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2022 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.

The 2022 Rising Stars were honored at the 2022 HBA Woman of the Year on 10 May.
 

Anne-Karen Hunt, Divisional VP, Commercial Heart Failure    
Abbott

Aurora Cazares, Director, Business Services and Operations    
AbbVie Inc.

Noelia Plaza, Senior Manager, Life Sciences, Industry Solutions and Services    
Accenture

Kristen Richardson, Senior Director, Business Development Operations    
Advanced Clinical

Disha Patel, Director, Digital, Technology and Innovation    
Amgen Inc.

Sand'Eria Lewis, Director, Operational Excellence    
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Denise Young, VP, Global Program Team Lead    
Atara Biotherapeutics

Deepa Athrayil Kalathil, Director Engineering    
athenahealth

Sandi Malinowski, Client Partner
Atlas

Jessica Golino, Associate Director, Field Execution
Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Aino Försti-Smith, Head, Communications, Finland    
Bayer Pharma Europe

Yaengsaeng Xayavong, Director, Facilities Management    
Bayer U.S.

Lucy Turland, Associate Director, US Marketing, Point of Care    
BD 

Joy Rasmussen, Regional Sales Manager    
BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. 

Stephanie Albanese, Senior Director, Commercial Finance  
Biogen 

Melissa Ortiz, Associate Director, Manufacturing and Packaging    
Boehringer Ingelheim

Amanda Lewis, Director, BioProcess Technology, Global Manufacturing Operations    
Bristol Myers Squibb

Ciera Solar, Senior Project Manager    
Calcium USA

Kendra Strother, Director, Product Strategy and Execution  
Cardinal Health

Kristen Tappan, SVP, Media    
CMI Media Group

Vidya Viswanathan, Digital Health and Innovation Leader    
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Shaina Gaynor, VP, People and Culture    
Compas

Carrie Chastain, Senior Medical Support Specialist    
CSL

Erinne Wasalski, Director, Head Regional Site Engagement Management, R&D    
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Marie Petrulavage, Account Lead, Client Services    
Doximity

Asya Kogan, Executive Director, Field Medical, Oncology    
Eisai Inc.

Adrienne Brown, VP, US Diabetes Business Unit    
Eli Lilly and Company

Michelene Taptich, Director, Revenue and Partnership Accounting    
Endo International

Ali Castro, Senior Director, Marketing Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health    
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, USA

Jill Gannon, Director Sales, US                                                                                 
Gilead Sciences

Tania Zahid, Regional HR Director, Employee Relations, Asia Pacific and MEA   
GlaxoSmithKline

Julie Ryan, VP, Regulatory Affairs    
Haemonetics Corporation

Christine Lutze, SVP, Account Director    
Havas Health & You

Dara Mann, VP, Marketing
Horizon Therapeutics

Edimara Reis, Principal Investigator, Antibody Pharmacology    
Incyte

Arati Swadi, Senior Director, Product Management    
Inovalon

Paula Hackl, SVP, Transformation Officer    
Intouch, An EVERSANA Company

Ashley Agustin, Assistant Director, Corporate Operations    
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Carrie Earehart, Neuroscience Account Specialist    
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals

Sue Bailey, Senior Director, Clinical Operations    
IQVIA

Heather Higgins, Associate Director, Regional Payer Account Executive  
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Sahana Nayak, Director, Chemicals Category    
Johnson & Johnson

Stephanie Sadaka, Senior Executive Oncology Sales Specialist, Janssen    
Johnson & Johnson

Ana Miletic, Senior Research Scientist, Kyowa Kirin Research  
Kyowa Kirin USA Inc.

Andrea Throop, PhD, VP, Laboratory Operations   
Labcorp

Kimberly Norman, Senior Director, Market Access Strategy    
Lundbeck US

Lisa Corbett, Director, Provider Relations    
Magellan Rx Management

Spencer Hoffman, VP, Associate General Counsel    
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company

Radhika Balasubramani, Director, Global Technical Operations, Merck Manufacturing Division    
Merck & Co., Inc.

