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1166 Ave. of the Americas, 4th Flr.
New York, NY 10036
Fax: 646/328-1711

Ronn D. Torossian, President & CEO

Since 2003, New York City-based 5W Public Relations (5W) has worked with world-class and emerging brands, corporations, consumer companies, technology companies of all shapes and sizes, healthcare interests, regional businesses, non-profits, and high profile individuals to help them achieve their strategic public relations and marketing objectives across a broad range of interests.

5W practice areas include Consumer Brands, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Travel & Hospitality, Technology, Beauty, Entertainment, Nonprofit, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, and digital strategy. Resourceful, innovative, and nimble, 5W works hard, thinks big, and delivers successful, game-changing results.

5W’s team of 130 knowledgeable, tenacious, and passionate professionals understand how to leverage any story, and direct the conversation to your best advantage. We develop and execute novel and fresh ways for our clients to connect with their target audiences in memorable ways. As a result, we measurably increase the positive results of their communication efforts. Our diverse roster of client experience includes Sparkling ICE, Medifast, Walgreens/Duane Reade, DigitalOcean, KRUPS, Anheuser Busch, Camp Bow Wow, L’Oreal, AEROSOLES, Jane Iredale, T-Fal, GoHealth, Zeta Interactive, and other publicly traded companies, consumer brands, technology companies, start-ups and personalities.

Our programs lead to award winning recognition, including PR Agency of the Year, PR Executive of the Year, Product Launch of the Year, Business to Business Program of the Year and Digital/Social Media Campaign of the Year, among others.


450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 212/229-8496
twitter: @allidura

Who we are: Whether cars or cameras, diapers or detergent, health has never been more ubiquitous than it is today. For some brands, health may be a new focus. Fortunately, it’s always been at the center of ours. And, we’ve taken this knowledge and enthusiasm to some of the world’s largest brands to help them connect with today’s socially charged, health-minded consumers.

Expertise: Allidura takes an integrated approach to communications with capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, marketing and branding, graphic design and multimedia, and research and analytics. Our meaningful insights and creative know-how have been tapped by a full range of consumer product and nutritional supplement brands, over the counter and beauty products and food and beverage companies.

Allidura is a part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, which is powered by inVentiv Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Learn more at


1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 226
St. Paul, MN 55108

Lisa Hannum, President & CEO
Nicki Gibbs, Senior Vice President
Ayme Zemke, Vice President
Steve Mann, Vice President

Beehive Strategic Communication is best known for fresh insights, creative strategies and positive connections that create enduring value for our clients.

We are inspired by the global movement toward purpose-driven businesses and are committed to using the power of communication to build better businesses for a better world. Our expertise includes research, communication strategy, brand positioning, employee engagement and internal communication, public relations, social and digital marketing, and crisis communication.

Our team of senior strategists and savvy specialists has extensive health care experience with brands including Coloplast, University of Minnesota Health, 3M, Arizant Healthcare, Arkray USA and HLT, Inc.


450 West 15th Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10011
twitter: @biosector2

Who we are: Biosector 2 (B2) is a global healthcare communications agency that partners with visionary clients to deliver groundbreaking programs and improve the health of people’s lives. For more than a decade, B2’s experience as an agency spans virtually every category in the industry and drives strategic solutions for their clients.

Expertise: B2 builds brands and grows markets for companies driving innovation across a variety of disease states, and our main goal is to create measurable behavior change for our clients’ most important stakeholders. Our capabilities to deliver against this goal go beyond traditional public relations, incorporating issues management, digital & social media, corporate branding, research & analytics and more. Our dynamic, insightful approach allows us to solve today’s problems while uncovering tomorrow’s opportunities.

