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<p>2023 HBA Luminaries</p>

2023 HBA Luminaries

Congratulations to the 2023 HBA Luminaries

The HBA Luminary award was introduced in 2014 as part of the HBA’s 25th anniversary of the Woman of the Year (WOTY). This year, the HBA is proud to recognize 78 senior women, identified by their Corporate Partner companies, who serve as a role model in their company, actively mentor and sponsor others, help advance other women’s careers and exhibit dedication to the healthcare industry. These luminary leaders have more than 20 years of professional industry experience.

Stephanie Manson Brown, VP, Head, Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine    
AbbVie Inc.

Alisa Wilson, PhD, West Life Sciences Lead, Managing Director    

Donna Hanson, Senior Director, Strategy and Optimization    
Advanced Clinical

Nada Obeid-Asad, Executive Director, Regional Accounts    
Amgen Inc.

Judy Kannenberg, VP, Primary Focus Regulatory Affairs Head, BioPharma Development 
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Wendy Erler, VP, Head, Patient Experience and Insights    

Mariam Koohdary, Deputy General Counsel    

Andrea Talty, VP, Product Optimization    

Betsy Callas, VP, Integrated Marketing and Brand Strategy    

Marcelle Pires, Head, Global Customer Success Center of Excellence    
Bayer AG

Ana Paula Santiago, Director, Operations    

Sarah Jennison, Senior Director, Family Access Managers    

Debra Forster, VP, Human Pharma Business Law    
Boehringer Ingelheim

Florencia Davel, GM, LatAm and Local Representative COE    
Bristol Myers Squibb

Wendy Short Bartie, Chief of Staff to CEO    
Bristol Myers Squibb

Sandra Sykes, Global Director, Medical Safety    
Cardinal Health

Wendy P. Austin, SVP, Operations    
City of Hope Orange County

Kavitha Lokesh, GM, Head, Life Sciences, R&D    
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Karen Netherton, VP, Quality    
CSL Seqirus

Mary Pinder-Schenck, VP, Head, Global Medical Affairs, Oncology    
Daiichi Sankyo

Liz Gross, VP, Business Development    

Ashley Diaz-Granados, SVP, US Immunology    
Eli Lilly and Company

Shelley Ford, Associate VP, IDS MDU IT    
Eli Lilly and Company

Teresa Perney, Chief Regulatory Officer    

Michelle Ziekert, Managing Director, ECD    

Lisa Banker, Principal    
EY (Ernst & Young) - US

Janet Dorling, SVP, Global Commercial Product Strategy and Operations    
Gilead Sciences

Divya Iyer, VP, Strategy and Business Development    

Saqi Mehta, Senior Director, DE&I    

Zara Muradali, Life Science Industry Tax Partner    
Grant Thornton LLP

Sukanya Choudhury, EVP, Regulatory Affairs, India, Emerging Markets    

Cynthia Herrli, Executive Creative Director    
Havas Health & You

Julie Robinson, SVP, Group Account Lead   
Health & Wellness Partners, LLC

Keli Walbert, EVP, US Operations    
Horizon Therapeutics

Monica Leipold, Executive Director, Strategic Projects and Business Initiatives    
Imbrium Therapeutics

Tracy Holloman, Consultant    

Laurene Isip, VP, Global Corporate Communications and Marketing    
Integra LifeSciences

Gurpreet Kaur, VP, Global Business Analytics and Reporting    
Integra LifeSciences

Meryle Bemnet, Head, Clinical Nurse Education    
Ipsen Bioscience

Eileen Connolly, Executive Director, Global Regulatory Affairs - Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)    
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Anu Hans, VP, Strategic Initiatives and PMO, Janssen Supply Chain    
Johnson & Johnson

Jill McConnell, SVP and CFO, Labcorp Drug Development    

Andrea Parks, VP, Healthcare Sales Operations    
LexisNexis Health Care - Elsevier

Marci Chodroff, MD, FACP, VP, Medical Affairs    
Magellan Rx Management

Janet Butler, EVP, Head, Life Sciences Engagement Global Sales    
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company

Jennifer Finnegan McCafferty, SVP, CMC, Regulatory and Quality    
Merck & Co., Inc.

Rashmi Gupta, Senior Director, Sales, Global Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences    

Shaun Winn, Senior Director, HR    
Neurelis, Inc.

Ingrid Delaet, Chief Regulatory Officer    
Neurocrine Biosciences

Sarah Creviston, VP, Global Patient Advocacy and Government Affairs    
Novartis Corporation

Ayana Champagne, Corporate VP, HR    
Novo Nordisk

Jennifer Gage, Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry    
Omeros Corporation

Jennifer Halchak, VP, Investor Relations    

Iris Melendez, VP, Talent and Diversity    

Debbie Profit, Applied Innovation and Processes    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Melanie Turieo, Head, Technology and Product Development, Health and Life Sciences    
PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Amy McKee, CMO and Global Head, Oncology Center of Excellence    

Tanya Alcorn, SVP, Sterile Injectables and Biotech Operations, PGS
Pfizer Inc.

Kathy Fernando, SVP Head of Pfizer Ignite and Pfizer CentreOne 
Pfizer Inc.

Jodi Perez, VP, US Hematology and Biosimilars Leads, Biopharma  
Pfizer Inc.

Kara Siak, Divisional VP, Sales Commercialization and Operations    

Jennifer Bryant, EVP, Policy and Research    

Lori Reilly, COO    

Kylie O'Keefe, Chief Commercial Officer    
PTC Therapeutics

Kara Dugan, President, Razorfish Health    
Publicis Health

Patty Ryan, Chief Information Security Officer    

Emily Poe, Group President and Chief Strategy Officer, Integrated Marketing Communications    
Real Chemistry

Kate Rowbotham, SVP, Head of Customer Engagement    
Roche Genentech

Raquel Mura, Head, R&D Global Operations North America    

Sue Giordano, PhD, VP, Head, Field Medical    
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc.

Jennifer Sozio, SVP, Clinical Operations    
Syneos Health

Charlotte Owens, MD, VP, Head, Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kate Friday, Senior Director, US Patient Services    
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Kathy O'Connell, EVP, Sales and Marketing    

Gail Myburgh, VP, Global Product Strategy    
Travere Therapeutics

Georgia McGaughey, VP, Data and Computational Sciences    
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Emily House, Senior Director, Retail Trade Strategy    
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Eva Struckmeyer, Associate Principal    
ZS Associates