HBA Indianapolis: Volunteer of the Month: Vivian Cintron 

Vivian Cintron, Ph.D., MBA

HBA Indianapolis is thrilled to announce Dr. Vivian Cintron as our volunteer of the month. Vivian is an incredible team member and beautiful person inside and out which our chapter has been very lucky to get to know this year.  

Not only is she a valuable member of HBA Indianapolis, she is the founder of Viony Consultants LLC, where she currently consults organizations in the high quality and regulatory pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, laboratory and healthcare environments in the industry to advise on streamlining processes, creating alternatives and pathways for achieving business goals. The vision of Viony Consultants LLC is to provide medical and scientific expertise, clinical and business development to enhance your marketing team, cultivate key opinion leaders, clinical studies review to improve your value propositions and analysis of healthcare workflow to improve patient care.

Vivian is a high performing executive professional with global expertise of over 25 years in medical and scientific affairs and strategic business development in the pharmaceutical, state healthcare and federal government fields. Dr. Cintron obtained her doctorate at Wayne State University and completed an academic government post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health (NIH) with clinical training in the areas of endocrinology, mitochondrial diseases, protein and gene activation – and additionally completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Eli Lilly in the areas of cell signaling, molecular and transgenomics and a clinical internship at Internal Care Unit of Internal Medicine Rush University with emphasis on respiratory and sepsis. She obtained a master’s in business administration and a master’s in strategic management from Kelly School of Business at Bloomington, Indiana.

Vivian has more than 12 years of experience at Roche Diagnostics in the areas of medical and scientific affairs, clinical/business development and diagnostic testing. In addition, she has been a key strategy leader at Diasorin Molecular and at Cepheid. On top of her extensive background in the industry, she also served our country as a United States Army Reserve Captain, where she directed the bio-threat laboratory and trained soldiers in latest molecular technologies and disease states.

Many can recognize Vivian’s incredible background and extensive amount of experience. She has participated on several boards, including Red Cross, Riverview Hospital Foundation, IU Methodist Foundation and United Way. She was recognized by Riverview Hospital as Women of Vision 2011, speaker of 500 attendees in “Know your DNA and Genetics” and by IU as Women of the Year 2011. And as the impeccable leader that she is, she also has been a health educator in needed communities.  

Vivian joined HBA Indianapolis in 2015, where she was excited to learn about opportunities to grow in leadership areas. In 2016, Vivian joined the HBA Southern California chapter and after returning to Indiana, she is now serving on the marketing committee with HBA Indianapolis. Dr. Cintron is thrilled to be volunteering and learning about social media marketing and initiating new relationships with sponsors and recruiting new members. Vivian said she is “excited about the vision to connect members in all areas of healthcare and unify them on a big network of mentors where we can share and learn strategies, challenges and successes. If we could develop a network where we can pick up the phone and discuss freely ideas or challenges, we could innovate and achieve many visions together”.

Dr. Cintron likes spending quality time with her family, enjoying the outdoors and doing oil paintings. She currently serves as a volunteer board member of the Red Cross at Indianapolis in the Biomed Committee. Vivian’s extraordinary experience and career is only topped by her driven and upbeat personality and her contagious positive attitude. She is an incredible team member and friend- and we are very happy to have her support in Indianapolis and to learn from her leadership. Thank you, Vivian, for all of your hard work and dedication to our team.