About the CHPA Educational Foundation Gala

The CHPA Educational Foundation Gala is the foundation’s main fundraising event held in the fall. More than 250 attendees from 72 CHPA member companies and healthcare organizations attend the gala to celebrate the foundation’s important work and to recognize key partners who have made significant strides to advance public education around the responsible use of OTC medicines.

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the dinner and awards presentation from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

View the 2018 Photo Gallery
View the 2018 Gala Attendees List


“Great venue; enjoyed the presentations and company.”

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“Great space for connecting and meeting people.”

“Great content, just long enough. Good food, drink and venue.”

Foundation Board of Directors

  • [Interim Chair] Christopher D. DeWolf, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.
  • Velvet Gogol Bennett, Associate Director, Global Healthcare Communications, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Tom Corley, Executive Vice President, Chief Global Retail Officer, President U.S. Market, Catalina
  • Amardeep Kahlon, Chief Marketing Officer, GSK Consumer Healthcare North America
  • Morris Lewis, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Lead, Pfizer Consumer Health
  • Scott M. Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • Ryan Olohan, Managing Director, Healthcare, Google Inc.
  • Joy-Lee Pasqualoni, Consumer Communication Leader-North America, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
  • Kyle Stenzel, Senior Vice President, Sales, North America, Combe, Inc.

Foundation Staff

  • Anita Brikman, Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation
  • Mary Leonard, Director, CHPA Educational Foundation
  • Kelsey Saylors, Digital Content and Campaign Manager
  • Stefanie Owens, Executive Assistant, Communications & CHPA Educational Foundation