Brooke Claussen, Tanika Craig, Kristen M. Dodge, Julie Hakim, Kelly S. Lewis, PharmD, Lindsay Luke, Nancy Martin, MD, and Dawn Palace, PhD represented the Chicago Chapter well while exemplifying true experiential leadership qualities.
Eight of our very own were honored at the Woman of the Year (WOTY) event held in New York, May 6, 2010. Brooke Claussen, Tanika Craig, Kristen M. Dodge, Julie Hakim, Kelly S. Lewis, PharmD, Lindsay Luke, Nancy Martin, MD, and Dawn Palace, PhD represented the Chicago Chapter well while exemplifying true experiential leadership qualities. Clearly these eight women have demonstrated a commitment to healthcare and to their craft resulting in being recognized by their companies as role models and superstars within their organizations. We proudly honor and celebrate your achievement.
Companies can nominate leading women in their organization as a benefit of being an HBA corporate partner organization.
- Contribute significantly to their organization in numerous areas
- Exemplify true leadership and are role models for others
- Assist those in subordinate or peer positions and are team players
- Exhibit dedication to the healthcare industry
- Exemplify “top talent” that the organization wants to formally recognize
Group Creative Director
Goble & Associates Healthcare Communication
As Group Creative Director at Goble & Associates, Brooke has proven herself to be relentless. She is relentless in her quest to discover the insights that make her brands resonate in their markets, and she is relentless in ensuring that her creative solutions are not just attentiongetting, but meet the unique needs of the brands and the clients that she so passionately serves. She’s a rising leader in our agency and a Rising Star in healthcare communications.
Tanika exemplifies Siren’s approach to leadership, in her own words:“Leadership is a skill that has to be cultivated and it doesn’t seek its own interest. It’s focused on collaboration, adding value, and embracing change. It’s understanding what others need from you and delivering a solution that meets that need. Being a leader is to lead by example—inspiring and empowering others to reach their highest potential.”
Kristen M. Dodge
Senior Manager, Global Finance Training & Development
In 2002, Kristen joined Stryker as a tax accountant, earning promotions to senior tax accountant, financial planning supervisor, and accounting manager. Her technical expertise and people leadership skills contributed to her 2008 Performance Excellence Award. She chairs engagement teams and women’s network activities, and she mentors others. She recruits, engages, and develops talent, and was an architect of the finance development function. Kristen is an impressive role model and highly valued at Stryker for her performance and people contribution.
Vice President, Business Planning
Julie is a key member of the Lundbeck Inc. finance team. Since joining the company in 2006 as controller, she has gained respect as a leader companywide. In her role, she has supported a range of special projects, including the financial integration of the company into H. Lundbeck following Ovation’s acquisition last year. She was recently named VP, Business Planning, which is enabling her to grow further professionally while providing strategic financial decision support for the business.
Kelly S. Lewis, PharmD
Senior Director, Medical Science Liaisons
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Kelly is a trusted and respected colleague. From her first position in the pharmaceutical industry eight years ago, Kelly has maintained a superb track record. During her tenure at Actelion, she has advanced from a position as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) to a senior leadership position heading up our whole MSL team. She has contributed tremendously to our success, and she is well-respected across the organization.
Regional Sales Director,West
Lindsay brings a wealth of experience and a collaborative and energetic spirit to our organization. As senior director of advocacy, she managed a complex set of interfaces involving external and internal stakeholders across our corporate, medical, and clinical areas. Lindsay now supports critical commercial markets as regional sales director, west. She personifies our corporate value of “passion for the patient” demonstrated by her interactions with global patient foundations, professional societies, and customers.
Nancy Martin, MD
Medical Director, Astellas Pharma Global Development
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Dr. Nancy Martin joined the Medical Sciences Department of Astellas Pharma Global Development in 2008 and quickly became a key member of the U.S. clinical development team. In just a short time, Nancy has made significant contributions to the company’s drug development program. In recognition of her talents, management skills, and leadership, she recently was appointed the global medical lead for a late-phase compound. Nancy’s commitment to changing tomorrow by bringing about a healthier world today is unparalleled, which is what makes her a Rising Star.
Dawn Palace, PhD
VP of Strategic Solutions
You don’t have to be in Dawn’s presence long to know “she gets it!” Dawn effortlessly combines keen business acumen with a healthy dose of infectious energy and passion. With a Starbuck’s coffee cup in hand each morning, our VP of strategic solutions moves through her day purposefully set on creating and designing high-impact solutions for Big’s clients. Her pragmatic intellect, unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, and ability to see the forest and the trees truly set her apart.We are so honored to have Dawn on our team and as our 2010 Rising Star!