director, Reclast, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Katie Havriliak, Senior Medical Marketing Manager, Health & Wellness Partners
Tanya Hill, Brand Director, NovoSeven RT Marketing, Novo Nordisk Inc.
Sarah Holloway, Ph.D., Senior VP, Strategic Planning, Sudler & Hennessey
Joni Honig, VP, Account Director, Regan Campbell Ward • McCann
Emily Hua, Senior VP, Brand Management Practice, Campbell Alliance
Katharine Imbro, VP, Associate Creative Director, Copy, Torre Lazur McCann
Barbara Jackson, Executive VP, Management Supervisor, DraftFCB Healthcare
Lindsay Janczak, Associate Director of GI Sales Training & Development, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Nicole Johnson, VP, Director of Digital Strategy, Medicus Life Brands
Sabrina Jordan, Associate Director, Research, The Planning Shop International
Kate Korczykowski, Senior Account Manager, Communications Media Inc. (CMI)
Megan Krueger, Director, Region Human Resources Consumer Care, Bayer HealthCare
Kelly Lewis, Pharm.D., Senior Director, Medical Science Liaisons, Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Inc.
America Lopez-Luis, National Sales Director, PDI Inc.
Sheryl Lowenhar, R.Ph., VP, Managed Markets and CME, Epocrates
Lindsay Luke, Regional Sales Director, West, Celgene Corp.
Sheri Mandry, Senior VP, Global Group Account Director, Grey Healthcare Group
Nancy Martin, M.d., Pharm.D., Medical Director, Astellas Pharma Global Development, Astellas Pharma US Inc.
Rosemary McConnell, Senior Program Manager, Motivation Mechanics LLC
Kristin Milburn, Senior VP, Strategy & Planning, iMed Studios, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Michelle Morgan, VP, Management Supervisor, Ogilvy Healthworld
Jennifer Murray, Director, Human Resources, Meda Pharmaceuticals
Naomi Musaji, Director, Medical Affairs, Strativa Pharmaceuticals, a division of PAR Pharmaceuticals
Betty Nelson, VP, Marketing, Americas, IMS Health
Suzanne Newell, VP, Account Group Supervisor, Euro RSCG Life MetaMax, a division of Euro RSCG Life
Susan Hien Ngo, Controller, Bay City Capital LLC
Nilsa Oquendo, VP, Chief Financial Officer, Pace Inc., a Lowe Healthcare Company
Susan Orr, Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation, Vistakon, J&J Vision Care, Johnson & Johnson
Dawn Palace, Ph.D., VP of Strategic Solutions, Big Communications
Stamy Paul, Executive Director, Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp. — Ben Venue Laboratories Inc.
Gisela Paulsen, M.Pharm., Senior Director, BioOncology Marketing, Communications and Operations, Genentech Inc., a member of the Roche Group
Kristin LaBounty Phillips, VP, Account Services, Palio
Norma Piggott, Executive Director, Business Unit Marketing, Amgen Inc.
Mary Poluikis, Digital Marketing Group Director, Cramer
Stacy Quinn, Director, Internal Communications , Roche
Jennifer Restivo, VP and Managing Director, inVentiv Advance Insights
Caroline Rhine, Regional Business Director, Hospital & Surgical Products Division, King Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nancy Rurkowski, Executive Director & General Manager, Syracuse Technical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Kristen Saporetti, Account Manager, Compas Inc.
Keecia Scott, Supervisor, Sales and Marketing Services, UCB Inc.
Lisa Shaw, US Marketing Leader, Merck & Co. Inc.
Judi Sheffer, Production Manager, Elsevier Medical Information LLC
Jennifer Shirley, Senior VP, Associate Group Account Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Ana Silva, Group Account Supervisor, CAHG
Meira Smith, Account Executive, Mc|K Healthcare
Judith Steenbergen, Director, Clinical Microbiology — Clinical Microbiology Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Robyn Stoy, National Project Director, Practice Therapeutics
Alexis Stroud, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, QPharma Inc.
Kala Subramanian, Ph.D., VP, Global Head of Oncology Program Management, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Suzanne Sullivan, Senior Regional Sales Director, Healthcare Analytics, Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions
Beth Swanson, VP, Operations, Huntsworth Health
Karen Thomas, CCMEP, Associate Director, Compliance & Accreditation, Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education, a Vox Medica Company
Jennifer Tindale, VP, Associate General Counsel, Biovail
Erin Walls, Advisor, Marketplace Diversity, Eli Lilly and Company
Amy Weickert, Director of Marketing, InfoMedics Inc.
Debra Young, VP, Creative Director Copy, Wishbone LLC
Karen Young, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Marissa Zenie, Senior Interactive Project Lead, LyonHeart