Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Pennsylvania for 2022. Pennsylvania, a state with a rich history, is home to countless women who have unique and noteworthy accomplishments in industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, mining, banking, and more. In the past centuries thousands of women have contributed significantly to the social, economic, political, and cultural richness of Pennsylvania. This year’s awardees are following in their footsteps making great strides for the women who will follow.

Among this year’s awardees are Tina Nixon, Vice President of Mission Effectiveness and Chief Diversity Officer of UPMC Central PA, who has spearheaded a cultural awareness education series focusing on unique needs and perspectives of various cultures at the organization; Felicity Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor for the City of Pittsburgh, who has led economic development programs and worked to increase Black voter engagement throughout the city; and Paralee Knight, Vice President of Community Relations in the Social Impact and Sustainability Group of Wells Fargo, who manages stakeholder relationships and facilitates programs to drive team member engagement for the firm.

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This year’s awardees span across many but remain equally dedicated to the individuals and markets they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Women Leaders of Pennsylvania for 2022.

 

1. Kinnera Angadi
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Product Officer, Honeywell

Kinnera Angadi is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer of Honeywell. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 110,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, they have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything they make and do. Angadi has 16 years of experience. She began her career in 2006.

Before joining Honeywell, Angadi was a senior director software development and engineering at Comcast, and before that, a software delivery lead at Cigna. Earlier in her career she worked with IBM as a software engineer. Angadi graduated from Kansas State University with an MS in computer science and from Osmania University with an undergraduate degree in information technology.

 

2. Paralee Knight
VP of Community Relations, Wells Fargo Foundation

Paralee Knight is the Vice President of Community Relations in the Social Impact and Sustainability Group at the Wells Fargo Foundation for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. In this role she manages functions related to philanthropy operations that are responsible for resource coordination of complex regional programs. She also works on initiatives and processes for Wells Fargo’s reputation management in the communities it serves, manages stakeholder relationships, and facilitates programs to drive team member engagement. Knight is also actively involved in the music industry where the scope of her work has included song writing, artist management, artist development, consultation, music production, event planning/management, creative direction, and video production assistance. She is a BMI affiliated songwriter/publisher and an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy.

Knight’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for World Café Live, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, PA that creates innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and arts education. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ, a non-profit dedicated to providing hope, help and home for families of seriously ill children.

 

3. Stephanie Novosel
EVP & Head of Commercial Banking, PNC

Stephanie Novosel is the Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking of PNC. Novosel joined PNC Bank in 2000, bringing executive management experience from the financial services industry in markets/sales management, product management, and strategic development. As Head of Commercial Banking, she oversees more than 20,000 clients in 38 markets, with responsibility for over 650 corporate banking professionals who serve businesses ranging from $5-50MM in sales size, including relationship management, centralized credit products, and equipment finance.

Prior to her current role, she was COO for corporate and institutional banking at PNC. In addition to working with the various business units that comprise C&I banking on programs and processes, she was responsible for integration of several large bank acquisitions. She ran client analytics teams, sales development and support areas, and strategic decision support. Novosel also served as deputy group head of international banking after leading domestic product areas including commercial deposits and investments. Novosel earned an undergraduate degree in international business from Chatham University.

 

4. Jeanne Cunicelli
Executive Vice President, UPMC

Jeanne Cunicelli began her professional career over 21 years ago. Today, she is the Executive Vice President of UPMC, a $23 billion health care provider and insurer inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 4-million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International.

Prior to UPMC, Cunicelli was a managing director at Bay City Capital where she focused on investments in medical device, drug delivery, and drug development companies. She is currently a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and sits on the boards of two new translational sciences companies. Cunicelli graduated from the University of San Francisco with an MBA in finance and from Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in cognitive psychology.

 

5. Chatón T. Turner
Senior Associate Counsel & VP of Risk Management and Disabilities Services, UPMC

Building on more than 15 years of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the healthcare industry, Chatón T. Turner, Esq., is a consumer-centric transformational leader with deep expertise in delivering large scale, complex initiatives using analytical insights to solve difficult challenges and achieve enterprise objectives. Turner serves as Senior Associate Counsel and Vice President Risk Management and Disabilities Services at UPMC. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing UPMC’s litigation avoidance strategy for patient claims, including managing the UPMC Intermediation Program, an alternative dispute resolution program that gives patients the opportunity to express concerns outside of litigation. Because of these efforts, Turner was asked to serve as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Turner also provides executive operational support for the UPMC Disabilities Resources Center (“DRC”), which was created in 2007 with the goal of improving access to healthcare for people with disabilities who receive care at UPMC hospitals and from UPMC providers. She is honored to serve in this role because of her passion for equality and because she previously served as the VP of the board of the FISA Foundation, which was involved in the creation of the DRC. She is a graduate of The University of Virginia and the University of South Carolina School of Law and manages a personal blog where she discusses her quest for balance.

 

6. Cynthia Hayes Karcher
SVP, Wealth Management Advisor & Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Cynthia Hayes Karcher, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, and Portfolio Manager, began her career with Merrill Lynch in June of 1977. Founded in 1914, Merrill is one of the largest wealth management businesses in the world. As a Wealth Management Advisor, Karcher draws upon her academic and industry experience and Merrill’s model portfolios and third-party investment strategies to provide a personalized and defined wealth management approach for her clients.

Karcher is a graduate of Dickinson College with an undergraduate degree in economics, cum laude, and was recognized as an Anthony Math Scholar as well as a Dana Scholar. Combining the Total Merrill Platform, and a disciplined Wealth Management Process, Karcher is able to offer clients personalized strategic recommendations to address their complex financial needs. She holds the Series 3, 7, 8, 63 and 65 FINRA registrations. Karcher serves on the board of directors for Garvey Manor Our Lady of The Alleghenies and as an advisory board member to Catholic Charities. She has taken several courses through the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

7. Jenny Meassick
Chief Marketing Officer, Northwestern Mutual

Jenny Meassick is the Chief Marketing Officer of Northwestern Mutual. She first joined the company in 2018 as director of selection, training, and development. Northwestern Mutual has helped families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years. Through a distinctive big-picture approach, including both insurance and investments, Northwestern helps people navigate life and guide them to their goals today, and in the days to come. As CMO, Meassick helps top advisors and their firms establish their brand and tell their story. Working to lay a foundational road map for advisors to exceed client expectations and drive practice goals, she works side by side with teams to implement a robust marketing strategy.

