Volunteers of the Month Share Their Experience with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter ( 2 )

Each month the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors recognize the efforts of one of our many wonderful volunteers who contribute their time, talent and energy to help the Chapter fulfill the organization’s mission to further the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. Congratulations to our volunteers!

Each month the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors recognize the efforts of one of our many wonderful volunteers who contribute their time, talent and energy to help the Chapter fulfill the organization’s mission to further the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. Congratulations to our volunteers!

Meet these volunteers and learn why they enjoy being a part of HBA and the benefits that volunteering offers.
 
Please contact Jeanette Diebold or Rose Giovinazzo to learn more about volunteer opportunities within the Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

 

Leah CampagnaLeah Campagna is the June recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

The HBA provides an excellent opportunity to network and interact with pharmaceutical and healthcare female professionals.  My initial entry into the pharmaceutical industry was through R&D.  In the R&D side of the industry, women were not encouraged to engage in networking and mentoring to the same degree as the commercial side of our business.  Members are very willing to share their diverse organizational and life experiences and personal perspectives from proprietary, small, medium and large organizations.

Volunteering provides an opportunity give back to the HBA chapter.  Our chapter becomes more productive and stronger when a larger number of members are engaged in donating their talent and time. Volunteering has enabled me to develop new relationships with fellow members as many members volunteer for multiple events each year.

All of my experiences with volunteering opportunities have been wonderful.  The chapter board members, lead event lead planners and event volunteers are all very cordial and approachable.  Volunteering provides an opportunity to work along side fellow members and is a level beyond a quick get to know you exchange.

 

Michele BaymorMichele Baymor is the July recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

There are so many smart and talented gals (yes, that's the hip term for "ladies"), here.  In the changing economic and governmental markets, and we know that change IS COMING.  It's important to discuss issues, share points of view, and be a part of the leadership of that change.  For me, the best way to really get to know someone is to work together as a team to accomplish something possible...or thought impossible!                                                            

Really put your own stamp on your volunteering to help your organization, your community and your peers.  We are all working tremendously hard this year.  HBA can be a respite for the sharing of ideas..and some fun!

 

Rhonda GilbertRhonda Gilbert is the August recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I have clients who are actively involved with HBA and that encourages me to stay actively involved as well. I  feel that HBA opens doors for me to connect with potential resources or perhaps even clients.

I had a passion to bring specific programming from the Metro Chapter to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter. I approached the Chapter Board with my idea and they embraced the “Dine Around” programs. Their support enabled me to combine my passion with volunteerism. And, it allowed for a more connected experience for our members.

HBA has an environment that supports your ability to work with others to execute your ideas. That can be very fulfilling. If you have an idea, you can make it happen within HBA.

Membership in HBA has been a great experience, but different than I expected. I attend HBA events for general networking and the opportunity to meet the interesting presenters and people who also attend the event.



Ruth DubinskyRuth Dubinsky is the September recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I was searching for (and found!) an easy, welcoming way to network within the pharmaceutical industry  

I enjoy teamwork – and the volunteer committees provide great opportunities to take on some tasks, give back, and make a difference.  
 
HBA GP is an easy place to feel comfortable, so come on and join.  Secondly, if you’re even thinking about volunteering, my advice is don’t hesitate!  You can do as much or as little as you want, and people are so appreciate of whatever you can offer.



Jane CrawfordJane Crawford is the October recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined the HBA for three main reasons: (1) to further develop my leadership capabilities; (2) to network with accomplished executives; and (3) to help set the path forward for the next generation of Pharmaceutical executives.

HBA is a high-energy organization that makes great strides in leadership, skill building, and mentoring.  The July HBA event was scheduled to be hosted at Wyeth and I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use my project planning, communications, and influence skills.   It turned out to be a terrific event ("Flourishing in Times of Workplace Transition") and was sold out! 

If you want to get access to and network with strong, accomplished, passionate women leaders who have a vision of the future of the healthcare industry, look no further than the HBA.


Jen AmtonacciJen Antonacci is the November recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined HBA for the learning opportunities. I wanted more insight on the pharmaceutical industry beyond my own job responsibilities and I enjoyed engaging with women from other companies. I also found it to be a great way to get to know other women in my own company who were involved with HBA but didn't work directly with me.

 
I can be shy in networking situations so even though I wanted to maximize my experience with HBA, it was hard for me to feel involved when I was sitting on the sidelines at the events. I felt like I had something I could offer the organization when I got started volunteering but obviously I have gained a lot of valuable experience and new relationships with other volunteers because I am involved.
 
We all have the ability to enhance HBA for every member by offering our skills and talents through volunteering. My volunteer experience with HBA has given me the chance to try some different skill sets, meet new people, and really get the value out of my HBA membership.

 

Mary DominieckiMary Dominiecki is the December recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined HBA because I have always believed that women need to support each other, especially women in the healthcare industry. HBA offers a unique opportunity to network with other women involved in all facets of healthcare.

I enjoy volunteering and I feel it’s important to be in involved in organizations such as the HBA. Being a volunteer for the HBA provides additional opportunities for members to work more closely with each other and to get to know each other.                          

Anyone involved in the healthcare industry should consider joining the HBA. The HBA offers events that discuss topics pertinent to the industry. Volunteering for the HBA is a rewarding experience and there are opportunities to grow and develop new skills.
 
 
 

 

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