2018 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 33 senior women, identified by their corporate partner companies, who serve as a role 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. All award winners will be honored at the 2018 HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY) event 3 May in NYC.

Lisa Bakazias, VP, global operations, manufacturing strategy
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Lisa Benna, SVP, HR
GlaxoSmithKline

Heidi Casaletto, VP, business fields-transfusion medicine, business fields marketing
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Maggie A. Daniels, national sales director, corporate accounts
Roche Diagnostics

Kathy Delaney, global chief creative officer
Publicis Health

Binodh DeSilva, PhD, VP
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Elsie DiBella, VP, biologics process and CMC development
Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Edith Eby, VP
Pfizer Inc.

Rachel Frizberg, commercial director region Europe
Roche (F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd)

Coleen Glessner, SVP and chief quality officer
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Cecile Guegan, VP finance global oncology and medicine development
Pfizer Inc.

Jennifer Jackson, PhD, SVP, global regulatory affairs and quality assurance
Tesaro, Inc.

Petra Jantzer, managing director
Accenture

Tracey Keele, partner, risk consulting
KPMG LLP

Andrea Kretzmann, strategy
Fingerpaint Marketing, Inc.

Lauren Lewis, EVP, managing director
McCann Torre Lazur

Anila Lingamneni, VP, renal R&D, Baxter healthcare
Baxter International Inc.

Nahrin Marino, deputy general counsel legal regulatory
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Jymme McQuillan, executive director, operations
Quest Diagnostics

Nikkia Miller-Blakes, Johnson & Johnson technology, VP – enterprise and portfolio
Johnson & Johnson

Jan Price, director, women's healthcare and neurology medical science liaison teams
Bayer

Rosemary Rebuli, global head of trial management
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Dawn Rogers, SVP, human resources
Pfizer Inc.

Robin Shapiro, global president
TBWA\WorldHealth

Meg Smith, VP, clinical operations, quality and regulatory compliance
Stryker Corporation

Cecilia Soriano, VP/GM diabetes care
BD

Ponni Subbiah, chief medical officer
Indivior PLC

Lisa Talbot, managing director, healthcare strategy and business development
Marina Maher Communications LLC

Onelia Ann Vera, head counsel, hematology
Shire

Erica Yahr, EVP, executive strategy director
McCann Health NY

Sherri Zapinski, VP, global procurement
Alcon, a Novartis Company

Litao Zhang, PhD, VP, leads discovery and optimization
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company