PCMA's Diversity, Inclusion, and Women’s Leadership Initiative


Cultivate an environment within PCMA’s professional network that promotes diversity and supports the inclusion and leadership of underrepresented minority groups, including women.  To provide opportunities for all to join the conversation and support diversity and inclusion throughout their careers. 

The Initiative strives to provide opportunities and to recognize individual identity regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, veteran status, social economic class, and religion. We will promote a culture that recognizes the differences and similarities of individuals and groups to improve the systems and structures of PCMA’s network and our broader industry.      

This current iteration of the Initiative grew out of what was formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative. The Women’s Leadership Initiative was formed in 2018 and served to provide opportunities and to support women’s leadership throughout their careers. In 2020, it was decided that the foundation and success of that initiative’s mission and work would be leveraged and broadened to include all underrepresented minority groups.

2024 Co-Chairs:

  • Jackie Mancini, Vice President, Trade Strategy and Operations, CVS Health 
  • Jane Thompson, Vice President, Head of US Market Access, UCB

D&I Events:

At PCMA’s two annual conferences we will provide a place to connect, make new contacts, share personal experiences, and further the understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The planning and content for these events will be guided by the Initiative’s Co-chairs, advisory committee, and PCMA staff.   

March 11, 2024 – PCMA Business Forum 

October 1, 2024 – PCMA Annual Meeting 

Advisory Committee

The Committee is comprised of 15+ members that provide strategic advice to PCMA Staff and to the Initiative’s Co-chairs. The committee will participate in a series of conference calls through-out the year to advise on the recruitment of PCMA conference speakers, as well as the content and objectives for the events. The committee is responsible for promoting the two annual events within their companies and networks.

PCMA D&I Initiative Advisory Committee Members

  • Venus Assalley, Senior Executive Account Director, National Accounts, Lilly USA
  • Aaron Bowles, National Account Executive, Blueprint Medicines 
  • Harold Carter, Chief Pharma Trade Relations Officer, Express Scripts 
  • Emily Colaizy, Assistant Vice President, Trade Relations and Strategy, Prime Therapeutics 
  • Yolande Barnard, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bausch + Lomb
  • Mary Ellen Dugan, Vice President, US Market Access Marketing, Pfizer
  • Ranjani Durham, Senior Vice President & Head, US Market Access, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Lauren Esterly, Vice President, Pharmacy Clinical Strategies, Humana Pharmacy Solutions 
  • Erin Feigal, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Prime Therapeutics 
  • Bridget Grauwels, National Account Director, Organon
  • Jackie Mancini, Vice President, Trade Strategy and Operations, CVS Health 
  • Christine Marsh, Senior Vice President, Market Access, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Lauren Masteron-Rodriguez, Chief Business Development Officer, Ascent Health Services 
  • Ernie Ross, Senior Vice President, Market Access, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Greg Shelton, Senior Regional Account Manager, Regeneron
  • Bethanie Stein, President of PBM Services, Humana Pharmacy Solutions
  • Christine Tan, General Manager, Dividend Group
  • Jane Thompson, Vice President, Market Access, UCB
  • Nathaniel Torres, Director, National Accounts Strategic Customer Group
  • Alyson Wess, Vice President, Marketing and Access Strategy, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Savitha Vivian, Senior Vice President Formulary Management & Strategy, Optum Rx
  • Erica Williams, Director, Market Access, Abbott
  • Angie Yanez, Senior Director, Industry Relations, Emisar

* Efforts are underway to recruit committee members from additional minority groups being represented by this initiative.  Please be in touch with Jenny Bradham with new members suggestions.