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Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Recognizes Five "Rising Stars" Working Across inVentiv Health

BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 1, 2014 – inVentiv Health, a life science knowledge and services company, announced today that five talented women executives have been selected as 2014 “Rising Stars” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). The honorees were recognized at the 25th annual HBA Woman of the Year award luncheon, held today in New York City, New York.

Each year, the HBA recognizes women from across the nation in the healthcare industry who exhibit visionary leadership skills, are solely dedicated to the healthcare industry, and contribute significantly to their organizations. To qualify as Rising Stars, honorees must also promote growth opportunities for others and serve as role models within their respective companies. All the inVentiv Health honorees are exemplary Rising Stars.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the awards, HBA created a first-ever “Luminary” category, acknowledging 25 previous Rising Stars who have continued to make a significant impact on the healthcare industry. Luminary award winners also must have experienced rapid career advancement since receiving their initial award.

Chandler Chicco Companies President, Lisa Stockman, was honored as one of the 25 HBA Luminaries. Stockman was named an HBA Rising Star in 2005. This year’s Rising Stars at inVentiv Health include Meg Alexander of Chandler Chicco Companies, Jemma Contreras of Campbell Alliance, Jeannine Doumar of GSW, and Julie Priddle of Palio+Ignite.

“These Rising Stars represent some of the most remarkable talent in healthcare. Each of these women is a respected expert in helping clients develop and commercialize drugs that improve patient outcomes worldwide,” said Mike Griffith, Executive Vice President. “On behalf of inVentiv Health, I want to congratulate each of these distinguished women on this well-deserved honor.”

The combined experience of inVentiv’s five honorees spans several decades and a variety of healthcare-specific disciplines, including consulting, advertising and public relations:

  • Lisa Stockman, President of Chandler Chicco Companies, has more than 20 years of communications leadership expertise, spearheading the development of innovative communications programs that create and nurture strategic stakeholder relationships.
  • Meg Alexander, Issues and Reputation Lead at Chandler Chicco Companies, successfully navigates Fortune 500 companies through some of the most challenging communications issues facing their industries.
  • Jemma Contreras, Director of Campbell Alliance’s Medical Center of Excellence, brings exceptional preclinical research experience in behavioral neuroscience to her client engagements.
  • Jeannine Doumar, Vice President/Associate Creative Director at GSW, has more than a decade of pharmaceutical advertising experience that spans a variety of therapeutic categories, from allergies to virology - and everything in between.
  • Julie Priddle, Vice President of Business Development at Palio+Ignite, has proven capabilities in creating and executing marketing and communications plans that drive brand leadership.

“Together, these five honorees are helping inVentiv Health redefine services for the biopharmaceutical industry,” Griffith said. “We are proud of their achievement.”

About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a life science knowledge and services company purpose-built for the new healthcare marketplace. inVentiv has created a new model by converging a vast range of essential services to fully align with our client’s development and commercialization goals. With more than 12,000 employees supporting clients in 70 countries, our global scale and broad expertise make us an attractive strategic partner for companies seeking to get medicines to patients in a complex operating, regulatory and reimbursement environment. inVentiv Health’s clients include more than 550 life sciences companies, including all 20 of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. inVentiv Health transforms promising ideas into commercial reality for the financial success of our clients and the delivery of better treatments to patients worldwide. For more information, visit

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