Biosector 2 is a part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, which is powered by inVentiv Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Learn more at


500 5th Ave., Suite 1640
New York, NY 10110

Michael Roth, Healthcare Practice Leader
Vicky Aguiar, Vice President

Bliss Integrated Communication’s Healthcare Practice spans the life sciences and healthcare continuum. We are a strategic partner to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device/diagnostics companies, advocacy and professional groups, as well as hospitals, medical technology and informatics companies. Bliss has a tight grasp on the business of healthcare, understanding that the complex system of payer operations impacts the entire industry and the work that we do. To support our clients’ needs most effectively, we focus on three core disciplines: corporate communication (portfolio & internal), product communication and thought leadership (client and third party) communication.

More than 70% of our healthcare business is global, and 100% of our initiatives include strategic social and digital market integration. We often play the role of “lead integration agency” for our clients, as we manage multiple consultants for them to ensure business objectives and messaging remains clear and concise across all communications disciplines.

At Bliss, we know that every client has its own DNA — a unique culture and approach to working with its core constituencies and delivering critical messages. Bliss works directly with senior marketing, medical and communications executives, as well as patient stakeholders, to cut to the heart of the matter and gain alignment on aspirations and achieve realistic outcomes. Our clients trust Bliss as a long-term partner to set an integrated strategic communication path and execute new, creative ways to first meet, and then exceed business objectives.


50 Francisco Street, Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94133

Andrea Johnston, President

BrewLife is an analytics-driven marketing and communications agency that blends the science of audience planning, the art of creative storytelling and the mastery of media relations to help clients mobilize the audiences they care about. We work with emerging healthcare and technology brands who are committed to making a meaningful positive impact on patient or personal care. These are companies at an inflection point in their lifecycle, looking to bring forth new innovations and create or change perceptions in the marketplace.

We have a deep heritage in scientific communications and category creation for new therapies, therapeutic modalities and medical devices. We have broad experience supporting companies through their lifecycle from private to public and clinical to commercial-stage. As a steward of the client’s brand, BrewLife’s purpose is to serve as the guiding light and partner, co-designing and co-navigating a solid path through the unchartered territory of change.


1745 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10019

Erinn White, President & CEO
Stacey Gandler, Executive Vice President

Centron PR is a full-service, award-winning public relations firm dedicated solely to healthcare communications. Our programs are strategy and results-driven, and are targeted to make the most of online and traditional media to maximize share of voice.

We are a nimble agency comprised of experienced public relations professionals that act as partners in realizing clients’ communications goals. Our achievements don’t lie simply in metrics, but in our successes in helping clients achieve their objectives.
Our mission is to drive results through consistent, targeted messaging across multiple platforms via traditional and digital media, advocacy organizations, social media and partnerships. In a fragmented world of news and non-stop communications, we go where the audience is.

Centron PR offers expertise in cutting-edge communications that can educate, inform, and influence stakeholders to action. We enact programs that support clinical data, medical meetings, biotechnology/pharmaceutical products, devices and diagnostics, corporate reputation, advocacy communications, financial activity, internal communications and issues/crisis management.

Our healthcare campaigns have won 22-plus awards in the last 10 years, including the Silver Anvil, MM&M, PR Week and Big Apple awards.


450 West 15th Street, Suite 405
New York, NY 10011

Who we are: At Chamberlain, we are passionate about translating science into meaningful stories that inspire action. At the end of every day, if we have empowered consumers and providers to create better health outcomes, then we know we’ve done our job. That’s why, for more than 20 years, our clients — from Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to small non-profit patient groups — have relied on us to communicate their information to the audiences that really matter.

Expertise: Chamberlain offers a complete suite of communications services fully matched to today’s technological and geographic realities. Our teams’ experience ranges from digital and social media to corporate communications, to advocacy, data strategy and management and more.

Chamberlain is a part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, which is powered by inVentiv Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Learn more at


450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011

Who we are: Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA) is a global team of healthcare communications specialists dedicated to helping clients solve their most complex challenges. Integrating an unmatched breadth of resources that enables a comprehensive, 360-degree approach, CCA serves clients that span the spectrum of healthcare from blockbusters to niche products; large pharma to emerging specialty companies; biotech to devices and diagnostics; healthcare technology, hospitals, non-profits and academic centers.

