Meet our 2021 Employee Champions. We recognize individuals who strive to advance science and support innovation so that patients around the world can get the medicines and treatments they need. This year’s recipients have demonstrated commitment and resiliency that goes above and beyond expectations.

Pauline Coderre, RPh, MS, CCP

Health Education Consultant | Eli Lilly and Company

(Eli Lilly and Company) Pauline is a true patient advocate who believes in going beyond medicine to engage, educate and empower patients to be active in their own health care and improve overall outcomes. She identifies new ways to provide patients with timely, action-oriented resources on health and wellness and a variety of disease states.

Christine Schnackenberg, PhD, FAHA

Senior Scientific Investigator | GlaxoSmithKline

(GlaxoSmithKline) Dr. Schnackenberg chairs GSK’s Science in the Schools group in Upper Merion, PA. This volunteer group works to provide opportunities for GSK employees to share science in their local communities and inspire future generations of scientists.

Alok Goel

Senior Manager, HR Operations & Special Projects | Sanofi US

(Sanofi US) Alok has a passion for grassroots, civic engagement and health care policy. Al is one of the first to take action when employees are asked to make their voices heard by Congress. He has frequently visited legislators in their districts and even on Capitol Hill. In doing so, Al always draws on his

J. Aaron Graham

Executive Director, Brand Safety and Security | Boehringer Ingelheim

(Boehringer Ingelheim) Aaron has engaged with Congressional members and the FDA on outreach to Hispanic groups about the dangers of purchasing counterfeit medications from unauthorized retailers. He also advocates on drug take-back programs, anti-counterfeiting and protection of BI’s extensive supply chain.

Joseph Latella

Senior Regional Specialty Sales Manager | Astellas Pharma US

(Astellas) Joseph (Joe) is a passionate PAC Ambassador and an active student of health care policy. He is a member of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Foundation Board and brings a trusted perspective on the implications of evolving policies on physicians, patients and the hospital.

Marilyn Mainardi

(Merck) As Merck’s national representative for the Merck Patient Assistance Program, Marilyn has been instrumental in supporting Merck’s core value of expanding access to medicines and vaccines. She embodies the underlying principles of the program by always remembering it is about ensuring patients have access to the medicines they need to improve their health and

Jayaram Srirangam, PhD, MBA

(Pfizer) – For more than 20 years, Jay has been a passionate advocate for the industry. Whether it’s shoe-leather lobbying or discussing how the industry is addressing life-threatening diseases at TEDx or the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers at UCSD, he is a tireless champion for Pfizer and for the industry.

Juan Nadal, MD

Vice President, Medical Communications | Bayer Corporation

(Bayer Corporation) Dr. Nadal is an advocate for health professionals and patients. A champion for clinical pharmacists, Juan has been instrumental in Bayer’s PharmD Fellowship program with Rutgers University, which enables new PharmD’s to have a better inside view of the biopharmaceutical industry.

Nancy Bell, PharmD

(Pfizer) Dr. Bell works with insurers and large health care delivery systems to improve the quality of health care. Dr. Bell works extensively with the Iowa Pharmacy Association and her alma mater, Drake University, to shape the profession of pharmacy and relations with the pharmaceutical industry to improve health care in her state. She has

Norris Turner Jr., PharmD, PhD

Therapeutic Area Director, Healthcare Quality Systems, Strategic Customer Group | Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

(Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson) Norris helps develop and drive programs aimed at elevating the standard of care for those with serious mental illness. Through legislative advocacy and community outreach, he champions policy solutions and population health management strategies that support earlier treatment interventions and enhanced collaboration between the mental health and criminal