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Conley and Cowman to Lead HDA Research Foundation Board Of Directors

February 25, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — The HDA Research Foundation announced Michael Conley, Vice President and Head, Trade Operations and Analytics, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Craig Cowman, Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing, Cardinal Health, is Vice Chairman.

Mr. Conley, formerly the Vice Chairman for the Foundation, assumes the role from Charles (Chip) Phillips, Vice President, Senior Commercial Advisor, Teva Pharmaceuticals (formerly with Anda Inc.), who will serve as a director. Steve Giuli, Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Relations, Apotex, also was elected to the Board. 

“I want to welcome Mike, Craig, Chip and Steve into their new positions,” said Perry Fri, Executive Vice President and COO, HDA Research Foundation. “I look forward to working closely with them and the entire Board of Directors as the Foundation studies current supply chain priorities and pursues new partnerships in the higher education space.” 

Additional information on the HDA Research Foundation Board of Directors, including a membership listing, is available here.


The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The Foundation serves as the thought leader in driving research, education and discussion for all healthcare supply chain stakeholders, enabling the industry's ability to deliver efficient, safe and secure patient access to medicines and medical products. Learn more at


The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.


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