2020 Rising Stars

HBA Rising Stars are professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields. Nominated by the HBA's corporate partners, the Rising Stars represent various career stages and disciplines and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements and proven attention to furthering their careers.

Kelly Duffy, VP, core laboratory quality
Abbott

Zeynep Waelchli, senior technology consulting executive, managing director
Accenture

Amanda Paley, senior director, strategic solutions clinical research    
AiCure

Raechelle Raimondo, executive director, systems assurance and compliance    
Allergan

Tara Jones, executive director, plant manager    
Amgen Inc.

Amanda DeBrule, director, integration services    
athenahealth

Vicki Guida, SVP, global sales    
Atlas

Nancy Alvandi, executive director, medical affairs    
Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Elizabeth Beaulieu, senior manager, e-commerce category activation    
Bayer U.S.

Kristen Cardillo, VP, communications and PR
BD

Carolina Valoyes, executive director, quality    
Boehringer Ingelheim

Lisa Nelson, senior director, US public policy    
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Elizabeth Gluck, account director
Calcium USA

Stephanie Saunders, director, HR
Cardinal Health

Julie Hurvitz Aliaga, VP, social media    
CMI/Compas

Nina Kirshenbaum, VP, analytics services
Crossix, a Veeva Company

Simone Naruhn, director, analytical services, quality    
CSL Behring

Erika Tooman, VP, associate general council    
Currax Pharma

Tiffany H. Murphy, VP, sales, North America    
Danaher Corporation

Jodi Reynolds, managing director    
Deloitte LLP

Kristen Venettone, VP, business development    
Doximity, Inc.

Kristy Como, senior director, commercial training and development    
Eisai Inc.

Rebecca Meisberger, director, real world evidence    
Eli Lilly and Company

Nicole Quon, senior director, market access strategy and operations    
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Sandhya Girish, senior director, global head oncology, clinical pharmacology    
Genentech, Inc.

Charelle Lewis, head, commercial and medical, vaccines tech    
GlaxoSmithKline

Paulann Buczek, VP, account group supervisor 
Havas Health & You

Liz Croft Richards, VP, global medical affairs    
Incyte Corporation

Megan Koczo, regional business director, NY and CT    
Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Celeste Roberts, group account director    
Intouch Group

Gretchen Smythe, director, oncology marketing     
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals

Jenny Mattingly, senior director, strategic global delivery    
IQVIA

Clarissa Cooblall, associate director, scientific and health policy initiatives
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Rachna Dayal, global director, transforming customer experience    
Johnson & Johnson

Brandy Pyrcz, director, immunology development operations management and excellence
Johnson & Johnson

Tricia Wylie, managing director, advisory    
KPMG LLP

Tanusha Dutta, director, clinical data management    
LabCorp/Covance

Rubie Adkins, senior area sales manager    
Lundbeck

Kayla Hirsch, VP, marketing     
Magellan Rx Management 

Kendra Martello, executive director, public policy and corporate social responsibility
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Ana Oromendia, director, product, value discovery, AcornAI    
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company 

Rebecca Ruck, executive director, process research and development
Merck & Co., Inc.

Tracy Picon, senior director, US health and life sciences    
Microsoft

Marsie Genetti, director, pharmaceutical solutions     
Navigating Cancer

Nicole Renaud, senior investigator I (research, chemical biology and therapeutics, data science group leader)    
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.  

Carrie Greer, regional business director    
Novo Nordisk

Liz Skrbkova, associate director, commercial business unit portfolio communications    
Novo Nordisk

Martha Maranzani, SVP, engagement strategy    
Ogilvy Health

Audra Jones, area director, customer experience    
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Desiree Priestley, director, patient support strategy and insights    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Mercedes Cardenal, global finance lead, hospital business    
Pfizer Inc. 

Bina Nair, senior director, regulatory quality assurance GMP audit    
Pfizer Inc.

Martina Ryall, VP, commercial portfolio management lead, hospital business unit    
Pfizer Inc.

Stacy Baldridge, director, PMR project lead    
Purdue Pharma L.P.

Dipthi Ramakrishnan, director    
PwC

Kathryn Bassett, site operations manager    
RB

Lauren Bieber, national sales director    
RB

Jale Guner, senior director, clinical operations    
Retrophin

Anja-Alexandra Duenne, head, medical affairs pharma international    
Roche (F. Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd)

Aruna Ayer, director, research, Roche Sequencing Solutions    
Roche Molecular Solutions

Kate Rushton, director, talent acquisition    
Rubius Therapeutics

Rebecca Quick, head, US strategic partnerships    
Sanofi

Courtney DeNitzio, talent management lead, global HR    
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Krista McKee, head, insights and analytics    
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Carlene Esposito, associate managing partner    
TBWA\WorldHealth

Michelle Rodriguez, senior director, quality operations    
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Marissa Nolan, VP, group scientific director    
The Lockwood Group LLC

Jennifer Lee, VP, client services    
The Scienomics Group, An Omnicom Company

Andrea Loewendorf, head, US neurology access strategy    
UCB, Inc.

Jessica Williamson, protein production lead    
UCB, Inc.

Angela Yen, associate director, computational genomics for genetic therapies    
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer Stephenson, senior director, strategic account management    
VMS BioMarketing

Meredith Owen, senior group director, analytics    
W2O Group

Meghan McDonald, manager
ZS Associates