Previously, Meassick was a district manager at bebe, and before that, a district director at Wet Seal, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Windsor Fashions as a district field trainer and recruiter. Meassick earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from Southern Connecticut State University.

 

8. Tina L. Nixon
VP of Mission Effectiveness, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, UPMC Central PA

Tina Nixon joined UPMC Central PA (formerly PinnacleHealth System) in May 2015 as Vice President of Mission Effectiveness-Chief Diversity Officer. UPMC Central PA is a not-for-profit healthcare system. Through remarkable teamwork among physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, UPMC Central PA delivers the most advanced, compassionate care to its patients every day. In her dual role at UPMC Central PA, Nixon ensures that all business and clinical programs and services delivered are consistent with the system's mission and that its programs and services are aligned with the system’s strategic plan and community benefit programs. Nixon ensures that the system’s mission is embedded in its core values and permeates the culture, business practices, and delivery of health care across the system and facilities. She is also responsible for creating an environment for patients, visitors, employees, and caregivers where the uniqueness of all races, ethnicities, colors, religions, beliefs, abilities, appearances, genders, and sexual orientation are understood, respected, and welcomed.

Prior to joining PinnacleHealth System, Nixon served as CEO and director of resource development of the YWCA Greater Harrisburg for 15 years. Her career started in the Pennsylvania State Legislature working for former Speaker of the House K. Leroy Irvis. She has worked in the human service field for over 25 years, collaborating on issues dealing with hunger, homelessness, the welfare-to-work program, health care, domestic violence, sexual assault, childcare, and racial justice and is compelled to make sure those less fortunate have a voice. Nixon is a native of Harrisburg and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Walden University and an undergraduate degree in political science and sociology from East Stroudsburg University. Nixon holds certification as a Certified Diversity Executive certification from the Institute for Diversity and is a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

 

9. Mary Dickerson
EVP & Chief People Officer, Radian

As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Mary Dickerson is responsible for all aspects of human resources at Radian, including workforce strategy, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, executive development, human resource operations, diversity, equity and inclusion, talent acquisition, organizational development, future work design, facilities, safety, security and resiliency, and administration.

Dickerson has more than two decades of experience leading human resources at organizations including DLL Group, XL Catlin, Accolade, and the Hartford Financial Services Group. Before joining Radian, she served as EVP of HR at DLL Group, a subsidiary of Rabobank Group, where she led a team of 150 human resource professionals globally for its 6,000 employees in 32 countries. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the company’s global human resources function and worked to build the organization’s diverse culture, globally connected workforce and best-in-class learning and development program. Dickerson was recognized as the 2020 CHRO of the Year by the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Award. Earlier in her career, she also held human resources roles for AIG, VisionQuest, Allied Irish Banks and Fitzpatrick’s Hotel Group. She earned an undergraduate degree in economics with a minor in sociology from National University of Ireland and holds an MBA in management from Saint Joseph’s University. She also earned a JD from Widener University School of Law. A licensed attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, she is a member of The American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and The Society of Human Resource Managers.

 

10. Brooke Pierce
VP & Division Manager, Leidos Health Group

Brooke Pierce (Patterson) is the Vice President and Division Manager for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Division within Leidos’ Health Group, a $1.4B, 587-person division. This division supports the Nation’s largest healthcare payer’s information technology and innovation objectives through mission critical hosting, technology insertion, data analytics, end-user support, and modernization
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Previously, Pierce served as a senior program manager for the Infrastructure Hosting & Centralized Connectivity Services contract for CMS. Prior to the role, she was the senior program execution consultant for the Government Health & Safety Solutions Operation where she was responsible for engaging with and restoring troubled programs. Pierce was also responsible for creating and implementing the first-ever Independent Program Assessment initiative. Before joining Leidos, Pierce served as a VP of government solutions for Cotiviti, and before that, she was an SVP of government services for ARDX, a small, 8(a) woman-owned business that focuses on government healthcare management and technology consulting. Throughout her career, Pierce has worked with several federal contractors, focusing solely on healthcare IT, mainly in CMS. She has led many key initiatives while focusing on delivery and growth. Pierce graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with an undergraduate degree in elementary education, with an emphasis in information technology, and with a master’s degree in teaching with an emphasis in technology.

 

11. Ina Sargen
Senior Vice President, Colliers International

Ina Sargen is a Senior Vice President with Colliers International, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 62 countries, its 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, the company’s experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.3 billion and $77 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of its clients, its investors, and its people. Sargen has 25 years of experience. She began her career in 1997.

Before joining Colliers International, Sargen was a VP of leasing at Stockton Real Estate Advisors, and before that, a VP at Buccini/Pollin Group. Earlier in her career she worked with Brandywine Realty Trust as a leasing director. Sargen graduated from Drexel University with an MBA and from Penn State University with an undergraduate degree in real estate.

 

12. Vanessa Smith
Senior Vice President, Industries & Solution Sales, ServiceNow

Vanessa Smith is a digital technology executive with more than 20 years of experience across sales and go-to market functions. As SVP of Global Go-to-Market for ServiceNow, Smith oversees the company’s global go to-market strategy, with a focus on maximizing success and accelerating time-to-value for ServiceNow’s customers. Smith joined ServiceNow in September 2020, and her Global Go-to-Market organization is a key element of ServiceNow’s commitment to drive deeper customer success and build an exceptional partner ecosystem as it scales growth to $10 billion and beyond. Smith’s philosophy that customer value is a mindset is at the heart of her approach to end-to-end customer engagement across the relationship lifecycle. Smith leads ServiceNow’s value management program, “Now Value,” the Inspire Program, and the Industry Solutions teams. These functions unify the company’s go-to-market strategy under one common vision focused on delivering industry-relevant customer outcomes to drive customer digital transformation and innovation journeys. She also oversees ServiceNow’s top accounts program, focusing on ServiceNow’s largest customers.

