The PDA New England Chapter is an association of biopharma professionals, both experienced and recently entering the field, and associated solution providers. The association provides opportunities for networking, sharing industry best practices (live and virtual), and educational opportunities through dinner meetings and webinars. Annually the Chapter offers undergraduate scholarships to the next generation of biopharma professionals in New England.
The NEPDA was formed in 1988 and represented a subset of the Global PDA members located in the six New England states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut.
Our past presidents are:
- 1988-1989: co-presidents Tim Leahy and Robert Pazzano
- 1990-2002: Robert Pazzano
- 2003-2004: Mark Staples
- 2005-2006: Myron Dittmer
- 2007-2008: Louis Zaczkiewicz
- 2009-2010: Jerry Boudreault
- 2011-2012: Rusty Morrison
- 2013-2014: Roland Bizanek
- 2015-2016: Jonathan Morse
- 2017-2018: Amnon Eylath
- 2019-2020: Laurie Masiello
- 2021-2022: Steve Jones
PDA Members and non-members are invited to all NEPDA events.
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Attend our Dinner Meetings!
The NEPDA chapter hosts dinner meetings at diverse New England locations on exciting industry topics with engaging speakers and lively audience participation.
Each dinner meeting is sponsored to help defray the cost of the meetings. In return for sponsoring an event, companies gain exposure to our membership by prominent recognition in meeting announcements and exhibit tables during the meeting's registration/networking period.
We also offer reduced prices for retired / unemployed and full-time college students who are NEPDA Student Members.
If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please send an email request to our Chapter Secretary.
Attend our Webinars!
Webinars focus on the fast-paced changes that affect our ever-changing work environments with exciting industry topics, engaging speakers and question and answer periods for the attendees to clarify questions they may have.
If you are interested in sponsoring a webinar, please send an email request to our Chapter Secretary
Participate in our Board Meetings!
All the Board Meetings are held virtually. 2023 Board Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm to 7 pm. If you would like to attend these meetings, please send an email request to the Chapter Secretary. If you would like to attend these meetings, please send a request to the Chapter Secretary
Agendas for board meetings include a wrap up of past events and planning for future events along with reporting on status of the treasury, the membership rolls, and exchange ideas and camaraderie.
At NEPDA Board Meetings, we ensure that all the committees are on schedule and working toward the same common NEPDA goals. Some committees are Communications, Events, Webinar, Sponsorship, Membership, Volunteer, and Nominating. If you would like to volunteer your talents to assist in the NEPDA chapter's functioning, please send an email request to the Chapter Secretary.
Volunteer for a Committee!
Event Planning/Social Media Communications
- Events Committee
Researches and selects function spaces and menus, generates the event information for posting, develops the event follow-up information, provides images from the events, and chooses Meeting Managers to host the night's event.
- Communications Committee
Develops communication strategies through PDA's marketing channels by preparing event announcements, post-event newsletters, and email correspondence to chapter members
- Social Media Committee
Develops and implements the NEPDA social media strategy to connect with current and new chapter members.
- Sponsorship Committee
Responsible for the overall coordination of soliciting sponsorship opportunities and interfaces with sponsor contacts at events.
Chapter Member Recruitment and Recognition Initiatives
- Membership Committee
Reaches out to expired members, develops new ways to gain new members, and tracks the health of the NEPDA membership./li>
- Volunteer Committee
Coordinates volunteer recruitment for the NEPDA chapter and volunteer recognition efforts.
- Nominating Committee
Research candidates to assume board positions every two years and present their candidates to the board.
- Scholarship Committee
Coordinates the application, delivery, and selection process for the NEPDA scholarships.
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