Iksha Herr, Managing Director, Data and AI, Healthcare and Life Sciences     

Amber Scardino, EVP, Strategic Partnerships    
Millennium Medical

Jennie Feight, Director, Health Policy    
MiMedx Group, Inc.

Sarah Croft, Director of Product    
Navigating Cancer

Andrea Schwarz, Lead Business Partner, CONEXTS, CTS    
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Christina Bannerman, Regional Business Director, Pacific    
Novo Nordisk

Melissa LoBiondo, Account Group Supervisor    
Ogilvy Health

Ruth Fields, Director, Regulatory Innovation, Information and Digital Management    
Organon

Aparna Das, IT Business Relationship Manager    
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Kristen Bequeath, PhD, Executive Director, Global Quality Operations    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Christina Van Derveer, Senior Corporate Counsel    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Rachel Foden, Managing Consultant    
PA Consulting Services Ltd.

Susan Anderson, Chief of Operations, Global Product Development    
Pfizer Inc.

Parmjot Bains, Senior Director, Regional Commercial Lead Developed, Asia    
Pfizer Inc.

Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Senior Director, National Government Relations and Multicultural Affairs    
Pfizer Inc.

Shaguna Punj, Principal (Partner), PwC Strategy and Healthcare Enterprise Strategy and Value    
PwC

Ericka McKenna, EVP, Group Account Director    
Real Chemistry

Leighanne Eide, Supply Planning and Project Management Director, Hygiene Business Unit    
Reckitt

Stephanie Hayes, VP, Key Partners    
Reverba

Delaine Williams, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs    
Rhodes Pharmaceuticals

Ronnie Chen, People and Culture Head, Roche Pharma China    
Roche Genentech

Angela Howard, Regional Business Manager, Roche Molecular Diagnostics    
Roche Genentech

Nicole Richie, Global Head Health Equity and Population Science, Genentech    
Roche Genentech

Karen Campbell, Senior Director, Clinical Operations    
Rubius Therapeutics

Jennifer Turcotte, Senior Director, Global Pharma Strategy
Salesforce

Katie Cary, Director, Facilities    
Sangamo Therapeutics

Cristina Zamora, Senior Scientist    
Sanofi

Alisha Ahmed, Division Manager   
Seagen Inc.

Patrizia Palazzi, Strategy Consultant
Siemens Healthineers AG

April Walker, Global Clinical Insights Marketing Professional    
Siemens Healthineers AG

Colleen Mahoney, Associate Director, Commercial Learning and Development    
Sobi Inc. (North America)

Courtney Zeni, Director, Medical Affairs    
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Lauren Cantz, Chief of Staff    
SwanBio Therapeutics, Inc.

Kasey Boynton, Director, Client Engagement, Real World Evidence and Late Phase
Syneos Health

Feni Komline, RN, Director, Engagement Center, Deployment Solutions    
Syneos Health

Terah Benjamin, Specialty Pharmacy Accounts and Channel Management Director, SP Projects and Priorities    
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Amina Lobban, Head, HR Business Excellence, Global Manufacturing, Supply and Quality    
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Gabriella Tangredi, VP, Account Director    
TBWA\WorldHealth

Brigette Tanner, Senior Manager Compliance, SLC Quality Compliance    
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jenny Perry, SVP, Group Scientific Director    
The Lockwood Group LLC

Robyn Davis, Senior Clinical Account Manager    
Travere Therapeutics

Brooke Fleming, Head, Omnichannel Marketing and Digital Enablement     
UCB, Inc.

Wenchi Liu, Executive Counsel    
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical

Leela Paris, Executive Director, Process Engineering and Manufacturing, Cell Therapy 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Anne Brocchini, Strategy Insights and Planning Manager    
ZS Associates

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