Prior to ServiceNow, Smith spent 16 years at SAP in increasingly senior roles. Most recently she was the head of SAP’s SuccessFactors Line of Business in North America, where she was responsible for driving human capital management sales and go-to-market strategy, overseeing core operations including pipeline development, demand management, and revenue growth. Prior to that, Smith was regional vice president for SAP’s Strategic Customer Program, driving multi-year, technology-enabled strategic engagements with strategic accounts across North America. Smith also served as chief of staff for former SAP CEO Bill McDermott and instituted the chief diversity officer role as part of the Office of the CEO mission to drive diversity and inclusion as a marketplace differentiator for SAP. She also held several leadership positions in SAP’s industry value engineering organization. Before joining SAP in 2004, Smith held product and solution marketing positions at GE Global Exchange Services (GXS, now OpenText) and was an associate at A.T. Kearney, a strategy and operations management consultancy.

 

13. Erika Brosig
Chief Operating Officer, Victim Services Inc.

Erika Brosig is the Chief Operating Officer of Victim Services Inc. She first joined the company in 2003 as sexual assault and violent crimes counselor. Victim Services Inc. is dedicated to providing trauma-informed, client-centered services to anyone impacted by violence and to creating cultural change through education, awareness, and survivor empowerment. They envision a world free from all forms of violence where everyone is treated with dignity, inclusivity, and respect.

Previously, Brosig was a social worker at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Earlier in her career she worked with Footsteps Psychological Services as a behavioral specialist and mobile therapist. Brosig earned an MS in general psychology from Mount Aloysius College and a master’s degree in social work and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

14. Madeline Bell
President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Madeline Bell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She first joined the company in 1983 as a staff nurse. Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. Today, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. Its 150 years of innovation and service to its patients, their families and their community reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering significant research initiatives.

Previously, Bell was a director of case management and maternal-child services at Main Line Health. Bell earned an MS in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in nursing from Villanova University.

 

15. Felicity Williams
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

Felicity A. Williams, Esq. is a racial and economic justice advocate, passionate about politics and community equity. In January 2022, she accepted the 61st Mayor of Pittsburgh’s appointment to become his Deputy Chief of Staff. Over the last 4 years, she led economic development programs, drove effective and strategic communications, and shaped regional equitable development policy at the Hill CDC. She also worked to increase Black voter engagement and turnout through a campaign for eight counties in Western, Pennsylvania, contributed to the development of a policy agenda for Black Pittsburgh, been published on issues impacting the Black community, and engaged in both successful electoral and issue campaigns from criminal justice reform working with the ACLU of Pennsylvania to education reform.

In her past role as programs and policy manager and special assistant to the president & CEO, Williams led the programs and policy teams, as well as communications across the organization. Specifically, she oversaw the policy work promoting equitable development; as well as the legislative advocacy at the local and federal level by tracking, researching, and commenting on legislation that impacts community and economic development. Williams also managed all economic development programs at the organization. In her role as special assistant to the president and CEO, she frequently represented the organization with different stakeholders, business partners, elected officials, media, committees, funders, and other entities. Williams holds an undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College where she double majored in economics and international studies with a concentration in East Asia, and minored in French. She also earned a JD from William & Mary School of Law. Immediately following law school, Williams worked as a consultant in DC for several Department of Defense government contractors, an investment fund, and a national business valuations firm. Williams is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and Virginia bars.

 

16. Leslie Gillin
Chief Growth Officer, Pagaya

Leslie Gillin is Pagaya’s Chief Growth Officer, overseeing the company’s global growth strategy,
business development, partnerships, marketing and public relations, and external communications. Gillin joined Pagaya in 2021 from JPMorgan Chase, where she served as chief marketing officer of the firm. In this role, she was responsible for global marketing, advertising, media, communications, sponsorships, and customer research and insights. She also served as their president of CoBrand Cards, partnering with some of the most high-profile brands and creating the largest co-brands card portfolio in the world. Gillin has also held senior executive leadership positions at Bank of America, Citi, and MBNA, which included assignments in Canada and the U.K. With over 30 years of experience, Gillin has extensive expertise in marketing, product, and business development for financial institutions. She adamantly believes in Pagaya’s mission to reshape the lending marketplace by using sophisticated AI and data driven analysis to bring more Americans into the mainstream economy.

Gillin was recognized as a Top 25 CMO to Watch by Business Insider in 2020. She serves on the board of Establishment Labs, a women’s biotech company, and has served on the board of Ad Council, MasterCard UK Forum, the Philadelphia International Council of the Arts and the Delaware Bankers Association. She holds a degree in international relations and Spanish from the University of Delaware and attended the University of Salamanca. She resides in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and three children.

 

17. Stephanie Bieloski
VP of Business Development, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Stephanie Bieloski is the Vice President of Business Development for Catalent Pharma Solutions - North America. She first joined the company in 2007 as an account manager of modified release technologies. Catalent Inc. is the global leader in enabling pharma, biotech, and consumer health partners to optimize product development, launch, and full life-cycle supply for patients around the world. With broad and deep scale and expertise in development sciences, delivery technologies, and multi-modality manufacturing, Catalent is a preferred industry partner for personalized medicines, consumer health brand extensions, and blockbuster drugs. Catalent supports its partners in introducing 200 new products and manufacturing over 70 billion doses each year. Its 19,000+ workers who support over 7,000 products for over 1,000 customers around the world share a common goal to put patients first and help people around the world live better and healthier lives.

Previously, Bieloski was an account coordinator at Pharmaceutics International, Inc. Bieloski earned an MS in pharmaceutics from The Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from The Catholic University of America.

