The “We” in We Work For Health comprises biopharmaceutical company employees, vendors, suppliers, and other business, academic and community leaders. Every day, we work to lead in the research and development of new cures, foster an environment for increased economic development, and invest in our communities to build a healthier America. Meet some of our past Champions.

Adam Taliaferro - BMS
Adam Taliaferro
(Bristol-Myers Squibb) After his workday is over, Adam not only represents his hometown in the New Jersey state legislature, he is also an advocate for patients and the health care industry through his foundation. The Adam Taliaferro Foundation provides emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries and supports the research, prevention, and care of such injuries.
Michele Schmidt, RN
(Celgene Corporation) As a “Celgene Ambassador," Michele has been a tremendous partner to the Government Relations teams in helping them understand and communicate Celgene's clinical trials footprint to legislators across the United States. She helped create the first Celgene State Fact Sheets to demonstrate Celgene's presence in states across the country – an important tool as we discuss the impact of the biopharmaceutical industry.
Pauline Coderee
Pauline Coderre, RPh, MS, CCP
(Eli Lilly and Company) Pauline is a true patient advocate who believes in going beyond medicine to engage, educate and empower patients to be active in their own health care and improve overall outcomes. She identifies new ways to provide patients with timely, action-oriented resources on health and wellness and a variety of disease states.