Life Sciences and Innovation Council (LSIC)

LSIC Fact Sheet

LSIC Membership Application

Note: You will need to save the application onto your computer, complete it and send it with other requested materials, as described in the application, to NJAMHAA, 3635 Quakerbridge Rd., Suite 35, Mercerville, NJ 08619. If you prefer, the documents can be e-mailed to Shauna Moses, Vice President, Public Affairs and Member Services, at and dues payments can be sent to the address noted above.

Life Sciences and Innovation Council Main Contacts:

Major pharmaceutical companies are all growing their businesses by being members of NJAMHAA's Life Sciences and Innovation Council and tapping into New Jersey's vast behavioral healthcare market. NJAMHAA is the leading trade association in New Jersey representing the needs of nonprofit behavioral health provider organizations.


Alkermes is a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company and leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases.

Tammy Cravener, Sr. Director, Policy and Government Relations





BioNJ is The Gateway to Health, a powerful network of 400 Members representing research-based life sciences companies and other contributors to a vibrant ecosystem where science is supported, companies are created, drugs are developed and patients are paramount. Because Patients Can’t Wait, we are dedicated to propelling this rich, innovation ecosystem forward in New Jersey and beyond to help stimulate the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies and cures and save and improve lives and lessen the burden of illness and disease to society.

Debbie Hart - President and CEO
John Slotman, Vice President, Government Affairs


HealthCare Institute of New Jersey

Healthcare Institute of New Jersey

The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey is a trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical and medical technology industry in New Jersey. Founded in 1997, the Institute serves as a unified voice for the industry and seeks to build awareness of this industry’s impact on New Jersey’s quality of life and economic well-being.

Dean Paranicas, CEO and President

Johnson & Johnson North American Pharmaceuticals/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by their commitment to patients, the company develops sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders.  

Chris Womack, PhD, Director, Healthcare Policy and Advocacy

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.


In North America, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. operates three pharmaceutical companies dedicated to creating and promoting new products and innovative solutions for better health worldwide, with a focus on four specialty areas: neuroscience, oncology, cardio-renal, and medical devices.

The PsychU community is comprised of over 62,000 physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, clinicians, care managers, nurses, pharmacists, medical directors, payers, administrators, and other mental health care professionals dedicated to improving the future of mental health care through information, discussion, and collaboration.

Krista Schladweiler, Regional Account Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region

Becky Wong, PharmD,MBA, CNS Medical Science Liaison

The Perkins Partnership

At The Perkins Partnership, we promote success for our clients by building sustainable collaborations between our clients and their key audiences.  We bring our resources – our knowledge, our experience, and our relationships – to a strategic process that results in effective, intelligent public policy.

Our process focuses on communication as the cornerstone of successful public policy implementation.  We analyze your goals, review your history, assess your resources, and evaluate current conditions to create partnerships and campaigns that achieve your objectives.

At the heart of The Perkins Partnership is our work in issue advocacy – designing and implementing campaigns to achieve policy goals – and stakeholder engagement – creating relationships through collaborations and coalitions that increase the power of the message.

The Perkins Partnership also offers nonprofit leadership – developing and executing programs to build successful organizations.

Rebecca Perkins, President & CEO

Pfizer, Inc.


Pfizer is committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. They strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.

Dean Gianarkis, MS, PharmD, Medical Outcomes Specialist


Pharma-Care provides state-of-the-art consultant pharmacy services, making individualized recommendations in the interest of what is best for each patient based on clinical evaluation and current literature.

Harry Thibodeau, PhC, RPh, CCP, FASCP, President and Chief Operating Officer

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sunovion is a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing, and bringing to market therapeutic products that advance the science of medicine to improve the lives of patients, their families, and communities. We specialize in treatments that help people challenged by disorders of the central nervous system and respiratory ailments.

Katrina Iserman, Director, State Government Affairs


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