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Announcing HBA’s Inaugural Key Liaison Awardees

2022 Key Liaison Awards

The HBA is proud to announce our inaugural honorees for the new Key Liaison Awards:

  • Yeshna Jalim, Site Manager, Real World Evidence, IQVIA

    "Yeshna Jalim has become a true leader of the HBA – IQVIA partnership team. Yeshna is great at building connections and works with her team to bring the HBA to IQVIA colleagues all around the globe. She also plays a role in bringing the HBA to Canada as Director at Large of Memberships and Engagement with the Toronto Chapter Board. Yeshna and I meet regularly, she is ready with questions and prepared to share any updates to her team, to ensure that IQVIA stays current. Thank you for your partnership, Yeshna, it is a pleasure to partner with you!"  Kathleen Rietzl, Senior Manager, Corporate Partner Engagement, HBA
  • Cali Mangel, Engagement Manager, Calcium

    "Cali has been the primary contact for the Calcium account since I have started working with the HBA.  Since then, she has exemplified how this role is flawlessly executed!  She is full of wonderful ideas, is a great support for both her and the HBA team, and most importantly has a passion for the HBA mission of gender parity and overall equality.  She makes it one of her priorities to ensure that her team and others have the resources to succeed and advance!" – Gabrielle Todd, Corporate Engagement Associate Manager, HBA

  • Madeline (Maddie) Mbeh, Manager, Learning and Development, CSL

    “What an impact Maddie has made with the CSL Corporate Partnership over the past year. I have been privileged to watch the increased growth and engagement of the CSL partnership. From CSL SMEs on HBA panels to CSL’s bold commitment to the Women of Color affinity group. This partnership has transformed. Thank you Maddie for everything you do to keep the HBA partnership strong, and to the amazing Executive Sponsor and many Champions, we value your partnership.” – Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth, Director, Corporate Accounts, HBA

  • Chandni Mistry, Operation specialist, Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) Rotational Program, Atara

    “I have had the privilege of partnering with Chandni over the past year and she has been a great example of leadership and commitment to growth. Thank you Chandni for your dedication and for everything you have done to keep the HBA partnership strong, we value your partnership.” Lanesha Whitefield, Corporate Partner Engagement Account Manager, HBA


The Key Liaison award honors HBA Corporate Partner liaison volunteers who have demonstrated excellence via sustained teamwork, significant contributions to Corporate Partner engagement, displayed leadership in owning the HBA relationship, exhibited problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, and shown dedication to HBA’s core purpose of furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.

“Every day, our Corporate Relations team has the privilege to collaborate with some of pharma and life sciences’ brightest minds and talent. These are our Key Liaisons. We cadence with you monthly. You share your ideas and discuss the impact you desire to make for your organization. We support you in advancing women in healthcare, and this is not something our team takes lightly. We learn and grow from each of you. When you tell us you have advanced in your career or you hit significant milestones we celebrate with you, and it is our extreme honor to award you with our inaugural Key Liaison Award. Thank you to Yeshna (IQVIA), Cali (Calcium), Maddie (CSL), and Chandi (Atara) for your dedication to your respective companies and continued commitment to the HBA and advancing women in healthcare. ,”  – Serene Bridgett Hollingsworth, Director, Corporate Accounts, HBA

Learn more about the Key Liaison Award program here.