HBA Houston Honored Volunteer award for May 2019 was recently presented to Amy Whitfield and Julie Cook. Amy and Julie were both nominated for their commitment and many contributions as volunteers for HBA Houston. Most recently, they were inspired to create an opportunity for our members to network, learn more the HBA and give back to the Houston community. Amy and Julie came up with the idea to host an event, which also incorporated networking while volunteering at Project C.U.R.E. We were not surprised by their idea because Amy and Julie are always finding ways to give back. The evening was a huge success thanks to their enthusiasm and initiative.
Thank you, Amy and Julie, for your dedication to inspire and further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. HBA Houston would not be possible without the contributions of volunteers like Amy and Julie. They are both extraordinary volunteers that have played a significant role in building the HBA presence in Houston. We are lucky to have them as part of the team.
Amy Whitfield is a senior regional business director within the Immunology Franchise at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Amy is proud to lead a South Texas based team of six talented business managers, whose focus is split between Primary Immunodeficiency and Hereditary Angioedema. She has had a successful career in pharmaceutical sales for 23 years, with the last 20 years being in rare disease. Her team’s outstanding performance in 2018 earned Amy her first Vice President’s Circle of Excellence Award as a director. She is originally from the beautiful state of Tennessee, but has been a resident of Houston, TX for 15 years.
Julie Cook is a business manager within the Immunology Franchise at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Her current territory includes the Houston Medical Center, as well as South Houston. Julie has had a successful career in the healthcare industry for the past 17 years, focusing on Primary Immune Deficiency. She has an accomplished career in both the specialty pharmacy arena and now, on the product development/manufacturing side of the business.