Advisory Board

The HBA advisory board provides strategic direction on how the HBA can further the advancement of women’s careers in healthcare worldwide through HBA initiatives. The board is made up of an invited group of senior executives in the healthcare industry that represent a diverse membership and who are willing to support the HBA mission for a three-year term. This year’s advisory board is co-chaired by Meryl Zausner, EVP and CFO, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Mike Kaufmann, CEO Pharmaceuticals Segment, Cardinal Health.

Kelly Barnes
US health industries practice leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Beth Battaglino
CEO
HealthyWomen

Shideh Sedgh Bina 
Founding partner
Insigniam

Paula Brown Stafford
Executive vice president
Quintiles

Carolyn Buck Luce
Managing partner
Imaginal Labs LLC

Patrizia Carlevaro 
Managing director 
Ostuka

Dustin Conrad 
Chief sales officer 
Dohmen Life Science Services

Rosanna Durruthy
Chief diversity officer
Cigna

William Fitzsimmons
Divisional executive vice president 
Astellas Pharma Global Developent Inc

Geno Germano 
Group president, global innovative pharma business 
Pfizer Inc

Brian Goff
President, hemophilia
Baxter International Inc

Adele Gulfo 
Executive vice president and chief strategy officer 
Mylan

Bridgette P. Heller

Bahija Jallal
Executive vice president
MedImmune

Annalisa Jenkins
Chief executive officer
Dimension Therapeutics

Sandip Kapadia 
CFO, vice president and head, finance, North America 
Sandoz

Jane McCracken   

Harry Leider, MD 
Chief medical officer and group vice president 
Walgreens

Jacopo Leonardi
General manager, US Hemophilia
Baxter Healthcare

Kristine Peterson
CEO
Valeritas

Kevin Rigby
VP public affairs, US country head of public affairs
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Christi Shaw  
US country head, president of Novartis Corporation & Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA 
Vice president of external medical communications  
Pfizer

Shawn Tomasello 
Chief commerical officer 
Pharmacylics

Denice Torres, JD, MBA 
President
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson Company 

Susan Torroella 
Executive vice president 
Wellness Corporate Solutions, LLC

Carol Wells 
Senior director, commerical training and development 
Genentech

HBA Wall of Recognition