 

18. Heather Crosby
VP of Human Resources, GF Hotels & Resorts

Heather Crosby is the Vice President of Human Resources of GF Hotels & Resorts. She first joined the company in 2019 as corporate director of benefits. GF Management is an award-winning full-service ownership and management company that specializes in hotels, resorts, golf courses, and other related hospitality assets. Since its founding in 1988, GF Management has operated over 500 properties in 45 states. GF’s expertise includes but is not limited to sales and marketing, food and beverage, revenue management, information technology, human resources, and a complete accounting system. Currently, GF partners with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice, Wyndham, Carlson, among others, as well as individual properties. With its award-winning approach to maximizing guest satisfaction, GF Management has been recognized as one of the top management companies in the industry.

Previously, Crosby was a director of HR at SAFARI Montage, and before that, she was a business and HR manager at WBEB FM. Earlier in her career she worked with MoreFM Philly WBEB-FM as an assistant business manager. Crosby earned an MBA in finance from Fox School of Business at Temple University, and an undergraduate degree in journalism, public relations, and advertising from Temple University.

 

19. Valery Ciarimboli
VP of eCommerce Operations, Giant Eagle

Valery Ciarimboli is the Vice President of eCommerce Operations of Giant Eagle. Giant Eagle is a supermarket chain with stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland. The company strives to be the best place to work in the eyes of the nearly 36,000 individuals who work in its stores, pharmacies, warehouses, and in its corporate offices. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle is one of the 40 largest family-operated companies in the U.S. and operates Giant Eagle, GetGo and Market District stores. Ciarimboli has 26 years of experience. She began her career in 1996.

Before joining Giant Eagle, Ciarimboli was a senior business performance analyst at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Earlier in her career she worked with Mellon Bank as a financial analyst. Ciarimboli graduated from Westminster College in PA with an undergraduate degree in business administration and finance.

 

20. Jana Landon
Chief Privacy Officer, Lincoln Financial Group

Jana Landon is the Chief Privacy Officer of Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company offering a diverse range of financial services and solutions. With a strong focus on four core business areas including life insurance, annuities, retirement plan services, and group protection, its business is built around supporting, preserving, and enhancing its customer's lifestyles and providing better retirement outcomes. Led by over 9,000 employees, Lincoln Financial provides the tools and advice to help individuals take charge of their futures. Landon has 23 years of experience. She began her career in 1999.

Before joining Lincoln Financial Group, Landon was a counsel at Stradley Ronon, and before that, a VP of life and annuities at Ameriprise Financial Services. Earlier in her career she worked with Ropes and Gray as an associate. Landon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School with a JD and from Carleton College with an undergraduate degree in English.

 

21. Christina Mazzella
Chief Human Resources Officer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christina Mazzella is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). For more than a century, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a "whole person"​ approach, treating people, not just symptoms. At the main campus in Philadelphia, and the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia, PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. Mazzella has 33 years of experience. She began her career in 1989.

Mazzella lives by the motto “let's keep looking onward and upward, looking back at the past doesn't make tomorrow any different.” Not only is she a CHRO, but she is also a transitional coach for individuals looking to move to the next level in their career or need to change things in their lives. Before joining Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mazzella was an executive director of HR at Allentown School District, and before that, a division director of HR at Emory University. Mazzella graduated from Capella University with an MS in industrial and organizational psychology and from Chapman University with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

 

22. Rashmi Radhakrishnan
VP & Chief Information Officer, Arcadia University

Rashmi Radhakrishnan is a Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Arcadia University. As a member of the President's Cabinet, she manages IT strategies for the University’s long-term technology needs. Currently, she is leading a multi-phased Digital Transformation Strategy as part of the University's strategic plan, Arcadia2025. Her experience includes driving mission-critical technology initiatives through building and executing the infrastructure for comprehensive technology solutions and advancing collaboration with campus leaders, executive management, and Trustees to gain the necessary buy-in.

Previously, she served in other technology leadership roles, where she led the successful Information Security and Data Analytics and critical system implementations. An innovator and data geek at heart, Radhakrishnan was named a Top IT Pro in 2013 by the Philadelphia Business Journal for her work with business analytics, and she was named to the 2022 Higher Education Power 100 by City and State Pennsylvania. Radhakrishnan recently completed the Chief Data Officer program at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a master’s degree in instructional technology from Jefferson University and an undergraduate degree in business from Meenakshi College in Chennai, India.

 

23. Klacie Norris
Area Vice President of Business Development, Aveanna Healthcare

Klacie Norris is the Area Vice President of Business Development of Aveanna Healthcare. Aveanna Healthcare provides children and adults with the highest quality home medical solutions, delivered with clinical expertise, compassion, and extraordinary service to achieve the best possible outcomes for its patients. In doing so, they elevate the quality of life experienced by those it serves and help create an environment of comfort, consistency, and normalcy for its patients and their families. Aveanna is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services for every patient, including enteral nutrition or tube feeding, medical supplies, and respiratory therapy. Norris has 7 years of experience. She began her career in 2015.

Before joining Aveanna Healthcare, Norris was a clinical sales representative at Lincare Holdings, Inc., and before that, a clinical dietitian at JPS Health Network. Norris graduated from Texas Woman's University with an MS in nutrition and an undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics.

 

24. Karen Knudsen
Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Karen Knudsen is the Chief Executive Officer of American Cancer Society. She first joined the company in 2021. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Its global headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 regional offices throughout the United States, to ensure that it has a presence in every community. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Previously, Knudsen was a president at the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and before that, an EVP of oncology services and enterprise director at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Jefferson Health. Earlier in her career she worked with the University of Cincinnati as an assistant professor of cancer biology. Knudsen earned a PhD in molecular biology from UC San Diego, an MBA from Fox School of Business at Temple University, and an undergraduate degree in biology from The George Washington University.

 

25. Meghan Oakes
General Manager, Head of Hosted Enterprise Payments, FIS

Meghan Oakes is the General Manager, Head of Hosted Enterprise Payments at FIS. Meghan joined FIS six years ago and was first responsible for leading large scale transformation projects and rising to VP of Global Implementations for Integrated Receivables. Since 2021, she has served as Head of Hosted Enterprise Payments responsible for growth and expansion of FIS’s ACH, Real-Time Payment, and Wire rail applications. Meghan is an experienced payments executive with proven success of leading high performing teams, driving strategic business growth, client engagement and improving client satisfaction. She is most passionate about driving growth businesses with exceptional people, processes, and technology. Her favorite mantra is “what gets measured gets improved” and is constantly promoting a culture of innovation and revenue growth, while tackling the industries complex and rapidly changing landscape.

