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<p>2024 HBA Rising Stars</p>
2024 HBA Rising Stars

2024 HBA Rising Stars

Congratulations to the 2024 HBA Rising Stars

Nominated by the HBA's Corporate Partners, the Rising Stars represent many different sectors of the healthcare industry. They are outstanding contributors within their companies, and,  just as importantly, are advocates for equity in our industry workforce and for women around the globe.  

Jenae Brooks, Divisional VP, Abbott Transition Organization    

Wanjiku Ndungu-Case, Director, Precision Medicine Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management            
AbbVie Inc.

Mousam Parikh, Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research            
AbbVie Inc.

Natalia Roberts, Managing Director, Life Sciences        

Shaniya Khan Wojtas, Associate Director, Medical Writing       
Advanced Clinical

Susan Colby, Director, Human Resources          

Agnes Qerimi, Senior Director, Strategic Pricing and Contracting         
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lauren Sheik, Senior Director, HR Business Partner and Chief of Staff to CHRO          
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alissa Ellis, Associate Director, Commercial Excellence            
Alora Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Tiffany Thiel, Associate VP, Process Development        
Amgen Inc.

Kathy Wallace, Head of Lean Digital      

Valarie Savage Seger, Director of Sales              

Mary Martini, VP, Talent Acquisition and Retention     

Lindsey Battle, Launch and Trait Marketing Lead, Regional Crops, CropScience         
Bayer AG

Jennifer Semanovich, Director, Innovation and Strategy, Consumer Health    
Bayer AG

Ruth R.  Shah, Director, Strategic Program Lead, Gene Editing             
Bayer AG

Amanda Lingle, R&D Engineer II            

Ebony Dashiell-Aje, PhD, Executive Director and Head, Patient Centered Outcomes Science              
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

Samira Merali, Senior Director, Head of Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometric            
Bristol Myers Squibb

Jeanette Wilson, Oncology Therapeutic Specialist        
Bristol Myers Squibb

Gina Pontarelli, Account Supervisor      
Calcium USA

Kimberly McDowell, Director Pre Clinical Research      
Capsida Biotherapeutics

Rachel Mashburn, Director of Pharmacy of Orange County     
City of Hope Orange County

Vijayapriya V S, Life Sciences Engagement Delivery Partner     
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cary Denson, VP, Financial Planning and Analysis         
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Payal Patel, Director, Head of Engineering        

Kavya Rakhra, Director, Preclinical R&D            
Cullinan Oncology

Yvonne Frisch, Director, Customer Insights       
Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH

Nikki Gredlein, Director, Regional Oncology Account Management – Northeast         
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (US)

Anna Martucci, RVP, Business Lead       

Madeleine Wenstrup, SVP, Client Success         

Danielle Karczewski, Assistant General Counsel, Employment and R&D          
Eisai Inc.

Ashley Allen, SVP, Human Resources          
Eli Lilly and Company

Colleen Waltz, Senior Executive Director, Specialty GPO Accounts      
Eli Lilly and Company

Niousha Ghazni, Global Director, Strategic Marketing and Portfolio Planning             
Emergent BioSolutions Canada Inc.

Linda Huss, Director, Corporate Affairs             
Endo International

Arshi Gupta, Senior Partner, EVERSANA Management Consulting       

Stacy-Ann Gayle, Senior Manager, Investigations and Compliance, Forensic and Integrity Services   
EY (Ernst & Young) – US

Madhavi Bagchi, Global Marketing Director     
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, USA

Linda Acholonu, Project Director          

Talia Cawrse, Executive, Project Operations and Programs Management        
GE HealthCare

Katelyn Nye, General Manager, AI and Partnerships     
GE HealthCare

Jessica McDaniel, Senior Director, Head of US Field Medical Affairs    
Genmab US, Inc.

