This will be the final meeting in the "foot steps" series. Our host, Kathy Van Der Sluys will welcome us and provide a brief introduction to ADP. Our speaker for the evening, Dr. Beth Everett, CIO of Organon Pharmaceuticals will talk about her career and personal commitment to help others develop themselves. Hopefully she will also share some tips on how she manages to balance a successful career, family, and personal interests. Beth can be counted on to be honest, direct and freely share her perspective.

This will also be an organizational meeting for the Chapter. As part of the semi-annual election of the Chapter Director. Candidates should use this meeting to "campaign". All elections results are pending WITI approval and the candidate signing off on the by-laws.

Featured Speaker(s)

Beth Everett, Ph.D.
CIO Organon Pharmaceuticals

Beth's career is focused on facilitating innovation and advancement in the healthcare industry through the application of information and automation technologies. Beth is dedicated to creating pathways for people to realize personal potentials and to creating new business possibilities. Her approach is to balance strategic transformation with operational excellence by merging proven project and portfolio management methodology, process improvement techniques and systems engineering methodology with an innovative culture.

Beth joined Organon Pharmaceuticals in September of 2003 as their CIO. Before that, she was Executive Director Informatics and Knowledge Management, at Novartis where she is the head of IT for Research in New Jersey and head of a global information integration group. Beth is also directing the web portal strategy for Commercial Marketing and Sales. Previously she spent 10 years at SmithKline Beecham R&D where she created and realized new business opportunities based on advanced information technologies (including intelligent agents, multi-tier distributed architectures, web services, personalized access control, privacy and security). Beth also led e-Business technologies strategy and implementation for SmithKline Beecham R&D.

Beth's career started at Amgen developing the one of the first computer programs for the new (in 1985) automated protein sequencing instruments. Her experience includes protein structure-function analysis of the EcoR1 DNA Methylase at UC Santa Barbara (Ph.D. Thesis) using emerging analytical technologies (e.g. Mass Spectrometry, Fluorimetry, Molecular Modeling, Protein analysis and related computing technologies). Subsequently, Beth innovated analytical tools for peptide synthesis at Diagnostic Products Inc.,transfered assay technology into production at Centocor Inc., and led laboratory automation at SmithKline Beecham.

Beth serves on the board of a nonprofit Birth Center, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity where she spent many years as President of the local affiliate. Beth and her husband have four energetic children. Growing up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia for 16 years, living in an international community and traveling extensively had a great influence on Beth's outlook and interests.

Schedule of Events

5:00 - 5:30 Registration and Networking
5:30 - 6:00 Network Announcements-election details
6:00 - 6:15 Our Host, Kathy Van Der Sluys, VP ADP
6:15 - 7:00 Dr. Beth Everett, CIO Organon USA Pharmaceuticals
7:00 - 8:00 Informal Networking and help cleanup

Meeting Notes

We have been extended permission to have the August 4 and September 15 meetings at a 2 for one price. You can either bring a colleague or attend both meetings for one price ($20 for members/$30 for non members). I requested this to encourage as many people as possible participate in the election for Network Director. I will announce further details via email and at the June 23 meeting, people will get a chance to "campaign" at the August meeting and the winner will be announced at the September meeting.