Latinos in pharma.

Author:Swaney, Christine

In this feature, Latino Leaders magazine identifies five pharmaceutical professionals and executives across a broad swath of health care sectors who have been both innovative and team-oriented in reaching their goals.

All have recognized the importance of multicultural teams and markets and have demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding and improving these markets and meeting company growth goals.



Chief Strategy and Business Transformation Officer for Johnson S. Johnson Medical Devices, New York area.

Denice serves on the Medical Devices Group Operating Committee (GOC) and is responsible for boldly advancing the organization's transformation to support its innovation and growth goals.

Prior to this role, Denice was co-chair of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., North America. She was also president of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer US OTC division, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Before McNeil, Denice was president of neuroscience for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In her J&J career, she has served in high-ranking positions in all three of the company's business sectors.

This year, Denice was selected to receive the Johnson & Johnson H.O.N.O.R. Special Recognition Leadership Award for her exceptional support of the company's employee resource groups, as well as its diversity and inclusion efforts. In 2015, she was named Healthcare Businesswomen's Association Woman of the Year.

Denice has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; a J.D. from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law; and a B.S. in Psychology from Ball State University. Denice lives in Clinton, N.J. with her spouse, Kim, and their daughter, Sierra. Raising a daughter with cerebral palsy has made her wildly passionate about opportunities and possibilities for special needs children.



Vice President, Business Insights and Analytics, Research S. Development, Princeton, N.J.

Marisa is a key leader in the company's efforts to integrate its global analytics and insights capabilities to drive greater outcomes for patients. Her 60-person team provides predictive analytics, performance metrics, benchmarking and forecasting capabilities for the R&D organization.

A pharmacist from Argentina, Marisa joined BMS in 2013 as vice president of Procurement R&D, bringing her vast business acumen and a diverse set of experiences. Before BMS, Marisa was president of the National Research Institute, a...

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