Stacey Bledsoe, Head of Clinical Trial Diversity             
Gilead Sciences

Nancy Hafstad, Director, Sales               
Gilead Sciences

Kate Eucker, Manager, Client Success    

Leila Bazzi, Ethics and Compliance Director, Performance Emerging Markets             

Beth Williams, Director, Sales    
Haemonetics Corporation

Jacquelin Scully, VP, Account Lead         
Health & Wellness Partners, LLC

Pamella Galluzzi de Castro, Strategic Sourcing Manager          

Susan Barnes, Senior Director, Strategic Operations     

Tiffany Timmons, Associate Director, Global Event Operations            
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Hillary Gretton, Associate Director, Strategic Pricing and Contracting              
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Nana-Ama Amaning, Associate Director, J&J Innovative Medicine Transcend             
Johnson & Johnson

Ingrid Marchal-Gerez, Director, EMEA Cell Therapy Commercial Operations              
Johnson & Johnson

Amy Sabeh, Director, Sales and Operations Planning    
KBI Biopharma

ReShockie Furnace, Project Delivery Manager, Enterprise Oncology PMO      

Michelle Estonilo, Senior Biopharmaceutical Account Manager          
Lundbeck US

Lindsey Gavin, Associate Director, Compliance             
Lundbeck US

Linh Do, Director, PMO              
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company

Adrelia Allen, Executive Director, Clinical Trial Patient Diversity           
Merck & Co., Inc.

Molly Whetstone, EVP, Operations       
Millennium Medical Education Resources Ltd.

Carina Sanchez, Associate Director, GDM Chem Tech               
Novartis Corporation

Elexandrea Scheels, Executive Director, Government Account Management              
Novartis Corporation

Kristie-lyn Fischette, Manager, Capabilities, Employee Experience      
Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Sarah Gonzalez, Project Manager          
Ogilvy Health

Alice Hu, Continuous Process Improvement Lead, SCM           

Penelope Misquitta, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs      

Katie Donnini, Director, Patient Advocacy and Stakeholder Management       
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Nipa Parikh, Executive Director, Pharmacovigilance Strategy and Operations             
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

LaSonja Chapple, Pfizer Connect IM National Business Director          
Pfizer Inc.

Lucila Mouro, Country Manager, Central America and Caribbean        
Pfizer Inc.

Xochitl Quiroz, Senior Director, Compliance and Regulatory Risk Management          
Pfizer Inc.

Simone Ndujiuba, PharmD, BCOP, Director, Clinical Strategy and Innovation, Oncology         
Prime Therapeutics

Jacki Shugart, Senior Program Manager            
Prime Therapeutics

Nisha Asher, Director     

Ajita Kondalkar, Regional Marketing Director, Asia Pacific        

Charice Tellez, VP, Enterprise Program Management Office     

April Layton, Executive District Business Manager       

Crystal Anderson, VP, Client Partner Lead         

Jenna Long, Group Marketing Manager            
Roche Genentech

Juhae Son, Senior Director Team Lead, Public Policy and Reimbursement      
Roche Genentech

Qian Zhang, Scientist II, Analytical Development          
Sangamo Therapeutics

Chenda Cupak, Deputy Director, Manufacturing Operations    

Yvonne Turla, Director, Medical Information    
Shionogi Inc.

Katie Mahony, Director, Value and Access Consulting              
Syneos Health

Susan Tillmann, Head of Data Science and Advanced AI          
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Samantha Midwinter, Senior Sales Specialist    
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Kristina Bisceglia, SVP, Client Services    
The Bloc

Rachel DiPietro, VP   
The Kinetix Group (Powered by Petauri)

Bianca Anderson, US Digital Communications Lead     
UCB, Inc.

Rehema Kabalan, Associate Director, GMP Operational Quality          
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Samara Ashley, Director of Clinical Operations             
VMS BioMarketing

La Vonia Cannon, Healthcare Supervisor, Operations               
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Vanesa Honisch, Pharmacy Fulfillment Cultural Activation Business Partner               
Walgreens Boots Alliance