Women from AstraZeneca, IMS Health, Novartis, and Abbott Laboratories lauded in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association offers a one-day leadership institute to train the boards of its 15 chapters and affiliates in nonprofit association governance and leadership. The evening prior to this is an award ceremony honoring those serving the association this year.
The President's Award is given to an HBA leader who exemplified effective leadership and dedication to the mission of the HBA and had a measurable impact on the HBA global organization, chapter operations, members and/or corporate partners.
Terri Pascarelli, CV sales strategy and alliance director from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP is the 2010 awardee. During her tenure as the chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents she enhanced communication between the chapters and the corporate board. Terri has served in many roles in the HBA including founding president of the Indiana Chapter and secretary on the corporate board.
These awards recognize a demonstration of commitment, passion and a drive for results that lead to the creation of a new process, product, service or level of recognition for HBA that has or will have a positive benefit to the association and/or its chapter operations. Two awards, one for an individual and another for a group were presented.
The Individual Innovation Award went to Liz Coyle, GM of commercial research at IMS Health and director of programs for the Greater Philadelphia chapter. Liz created a series of events leveraging the EDGE in Leadership Study findings and named it "Project You!" Project You offered members a program of individual growth using specific and measurable career advancement goals.
The Group Innovation Award went to DART (Data Analysis and Review Team) consisting of Robbyn Bhatt, senior offering manager at IMS Health, Leslie Cirillo-Plante, director risk management and compliance at Novartis; and Emily Walsh, PhD, founder of Tremont Therapeutics. DART enables all chapters to better understand their membership trends. The DART team strived to "turn data into information," enabling chapter leaders to better meet their members' needs and drive retention, growth and engagement.
Council of Chapter Presidents' Award
This award is intended to recognize an individual who has demonstrated consistent leadership that directly progressed the CCP agenda, fostered collaboration throughout the council, and brought best practices to fruition across chapters.
Laura Clark, interim regional manager at Abbott Laboratories, won this award because she is an outstanding ambassador for the HBA. She is viewed as a key collaborative partner; many chapter leaders seek her advice. Laura has led the Southern California chapter in a banner year of expansion in geography, membership and programmatic offerings. She also instituted a number of procedures to make her board more effective this year.
Chapter Excellence Award
This award is to acknowledge an entire chapter board that has excelled in an area of chapter operations that exceeded the HBA's membership and/or financial targets and the chapter's own expectations. This year two chapters were selected: Southern California and Greater Philadelphia. Both of these chapters achieved excellence in membership recruitment and retention; programming innovation and attendance; engagement and sharing with other chapters and the corporate level of HBA; and maintained strong financial health.
The HBA Southern California Chapter increased membership by attracting new members and retaining current members. They extended programs geographically to LA, San Diego and Orange County and launched a Women in Science affinity group. The board instituted new governance programs and procedures. The chapter has forged great relationships with Amgen and Life Technologies who are new to our corporate partner program.
Southern California Chapter Board:
President: Laura Clark
President-elect: Sue Steven
Vice-President: Jill Schulman
Secretary: Ericka Crawford
Treasurer: Elle McKrelle
Immediate Past President: Lisa Feldon
Directors at Large
Corporate Relations: Janet Twitchell
Marketing: Angel Shaw, Barbara Sullivan
Market Research: Kimberly Nicholson
Membership: Mary Ann Rondanina
Programs: Carolyn Henderson, Debbie Moysychn, Ank Stuyfzand
Talent Management: Mercedes Meseck
The HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter exceeded their membership goal when they reached the 1000 member mark. This was assisted by a contest for the 1000th member as well as the creation of member-only events. They embraced radical hospitality at every event and created dedicated programming and services for their members in transition.
The chapter's marketing efforts included social media, paid ads--both online and in print-- to increase the HBA brand in the area and support chapter growth and event attendance. Their third annual golf outing raised more than $18K for charity and was profitable for the chapter.
President: Ciaran Bellwoar
President-elect: Nancy Santilli
Vice-President: Judy Klein
Secretary: Betty Michelson
Treasurer: Robbyn Bhatt
Immediate Past President: Helen Cooke
Directors at Large
Corporate Relations: Lisa Flaiz, Deborah Helmer
Marketing: Jane Crawford, Maureen Hall
Membership: Carlotta Dillon, Natalie Ezdon
Programs: Liz Coyle, Debra Weiss
Talent Management: Jeanette Diebold, Rose Giovinazzo
The HBA board and staff congratulate all of our award winners. Their dedication, leadership and innovation lead the HBA to fulfill our mission to further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide.
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 and affiliates 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. HBA has nearly 6,000 individual members and over 120 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide.
SOURCE Healthcare Businesswomen's Association