HBA names new president, executive committee membersThe Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) elected Barbara
Pritchard, president of The Pritchard Group, as the association president. Debra Newton, president and chief executive of Newton Edge, was named president-elect. The HBA also announced the
members of its 2005 executive committee: first vice president, Patricia Pesanello, chief knowledge strategist for pharmaceuticals and health sciences, BusinessEdge Solutions; second vice president, Elizabeth Mutisya, vice president, medical affairs, Cephalon; treasurer Cathy Kerzner, vice president, strategic development, Cardinal Health -- Medical Education Services; secretary Christine Zak, director of customer marketing, Roche Laboratories; and immediate past president Daria Blackwell, president, Knowledge Clinic. Other new board members include: past president, Nancy Larsen, president, PROmedica Communications; and the following directors-at-large: Lisa Courtade, director, global marketing analytics metabolism, Sanofi-Aventis; Linda DaSilva, director,
pharmacy and trade relations, Eisai;Kimberly Farrell, president, Unlimited Performance Training; and Ilyssa Levins, managing partner, GCI/Brand Edge.