Patricia M. Santen

Pat has more than 20 years of Human Resource experience with Fortune 500 companies. She has worked both in North America and globally in the Consumer and Pharmaceutical industries in the area of leadership development and talent. Currently, Pat is a Senior Director for Organization Development & Talent Development supporting Novartis’ fastest growing business unit, Global Oncology.  Previously, as the Head of People Development for Sanofi-Aventis North America, Pat was responsible for the development and implementation of strategic change management and talent development initiatives supporting the integration of the two companies, Sanofi and Aventis. Prior to joining Aventis, Pat was with Colgate-Palmolive Company for three years and responsible for the global development and implementation of Colgate’s leadership programs and talent management practices.  Preceding Colgate-Palmolive, Pat was with Pfizer (formerly Warner-Lambert Company) for 10 years. During this time, she held a variety of Human Resource positions such as Director of Organization Development, Director of Sales Training, and HR Director R&D. During her career at Warner-Lambert, she provided consulting services to a variety of business functions such as Marketing, Finance, Sales, and Research & Development, in both the pharmaceutical and consumer businesses.  
Pat graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Educational Psychology and earned a Masters of Arts Degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Counseling Psychology. She is an active member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Healthcare Business Women’s Association, Organization Development Network and Human Resource Planning Society. Pat resides in Convent Station, New Jersey.
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