About the CHPA Educational Foundation Gala

The CHPA Educational Foundation Gala is the foundation’s main fundraising event held in the fall. More than 300 attendees from 95 CHPA member companies and healthcare organizations attend the gala to celebrate the foundation’s important work, recognize key partners who have made significant strides to advance public education around the responsible use of OTC medicines, and celebrate marketing innovation in the industry through the OTC Marketing Awards.

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View the 2019 Gala Attendees List


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Foundation Board of Directors

  • Velvet Gogol Bennett, Associate Director, Global Healthcare Communications, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Christopher D. DeWolf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Karvonen, Team Lead, Head of Store Brands, The Emerson Group
  • Stefani Klaskow, Head of Industry, Healthcare, Google, Inc.
  • Megan Koehler, Communications Leader, U.S. Self Care, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.
  • Scott M. Melville, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • 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