Board Of Directors

Vera Janushkowsky

Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Pfizer

Janushkowsky is vice president of government relations for Pfizer, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company. Based in Sacramento, Janushkowsky leads Pfizer’s lobbying, public affairs, and advocacy and professional relations state teams. The state government relations group is Pfizer’s connection with state government and policy decision makers, building legislative, grassroots and public affairs support to shape a favorable public policy environment in the states.

Janushkowsky has more than 20 years of government relations, advocacy and public affairs experience at Pfizer. Before joining Pfizer in 1991, Janushkowsky established and led the West region government relations operations and managed the political action committee for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Corp., a high technology company based in Dallas. Prior to joining EDS in 1984, she was a political consultant with MEM & Associates, an Austin, Texas political consulting firm which designed and implemented political campaigns for legislative, gubernatorial, and congressional candidates and political parties throughout the country.

Janushkowsky serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) and is a member of the board of directors of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA). She also serves on the board of the California Senate International Relations Foundation (SIRF).

Long active in the California life sciences community, Janushkowsky has served on various political action and public policy committees with CHI and Biocom. Active in her community, she is involved with St. Johns Shelter, Best Buddies, St. Michael’s School Parents Club and St. Frances High School Boosters Club.