HSB Hall of Fame Recipient, 2011
A nationally renowned women’s health expert, Gerianne Tringali DiPiano serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of FemmePharma Global Healthcare, Inc. and is Chairman of its Board of Directors. A pharmaceutical industry executive and women’s healthcare expert,Gerianne founded the innovative company in 1996 in response to the industry’s narrow focuson women’s health needs – such as contraception and hormone replacement therapy – but lack of attention to other important women’s diseases and disorders. Her passion for developing new treatment methods for healing has given hope to millions of women. Guided by her vision to provide more effective treatment options for women, FemmePharma Global Healthcare,Inc. is focused on improving women’s health by developing prescription pharmaceuticals that are specifically designed for women across a broad range of therapeutic categories.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Gerianne’s background spans many facets of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical sales, marketing, market and systems planning, medical affairs, new product development, licensing and business development at several multinational companies including Baxter HealthCare/American Hospital Supply Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sterling-Winthrop and Wyeth.
The Baltimore native was among the first cohort of graduates to receive an MBA in pharmaceutical marketing from Saint Joseph’s University in 1992. In addition to Gerianne’s many professional affiliations, she has remained committed to helping advance the mission of Saint Joseph’s through her membership roles on the Erivan K. Haub School of Business Board of Visitors, the Magis Society and currently as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. In 2010, Gerianne established the Joseph C. Tringali Scholarship. Named in honor of her father who was a successful entrepreneur, the Tringali Scholarship supports students with physical or learning disabilities. She has held academic appointments at Saint Joseph’s as Director of the Pharmaceutical MBA program and as an adjunct professor of marketing and has taught courses in strategic and pharmaceutical marketing. Gerianne received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Marquette University.
Currently, she also serves on the Board of Trustees for Drexel University, the Corporate Advisory Board of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the Editorial Advisory Board of Biotechnology Healthcare, and The Women’s Law Project of Pennsylvania and the Advisory Board for the School of Public Health, Drexel University. She has been a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Philadelphia Region in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and has been recognized in “People to Watch in 2004” by Philadelphia Magazine. She is the 2004 Recipient of the Iris Newman Award sponsored by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, was named a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2006 and was recognized by Governor Rendell as one of Pennsylvania’s 51 Best Women In Business in 2007. PharmaVoice named Gerianne as one of the 100 most inspiring individuals in the United States Pharmaceutical Industry and one of the top 12 entrepreneurs. Gerianne, her husband Michael and daughter Erin live in Valley Forge, PA.