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HealthyWomen Board of Directors Chair Tamar Thompson and CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C, are pleased to announce two new directors for 2019

03/26/2019

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Two Exceptional Leaders Join the HealthyWomen Board of Directors


HealthyWomen Board of Directors Chair Tamar Thompson and CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C, are pleased to announce two new directors for 2019.

With our commitment to policy and related issues and topics affecting women, it is a great honor and privilege to welcome Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P., former associate commissioner for women's health at the Food and Drug Administration and former director of the FDA Office of Women's Health, to the HealthyWomen board of directors. Throughout her career, Ms. Henderson has greatly influenced the advancement of women's health research by bringing attention to the need for greater understanding of sex and gender differences. Her dedication has increased existing knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of health conditions that disproportionately affect women.

"I've had the pleasure to collaborate with HealthyWomen in the past and see the organization expand its educational commitment to policy and women's health research," said Ms. Henderson. "These efforts are both exciting and essential. In its accessible, consumer-friendly approach, HealthyWomen successfully communicates to its audience of women current policy issues and activities, as well as clinical trials research and sex and gender differences research, that will affect their health and the health of their families."

With these evolving areas of focus and continued dedication to educating women, we are pleased to share that Alissa Kaplan, Chief Client Officer, WPP Healthcare Team Account, joins Ms. Henderson as the newest director. With a career dedicated to health care advertising and her extensive multi-channel health care experience across a broad range of therapeutic areas, Ms. Kaplan will bring her expertise to HealthyWomen as the organization continues to expand its current audience.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the HealthyWomen board of directors. I've spent my entire career educating people on their conditions, how to be proactive with their health and inspired to make the right treatment decisions with their health care providers," said Ms. Kaplan. "Unfortunately, many conditions and diseases disproportionately affect women, so there is a more urgent need to make sure that women are educated and self-advocates for their health. HealthyWomen does a great job of helping to fulfill that need and I am proud to be part of a fantastic team and change lives for the better."

"What an exciting time to serve as chair to the board of a dedicated nonprofit women's health organization" said Tamar Thompson, chair, HealthyWomen's board of directors and head, federal executive branch strategy and state government affairs for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. "In its more than 30 years of engaging women to take an active role in their health and wellness, HealthyWomen has stayed true to its mission under the advisement of individuals dedicated to its efforts. Our newest board members exemplify the leadership and breadth of experience to guide HealthyWomen's bold initiatives."