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 leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Beth Battaglino Cahill
CEO
HealthyWomen

Jody Blakeway
SVP, client services
athenahealth

Nancy Brown
CEO
American Heart Association

Paula Brown Stafford
Executive vice president
Quintiles

Carolyn Buck Luce
Managing partner
Imaginal Labs LLC

Deirdre Connelly
President, North American Pharmaceuticals
GlaxoSmithKline Inc. 

Teresa DeLuca, MD
Former chief medical officer
Magellan Health Services

Deborah Dunsire, MD
CEO
FORUM Pharmaceuticals

Rosanna Durruthy
Chief diversity officer
Cigna

Bill Fitzsimmons
Divisional EVP, global reg. affairs, global clinical and research quality
Astellas

Brian Goff
Global franchise head, hemophilia
Baxter

Adele Gulfo
Executive vice president
Mylan

Bridgette P. Heller
Executive vice president and president
Merck Consumer Care

William Ippolito
VP, business operations
Daiichi Sankyo Inc.

Bahija Jallal, PhD
President
MedImmune

Annalisa Jenkins
Executive vice president, head of global research and development
Merck Serono

Michael Kaufmann
CEO, pharmaceutical segment
Cardinal Health

Ilyssa Levins
President/founder
Center for Communication Compliance

Nancy Lurker
CEO
PDI

Patricia Maryland, DrPH
President, healthcare operations, chief operating officer
Ascension Health

Kendall O’Brien
Group finance vice president
Johnson & Johnson

Kristine Peterson
CEO
Valeritas

Kevin Rigby
VP, head of public affairs and communications
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Shideh Sedge Bina 
Co-founder
Insigniam

Christi Shaw  
President and US country head
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Mark Swindell 
President, APAC
Pfizer

Shawn Tomasello 
Corporate VP and general manager, US hematology and oncology
Celgene

Meryl Zausner 
EVP and CFO
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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