Throughout her career she has served numerous roles of increasing responsibility related finance, program management, and leadership, previously with Dana Holding Corporation and Pentair Inc., where she was responsible for global shared service operations, systems deployments, and finance management. Meghan graduated from Penn State University with a degree in finance.

 

26. Shetal Vyas
Vice President of Operations, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Shetal Vyas is the Vice President of Operations of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops, and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive medicine and maternal health, urology and gastroenterology. It has been developing treatments for mothers and babies for over 50 years. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its treatments in 110 countries. Vyas has 24 years of experience. She began her career in 1998.

Before joining Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Vyas was a VP of marketing at Pentec Health, and before that, a director of marketing and customer experience at Vermillion, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Piedmont Hospital as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Vyas graduated from Saint Joseph's University with an MBA in marketing and from Temple University with an undergraduate degree in health studies.

 

27. Ryan Gibboney
Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Arts, Juniata College

Ryan Gibboney is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Arts at Juniata College. One of the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S., Juniata's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering students to develop the skills, knowledge, and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community. Gibboney first joined the college in 2014 working as a consultant to develop the newly created Integrated Media Arts program as well as serving as an instructor to the program. Now as the Program Coordinator, she oversees the interdisciplinary program representing a unique collaboration of art, communication, information technology, computer science, and English departments.

Gibboney founded a local revitalization organization called ReInvision Huntingdon in 2015. Working with the community to identify and execute projects based on community input, they facilitate discussion meetings to identify the current issues and needs in the community. Through this initiative, the organization oversees the Huntingdon Community Food Garden and offers revitalization grants to local community members. Gibboney graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College with an associate’s degree in graphic design, from Savannah College of Art and Design with an undergraduate degree in graphic design, from Purdue University with a master’s of fine arts degree in visual communication design.

 

28. Samantha Dreilinger
Chief Compliance Officer & VP of Inclusion & Diversity, Nouryon

Samantha Dreilinger began her professional career 12 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity of Nouryon, a leading global customer solutions business that provides essential and sustainable specialty chemicals. Nouryon’s approximately 7,650 employees worldwide help to provide essential solutions that the customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Nouryon forges and fosters long-term customer partnerships and operates in more than 80 countries around the world.

Dreilinger first got her start in 2010 as a foreign legal consultant at Kim & Chang. From there, she went on to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, before eventually rising to become an associate general counsel of Global Compliance at PVH Corp., her most recent position prior to joining Nouryon. Dreilinger graduated from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with a JD, and from Oberlin College with an undergraduate degree in jazz studies, law, and Jewish studies.

 

29. Alexandra Plato
Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Health

Alexandra Plato began her professional career 27 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Health, a healthcare media agency specializing in media buying, planning, and marketing solutions for health and wellness companies. Plato leads purpose-built teams of creative and strategic professionals with expertise in advertising and branding, strategic planning, digital media and technology, service design, science, and medicine, all focused on connecting healthcare brands with the people who need them.

As a creative leader, Plato has overseen the development of groundbreaking brand marketing initiatives and programs for leading life sciences, biotech, and wellness companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Target, Nestlé, and Weight Watchers. As a business leader, she has driven consistent performance through a commitment to building strong teams and enduring client relationships.

 

30. Clare Dooley
Senior Vice President, Berkadia

Clare Dooley is the Senior Vice President of Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group. The company is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to its multifamily and commercial property clients. Powered by deep relationships and industry-changing technology, its people sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of its clients’ assets. Berkadia’s unique ownership structure allows it to put its clients’ interests first and create a marketplace that delivers a superior experience. It is redefining the industry with long-term investments in people and technology that deliver actionable insights and create the best customer experience. Dooley has 33 years of experience. She began her career in 1989.

Before joining Berkadia, Dooley was an SVP at Capmark Finance Inc, and before that, an SVP at GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Earlier in her career she worked with NationsBanc as a VP. Dooley graduated from Trinity Washington University with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts.

 

31. Stephanie Metkus
VP of Strategy & Commercial Integration, Korres

Stephanie Metkus is the Vice President of Strategy and Commercial Integration of Korres. She first joined the company in 2021. Κorres is a Greek company founded in 1996 in Athens by pharmacist Georgios Korres from the island of Naxos. For over 2 decades, Korres has invested in conducting its own primary research in order to bring the most optimal, cutting-edge natural actives to skincare. Each Korres product is made by a leading team of scientists that specialize in working with natural ingredients. Built on a library of over 3,000 herbal remedies, Korres formulas are born from a deep knowledge of homeopathy and biological research.

Previously, Metkus was a director of brand strategy at Creative Commerce LLC, and before that, a VP at Laura Geller Beauty where she crafted and executed a complete worldwide direct to consumer brand strategy. Earlier in her career she worked with QVC as an assistant buyer and marketing analyst. Metkus earned an undergraduate degree in fashion marketing from Immaculata University and an undergraduate degree in political science and government from American University.

 

32. Rachelle Thompson
VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Carpenter Technology

Rachelle Thompson began her professional career 18 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Carpenter Technology. Carpenter Technology is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, powder metals, stainless steels, alloy steels, and tool steels. Carpenter’s high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other sectors. Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter’s superalloy and titanium powder technologies support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including additive manufacturing or 3D printing.

