November 2013 - Christina Campbell
Congratulations to Christina Campbell, the HBA San Francisco chapter volunteer of the month for November. Christina, a pharmacologist at Theravance, serves in the corporate relations committee and is the liaison with the program committee. She created a manageable and extremely useful competitive analysis spreadsheet from complex geographical corporate data for HBA’s corporate committee.
She presented a large amount of complicated data in a format that was easy to understand and updated it with her findings. Christina states “As the corporate relations team has limited resources and the list of corporations in the Bay Area is almost limitless, it was integral to have a streamlined document that could provide metrics so the team could make better informed decisions which were more aligned with our overall goals.”
Her position as an HBA liaison is key to facilitating streamlined communication between the committees. Christina goes on to say, “I think aligning the individual committees with overarching corporate goals is the key to getting the SF chapter to do something truly extraordinary. We sit in a very unique biotech sphere of influence here in the Bay Area, we need to leverage that to its full potential.”
December 2013 - Angela Sanchis
Congratulations to Angela Sanchis, our December volunteer of the month. At most HBA events, you can see Angela sporting her nametag adorned with purple feathers welcoming new people and talking about the HBA. As an active member in the membership committee, she loves to connect people and welcome them to the group. Angela is also active in the marketing committee. During events she live tweets and posts to HBA’s Facebook page. Angela has also created marketing pieces and written event recaps for the eBulletin.
Being an engaged volunteer for more than two years in the HBA, she has flexed her interpersonal skills to connect to members. Her journey continues in the HBA as she assumes her board role as co-director of the membership committee, with the opportunity to start developing her strategic skills. “I have learned so much from volunteering with the HBA. I really enjoy the people I meet and the friendships I have made the most.” Angela is currently a global project manager at Genentech.