HBA San Francisco Bay Area would like to extend our congratulations to Gisela Paulsen for being awarded the 2017 HBA San Francisco Bay Area chapter Leadership Excellence and Dedication (LEAD) award.
Every year, each HBA chapter selects a single volunteer that has gone above and beyond in their contributions to significantly build and grow their chapter. This year, with resounding support, Gisela Paulsen was selected as the LEAD Awardee due to her steadfastness and vision in establishing HBA Next for the HBA Pacific region.
Here’s what board members had to say in support Gisela’s selection for this award:
- "She is the reason we are set up for the evolution to the new HBA"
- "Her execution has been flawless. She has gone above and beyond as a volunteer and her strong leadership commitment was the guiding factor that allowed us to take this historic next step and make HBA Next a reality."
- "Gisela was amazing in her drive and determination to move Southern California into the new structure."
- "..she was the ultimate model of transformational leadership and fair governance. She sets a high bar, not because she can, but because she knows together we can surpass it."
- "We can think of no one else who is more deserving and embodies Leadership, Excellence and Dedication like Gisela for the San Francisco chapter."
Gisela currently serves as vice president, global head, product development, global product strategy and late-stage portfolio finance at Roche/Genentech. She joined the HBA in 1996.
Congratulations, Gisela, on behalf of the HBA SF Bay Area chapter. Thank you for your service, excellence, and impactful leadership.