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Glinski honored for work in helping patients

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  • Chelsea Glinski

    Chelsea Glinski


Astellas, based in Northbrook, announces that Chelsea Glinski, executive director of reimbursement strategy, will be recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association as a 2019 Luminary during the 30th Annual HBA Woman of the Year Awards Ceremony.

Glinski will be honored for the contributions she's made toward improving the lives of patients throughout her career. Held in New York City, the event celebrates excellence in leadership among health care and life science industry leaders. HBA Luminaries are industry veterans and strong role models in their company who actively mentor and sponsor others helping to advance the careers of businesswomen.

Early in her career, Glinski spent time in neuropsychopharmacology research supporting discovery of novel treatments for schizophrenia and depression. She combined her love of science with a Master's in Business Administration, transitioning into strategy and management consulting for the life sciences sector. It was following this experience that she joined Astellas, first in a role supporting strategy and operations for the Health Systems business unit and most recently leading the Market Access & Reimbursement Strategy function overseeing patient support and access programs.

Glinski credits perseverance and having strong female mentors with helping her make the bold jump from research to client-facing support roles. Through her work with Astellas' Stellar Women Employee Resource Group, she pays this forward by actively coaching and supporting other women to create an environment of empowerment and advocacy that helps advance and inspire women at Astellas