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
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, 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
(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.
(Novo Nordisk) – Andrew 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
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
With years of experience in both pharmaceuticals and digital medicine, Rohit is driving Otsuka’s launch strategy to bring prescription digital therapeutics to patients suffering from serious mental illness. His work has propelled Otsuka as a driver of legislation around creating a benefit category and reimbursement paradigm for PDTs.
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.
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,