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Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Metro Chapter Elects 2012 Board of Directors

With a goal to ensure continued awareness, professional growth and support for the development of healthcare professionals in the New York Metro tri-state area, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Metro Chapter announced its 2012 Chapter


FAIRFIELD, NJ – DECEMBER 1 – Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Metro Chapter Elects Chapter Board To Lead Group In 2012.

With a goal to ensure continued awareness, professional growth and support for the development of healthcare professionals in the New York Metro tri-state area, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Metro Chapter announced its 2012 Chapter Board of Directors.

The HBA was founded in 1977 and is the leading not-for-profit global organization committed to helping women in healthcare, across all areas of functional expertise, achieve their leadership goals at every stage of their career. HBA Metro is one of 15 chapters serving a membership in a variety of roles and diverse areas to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. HBA membership includes executives and leaders from pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, medical device companies, healthcare delivery organizations, advertising and communications agencies, medical publishers and education companies, and research and educational institutions.

The 2012 HBA Metro Chapter executive committee includes:·
President Liz Stueck, Vice President, CareerCentral, a JBK Associates, Inc. Company
President-Elect Terry Beebe Thomas, Program Development, PSKW LLC Immediate Past President Stephanie Bova, Global Brand Team Leader, Spiriva/Primary Care Commercial Development, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals Vice President Betsy Lane, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, Inc.
Secretary Beth Everett, Assistant Vice President, Homeland & Civilian Solutions, SAIC
Treasurer, Tint Tint Yap, Director of Accounting, Bayer

HealthCare Directors-at-Large include:
Corporate Partner Relations, Adrienne Robinson, Director, Business Affairs & Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Market Research, Nuala Sheerin, Team Leader, Multi-Channel Sampling, Pfizer Inc
Marketing and PR, Jessica Labita, Director, Client Services, MD Mindset, LLC Membership, Megan Montgomery, Senior Healthcare Representative, Pfizer Inc
Programs (Affinity Programs), Virginia Alfaro, Novolog Mix 70/30 Sales Manager, Novo Nordisk Inc.
Programs (Affinity Programs), Ritu Namdev, Director, Operational Excellence, Oncology Development, Sanofi US
Programs (CONNECTIONS), Lorraine Rusch, Vice President, Business Development, Vince and Associates Clinical Research
Programs (Evening Programs), Laurie A. Myers, Principal, Hallett Davis Strategic Group
Programs (Executive Women’s Outreach), Linda Calandra, Director of Marketing, Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer Inc
Programs (Mentoring), Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director, Credo and Workplace Engagement, Johnson & Johnson
Programs (Virtual Programs), Tiffany Sills, Senior Specialist, Eisai Inc. Volunteer Engagement, Doreen Rice, Associate Director, inVentiv Patient Access Solutions

Non-voting Directors include:
Diversity & Inclusion, Alexine Tranquada, Senior Manager, Global Market Research and Analytics, Merck & Co., Inc.
Golf Outing, Laura Ptaszek, Key Account Manager, Medco Health Solutions
IT, Nicole Charlton-Nauroth, Senior Engagement Manager, Market Research, marketRx, a Cognizant Company

Ceci Zak, Vice President, Business Innovation, Digital and Commercial Training, Sanofi US, will serve as Chapter Mentor.

“An outstanding Board of Directors was elected by our membership,” noted incoming HBA Metro Chapter President Liz Stueck. “Representing the diversity and needs of our evolving industry and community, this talented group of women leaders and mentors will take our chapter to great heights and continue to provide opportunities to advance the careers and knowledge of women in the bio-pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.”


About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships and serves as a conduit and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has over 6,000 individual members and over 130 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide and was named by Leadership Excellence as having one of the top leadership development programs in North America for the last four years. Website:

About the HBA Metro ChapterThe HBA Metro Chapter is the founding and largest chapter of the HBA in the heart of the east coast’s life sciences corridor, serving members in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The HBA Metro Chapter provides a wide variety of leadership development offerings, including Affinity/Special Interest Programs, CONNECTIONS Networking Events, evening Keynote Programs, virtual programs, an annual group mentoring program, and special offerings for executive and senior-level women via the chapter’s Executive Women’s Outreach initiative. A host of volunteer opportunities are available for members who seek to support the chapter and enrich their HBA experience.



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