Thompson first got her start in 2004 as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. From there, she went on to Heller Ehrman, before eventually rising to become a partner at McGuireWoods, her most recent position prior to joining Carpenter Technology. Thompson graduated from Stanford University with a PhD in chemistry, from Stanford University with a JD, and from Furman University with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

 

33. Eileen Clark
Chief Human Resources Officer, Imagine360

Eileen Clark has over 30 years of experience in human resources, employment law and consulting. Today, she leads all HR functions as Chief Human Resources Officer at Imagine360, a leading provider of health plan solutions that deliver deep cost savings that companies can redirect into their business and people. Her team supports Imagine360’s extraordinary growth by focusing on attracting and retaining an engaged and high performing team through a comprehensive total rewards program, an innovative talent acquisition strategy, and a leadership and high potentials development program.

Prior to joining Imagine360, Clark focused primarily on providing executive consulting to high- growth companies. She previously served as vice president at PROXUS, LLC’s HR Client Services Division, vice president of global talent management at CCI Consulting, and vice president of business development at AonHewitt. She also spent time with AmerisourceBergen Corporation where she served as SVP of HR. Clark earned her JD from Villanova University’s School of Law and her undergraduate degree in business administration from Drexel University.

 

34. Deni Carise
Chief Science Officer, Recovery Centers of America

Deni Carise began her professional career over 27 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Science Officer of Recovery Centers of America. The Recovery Centers of America’s addiction treatment philosophy centers around offering evidence-based, individualized addiction treatment solutions for individuals & families struggling with drug & alcohol addiction, as well as co-occurring disorders. With evidence-based treatment practices at each one of their neighborhood-based locations, and with an individualized approach to addiction treatment and a comprehensive continuum of care, the Centers heal patients and their families from a life of active addiction and alcoholism to a life of hope and healing in a safe and comfortable environment.

Carise first got her start in 1995 as a director of the treatment systems section at Treatment Research Institute. From there, she went on to Phoenix House, her most recent position prior to joining Recovery Centers of America. Carise graduated from Drexel University with a PhD in clinical psychology and from Hahnemann University with an undergraduate degree in mental health sciences.

 

35. Courtney Kelly Peters
Vice President of Partnerships, FreedomPay

Courtney Kelly Peters serves as the Vice President of Partnerships for North America FreedomPay where she has substantially impacted the company’s sales and business development teams. She is responsible for cultivating net new business, partnerships, opportunities, and strategy within the organization. Courtney currently works directly with international corporations with an appetite to influence the innovative payments experience across the various commerce channels. This approach guides merchants through the commerce they support today and helps get them to where they aspire to be. With a key focus on expanding international partnerships, Courtney continues to build strategy and growth with top innovative software vendors across FreedomPay’s Next Generation Commerce Platform.

Over her tenure with FreedomPay, Courtney has cultivated strategic partnerships with hundreds of technology partners. These efforts have enabled FreedomPay’s merchants the opportunity to leverage an omnichannel approach to payments across all commerce channels while delivering multiple options for world class software functionality. Most recently, Courtney has taken on leading cross-functional, company-wide efforts to support continued organizational improvement surrounding FreedomPay’s expansion into Ecom and the emerging trends associated with Touchless Commerce. These efforts have allowed FreedomPay to enhance its product offering and position itself as thought leader in this space. Courtney holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.

 

36. Mary Pao
Chief Medical Officer, ANI Pharmaceuticals

Mary Pao is Chief Medical Officer at ANI Pharmaceuticals, where she leads medical and scientific strategy across multiple autoimmune disease states. ANI Pharmaceuticals is a diversified bio-pharmaceutical company serving patients in need by developing, manufacturing, and marketing high quality branded and generic prescription pharmaceutical products.

Prior to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Pao was managing partner and head of clinical affairs at Real Chemistry, a global healthcare consultancy, where she led medical strategy for a commercialization service platform designed to optimize launch success. In addition to working at Real Chemistry, Pao was a founding partner of Arcus Medica, a consulting company specializing in launch strategy and execution. She previously served at GSK as a global and a North American medical affairs oncology lead and at Genentech as both clinical lead for the B-Cell Diagnostics Team and Rituxan Medical Affairs lead. She has over 30 years of basic science and industry experience developing novel therapies and executing launch strategies, working with medical affairs, clinical development, and commercial teams. Her disease state expertise includes hematology, oncology, rare disease, nephrology, neurology, and autoimmune disease. Pao earned degrees from Princeton University in molecular biology and public and international affairs, and her MD and PhD from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Harvard School of Medicine and her hematology and oncology fellowship training at Cornell Weill Department of Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 

37. Cara Schlie
VP of Commercial Operations, RedSail Technologies

Cara Schlie is a strategic, data oriented, and problem-solving leader with 16 years of experience working with healthcare technology companies. Most recently, she has been responsible for the commercialization strategy and general management of the clinical, financial, and transactional programs throughout RedSail’s Pharmacy Network. Schlie serves as the Vice President of Commercial Operations. Starting in accounting, and moving over onto the commercial side, she has had a rewarding experience thus far finding success in roles within general and technical accounting, sales/ leadership, enablement, training and development, marketing, program management and commercial operations. Due to her passion for problem solving, ability to manage resources, drive results with persistence and motivate others alongside her, Schlie has seen great triumph leading teams and programs through the strategic planning, launch execution and sustainability cycles.

Throughout her time at EY, McKesson, Aesynt, Omnicell and RedSail Technologies, Schlie has cultivated numerous teams and relationships, continuous improvement initiatives and processes. These developments have yielded increased efficiencies and effectiveness for her companies while arming them with the appropriate tools, resources, and training to migrate through growth times as well as the ability to quickly course correct through down times. Prior to joining the healthcare technology space, Schlie was employed by EY as part of their Risk Advisory & Assurance Group. She has attended Wharton’s Executive Development Program and is an active member on Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Sales Advisory Board. She holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Duquesne University.

 

38. Susan Thornton
President & CEO, Celerion

Susan Thornton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Celerion. She first joined the company in 2010. Celerion is a leader in early clinical research. It delivers Applied Translational Medicine and applies its expertise and experience to translating information gained in research discoveries, to knowledge of drug action, and effect in humans to support early drug development decisions and the clinical pharmacology labeling of new medicines. With over 50 years of experience and 600 global clinic beds, Celerion conducts and analyzes First-in-Human, clinical proof-of-concept, cardiovascular safety, ADME and NDA-enabling clinical pharmacology studies. Celerion provides expertise on modeling and simulation, study design, medical writing, clinical data sciences, biostatistics, and PK/PD analysis as well as small and large molecule bioanalytical assays through clinical drug development.

