Congratulations to the 2017 volunteers of the month for HBA San Francisco

Each month, the board of directors of HBA San Francisco Bay Arear recognize the efforts of one of the many volunteers who contribute their time, passion and talent to help realize our mission of advancing women in healthcare. Thank you and congratulations to the 2017 VOMs. A special thank you to Monica Singh for her contributions to the VOM descriptions.
 

Nadia Bracken
Nadia has been nominated for VOM by Nancy Pratt, director at large of market research committee, for her ongoing contributions as a HBA volunteer. Nadia has exhibited a high level of commitment on the market research committee as well as represented the market research committee at the volunteer orientation. She is creative, enthusiastic and always willing to help. Nadia’s energy and enthusiasm at the volunteer orientation resulted in the highest level of interest in market research that we have had to date. Thank you, Nadia, for your efforts to the market research committee and to furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.
 

Tina Brumbaugh
Tina has been an HBA member for a year, and tirelessly supported the programs and membership committees with the execution of events. Tina embraced volunteering and has been actively helping to coordinate events hosted at Genentech. She is an extraordinary volunteer passionately supporting the HBA. The board members praised Tina for her attention to detail, experience, careful execution, and program management from beginning to end, which have left event participants with a wow effect. Tina’s embracement of volunteering work depicts her dedication and commitment to furthering the HBA mission. The chapter members deemed Tina’s contribution to the 2017 WOTY West event as outstanding. Specifically, Tina coordinated with the SF chapter board members and volunteers to carry out their vision of the program. She took on many roles, including facilities planner and resource coordinator, to produce this exceptional event. All of the WOTY West activities were delivered with great professionalism, creating a truly memorable experience. Tina says that, “volunteering for the HBA has given me a chance to grow and take on new challenges.” The HBA has allowed her to connect with people all over of the healthcare industry and to grow her network.
 
Vineeta Gulati
Vineeta was nominated as HBA VOM for her ongoing dedication to the planning of the Fast Forward Women events. She demonstrated consistent intellectual curiosity to ensure the communication objections were consistently met. Furthermore, Vineeta exhibited a positive and proactive attitude at every interaction. Thank you, Vineeta, for your dedication to inspire and further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. The HBA would not be possible without the contributions of volunteers like Vineeta.
 
Lori Lai
Lori has been nominated as VOM for her hard work and dedication as a volunteer on the corporate relations committee. She has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the committee and has continually asked great questions to ensure that we are following protocol. Lori has showed amazing enthusiasm and tenacity in pursuit of new sponsors for 2017. Thank you Lori. The HBA would not be possible without the contributions and dedication of volunteers like you.

Gloria Lee
Gloria was nominated for her commitment and many contributions as a volunteer on the HBA SF Bay Area membership committee. Gloria has worked tirelessly to lead and continue the coffee chat programs in the South Bay. She embraces the spirit of the HBA and since August, has led three events, each with a significant audience, which speaks to the presence of HBA in that geography. Gloria is an outstanding HBA member who models the spirit of volunteerism to the highest. Her exemplary dedication extends across several committees: membership and programs. She exhibits both kindness and passion -- a perfect role model of HBA’s leadership competencies. Her volunteering has created a big  #HBAImpact for HBA San Francisco. Thank you, Gloria, for your continued efforts to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.
 
Shivina Mittal
Shivina was nominated for her commitment and many contributions as a volunteer on the HBA SF Bay Area membership committee. Shivina embraces the spirit of HBA by continuing the coffee chat events in San Francisco. Under her stewardship, these informal events have attracted many new HBA members and inspired young professionals to follow the HBA. Rosa Lau, director at large of the marketing committee, describes Shivina as “an outstanding HBA member who models the spirit of volunteerism to the highest. Her exemplary dedication extends across several committees: membership and market research.” More recently, Shivina has contributed extensively to managing the core membership activities, alongside Rosa. Shivina’s passion and agile approach have proven effective in delivering to commitments. She is gritty, a quick learner, and an inspiration to other young professionals.
 

Kioma Palkhivala
Kioma was nominated for being an outstanding HBA member and for taking the spirit of volunteerism to the highest. Her dedicated volunteering encompasses many different committees: membership, programs and market research. Kioma organized several coffee chats and served as an event volunteer on multiple occasions. She was praised by the membership committee for embracing “radical hospitality” at coffee chats she hosted in the East Bay. She also helped in many different ways at the membership committee. Kioma’s engagement has extended to volunteering at many programs. She welcomed guests, helped with event flow and administration, and she always stayed to make sure that all activities were accomplished at the end of events. To help with analyzing data, Kioma devoted her time, talent, and skills to extract meaning out of an immense number of metrics collected during registration and events. Kioma says that the relationships built through HBA membership/volunteering helped her to develop confidence and to learn about herself, women, the professional working environment, and the healthcare industry.

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