HBA San Francisco Bay Area Fills Last Director at Large Seat with Seasoned Marketing Executive

March 2020

Jean Hesch, president of HBA San Francisco Bay Area has filled her last volunteer director seat with Jessica McCarthy who will serve as director at large, marketing. Jessica is the vice president of marketing at Lumiata. The full board is impressive with outstanding executives from across the Bay Area healthcare industry.

HBA San Francisco Bay Area Board:

Jean Hesch
director of training and development for managed care, government affairs and access solutions at Genentech


vice president
Nell Marshall

DrPH, senior manager, health outcomes research at Evidation


director at large, marketing
Jessica McCarthy

vice president of marketing at Lumiata


director at large, membership and engagement
Neda Razavi

product marketing lead at Roche Sequencing Solutions 


director at large, operations
Kerry Roark

MPH, director of scientific communications at Gilead Sciences


director at large, programming
Meuy Saechano

project manager at Nektar Therapeutics


Hesch, recently took over as HBA San Francisco Bay Area chapter board president when Christine Armstrong vacated the position to take on the HBA Pacific Region president’s role.

“I am beyond excited to work with this outstanding group of women leaders,” said Hesch. “We have big plans for the Bay Area with aggressive goals to grow membership, improve programming and remain active in the healthcare community.”

As the newest director, McCarthy needs to start by building a committee of marketers who are willing to take on the aggressive goals of the chapter.

“The HBA is such a fundamental part of Bay Area healthcare,” said McCarthy. “I’ve always benefited from membership. I’m looking forward to introducing the HBA to a new generation of women working in healthcare. The HBA is a wonderful place to build your network and uncover opportunities for personal and professional growth.” 
If you are interested in joining the marketing committee or participating in the HBA more broadly, please reach out to anyone on the team.