Expertise: CCA sets the standard in delivering best-in-class communications in a collaborative, flexible environment where creativity reigns and clients come first. For 20 years, we have achieved this by bringing the right people to the table — healthcare professionals, thought leaders, advocates, patients and loved ones — and then building alliances, communities, and champions motivated to act.

CCA is a part of the inVentiv Health Public Relations Group, which is powered by inVentiv Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Learn more at


44 Cook St., Ste. 450
Denver, CO 80206

Shannon Fern, Senior Vice President, Health & Wellness

Communications Strategy Group’s award-winning Health & Wellness Practice is driven by the same thing that elevates some organizations above others: passion.

Our philosophy is simple: we do good work for good people and are committed to helping people live healthier lives. This mantra drives our team’s dedication to providing thoughtful and impactful public relations support to organizations in the health and wellness fields.

At CSG, our work is rooted in what we call a content value exchange. Essentially, this means we are dedicated to gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ core audiences, developing strategies that deliver compelling content that inspires action and constantly measuring the effectiveness of our work to ensure continuous improvement.

Clients we have worked with: Cochlear Americas, CorePower Yoga, HealthONE, Holiday Retirement and Kaiser Permanente.


111 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212/8862288

Timothy Bird, CEO
Karen O’Malley, President, Corkery Group Unlimited
Sherri Michelstein, President, Alembic Health Unlimited

Cooney Waters Unlimited are experts at translating complex science into bold, compelling campaigns. Ranked among the top healthcare agencies in the U.S., we are a family of strategic communications companies that offer an unparalleled scope of strategic marketing and communications solutions, advocacy relations and issue-oriented communications to healthcare clients in non-profit, government and industrial sectors throughout the world. Clients, regardless of size, get senior management attention to their needs. We are comprised of three innovative sister agencies:

Alembic Health Unlimited sets the standard for public and private advocacy in the health and wellness arena. We specialize in educating consumers, building support, creating alliances and informing public policy to advance individual and public health.
Cooney Waters Unlimited pushes creative boundaries to deliver innovative marketing communications approaches across therapeutic areas and health sectors. We are passionate about scientific innovation, breakthrough medicines and technologies and creating ground-breaking coalitions to improve patient care.

Corkery Group Unlimited specializes in strategic communications to improve human health around the world. Through our expertise in issue-oriented communications, we help our clients achieve their long-term corporate, public health and advocacy goals.
Cooney Waters Unlimited is part of Health Unlimited. With a shared creative philosophy, common tools and unlimited thinking at its core, Health Unlimited brings together consultants and discipline experts from across the international group and beyond. This new approach unlocks the power of creative collaboration to seize the endless opportunities that exist for brands and businesses in today’s rapidly evolving world. More information can be found at


205 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Ralph Katz, Principal
Anne Green, President / CEO

CooperKatz & Company is an award-winning agency combining a nuanced understanding of the fast-changing healthcare market with high-impact communications strategies. Our expertise extends across the healthcare ecosystem with experience supporting providers, payers, services, technology, non-profits and management consultancies.

Healthcare clients have included: Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition, an interdisciplinary partnership to improve hospital outcomes (with Abbott Nutrition); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; The Physicians Foundation, a non-profit supporting physician practice; AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association); healthcare practices of top management consulting firms (Navigant, Capgemini Health and Noblis Center for Health Innovation); and Queens Vanguard Center of the National Children’s Study, a federal research project. We’ve also supported consumer health and wellness initiatives.

CooperKatz offers full capabilities including brand strategy, program development, communications and content strategy, digital / social engagement, media relations and more. Our Creative Services practice creates meetings, events, business presentations, video / multimedia elements and collateral materials.


