President of The Pritchard Group & Intermedica, Inc.
Every year, the HBA honors a star volunteer who stands apart as a truly exemplary role model for others, and who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the HBA’s goals. Barbara Pritchard, a past HBA president and HBA board member since 2001, has been named the 2009 Star Volunteer. Among many extraordinary achievements for the HBA, Ms. Pritchard developed the concept for what became the HBA's landmark E.D.G.E. in Leadership Study, which benchmarks women’s progression in leadership roles in the healthcare industry. She serves as chair of the HBA’s chapter/affiliate mentors, and has been a mentor to five chapters and affiliates.
Ms. Pritchard, who is President of The Pritchard Group & Intermedica, Inc., is on the advisory board of the Brookdale Center of Aging, which is part of Hunter College in New York. She served as a past chair of the International Strategies Committee for the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, and past president of the Association of Medical Publishers and the Healthcare Marketing Communications Council.
“Now in our fourth decade, the HBA has become the leading women’s leadership organization in the healthcare industry, and that growth is a direct result of our talented volunteers," said Ms. Zak. “Barbara has truly been an inspiration to HBA, tirelessly giving of herself in a wide variety of leadership roles for many years. We are thankful for all her service, and for all she continues to do to take the organization to a new level to help shape future leaders in healthcare.”