HBA Central New Jersey Recognizes Honored Volunteers and Spark Award Winners

HBA Central New Jersey Honored Volunteers and Spark Award Recipients for the Second Half of 2019

The Honored Volunteer award recognizes an HBA volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding service to the chapter and/or region. Typically offered on a monthly or quarterly basis, this award recognizes volunteers who show a strong commitment to the HBA, make an outstanding volunteer contribution and have high energy and positive attitude.

The Spark award is a peer-to-peer recognition program which honors any HBA volunteer who has distinguished themselves through “little bursts of awesomeness” in areas such as attitude, collaboration, pitching in, consistency, leadership and building community by supporting others.

HBA Central New Jersey is proud to recognize the efforts that our volunteers have put into creating wonderful programming, without them, we would not be able to add the value we do to our members' lives.

Spark Award
Sree Alapati
, regulatory affairs manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals 
Sree Alapati has been an awesome partner for the HBA Central NJ networking team. She assisted in numerous ways: including contacting venues, emailing members, putting up signs (even in the rain) and warmly greeting and checking in guests - always with a great sense of humor. The networking team owes any success this year to Sree and thanks to her immensely for her time, dedication and commitment.

Spark Award
Terrene Collins
, legal operations manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Terrene has consistently gone above and beyond in the volunteer role with HBA Central NJ. As part of the content workstream, she is always prepared for meetings, extremely responsive and brings innovative ideas for the content of each program to life. In addition to this, Terrene has offered assistance around logistics/day of support for all of the networking and educational events for the chapter. All of these contributions have made these events extremely successful.

Honored Volunteer Award
Malkia Payton-Jackson
, strategic communications partner, Gagen MacDonald
At the beginning of the year, Malkia immediately stepped up to manage HBA Central NJ’s networking events team. Though this year had a rocky start, including a snowstorm and power outages to March Madness craziness, she never deterred. Her determination and perseverance have paid off with hosting networking events that HBA Central NJ members have enjoyed the welcoming nature and warm environment that she created every time. Thank you Malkia for all that you have done this year. We greatly appreciate it.

Spark Award
Navdeep Pobarai
, head, statistical programming and data science, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Navdeep has become a dependable team member during 2019 working on the HBA Central NJ membership and engagement team. She managed a peer recognition program for the HBA Central NJ board. We are very impressed with her maturity, her passion for learning and helping others.

Spark Award
Devin Barbee
, legal operations analyst, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Devin Barbee has been an awesome partner for HBA Central NJ networking team. She assisted in numerous ways: including contacting venues, emailing members, putting up signs (even in the rain) and greeting and checking in guests - always with a great sense of humor. The networking team owes any success this year to Devin and thanks to her immensely for her time, dedication and commitment.  

Spark Award
Stephanie Hondorp
, site document processor, Covance
Stephanie has consistently gone above and beyond in the volunteer role with HBA Central NJ. As part of the content workstream, she is always prepared for meetings, extremely responsive and brings innovative ideas for the content of each program to life. In addition to this, Stephanie has offered assistance around logistics/day of support for all of the networking and educational events for the chapter. All of these contributions have made these events extremely successful.