The HBA’s 2020-2021 STAR is Susan Torroella, former president and CEO, ArmadaHealth, the leader in physician recommendation intelligence provided to employers through its QualityCare Connect℠ solution.
For more than 20 years, Susan has been a dedicated HBA volunteer serving on the global board of directors, including as president of the global board in 2010. Having also served on HBA’s advisory board, Council of Chapter Presidents and as a mentor to the HBA Europe region and numerous US chapters, Susan has been instrumental in the growth and impact of the entire HBA organization – particularly as the founder of HBA Mid-Atlantic, bringing together diverse stakeholders across research, regulatory, device, diagnostics and other healthcare sectors. Susan also led the geographical expansion of the annual HBA Leadership Conferences which is now held across the US.
Susan has been recognized by PharmaVOICE as a Top 100 Inspiring People in Life Sciences, by EY as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and named to the Top 100 Women in Maryland list.
Susan is also on the board of directors for the American Heart Association, an executive leader for Go Red for Women, a leader in the United Way’s Women’s United and on the advisory council for Springboard Enterprise’s Life Science Council. Her “infectious enthusiasm and inspiring leadership”, as noted by her peers, has enabled Susan to make large impacts in the organizations where she has been a leader.