Kerry Hawitt - United Kingdom | SVP, Quality, Portola
Kerry Hawitt is Senior Vice President of Quality at Portola based in San Francisco, California, USA. Kerry is a strategic business leader dedicated to improving performance and achieving compliance excellence in high change and highly regulated environments. She has a successful record of building new departments and devising and executing global transformation projects aimed at streamlining and improving business performance as evidenced by increasing compliance, productivity, cost savings and efficiencies. Kerry has expertise in GxP regulations, quality, compliance, development, manufacturing and supply for a wide range of dosage forms, such as plasma, biologics, small molecules, medical device and combination products, including device software applications. Kerry serves as an influential change agent, taking operations and engagement to the next level. She is adept at devising new processes and systems to harness data and establish KPIs to drive informed decision-making, compliance and performance improvements across global, international and local clinical and commercial product portfolios. Kerry holds a PhD and Bachelor of Science Honors from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. In 2008, Kerry co-authored and co-edited “Microbiological Control in Non-Sterile Pharmaceuticals Monograph,” in conjunction with CQI, PQG and Pharmig. Kerry serves on the Board of Directors for The Discovery Museum, where she is currently working with the CEO on a special employee development project.
Pam Baker - IWF Northern California | Founder and CEO, Journeous
Pam Baker is the Founder of Journeous, which she launched after a 20-year career in healthcare spent building, leading and mentoring teams. There, she saw firsthand the challenge – for herself and her colleagues – of creating fulfilling careers and thriving at work. As a mom of two daughters, Pam’s goal is to change the pattern for others, to give them the tools to connect the dots between what matters to them and careers paths that fit, along with the skills to communicate effectively with those around them. All to grow the ranks of spectacular leaders who gain the clarity to create the impact they crave.
Prior to Journeous, Pam was a Principal with Charles River Associates, a life sciences consulting firm, after her role as Vice President of Commercial Operations at Omada Health. She brings deep leadership experience across multiple functional areas. Her career started at Johnson & Johnson and Genentech leading cross-functional launch, sales, marketing, reimbursement and consulting teams, in addition to creating the needed infrastructure for organizational success.
Pam holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Political Science and Asian Studies from Northwestern University. She is also the author of a blog focused on insights for leaders.