MM+M has announced this year’s Women of Distinction and Women to Watch honorees. The programs, formerly housed under the Hall of Femme banner, celebrate the industry’s most esteemed women leaders as well as its up-and-coming talent.

This year, 28 honorees were selected for Women of Distinction and 25 were named Women to Watch, celebrating the industry’s most successful and respected veteran leaders and shining a light on its most esteemed up-and-coming talent.

“Our honorees have long distinguished themselves with internal and external audiences alike,” said MM+M’s editor-in-chief Larry Dobrow. “The 2022 classes of Women of Distinction and Women to Watch represent the best of what the medical marketing business has to offer.”

Be sure to come back in early May for Q&As with this year’s Women of Distinction and profiles on the Women to Watch honorees. For more information on the in-person celebration on June 7, please click here.

Women of Distinction 

Elizabeth Izard Apelles, CEO, Greater Than One

Donna Barker, VP, head of marketing and communications, Health Monitor Network

Earlene Biggs, VP, market research and analytics, Icon

Liz Bryan, EVP, biotech practice lead, Spectrum Science

Pam Cusick, SVP, Rare Patient Voice

Lauren D’Angelo, chief commercial officer, Alpha Cognition 

Erin DeRuggiero, CEO, TI Health

Megan Driscoll, founder and CEO, EvolveMKD

Susan Easby, SVP, people and organizational effectiveness, Klick Health

Marinella Georgino, SVP, creative director, Precisioneffect

Nina Manasan Greenberg, chief creative officer, Entrée Health

Erica Hawthorne, executive director, digital media strategy, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Mary Anne Heino, president and CEO, Lantheus

Afshan Rizvi Hussain, GM, rare disease, Fishawack Health

Kim Johnson, global CEO, Ogilvy Health

Bonnie Kane, EVP, group account director, health and wellness, Publicis

Kirsten Kantak, president and CEO, Biolumina

Christina Kim, chief strategy and analytics officer, Omnicom Health Group

Mary Michael, VP, patient advocacy and stakeholder management, Otsuka

Sara Michael, SVP and group GM, health, Dotdash Meredith

Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, SVP, product management, ConnectiveRx

Jen O’Dwyer, president, North America, Evoke

Stephanie Sahno, SVP, project management and digital operations, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Jenny Streets, director, head of industry, health, Meta

Ayanna Telfort, EVP, director of client services, Razorfish Health

Keli Walbert, EVP, U.S. commercial, Horizon Therapeutics

Kathryn Wilson, CEO, managing partner, Vue Health

Kristin Yarema, chief commercial officer, Atara Biotherapeutics 

Women to Watch

Julie Hurvitz Aliaga, EVP, innovation, content and partnerships, CMI Media Group

Caitlin Barasa, managing partner, marketing and product development, Live Recruit, Adfire Health, Katon Direct 

Josephine Belluardo, director, scientific strategy, LifeSci Communications

Jackie Brusch, director of marketing, OpenClinica

Jan Chau, creative director, Icon

Leah Davy, associate director, media and engagement, Precisioneffect

Andrea Fassacesia, EVP, integrated media, global health media lead, Weber Shandwick

Lilian Galarraga, executive director, integrated strategy, CDM New York

Karen Gardiner, VP, director, Precisioneffect Productions, Precisioneffect

Briana Hecht, MD, strategist, Health4Equity, Wunderman Thompson Health

Kate Horvath, VP, strategy and operational excellence, Propeller

Heather Hoy, VP, digital strategy and execution, Propeller

Ramya Kartikeyan, senior director of market intelligence, Myriad Genetics

Valerie Kinman, executive director, centralized operations and quality, VMS BioMarketing

Danielle Lynch, VP, client experience, Phreesia Life Sciences

Olympia Mantsios, global VP, data and analytics, Dentsu Health

Ericka McKenna, EVP, group account director, 21Grams

Laurie Meeks, SVP, social media, Intouch Group

Kristen Mutascio, director of product development, Mind+Matter

Taylor Myers-Ackerman, supervisor, client engagement, Elevate Healthcare

Stephanie Pitts, director of strategy, B. Braun Medical 

Danielle Petrangeli Potteiger, executive director, U.S. marketing, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

Jessica (JP) Tinker, VP, strategic development, Deerfield Agency

Crystal Weber, VP, director, medical communications, Group 31 Communications

Meg Woodworth, VP, RxMosaic