Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Announces 2012 Board of Directors

Buket Grau, Global Commercial Strategy Director at Stryker, Elected 2012 President of the HBA

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association 2012 Board of Directors
2012 Board of Directors

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), persevering in its commitment to strengthen relationships with members and corporate partners to foster the advancement and impact of women leaders in healthcare worldwide, now serves over 130 corporate partners and nearly 6,000 members across 15 chapters in the US and Europe. HBA president Buket Grau, global commercial strategy director at Stryker, is focused on making the HBA’s unique offerings and leadership opportunities accessible to members and corporate partners worldwide. Grau says, “Because of this strong foundation, we can now set our sights on what I believe is a unique opportunity: to become the most engaging and the most trusted healthcare women’s leadership organization worldwide. My vision for the HBA is that whatever leadership challenges they have or whichever cross-roads they are at, every single member, volunteer and Corporate Partner feels they can come home to the HBA, like coming home to their family–where we all unite passionately under a common purpose.”

Over the past 35 years, the HBA has developed into the foremost women’s leadership organization in the healthcare industry, dedicated to recognizing outstanding women in the healthcare industry, providing educational opportunities for its members to develop cutting-edge industry knowledge and leadership skills, creating greater visibility for individuals in the industry through networking, and fostering mentoring opportunities. The HBA’s values continue to be fueled by the commitment of its board of directors, advisory board, regional boards and committee chairs.

The 2012 board of directors for the HBA commenced its service on January 1 and will hold a strategic planning retreat on January 13.
  • President: Buket Grau, global commercial strategy director, Stryker
  • President-elect: Terri Pascarelli, principal, TAP Business Strategies
  • First vice president: Jeanne Zucker, VP, client development, athenahealth
  • Second vice president: Janis Cohen, EVP, group managing director, Draftfcb
  • Immediate past president: Deborah Coogan Seltzer, life sciences practice member, Spencer Stuart
  • Treasurer: Beth Eby, financial advisor, Eby Financial
  • Secretary: Wendy White, founder and president, Siren Interactive Corporation

Members of the board are representative of the HBA’s diverse membership, which represents all aspects of the healthcare industry, from pharmaceutical and medical device companies to patient advocacy groups, healthcare communications and consulting firms across the US and Europe.

In addition to the executive committee, the 2012 HBA directors-at-large are:

  • Amy Bybee, VP, pharmaceutical markets, Harte-Hanks
  • Linda DaSilva, sales executive, Priority Solutions International, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Pat Gibson, president and CEO, PMG Communications
  • Jolanda Groenhuijzen, president and managing director, MyLanda GmbH
  • Taren Grom, co-founding partner/editor in chief, PharmaVOICE*
  • Sharon Henry, VP, Global Medical HQ, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Liz Kay, VP, account strategy and business development, Cramer
  • Cathy Kerzner, SVP & Head, strategy and marketing, Nestlé Health Science*
  • Ilyssa Levins, founder and president, Center for Communication Compliance*
  • Ann Mohamadi, managing director, health advisory, PwC
  • Laurie J. Murphy, president and CEO, PeopleAreKey Inc.
  • Lesley Reynolds, senior associate, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Roslyn Schneider, senior director, medical affairs, Pfizer Inc.*
  • Charlotte Sibley, president, Charlotte E. Sibley Associates LLC

*indicates non-voting director-at-large

Election of the 2012 slate of officers and directors-at-large took place at the HBA’s Annual Business Meeting, during the two-day HBA Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD. The 2012 HBA Leadership Conference will take place November 7-9 in Orlando, FL.

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. HBA has nearly 6,000 individual members and over 130 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit

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Media contact:
Philip George

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Marketing and Communications


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