2014 BioNJ Human Resource Conference


May 9, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bridgewater Marriot
700 Commons Way
Bridgewater, New Jersey


Please Join Us for the 2014 BioNJ Human Resource Conference
The Culture Connection: Transforming and Creating Cultures That Thrive! 

Network with your peers and meet new professionals across the region!

Bring actionable ideas back to your office and broaden your network by participating in this powerful program.


Please CLICK HERE for the Speaker Bios

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Culture Consumer or Culture Creator?

  • Keynote Speaker: Christine Roess, Founding Partner, SDI Communications LLC


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. On Our Radar – Legal Trends and Hot Topics...
And How They Impact Organizational Cultures

  • Lynne Anderson, Equity Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • John McDonald, Partner, ReedSmith


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Impressive Beginnings – Innovative Practices in Onboarding & BrandingModerator:

  • Melanie Staff – Parsons, Managing Principal, Korn/Ferry


  • Teresa Sankner, Head of Talent Management, OD and Talent Acquisition, Novartis
  • Karen DiSanto, Associate Vice President Human Resources, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • John McCabe, Senior Director Human Resources, Ikaria


12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Getting it Right: The Culture Equation
Views and Perspectives from Across the Organization

  • Amanda Brouillard, Manager, US Career Services, Johnson & Johnson


  • Enrique Esteban, Director Alternative Financing & New Business Partnerships, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Richard Bagger, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Strategic Market Access, Celgene Corporation
  • Stefani Klaskow, Head of Industry, Healthcare, Google
  • Matt Pauls, Chief Commercial Officer, Insmed
  • Julie Kampf, CEO & President, JBK Associates


3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The Culture Impact : How Companies are Influencing Culture Through Performance Management SystemsModerator:

  • Cliff Miras, Managing Partner, Cornerstone Search Group


  • Martin Rexroad, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, PTC Therapeutics
  • Victoria DiSanto, Associate Director, Talent Management, Actavis
  • Maria DiMeglio, Senior Human Resource Partner, Covance
  • Nina Wortzel-Hoffman, Director, Global Performance and Development, Johnson & Johnson


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

Other sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Edie Esposito at EEsposito@BioNJ.org or at 609-890-3185 for more information.