705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Raymond Crosby, President
Denise Aube, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Practice Leader
Joel Machak, Executive Creative Director

Crosby executives

Crosby’s Executive Creative Director Joel Machak, Healthcare Practice
Leader Denise Aube, and agency President Raymond Crosby.

For more than 40 years, Crosby has helped healthcare clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ — actions that positively impact people’s lives and make a real difference for individuals, families, and communities.

The firm’s Healthcare Practice serves hospitals and health systems, health plans, physician groups, technology and service providers, seniors housing, health advocacy groups and Federal government agencies.

Services include marketing research and planning, brand development, integrated communications programs, public relations, social media, community and multicultural outreach, digital marketing and web development, PSAs, and behavior-change campaigns.

Crosby ranks among the top health communications agencies in the country. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, Saint Agnes Hospital, Military OneSource, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Social Security Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Sagepoint Senior Living Services, and Quality Health Strategies. Crosby has offices in Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C.


201 W. 5th St., Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

Thomas Graham, President & CEO
Angela Dejene, Executive Vice President
Jake Clements, Vice President
Rich Oppel, Senior Advisor
Arnold García, Senior Advisor
Tom Goff, Strategic Corporate Counsel

Corporate affairs, senior executive media positioning, crisis and issues management, thought leadership, digital & social media, employee communications, government & public affairs, healthcare, investor & financial relations, lifestyle & entertainment, market intelligence, marketing, media relations, trade shows & special events.

Our home is Texas. We hold a fierce commitment to our clients, still do business on a handshake, and occasionally, wear boots to our meetings. We serve corporate, public agencies and national governments across 5 continents.

Our proven expertise in media strategy, corporate reputation and brand enrichment is focused on the most important of today’s currencies: Trust. Because, where we’re from, your word is your bond.


276 Fifth Ave., Suite 205
New York, NY 10001

Dave Pasternack, CEO/Co-founder
Kevin Lee, Exec. Chmn./Co-founder
Renee Marquardt, COO
Jeannette Boccini, Lucy Siegel and Mark Simon, EVPs
Liz Burke, Marie Cacciato, Keiko Okano and Ana Raynes, VPs

Didit Communications, the public relations division of privately-held integrated communications agency Didit, provides a full range of traditional and digital PR services led by senior professionals who work hands-on with clients to build recognized, respected brands. Clients benefit from a truly integrated service team that recommends the best-suited strategies and solutions, whether they include PR, other marketing disciplines or both.

B2B and B2C healthcare PR experience includes strategic communications for life sciences, medical device and personal care products and companies; hospitals; and non-profits. Special expertise includes market entry and startup PR for clients from Europe and Asia as well as North America. Heavy emphasis on analytics to measure progress and ROI.

Didit has been recognized as an Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 marketing industry leader.


11675 Rainwater Drive, Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Brad Dodge, President
Elisabeth Deckon, Senior VP
Chowning Johnson, Senior VP

You innovate. We’ll tell the world. Dodge Communications is a trusted partner for companies in the healthcare, biotech and life sciences industries. We are experts at developing and executing incisive, tightly integrated communications programs for clients of all sizes, from startups to publicly traded companies. Our full-service, integrated approach combines public relations, marketing and digital media as one cohesive function to drive visibility, credibility and growth for our clients. By leveraging a combination of proven and out-of-the-box strategies tailored to each customer we serve, we enable our clients to deliver a more consistent message and better engage prospects at critical points throughout the sales cycle for sustainable, measurable results. Since 2001, our expertise, dedication and drive has helped nearly 300 companies reach their business goals. And in the process we’ve won numerous awards for creativity, content development, agency growth and company culture.


