BMS Veterans Community Network (VCN)

VCN raises awareness and provides a sense of community across the company around military service members, veterans and their family members and nonmilitary employees who just want to help. VCN works with veteran organizations and actively provides mentoring opportunities for former service members to assist in their transition to a career outside the military. Bristol-Myers

Robert Abraham

Based at Pfizer’s La Jolla (CA) site, Bob understands the importance of community and patient engagement. Under Bob’s leadership, he has hosted patient advocacy groups at the site and speaks to organizations like the San Diego Komen for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference and other charitable related events.

Vanessa Adams

Vanessa, in partnership with her colleague, Dr. Anderson, served as the U.S. D&I leads for the Employee Resource Group (ERG) Capitol Hill Fly-In. They worked to produce content, align with ERG associates for the opportunity and partnered with Public Affairs to execute the initiative. The Fly-in provided Novartis associates who participate in ERGs with an

Sabrina Aery

(Bristol-Myers Squibb) – Sabrina is a board member of BUILD, an organization that partners with high schools in Palo Alto, Oakland, Boston and Washington, DC, to use a four-year curriculum of youth entrepreneurship to engage and propel low income, disengaged youth in tough neighborhoods through high school and into college.

Andrew Ajello

(Novo Nordisk) РAndrew took the lead in the company’s drive to increase advocacy, committing his entire leadership team of 61 employees to come to Washington this month for Advocacy Day. He plans to bring 150 sales executives to Washington in the fall for a second Advocacy Day.

Dr. Angela Anderson

Dr. Anderson, in partnership with her colleague, Vanessa Adams, served as the U.S. D&I leads for the Employee Resource Group (ERG) Capitol Hill Fly-In. They worked to produce content, align with ERG associates for the opportunity and partnered with Public Affairs to execute the initiative. The Fly-in provided Novartis associates who participate in ERGs with

John Banaszak

As assistant director of marketing operations in Northbrook, Illinois, John invests considerable time and energy encouraging employee participation in initiatives focused on constructive public policies that help foster medical innovation and help provide patient access to needed medicines. John helped create Astellas’ civic engagement program that enables colleagues to voluntarily reach out to elected officials

Brendan Bertsch

Brendan actively engages with external stakeholders to support our industry and demonstrate the value of our medicines to policymakers. He has educated state legislators on the drug supply chain and value-based insurance designs so that legislators have the knowledge to make informed decisions about legislation seeking to ensure patient access to affordable medicines.

Robert Betzig

Bob is an effective and accessible voice in highlighting the value of the pharmaceutical industry for policymakers and thought leaders. He has engaged federal, state and local officials at the site to help them better understand the challenges and opportunities of our industry. Bob is also involved and supportive of Pfizer’s Michigan Legislative Leaders program,

Phil Bonasia

Phil is the Head of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sunovion, but he also takes the time to participate in “State Researcher Fly-In Days.” Before these events, he takes the time to research the legislators he will meet and then develops the key points for each meeting. His research experience has impacted multiple meetings in