Previously, Thornton was a CEO and managing partner at BioVerum Partners, and before that, an executive in residence at MDS Capital. Earlier in her career she worked with GlaxoSmithKline as a director of worldwide business development. Thornton earned an undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

39. Sue Meitner
President & Founder, Centennial Lending Group

In a traditionally male-dominated field, Sue Meitner knew early on that she would start her own mortgage company one day. This goal was achieved in 2010 when she started Centennial Lending Group and ran this independent mortgage company until 2019 when CLG joined forces with Success Mortgage Partners. At that time, Meitner knew she had accomplished a lot as CEO but wanted more than running a successful mortgage company, being a best-selling author, and speaking about how to double your loan origination volume. Today, she works tirelessly to motivate and inspire her staff and other industry professionals, sharing her “keys to success” both online and in-person using every platform available. In addition to her videos and podcast, Meitner is a member of the Women Mortgage Speaker Bureau as well as several other professional women’s groups, encouraging others to believe in themselves to accomplish their goals.

Confidence, trust, and determination are top key qualities for success, which are traits Meitner infuses into her daily activities. Each workday she has a rigorous schedule of calls, meetings, and presentations to educate, mentor, and inspire her team, plus she dedicates time each day to follow changes in the real estate and finance markets so she can educate and advise consumers, all while being a top-producing loan originator. Meitner is well-known for thinking creatively in sales, operations, and marketing. She cultivates a collaborative environment in the office, so each team member freely shares tips and past experiences to help one another succeed. With her leadership, CLG truly embodies the term “Stronger Together.” Over the years, Meitner has helped many industry professionals, inspiring them to grow and succeed in whatever path they choose. She has achieved many accolades and awards for being a trailblazer due to her passion and accomplishments, as illustrated in her best-selling book Crazy Lucky Girl: Do You Have The Keys To Success? Her latest book Women Who Dream, to be released in August 2022, is a collaboration of stories from 30 inspirational authors where Meitner shares her fresh perspective of the pursuit of happiness and success.

 

40. Melissa Richards
Chief Human Resources Officer, Verland

Melissa Richards currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Verland, a $35-million-dollar service provider. Verland serves 94 Intermediate Care Facilities and another 140 residents in 43 group homes in southwestern PA. Richards joined the Verland family in January of 2020. She has over 20 years of experience in the human resources field.

Prior to joining Verland, Richards served as a director and VP of HR in the gaming industry for over 10 years. She has served on several community-based boards in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and Michigan. She is experienced in human resource management & strategic alignment, talent acquisition, learning and development, leadership development, organizational culture and engagement, benefit administration, employment law, and union labor relations. Richards is a Pittsburgh native that boomeranged back to the area in 2017 and is a graduate of Penn State University.

 

41. Julie Charlestein
President & CEO, Premier Dental Products Company

Julie Charlestein is CEO of Premier Dental Products Company, which develops, manufactures and distributes innovative dental consumables and devices for oral-health professionals worldwide, including the all-new izzo, the first and only 4-in-1 oral care system ($129.95) that goes significantly beyond just the typical toothbrush, delivering healthy confidence. Julie has been CEO of Premier Dental since 2015.

Recognized as a driver of inspired solutions for dentistry, Julie was honored with the Gold Award by the 2020 Best in Biz Awards as Executive of the Year; voted one of The Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report and nominated as one of IFAH Top 100 Healthcare Leaders.

 

42. Susan Brandt
VP of MinePlan Business Unit, Hexagon Mining

Susan Brandt began her professional career 34 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of the MinePlan Business Unit of Hexagon Mining. Hexagon Mining is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. It is putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. Its technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous, ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon’s Mining division is helping to connect all parts of a mine with technologies that make sense of data in real time.

Brandt first got her start in 1988 as a lead designer and piping design engineer at DuPont. From there, she went on to Bentley Systems, before eventually rising to become a VP of global business development, sales and strategic accounts at O3 Solutions.

 

43. Stacy Mecham
SVP & Head of Sales & Pharma Operations, Navigating Cancer

As Navigating Cancer's Head of Sales, Stacy Mecham is responsible for driving the adoption of data-driven products and Digital Health solutions across the Pharmaceutical and Oncology Provider industries. She also oversees client services and operations for the pharmaceutical sector. A member of the executive leadership team, she drives strategic business decisions and is the executive sponsor for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as well as Navigating Cancer's Healthcare Business Women's partnership.

Having spent time in the academia, pharmaceutical and professional services sectors, Mecham offers nearly 20 years of commercialization experience, the majority of which is dedicated to the oncology space. She has worked for top bio-pharmaceutical companies, leading market research and consulting functions for in-line oncology agents. Her key areas of expertise include business development, executive client management, sales force effectiveness, patient relationship management, real world evidence, patient reported outcomes, and launch strategy. Mecham has an undergraduate degree in psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Temple University.

 

44. Ciora Thomas
Founder and Director, Sisters PGH

Ciora Thomas is a Pittsburgh native, Founder and Director of Sisters PGH. She founded the organization in 2013. The organization advocates for transgender rights within the social and economic realms in order to continue the demarginalization and equality of the trans community of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Ciora went on to lead SisTers PGH into opening Pittsburgh's only trans owned and operated community center, where trans and nonbinary people are able to obtain tangible resources, medical/mental health referrals, self-affirming groups, and/or a chance to enroll in the many programs SisTers PGH has to offer including BroThers PGH, which centers the lived experiences of our Trans Masculine Community, Grow To Succeed, which centers Drug & Alcohol sobriety for trans and nonbinary people and Project T, A brave temporary housing initiative garnished by Ciora leading the organization into becoming a home and landowner that provides respite and programming geared to support Pittsburgh's transgender community members to not only learn how to live independently but also a chance to transition back into the community within their own safe and affordable housing.

