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PDA West Coast Chapter

Fabio De Martino

President: Fabio De Martino

BioMarin Pharmaceutical,  Inc.


Letter from the Chapter President

Dear PDA Members,

Thanks for your participation in our meetings and events as attendees, presenters, and sponsors. The West Coast Chapter of the Parenteral Drug Association (WCC PDA) is playing a vital role as the premier organization for the biopharma industry professionals of the San Francisco Bay Area. In December, we completed elections for new officers and members-at-large for the 2020 -2022 Board term.

Please welcome the following new and returning officers:

President: Fabio De Martino
President-elect: Liraz Oechsli
Sumaiya Reza  
Paul Andrea
Members-at-Large: Beth Keij, Kate Nelson, Liraz Oechsli, Nick Kapp, Parag Shah, Robert Newell, Lily Vicente and Maria D'Aguilar.

This active group of volunteers will:

  • Produce engaging chapter activities and networking events for you;
  • Promote the development of our members;
  • Present opportunities to share technical resources;
  • and generate opportunities to collaborate with regulatory agencies in 2020 and 2021.

In addition to these events, we will continue to connect biopharma professionals with our informal Meetup gatherings across the San Francisco Bay Area, as wells as to develop our outreach to students and recent graduates through our SF Bay PDA student chapter.

PDA has helped me to learn and develop as a professional in the biotech and pharma industry. Since attending my first WCC PDA meeting, my scientific and regulatory knowledge has broadened and deepened thanks to the interactions with other members who have provided a meaningful discussion as well as a professional network and support.

I want to acknowledge Steve Dawson, 2017-2018 WCC PDA President, and each past officer for their time, shared expertise and valued friendships.

In closing, I would like to thank you all for your renewed membership in the West Coast Chapter of the Parenteral Drug Association, you are part of something incredible, and we are looking forward to meeting you in person at one of the 2020 WCC PDA events.


Fabio De Martino
WCC PDA President

WCC PDA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization run by volunteers, and without sponsorship, we would not be able to provide valuable educational and social networking events to our membership. As PDA members, you can connect the chapter with companies that would like to become WCC PDA Sponsors, a unique opportunity for vendor/service companies to strengthen their brand image, increase their visibility, and gain access to leaders of the San Francisco Bay Life-Science Community.

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Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Platinum Annual Sponsor


Boehringer Ingelheim





Titanium Annual Sponsor

Benchmark Products

Pace Analytical


Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Analytical Lab Group





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Fabio De Martino

Fabio De Martino
BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.


Liraz Oechsli

Liraz Oechsli
Microrite, Inc.


Sumaiya Reza

Sumaiya Reza
MWA Consulting, Inc.


Paul Andrea

Paul Andrea
TAF Consulting, LLC

Kate Nelson, Dermira, Inc.
Nick Kapp, Skyline College
Parag Shah, Genentech/Roche

Maria D'Aguilar, Parenteral Drug Association SFPDASC, President
Industry Advisers
Steve Dawson, Genentech/Roche
Beth Keij, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. 
Steve Mendivil, Amgen
Melissa Morandi, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Robert Newell, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Peter Rauenbuehler, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Lori Richter, ValSource

Get Involved

We have an active group of volunteers that make great chapter activities happen. We encourage you to become involved in our chapter by attending Chapter Board / Planning Committee meetings that occur before each dinner meeting.

At these meetings we determine our meeting themes, approve speakers, arrange resources and guide the organization to meet member and sponsor needs. These meetings are generally held from 5 to 6 p.m. at Dominic's in South San Francisco. The schedule is listed under our events calendar.

Please contact Fabio De Martino (Chapter President) or any of the board members for more information about Chapter Board / Planning Meetings, and volunteer opportunities.





The PDA West Coast Chapter has been in existence for over 30 years! During this time we have seen our Chapter grow in membership and participation.

Without our volunteers, members and sponsors, we would not be able to provide valuable educational and social networking events to our membership.

Consider participating in our Sponsorship Program, Annual or Single event packages, a unique opportunity to strengthen your brand image, increase your visibility, and gain.

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Student Chapter

San Francisco Bay Area

What's in your future? Maybe you've already mapped out your career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, or maybe you are just getting started. Either way, joining a professional Society like PDA is a great way to help you realize your career goals.

When it comes to landing a job, it's often about "who you know". Your PDA Student Membership will give you the leading edge in a competitive market by allowing you access to an extensive network of potential employers.

Each PDA Student Chapter is sponsored by the local PDA Chapter, which provides valuable support in the form of Industry and Faculty Advisors to mentor students.

If you are thinking about becoming a PDA Student Member, your local PDA Chapter is a great place to start. Local PDA Chapter 
Members can answer your questions about PDA membership and give you first-hand information about the benefits. Contact today your local PDA Chapter at [email protected].

Stay tuned to upcoming events by joining our Bay Area PDA Student Facebook group: