2021 HBA Global Board of Directors 

At the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association’s (HBA) recent annual business meeting, the electorate voted on the 2021 global board of directors and nominating committee. 

We are proud to announce the following leaders who will guide the organization in the year ahead: 

2021 HBA Global Board of Directors 

Executive committee:

  • Chair: Shideh Sedgh Bina, founding partner, Insigniam
  • Vice-chair: Angela Gillespie, COO, W2O Group
  • Secretary/treasurer: Zoe Healey, global strategy director, Concentric Health Experience
  • President and CEO: Laurie Cooke*, president and CEO, HBA (ex-officio)

Directors at large:

  • Adam Dubow, chief compliance and ethics officer, Bristol Myers Squibb Company
  • Erik D. Smith, principal, strategy and analytics, Deloitte Consulting
  • Gisela A. Paulsen, general manager, precision oncology, Exact Sciences
  • Jacquelyn Moore, healthcare executive director, Genentech, Inc.
  • Jhaymee Tynan, assistant VP, integration, Atrium Health
  • Julie Ross, president, Advanced Clinical
  • Laura Butler, CEO, WorkLife Performance Consulting, LLC (chair, Council of Chapter Presidents)
  • Liz Paulson, strategic account executive, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Health Care
  • Michael O’Brien*, president, Peloton Executive Coaching
  • Michelle Keefe, president, commercial solutions, Syneos Health
  • Molly Painter*, president, US, Orphazyme US, Inc.
  • Tamicka James*, head of diversity & inclusion, US commercial, medical, government affairs, Genentech, Inc. 

*non-voting

2021 HBA Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Rebecca Vermeulen, VP patient and society strategy, head healthcare and patient partnership product development, Genentech, Inc.
  • Ayanna Telfort, EVP, director of client services, Razorfish Health
  • Melissa McLaughlin, SVP, human resources/chief people officer, Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • Stefania Migliuolo, founder and CEO, Alecrìa
  • Tint Tint Yap, VP, integration, separation and transition, Bayer

These individuals will ensure the organizational focus, strategies and plans are aligned to accelerate the HBA’s mission. The generous donation of time and talent from volunteer leaders enables the HBA to keep our strategies fresh and relevant while maintaining a laser focus on the longer-term goal of gender parity at all levels of leadership.

The incoming leaders are inspired with their charge to continue the great work of the 2020 board and nominating committee to champion the HBA’s mission of furthering the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare.

We are grateful and appreciative for the service of the 2020 HBA board of directors and nominating committee – those continuing their terms in 2020 and those committed advocates completing their terms this year. 

Thank you to the 2020 HBA board of directors:

Executive committee:

  • Chair: Rebecca Vermeulen, VP patient and society strategy, head healthcare and patient partnership product development, Genentech, Inc.
  • Vice-chair: Simona King, EVP and chief financial officer, Tmunity Therapeutics 
  • Secretary/treasurer: Angela Gillespie, COO, W2O Group
  • President & CEO: Laurie Cooke*, president & CEO, HBA (ex-officio)

Directors at large:

  • Adam Dubow, chief compliance and ethics officer, Bristol Myers Squibb Company
  • Erik D. Smith, PhD, principal, strategy and analytics, Deloitte 
  • Gisela A. Paulsen, general manager, precision oncology, Exact Sciences
  • Jaime Marks Corvino*, director, account marketing, KPMG LLP 
  • Jhaymee Tynan*, assistant VP, integration, Atrium Health
  • Julie Ross, president, Advanced Clinical
  • Laura Butler, CEO, WorkLife Consulting, LLC (chair, Council of Chapter Presidents)
  • La'Wana Harris, president & founder, La'Wana Harris, Inc.
  • Liz Paulson, strategic account executive, LexisNexis 
  • Rita Ribeiro, Associate Director, Oncology Commercial Engagement, Bristol Myers Squibb

Thank you to the 2020 nominating committee:

  • Chair: Shannon Resetich, global franchise head, rare diseases, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Joe DePinto, chief commercial officer, Vineti 
  • June Zeringue, consultant, Insigniam
  • Melissa McLaughlin, SVP, human resources/chief people officer, Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • Stefania Migliuolo, founder and CEO, Alecrìa