Additionally, Ciora is the Founder and Lead Organizer of People's Pride PGH. People's Pride PGH was created in the spirit of Stonewall to center those most marginalized within the TLGBQ communities of Pittsburgh by highlighting the need for Policy and Legislation that defends and protects TLGBQIA Pittsburghers and Pennsylvanians. Through this, Ciora has garnished relationships with hundreds of organizations city, state, and countrywide that are beneficial to the relations of the TLGBQ community of Pittsburgh while also giving back annual grants in support of TLGBQ focused initiatives in Pittsburgh. Ciora is one of only a few black transwomen leading within Pittsburgh and a prime example of how perseverance against all odds can shape the movement of trans liberation.

 

45. CJ Bachmann
CEO, 1SEO Digital Agency

CJ Bachmann, CEO of 1SEO Digital Agency, is a tech-savvy thought leader, speaker, and digital marketer. Her years of experience have been instrumental in growing 1SEO into the digital marketing powerhouse it is today. Under her influence, 1SEO has become a top 1% Google Premier Partner with a team of over 100 employees representing all walks of life.

Bachmann is also the mind behind the leadership and businesswoman blog, SheHandlesIt, a thought-provoking forum diving into all topics from motherhood to running a multi-million dollar business, and co-host of In The Den, a popular business podcast on leadership and marketing.

 

46. Sarah Herrmann
Vice President of Sales, Marketing & IT Divisions, Juno Search Partners

Sarah Herrmann is a recruiting professional with over 10 years of experience partnering with rapidly growing organizations across a variety of industries, specializing in finding sought after talent within IT, sales, and marketing nationally. Today, she is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing & IT Divisions of Juno Search Partners, a women owned talent solutions firm headquartered in Philadelphia. Juno Search Partners specializes in the placement of HR, operations, administrative, legal, accounting, finance, tech, sales, and marketing candidates nationwide. Known as “The Ultimate Connectors,” their collaborative team of experienced sourcers and recruiters specialize in assisting growing companies to build out their workforce through custom-built recruitment solutions

In addition to her roles with Juno Search Partners, Herrmann is a co-lead for ChickTech, a nonprofit organization dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. She first got her start in 2011 as a lead tech recruiter at Workbridge Associates. Herrmann graduated from Temple University with an undergraduate degree in fine arts.

 

47. Krysti Vo
VP & Head of Psychiatry, Vida Health

Krysti Vo is the Vice President and Head of Psychiatry of Vida Health. She first joined the company in 2022. Vida provides expert, personalized, on-demand health coaching and programs through a network of experienced health care providers like dietitians, therapists, and health coaches, coupled with an easy-to-use app with award-winning content. It focuses on chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, and hypertension, which account for 80% of the $3 trillion spent on healthcare in the U.S. Vida is trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, major national payers, and large providers to enable their employees to live their healthiest lives.

Previously, Vo was a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Earlier in her career she worked with Emory University School of Medicine as a psychiatry resident. Vo earned an MD with distinction in research from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and an undergraduate degree in human biology with business foundations from The University of Texas at Austin.

 

48. Lauren Rawlings
Managing Director in the Technology Practice, ZRG

Lauren Argenti Rawlings joined ZRG in 2022 as a Managing Director in the Technology Practice, following the acquisition of Precita Placements, which she founded in 2019. At Precita, she and her team focused on placing diverse candidates across industries and functions. Precita’s suite of marquee clients, including Google Cloud Platform, Sonos, Intuit, Patreon, and Freddie Mac, along with their track record of client retention presented a valuable opportunity for partnership and growth for both firms. Rawlings brings deep expertise with technology startups and the broader Fortune 1000 landscape. She has placed executives in a broad range of C-Suite roles, but loosely focuses on finance and go-to-market positions. Her primary focus throughout her entire recruiting career is placing outstanding, and often undiscovered, diverse talent.

Rawlings was previously an executive recruiter at SPMB, a boutique firm based in San Francisco, placing executives in VC-backed tech startups. She began her recruiting career at Trewstar Corporate Board Services in NYC where she was a member of the founding team and helped grow the firm from its inception to placing 40+ women on corporate boards of directors. Rawlings is a graduate of Columbia College in New York City.

 

49. Katie Moore Sobuto
Managing Director & Senior Consultant, Hamilton Lane

Katie Moore Sobuto is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane's Investment team focused on leading the firm’s Emerging & Diverse Investments platform as well as serving as Senior Consultant to several of the firm's institutional clients. In addition, Sobuto co-lead's the DE&I Council and is a member of the Responsible Investment Committee which has oversight of Hamilton Lane's Impact Funds and ESG strategy.

Throughout her career, Sobuto has had a passion for improving diversity both within private markets and more broadly in the financial services industry. She is a frequent speaker at industry and networking events and has been awarded several DE&I distinctions for her leadership in the field. She also currently serves on the executive team of Ellevate Network Philadelphia. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, she was a valuation analyst for Murray Devine & Company where she performed valuation analysis and due diligence for private equity clients related to financial opinions, portfolio valuations, tax reporting, and other fiduciary advisory services. Sobuto graduated from Drexel University with an undergraduate degree in finance.

 

50. Jennifer Herdler
Chief Financial Officer, Impact Health

Jennifer Herdler began her professional career 32 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Financial Officer of Impact Health, a leading provider of rapidly deployed, turn-key, onsite COVID-19 testing programs. With the capability to serve any size event, from small groups to thousands of participants per day across multiple locations, Impact Health provides services for a variety of blue-chip organizations, including state governments, the Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA, Presidential and Congressional events and private organizations. While it can administer a variety of testing solutions depending on the result timing, protocols and needs of the client, the company specializes in providing quickly deployed, rapid result tests with high volume throughput.

Herdler first got her start in 1990 as a senior accountant at KPMG Canada. From there, she went on to Pimlico Apparel Ltd., before eventually rising to CFO at CorseMax Inc., her most recent position prior to joining Impact Health. Herdler graduated from The University of British Columbia with an undergraduate degree in accounting.