HDA Research Foundation Announces the 2023 Karen J. Ribler Supply Chain Scholars

November 16, 2023

The HDA Research Foundation announced four recipients of the Karen J. Ribler Scholarship at its Fifteenth Annual CEO Roundtable Fundraiser in Washington, D.C.

Now in its fifth year, this annual scholarship is geared toward students pursuing graduate-level degrees that currently work within HDA-member distributor and manufacturer companies. Named for the Foundation’s former COO, Karen J. Ribler, the scholarships support the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical supply chain by fostering knowledge and leadership through education and professional development opportunities.

The 2023 Karen J. Ribler Supply Chain Scholars are:

Adam Davidson
Sr. Associate, Strategic Intelligence & Analytics, Advanced Therapy Solutions, Cardinal Health
MBA, Rice University

Johnny Gonzalez
Assistant Director of Operations, McKesson Corporation
MBA, Boston University, Questrom

Julia Juliano
Sales Enablement and Operations Specialist, Cencora
Masters of Management and Organizational Leadership, Delaware Valley University

Amanda Lewullis
Buyer – Brand/Specialty Rx, Cencora
MBA, Temple University

“The Karen J. Ribler scholarship helps strengthen the healthcare supply chain by championing the next generation of leaders in the workforce. The HDA Research Foundation is proud to announce this year’s award winners, and we look forward to seeing what this talented group of professionals achieves in the coming years,” said Perry Fri, Executive Vice President and COO, HDA Research Foundation.

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The Foundation serves as the thought leader in driving research, education and discussion for all healthcare supply chain stakeholders, enabling the industry's ability to deliver efficient, safe and secure patient access to medicines and medical products. Learn more at