IRVINE, Calif.--()--The Southern California Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA SoCal), the leading business organization for women in healthcare, today announced its 2013 Board of Directors. The HBA SoCal Board includes executives from many of the leading healthcare companies in the region, as well as representatives from academic and consulting organizations.
“The regional structure is already making an impact on our HBA SoCal members by allowing programs, activities, and leadership opportunities to be tailored to the needs of members across our diverse healthcare market”
The 2013 HBA SoCal Board includes:
- President: Debbie Moysychyn, MBA, Director, Health & Wellness, Extended Education, Brandman University
- President-elect: Christy Fleurat, Director, Project Management—Oncology, Pfizer
- Vice-President: Shelley Snow, Vice-President, Management Supervisor, Pacific Communications
- Secretary: Trina Schneider, Marketing Manager, ZOLL Medical Corp.
- Treasurer: Sara Hoffmann, Business Unit Financial Planning & Analysis, The Active Network
- Immediate Past President: Jill Schulman, Area Sales Manager, Intuitive Surgical
- Director of Corporate Relations: Diane Monjay, Principal, O.B.O. Solutions, Inc.
- Interim Director of Corporate Relations: Peggy Woglom, Regional Pharmaceutical Sales Leader
- Director of Membership & Volunteer Engagement: Karen Shopmyer, Pacific Region Manager, CDE Help Team, Quintiles
- Director of Membership & Volunteer Engagement: Susan Malecha, Biometrics, Health Outcomes & Payer Support U.S. Medical Affairs, Genentech
- Director of Chapter Program Strategy: Trisha Merdalo, District Manager, Abbott Laboratories
- Regional Director—Los Angeles: Rose Ryder, Director of Business Development, Barrington Media
- Regional Director—Orange County: Gaurica Chacko, Senior Director, Global HCP Compliance, Edwards Lifesciences
- Regional Director—San Diego: Janet Twitchell, Neuroscience Account Manager, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies (US)
According to Debbie Moysychyn, 2013 HBA SoCal board president, the new board will leverage the successes achieved by the 2012 board, which led the chapter through a major shift in operating structure as reflected by the creation of three regions focused on serving members in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. The HBA SoCal Chapter received the 2012 HBA Group Innovation Award for the creation of the regional model, which is now being implemented by five other HBA chapters across the country.
“The regional structure is already making an impact on our HBA SoCal members by allowing programs, activities, and leadership opportunities to be tailored to the needs of members across our diverse healthcare market,” Moysychyn said. “In 2013, we will continue to focus on encouraging member engagement and leadership development, and increasing our partnerships with Southern California healthcare companies and organizations to help increase the pool of women healthcare leaders in the region.”
The HBA SoCal Chapter offers a variety of programs and activities focused on helping women advance their personal and career goals through skill development, networking, mentoring, and volunteer and board opportunities that allow members to hone their leadership skills. The organization’s partnership with leading healthcare companies in Southern California also supports corporate women’s leadership development and retention initiatives that can provide a competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines.
About the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
The 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 U.S. and in Europe, the HBA provides educational opportunities for women 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 more than 6,000 individual members and nearly 130 Corporate Partners. For more information, visit www.hbanet.org.