Your “go to” source for 

learning, sharing and networking



Become A Member

Learn about the many ways you can help the BioTech Community by joining our team and coming to events.


Join Us!

Engage with our special speakers and steering committee at our quarterly and annual events. Members only. 



See what the in-depth surveys and blog posts are saying to get a better idea on how passionate we are about serving the community.

"The group has been, and continues to be, a 'go to' resource for learning and collaboration for our HR community."
Jessica Keliher
Leadiant Biosciences, Inc. – Head of People & Culture
"I like the friendships I’ve made through the group. I also like referring my clients to a HRBA member!"
Michele Stein
Advisor and Gallagher Benefit Services
"Our group provides a welcome source to expand your HR knowledge and become part of a professional family of like-minded HR professionals."
Al Lichtenstein
HR RESULTS, LLC, Principal

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Steering Committee

Jessica Keliher


Company & Title: Leadiant Biosciences, Inc. – Head of People & Culture
Joined as a member in 2011
Has been on the Steering Committee for 4 years

Alicia J. Jones


Company & Title: Sr. HR Business Partner, Lonza, Walkersville
Member since 2013
Has been Co-Chair since 2016

Al Lichtenstein


Company & Title: HR RESULTS, LLC, Principal
A member of the Steering Committee since it's inception, ~ 2009

Cindy Whitman


Company & Title:  Wellstat Management Company, LLC.  Human Resources Manager
A member for 15+ years. Steering Committee since 2012.

Paul Love

Community Outreach

Company & Title: Principal TriBridge Partners, LLC.

Al Lichtenstein


Company & Title: HR RESULTS, LLC, Principal
A member of the Steering Committee since it's inception, ~ 2009

Dara Rapoport


Company & Title: Aerotek Scientific, Senior Account Executive
Member since 2009. Has been on the Steering Committee for 7 years.

Michele Stein


Company & Title: Advisor and Gallagher Benefit Services
Member for about 6 years. Steering Committee for about 5 years.

Chris Frew


Company & Title: CEO, Workforce Genetics
Joined as a member in 2012
This is his first year as a Steering Committee member.

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About Us

HRBA is a group of in-house HR professionals, consultants, contractors and vendors that support and service the life sciences community.   Our group has been in existence for over 20 years, providing a reliable and accessible network of individuals with a range of experience across companies of different stages of development.   We exist to foster learning and development for individuals, provide a “go to” resource for input and feedback on industry practices, and facilitate a forum to discuss ideas and programs that support business objectives and enhance corporate culture.

  We are looking to build an organization of committed professionals who regularly attend and actively participate in the community.  We are glad that you are interested in getting to know more about us and encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about how you can get involved.

We are currently only accepting new membership from in-house HR Professionals or job seekers in the human resources profession.


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