The 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.