The HBA Houston Honored Volunteer award was presented this month to Rhonda Ater. Rhonda was nominated for her commitment and many contributions as a volunteer for the HBA Houston affiliate. Since joining HBA Houston, she has demonstrated an amazing attitude, enthusiasm and initiative to help the HBA Houston affiliate grow. Being passionate about developing people, Rhonda has consistently offered mentorship and provided connections to members and attendees at our events over the past year. Most recently, Rhonda led our very first HBA Houston Learning from Leaders event. She did a fantastic job moderating the event to ensure that the evening was impactful and meaningful for all of our attendee’s professional development.
Thank you, Rhonda, for your dedication to inspire and further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. HBA Houston would not be possible without the contributions of volunteers like Rhonda. She is an extraordinary volunteer that has played a significant role in building the HBA presence in Houston. We are lucky to have Rhonda as part of the team.
Rhonda Ater is a regional business director with Shire in the IM/GI rare disease division where she oversees regional business managers covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Rhonda is the G.R.O.W. (Growing Remarkable Outstanding Women) lead where she has the opportunity to head up the women's group within both the GI and endocrine teams at Shire. Rhonda has received multiple awards within her time in the industry. She has earned five President’s Club Awards (three within Shire) and has been very active in multiple leadership initiatives. Rhonda is passionate about the HBA, women in leadership and people development. Last year, she was recognized by senior leaders and received the G.R.O.W. Leadership Award. Email Rhonda.