HDA Research Foundation Names Apotex and Anda Executives To Lead Board of Directors

January 17, 2024

The HDA Research Foundation announced Steve Giuli of Apotex Corp. as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Anthony Mihelich of Anda, Inc., was named Vice Chairman. 

Mr. Giuli, the Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Relations, Apotex Corp, has served on the Board since 2020 — most recently as Vice Chairman. He assumes leadership from Craig Cowman of Cardinal Health, who will remain on the Board. Mr. Mihelich is Vice President, CCO, Anda, Inc., and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020.

Additionally, the HDA Executive Committee approved three new appointments to the Foundation’s Board of Directors:

  • Steve Wilhelm, Chief Operations Officer, R&S Northeast;
  • Mayur Shah, Vice President of US Wholesale Trade and Channel Management, Sanofi; and,
  • Kristy Ronco, Chief Commercial Officer, Hikma

“On behalf of the HDA Research Foundation, I am thrilled to welcome Steve [Giuli] and Tony to their new leadership roles, along with our newest members, Steve [Wilhelm], Mayur and Kristy,” said Perry Fri, Executive Vice President and COO, HDA Research Foundation. “As the public discussion surrounding supply chain resilience continues to grow, the Foundation’s role as a thought leader in the pharmaceutical industry is more important than ever. I look forward to working closely with them and the full Board to advance the Foundation’s mission.”

View a full list of Foundation directors here.

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.

The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit 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