These high-potential 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 2013 HBA Rising Stars define what makes a great leader and outline the qualities they believe are the most important for good leadership.
The 2013 HBA Rising Stars:
Lisa Arbogast, VP, Life Sciences, YourEncore Inc.
Jacqueline Beagan, Head, Global Clinical Trial Management, EMD Serono Inc.
Yin Becker, VP, Communications and Public Relations, Stryker
Ritta Bernshteyn, Executive Director, Business Intelligence, Forest Laboratories Inc.
Amila Bewtra, Practice Lead, Brand Analytics, Symphony Health Solutions
Melody Blanchford, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Americas
Kelley Boucher, Director and Senior HRBP, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Tia Bryant, Senior VP, Account Group Supervisor, DraftFCB Healthcare
Rachel Bunting, Senior Associate Scientist, ImmunoPharmacology Group, Johnson & Johnson
Erin Capra, Senior Product Manager, Marketing, Shionogi Inc.
Joann Chalmers, Account Director, Cegedim Relationship Management
Christine Colella, Senior Legal Director, Eisai Inc.
Selina Coleman. Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Jenny Colombo, VP Medical Affairs Strategies and Communications, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Lisa Costa, Account Manager, Buying Services and Deliverables, CMI/Compas
Narisa Cougar, Director, Advisory, KPMG
Kristin Croucher, Director, Clinical Project Management — Allergy, Respiratory, Infections Diseases, and Vaccines, Quintiles
Ines Dahne, Executive Director, Process Excellence, Quest Diagnostics
Lisa Deschamps-Baum, Executive Director and Head of Brain and Bone Marketing, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Sabine Dettwiler, Director, Commercial COE, Campbell Alliance
Sandy DiCesare, VP, Commercial Operations, Commercial Ops Management, Millennium Pharmaceuticals: A Takeda Oncology Company
Amy Eaves, Principal, IMS Health
Edith Eby, Executive Director, Medical Relations and Governance, Pfizer
Sara Elinson, Principal, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte LLP
Maria Finlay, Product Manager, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson
Ruthann Fleming, Sales Director, Roche Diagnostics
Annie Foster, Senior VP, Associate Creative Director, JUICE Pharma Worldwide
Valerie Francis, Senior Director, IS Business Partner for NA Pharmaceuticals Commercial Excellence, Sanofi US
Amber Gilbert, Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
Elizabeth Gingrich, Senior Account Executive, Sudler & Hennessey
Joanne Golankiewicz, Executive Director, Field Force Effectiveness, Novo Nordisk Inc.
Ida Goldstein, Director, Commercial Analytics and Planning, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
Courtney Granville, Senior Research Scientist & Study Director, Battelle
Eileen Green, Controller, Covidien
Soma Gupta, Senior Director, Group Leader, US, Hematology, Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer
Maxine Hamilton, VP of Managed Access Programs, Idis
Laurie Hill, Head of Biologics Intellectual Property, MedImmune
Xinyan Huang, Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Pharmacology, Lundbeck
Qi Jiang, Executive Director, Biostatistics, Amgen Inc.
Kelly Kaericher, Senior Director, Portfolio and Planning, Cornerstone, AstraZeneca
Stephanie Kassab, Marketing Manager, BulletinHealthcare
Sue Kelsey, U.S. Marketing Director of Smoking Cessation Brands, GlaxoSmithKline
Julie Kim, Global Franchise Head, BioTherapeutics, Baxter Healthcare Corp.
Purvi Kobawala Smith, Scientific Director, Health and Wellness Partners
Terese Kung, Senior VP, Group Managing Director, CDM New York
Lauret Maletsky, VP, Group Account Supervisor, grey healthcare group
Courtney Manze, Account Executive, QPharma Inc.
Sarah Marchetti, Director, Human Resources, Health Market Science
Elizabeth McGee, Head of Legal, Oncology NA Region, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Rochelle Melton, Senior VP, Associate Creative Director, Havas Life New York
Kathy Meyer, Senior Director, Operations, Sandoz Inc.
Geline Midouin, Senior VP, Human Resources, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Discovery & Razorfish Healthware, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Teresa Miller, Director, Supply Chain Operations, Astellas
Nicole Monachino, Director, Remediation, Boehringer Ingelheim
Kathleen Munster, Director, Global Quality Systems, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Mary Neiweem, Senior VP, Group Account Director, The Bloc
Jeanine O’Kane, Managing Director, Biosector 2, Chandler Chicco Companies
Rhona O’Leary, Director, gRED Business Operations, Genentech
Jennifer Oleski, VP, Account Director, GSW Worldwide
Carla Oliveira, Global Brand Leader, Contour USB, Bayer Diabetes Care, Bayer HealthCare
Deborah Pan Dorner, Director, Scientific Strategy, Dowden Medical Communications Group
Jane Petty, Area Director, Sales Force, Purdue Pharma LP
Jennifer Poitrimol, Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
MJ Roach, Senior Director, CF Marketing, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Alissa Roldan, VP, Management Supervisor, LLNS Inc.
Annette Schulz, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Life Sciences Sector, Ernst & Young Europe
Krystina Smith, Research Analyst, Palio+Ignite
Janet Spear, Executive Director, Plant Manager, Celgene Corp.
Branka Stancevic, Ph.D., VP, Medical Director, Flashpoint Medica
Terri Stentz, VP of National Brand Supplier Relations and Performance Plus, Cardinal Health
Kim Stone, Senior Program Manager, PSKW LLC
Courtney Sullivan, Director Procurement, Roche Diagnostics
Lisa Turzio, Associate Partner, Healthcare, Rosetta
Kimberly Wix, Director, Internal Communications, Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
Maria Woods, Executive Director, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions Inc.
Alisha Woolford, Associate Director Marketing, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Sara Zaccheo, VP, Associate Creative Director, Copy, McCann Torre Lazur Group
June Zeringue, Consultant, Insigniam