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New LTEN Board Members Announced

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Nannette Nolan

LTEN Elects Five New Board Members 

Senior-level Training Executives from B. Braun, Biogen Idec, Gilead Sciences, Medtronic and Roche Diagnostics Join LTEN Board of Directors


Roanoke, VA, December 9, 2014  ̶   The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN), the only nonprofit organization serving the healthcare training industry, announced today that five new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board members will assume their official roles on Jan. 1, 2015 and their terms will last through Dec. 31, 2016.

The newest members of the board include:

  • Patrick D’Amico, director of sales training, cardiac and vascular group, Medtronic
  • Amy Macchietto, senior director, U.S. commercial training, Biogen Idec
  • Connie Murray, director, sales training and clinical education, B. Braun Medical
  • Corey Padovano, director, commercial learning & development, Gilead Sciences
  • Jennifer Wolfgram, vice president, commercial education, Roche Diagnostics

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome our new board members that will guide LTEN. Our new partners demonstrate our commitment to identifying and securing the best talent available to serve on behalf of our member community,” said John Sjovall, LTEN board president and executive director of sales training and development for Daiichi Sankyo. "Our mission is to provide members with unparalleled access to the clarity, community and career resources needed to excel in leadership and learning. We believe that the expertise and experience of this collective group will best position us to realize that mission."

Patrick D’Amico brings with him more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in sales, marketing and training and development. As the director of sales training at Medtronic, he is responsible for formulating sales training strategy for the U.S. field organization and overseeing the global learning management system’s curriculum strategy and development. As a veteran in the healthcare training industry, the majority of his career was spent at Johnson & Johnson, where he held numerous positions throughout the organization. 

Amy Macchietto currently serves as senior director of U.S. commercial training for Biogen Idec. Macchietto is charged with building a formal, comprehensive training organization across the U.S. business. She serves as a member of the organization’s Global Women’s Innovation Network Steering Committee and a member for the Global Sales Excellence Competency Project. Macchietto brings a wealth of experience from her previous leadership roles at Baxter Healthcare and AstraZeneca.

Since June 2000, Connie Murray has served as a field sales trainer, pharmacy systems specialist and manager of sales training and development for B. Braun Medical. In her current role as director of sales training and clinical education, she oversees all curriculum development and training execution for 12 different sales and clinician customer-facing teams. Murray has co-authored articles for leading training and development publications, including Focus magazine, Training & Development magazine, Chief Learning Officer magazine and Training magazine.

As the director of commercial learning and development for Gilead Sciences, Corey Padovano is responsible for U.S. sales, managed market training, leadership development and career development initiatives. Prior to his role at Gilead Sciences, Padovano was the director of commercial operations and hospital for Merck. Padovano also held numerous positions at Schering-Plough, including senior manager of sales training and regional sales director.

Jennifer Wolfgram brings with her 20 years of experience in healthcare and training. In her 16 years at Roche Diagnostics, Wolfgram has served in numerous roles, including supervisor of molecular diagnostics technical support and training, director of DC/NPT regulatory compliance and quality and vice president of regulatory compliance and quality. She is currently the vice president of commercial education at Roche, where she is responsible for leading the learning and development commercial organization comprised of 90 professionals.

More information on the LTEN Board of Directors can be found at



The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional goals of trainers and educators in the life sciences. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 1,400 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies.



For more information, contact Nannette Nolan, LTEN director of marketing communications, at


Michael Capaldi says...
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Congratulations to all of the new Board members and thank you in advance for your leadership in sustaining LTEN.

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