The 2022 PM360 ELITE 100

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be,” said writer, poet, and visual artist Khalil Gibran. When we established the ELITE Awards eight years ago it was with the intention of identifying and celebrating those within the healthcare and life sciences industries responsible for progress. The individuals and teams forcing change in an industry where progress can mean the difference in a person’s length and quality of life. Our industry needs risk-takers and transformers, innovators and entrepreneurs, change-agents and progress-makers—it needs the PM360 ELITE.

These awards honor people in every sector of the industry for achievements throughout their careers, but the progress many of them have made in the past few years has been astonishing. That includes advancements in therapies for ALS, metabolic disorders, a rare cholestatic liver disease, and even a cancer treatment that is reprograming a patient’s own blood cells to attack tumors. Others are diving in to address health disparities in cancer, lupus, COVID-19, inflammatory bowel disease, mental health, and many other areas. One winner is working to increase diversity in clinical trials and another helped start a movement for Clinical Research as a Care Option. All of them are advancing our industry to make it capable of treating more diseases, serving more patients, and improving healthcare for everyone involved.

At the top of that list is Uber ELITE winner Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and President, Worldwide Research, Development, and Medical, Pfizer Inc. He led the team responsible for developing the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine and an oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment. Over the last decade, he has also revamped the company’s R&D department, which is leading to many more exciting developments.

Check out the winners below and read about all of the amazing things they have done and are doing.

The ELITE Awards honors people in the following 20 categories:

  • Creative Directors: Marketers known for their daring creative and jealousy-inducing campaigns.
  • Data Miners: Individuals who specialize in analytics and can turn hordes of numbers and research into actionable insight.
  • Digital Crusaders: Those who advance digital channel applications or platforms to transform marketing and/or company operations.
  • Disrupters: Fearless individuals who disrupt the status quo to revolutionize the industry.
  • Drug Researchers and Developers: The scientists, researchers, and clinical trial experts moving the industry forward with new breakthroughs.
  • Entrepreneurs: Visionary risk-takers who develop new companies to answer unmet needs.
  • Environmental Champions: Individuals or teams who are leading environmental or sustainability efforts within their organization or even outside of their day jobs.
  • Launch Experts: Marketers with significant success in bringing a new drug to market or in revitalizing markets for an older drug.
  • Leaders of the Future: Up-and-comers who display the characteristics of an emerging leader.
  • Marketing Teams: Teams that have achieved great marketing success together as a group.
  • Master Educators: People who revolutionize the way patients/doctors learn and absorb information.
  • Mentors: The role models others aspire to emulate.
  • Patient Advocates: Those who make sure patients’ voices are heard and needs are met.
  • Philanthropic Heroes: Anyone doing charity work or philanthropic endeavors that are helping individuals, communities, or the world at large.
  • PR Gurus: Communication experts who are masters at spreading news and good publicity.
  • Sales MVPs: Company sales leaders who do an outstanding job of building revenue and nurturing company growth.
  • Strategists: People with a sixth sense for what works—and the ability to predict what the industry needs to do to remain relevant.
  • Talent Acquisition Leaders: The industry’s top job recruiters and HR executives.
  • Tech-know Geeks: Innovators who spearhead technological breakthroughs that reshape the industry.
  • Transformational Leaders: People who change the way companies operate.

The 2022 ELITE Winners are:


ELITE 2022 Uber Winner Mikael Dolsten of Pfizer

Creative Directors

ELITE 2022 Creative Director John Bollinger of VMLY&R HEALTH

ELITE 2022 Creative Director Nicholas Capanear of Intouch Group, an EVERSANA company

ELITE 2022 Creative Director June Carnegie of Calcium

ELITE 2022 Creative Director Gregory T. Simpson of Saama Technologies

Data Miners

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Ana Calabrese of Veeva Systems

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Erin DeRuggiero of TI Health

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Ken Deutsch of JPA Health

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Brett DiNatale of PRECISIONxtract

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Melinda Haren of AstraZeneca

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Jason Mo of Takeda Pharmaceuticals

ELITE 2022 Data Miner Mike Rousselle of OptimizeRx

Digital Crusaders

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Paige Adamo of DePuy Synthes, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusaders Greg Csaszar and Craig Waugh of Boehringer Ingelheim

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Daniel Gilman of RxVantage

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Steve Pruzinsky of Sharecare

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Eric Redline of Ashfield Engage

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Jessica Sagoskin of FINN Partners

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Martin Samples of Precision Value and Health

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Jay Shino of Confideo

ELITE 2022 Digital Crusader Andy Tate of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.


ELITE 2022 Disrupter Walt Geer of VMLY&R HEALTH

ELITE 2022 Disrupter Daniel Hawkins of Avail Medsystems

ELITE 2022 Disrupter Noël Moossa of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

ELITE 2022 Disrupter Afshan Rizvi Hussain of Fishawack Health

ELITE 2022 Disrupter Betty Royster of ViiV Healthcare

ELITE 2022 Disrupter Jeff Spanbauer of Relevate Health

Drug Researchers and Developers

ELITE 2022 Drug Researchers and Developers Xiayang Qiu, Wenge Zhong, Min Zhong, and Xiaotian Zhu of Regor Therapeutics Group


ELITE 2022 Entrepreneur Jennifer Byrne of Javara

ELITE 2022 Entrepreneur Jassi Chadha of Axtria Inc.

