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Announcing the 2023 HBA Rochester Chapter Board

We are excited to announce the members of the 2023 HBA Rochester Chapter Board:

Antra Ziedins-Gilbank
Antra has served as a volunteer leader with HBA Greater Rochester since its inception as an Affiliate Chapter in 2019. She carried out the duties as the Affiliate Chapter’s first Operations Director, and soon after transitioned into the Director at Large (DAL) of Membership and Volunteer Engagement role. When HBA Rochester achieved chapter status in 2021, Antra took on the responsibilities of Vice President and is now honored to serve as Chapter President. Antra is a field-based Rare Disease/Oncology Regional Account Manager with Alexion (AstraZeneca Rare Disease). 

Melissa Grey
Vice President
Melissa was previously HBA Rochester’s Operations Director from 2021 to 2022. She is an Executive Sales Representative at Janssen, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson. 

Celia Gonser
Operations Director
Celia was previously HBA Rochester's Marketing and Communications Director at Large (DAL). She is the Director of Strategic Sales Partnership at Magellan Rx Management, a Prime Therapeutics company. 

Erin West
Director at Large, Membership and Volunteer Engagement
Erin was previously a volunteer on HBA Rochester's Membership and Volunteer Engagement Committee and is joining the Chapter Board for the first time. She is a Clinical Account Specialist at UCB, Inc 

Rebecca Herman
Director at Large, Programming
Rebecca was previously the HBA Rochester Affiliate Chapter’s first Programming Committee volunteer member and continued to serve on the Programming Committee after chapter status was achieved. She is the Medical Pharmacy Solutions Clinical Operations Appeals Supervisor at Magellan Rx Management, a Prime Therapeutics company.

Nipa Mody
Director at Large, Marketing and Communications
Nipa is a Senior Manager at QuidelOrtho heading R&D’s Field Triage department. Her global team of advanced scientists and engineers solve the most technically complex problems with product quality. Nipa has broad and deep experience across the STEM spectrum of engineering, biological sciences, computing, and statistics. She is passionate about developing talent and creating high performing, trusting, and inclusive teams. She enjoys learning about strategy and marketing, a passion she picked up when earning her MBA. Nipa has been serving as the Primary Liaison for QuidelOrtho's corporate partnership with the HBA since 2021. Nipa was previously HBA Rochester’s Director at Large for Membership and Volunteer Engagement from 2021 to 2022.

If you have any comments, questions, and/or would like to volunteer, please reach out to Erin West.