2018 Rising Stars

HBA Rising Stars are professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields. Nominated by the HBA's corporate partners, the Rising Stars represent various career stages and disciplines, and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements and proven attention to furthering their careers. All award winners will be honored at the 2018 HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY) event 3 May in NYC.

Neeta Amin, executive director, clinical lead/clinical science head
Pfizer Inc.

Jennifer Anderson, director, operations
Performance Health

Sonal Bhatia, VP, NA regional medical affairs lead, rare diseases
Pfizer Inc.

Stephanie Bostaph Martin, VP
Ketchum

Vanessa Breschard, executive creative director
Health & Wellness Partners, LLC

Anne Brooks, senior director, oncology marketing
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Broxmeyer, director of compliance and associate general counsel
athenahealth

Renata Campos, area head LATAM and president Brazil
Takeda Pharma LTDA

Jessica Coffey, director, national markets account management
Cardinal Health

Courtney Cohen, associate creative director
Calcium USA

Kristi Cooper, director, learning and development
Novo Nordisk

Tracey Cooper, digital engagement strategist
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Dana Dodzik, senior director, corporate communications
Lundbeck

Tanesha Duncan, executive director, technical commercialization
Celgene Corporation

Sophie Dutilloy, DVP Abbott diabetes care, EMEAP
Abbott

Susan Farkas, commercial business director
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Margaret Faul, executive director process development
Amgen Inc.

Jovelle Fernandez, VP, Japan medical officer and head, Japan medical affairs
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Joy Fitzgerald, chief diversity officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Colleen Flesher, area VP sales
Johnson & Johnson

Amy France, VP, finance
Syneos Health

Betsy George, director, medical affairs, operations
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Inna Glozman, senior director, commercial analytics
Eisai Inc.

Renee Hall, executive director, head of commercial excellence
Boehringer Ingelheim

Priti Hegde, director
Genentech, Inc.

Jessica Hill, senior account manager
Bulletin Healthcare

Emma L. Howe, marketing director, upper respiratory, health BU, RB US
RB

Evelyn Y. Hu, executive director, technical operations controller
Purdue Pharma L.P.

Sangita Iyer, director, FP&A
Horizon Pharma plc

Mary James, senior director, research and analytics
W2O Group

Kendra Johnson, senior project manager
Sanofi

Nicole Leiter, corporate operations VP
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Sonia Luaces, partner
PwC

Kelly MacDonald, director, commercial finance and technical accounting
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Christina Mack, Sr. director of epidemiology
IQVIA

Stephanie Magonagle, VP, strategic planning director
McCann Echo

Haita Makanji, PharmD, RPh, VP clinical strategy and programs
Magellan Rx Management

Marilyn Marsh, national sales director
Publicis Health Solutions

Tara Mautone, Sr. director, chief of staff, president
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Kimberly Moran, head, neurology healthcare strategy
UCB, Inc.

Cari Nicholson, PMP, SPHR, executive director, strategic account management
VMS BioMarketing

Angela Partisano, PharmD, MS, RPh, CMPP, global medical director, hATTR Amyloidosis
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Melinda Pautsch, director, strategic accounts and medical device/diagnostic sales
Medidata Solutions

Kathryn C. Payne, SVP, corporate affairs
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Julia Pike, VP, intellectual property
Sandoz

Devayani Pophali, senior director, field operations
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Shelley Rahe, SVP, client service director
CDM New York

Erin Rathbone, senior manager for client services
Inovalon

Ana Dolores Roman, PEH country manager, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador
Pfizer Inc.

Kunbi Rudnick, director, global marketing
Merck & Co., Inc.

Chaka Serrant, senior business analyst
Knowledgent

Sandra Sexton, director, consumer marketing
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Sonia Shah, senior medical director
The Scienomics Group, An Omnicom Company

Vanita Sharma, Sr. director, patient advocacy and public policy
Strongbridge Biopharma plc

Kristy Shipulski, Sr. director, supply chain management
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Maureen Silverman, director, clinical operations
Shionogi Inc.

Emily Smith, VP, associate creative director
Concentric Health Experience

Janet Smith, director, enterprise accounts, healthcare
UPS

Jamie Spaeth, head of human resources, US commercial
Shire

Sarah Stock, PhD, VP, group scientific director

The Lockwood Group LLC

Melissa Strickland, team lead, account management
Doximity, Inc.

Amanda Strong, group medical copy supervisor
Giant Creative Strategy

Nicole Thompson, director human resources
BD

Jodi Virkus, oncology marketing indication lead
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Christie Whitehead, VP, account group supervisor
Havas Sanofi Genzyme Village