ELITE 2022 Entrepreneurs Josh Cohen and Justin Klee of Amylyx Pharmaceuticals

ELITE 2022 Entrepreneur Victoria Donovan of Clinically Media

ELITE 2022 Entrepreneur Scott Tannenbaum of MYZE

Environmental Champions

ELITE 2022 Environmental Champion Jody Brandes of Genentech

ELITE 2022 Environmental Champions Impetus Digital Green Team

Launch Experts

ELITE 2022 Launch Expert Katie Baldwin of Pfizer

ELITE 2022 Launch Experts CARVYKTI Market Access Team of Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Legend Biotech

ELITE 2022 Launch Expert Meg Drew of Pfizer

ELITE 2022 Launch Expert Jennifer Herron of ADC Therapeutics

ELITE 2022 Launch Expert Christopher Ngai of Calliditas Therapeutics

ELITE 2022 Launch Expert Alexis Rich Saladino of Oyster Point Pharma

Leaders of the Future

ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Andrew Klink of Cardinal Health Real-World Evidence & Insights

ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Leah Knotts of Xavier Creative House

ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Michael Morgan of Mesmerize

ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Thayer Rosenberg of Genentech

ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Mike Shannon of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

Marketing Teams

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team Amicus Therapeutics Marketing Team

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team CardioMetabolic Payer Marketing Team of Boehringer Ingelheim

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team Client Marketing Team of Informa Pharma Intelligence

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team HyperRAB Marketing Team of Grifols

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team Janssen Retinal Diseases Marketing Team

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team Nurtec Brand Marketing Team of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team OCREVUS Marketing Team of Genentech

ELITE 2022 Marketing Team SCEMBLIX Brand Team of Novartis

Master Educators

ELITE 2022 Master Educator Aaron Bunn of Merck & Co. Inc.

ELITE 2022 Master Educator Angie Drakulich of Remedy Health Media

ELITE 2022 Master Educator Allison Gawlik of AstraZeneca

ELITE 2022 Master Educator Andrea Hartzell of Health and Wellness Partners, LLC


ELITE 2022 Mentor Ingrid Dahlin of CrowdPharm

ELITE 2022 Mentor Bridget Hogan of AbelsonTaylor

ELITE 2022 Mentor Pamela Kerr of Klick Health

ELITE 2022 Mentor Ericka McKenna of 21GRAMS, part of Real Chemistry

ELITE 2022 Mentor Eleanor Petigrow of GCI Health

Patient Advocates

ELITE 2022 Patient Advocate Kathy Barry of Snow Companies

ELITE 2022 Patient Advocate Keri McDonough of Syneos Health

Philanthropic Heroes

ELITE 2022 Philanthropic Hero John Hennessy of Valuate Health Consultancy

ELITE 2022 Philanthropic Hero Jason Menzo of Foundation Fighting Blindness

ELITE 2022 Philanthropic Hero Kristin Morris of Fishawack Health

ELITE 2022 Philanthropic Hero Jamil Rivers of The Chrysalis Initiative

PR Gurus

ELITE 2022 PR Guru Christine Meberg of Ogilvy Health

Sales MVPs

ELITE 2022 Sales MVP Samantha Lipman-Porter of Condé Nast

ELITE 2022 Sales MVP Danielle Lynch of Phreesia

ELITE 2022 Sales MVP Noelle Olsen of Verywell at Dotdash Meredith

ELITE 2022 Sales MVP Roger L. Sharp of Harmony Biosciences, LLC

ELITE 2022 Sales MVP Scott Wright of Healio Strategic Solutions


ELITE 2022 Strategist Cindy Baksh of ConnectiveRx

ELITE 2022 Strategist Cheryl Gay of Genentech

ELITE 2022 Strategist Joel Grosz of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

ELITE 2022 Strategist Lauren Lawhon of Health Union

ELITE 2022 Strategist Helen Sabzevari of Precigen, Inc.

ELITE 2022 Strategist Jennifer Werther of DeepIntent

Talent Acquisition Leaders

ELITE 2022 Talent Acquisition Leader Amy Peek of EVERSANA

ELITE 2022 Talent Acquisition Leader Kim Pope of ADC Therapeutics

ELITE 2022 Talent Acquisition Leader Shijin Pulikkotil of MedTrix Healthcare LLC

ELITE 2022 Talent Acquisition Leader MJ Vigil of Medable

ELITE 2022 Talent Acquisition Leader Dianne Whitfield of Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tech-know Geeks

ELITE 2022 Tech-know Geeks Access Strategy & Marketing Team of ViiV Healthcare

ELITE 2022 Tech-know Geek Chris Mutkoski of Axon Communications

ELITE 2022 Tech-know Geek Read Roberts of PRECISIONscientia

Transformational Leaders

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Ron Cooper of Albireo Pharma

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader John Fitzpatrick of PRECISIONeffect

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Heather Greenspan of Pharming Healthcare Inc.

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Caroline Gunn of Genentech

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Marc Hixson of COEUS Holdings

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leaders Jim Lang of EVERSANA and Faruk Capan of Intouch Group, an EVERSANA Company

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Dr. Jessica Shepherd of Verywell Health

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Sylvia Shubert of Janssen Pharmaceuticals

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Larry Smith of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Samuel Watson of VMS BioMarketing

ELITE 2022 Transformational Leader Nicole Woodland-De Van of Compas


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