Alliance for Industry Women Committee
Responsible for programs and special events that will create opportunities to educate, inform and inspire the women in the pharmaceutical industry. The committee activities include creating quarterly webinars, publications and posting topical social media conversations. The committee also develops and hosts the Women’s Networking Breakfast during DCAT Week.
CHAIR: Elena Polansky, Global External Supply – Internal Medicine Portfolio Lead, Pfizer, Inc.
STAFF LIAISON: Mikaela Venice, Meeting Coordinator
Responsible for identifying the educational needs of the membership and creating quality, value-added programs to enhance the membership’s knowledge, professionalism and business development goals. This committee also assigns work to task forces for DCAT Week education programs.
CHAIR: Allison Vavala, Associate Director, Business Development, Helsinn Advanced Synthesis SA
STAFF LIAISON: Miranda Greenberg, Editorial Coordinator
STAFF CONTENT ADVISOR: Patricia Van Arnum, Editorial Director
Industry Leadership Council
Responsible to meet several times per year to offer counsel to the Board of Directors and Committees regarding industry trends, challenges and opportunities they feel could shape organizational growth. The committee consists of representatives from diverse sectors of the DCAT Membership and is selected at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
CHAIRS: Sean Diver, Senior Director, Commercial Development, Small Molecules, Lonza AG and Charles Davies Associate Vice President, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Merck & Co., Inc.
STAFF LIAISON: Margaret Timony, Executive Director
Member Advantage Committee
Responsible for providing insights and ideas to the Board and staff regarding possible value-added benefits of being a member. Additionally, provide ideas on branding opportunities that could be offered to members for DCAT Week or other events.
CHAIR: Kelsey Achenbach, Global Segment Director, Pharma & Medical Nutrition, DSM Human Nutrition and Health
STAFF LIAISON: Lauryn Kuna, Director of Member Services