301 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
@FinnPartners #FPHealth
Gil Bashe, Managing Partner/Global Health

Chantal Bowman-Boyles, Managing Partner/London
Jessica Ross Burke, Managing Partner/DC
Nicole Cottrill, Partner/Nashville
Joe Foster, Partner/West Coast
Glenn Jasper, Senior Partner/Jerusalem
Kristie Kuhl, JD, Senior Partner/New York
Emily Shirden, Partner/Detroit
Ovidio Torres, Partner/Chicago

Pool Safely campaign’s Simple Safety
Steps that Save Lives

Learning how to swim is one of the Pool Safely campaign’s Simple Safety
Steps that Save Lives. The award-winning campaign, developed by Widmeyer
Communications, a Finn Partners Company, has been run by the
agency for six years, teaching parents and caregivers important tips on
how to keep their families safer around the water.

Navigating an uncharted and ever-changing health landscape requires experience and foresight. Finn Partners, with the fastest growing Health Practice in the U.S., offers a bold vision and expertise in delivering innovative payer, provider, patient advocacy, health policy and product-innovation communications solutions. We’re known for crafting real-world solutions for an industry centered on people and access-to-care. All with amazing results.

As “Best Midsize Firm in the U.S.,” we have been able to leverage our collaborative spirit to advance clients’ ultimate goal — to improve consumer health and wellbeing. With more than 500 PR professionals around the world, we offer health-sector depth and cutting-edge expertise in corporate-social responsibility, public affairs advocacy, market research, and digital, social and traditional media.

Finn Partners — and its DVL/Seigenthaler, Lane PR and Widmeyer divisions — is best known for its work in changing the lives of people with pressing life challenges — from saying No More to domestic violence to inspiring pancreatic cancer advocacy with Let’s Win; and from making Michigan healthier to raising awareness around the dangers of obesity and working to end childhood cancers.

Finn Partners’ more than 60 health clients include a wide range of health product and service innovators including Amarin, Aralez, Arterys, Centerstone, Clarity, EarlySense, Epstein Becker Green, Equashield, The Galien Foundation, Jonas Center for Nursing, LifePoint Health, The Lustgarten Foundation, NuSirt Biopharma, Operation Smile, Seal Software, Sterling Partners and Veterans Healthcare. Regardless of the sector, all our clients focus on the most important part of the health system: patients.


200 Fifth Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Wendy Lund, CEO

GCI Health has a singular vision: to be the best healthcare agency in the world renowned for unrivaled talent, forward-thinking capabilities, unrelenting client service and an energizing workplace. This vision informs our culture of “doing something different” and reinforces our agency’s values of going above and beyond the call of duty for our clients, exhibiting flawless execution and challenging the status quo. We encourage our employees to continually think about creating opportunities and anticipating the challenges of a dynamic and complicated industry and pushing ourselves to dream bigger for our clients. We are driven by innovative science and the power of today’s patient.

Our brand is built on “Redefining Healthcare Communications,” and we continue to evolve our services to remain in sync with our clients’ needs and industry transformation. We are rooted in offering public relations expertise and thought leadership tailored to helping our diverse roster of clients in the evolving healthcare space succeed. The top-notch quality of our staff, cutting-edge programming, unparalleled dedication and service to our clients, makes GCI Health a top leader in healthcare communications.


1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 600E
Washington D.C. 20005

Jennifer Wayman, MHS, President & CEO

Hager Sharp is an integrated marketing communications agency committed to improving health, advancing education, transforming our communities and making meaningful change in the world. We work with leading businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to create and execute award-winning ideas that make a difference. Hager Sharp is home to some of the finest strategists, researchers, creative specialists, media experts, and public health professionals in the industry. If you and your organization are motivated to improve the world through communications and marketing, come to Hager Sharp. For more than 40 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing insightful counsel, devising creative solutions, and achieving shared goals. Current health clients include: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Eye Institute; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; HHS Office on Women’s Health; President’s Cancer Panel; and USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.


466 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017

David Bowen, Global Healthcare Practice Lead (
Penny Mitchell, US Healthcare Practice Lead (

At H+K, we believe in purpose driven communications, going beyond delivering profit or shareholder value to the very root of our clients’ reasons for being.

This model works at the intersection of insight, innovation and creativity to put purpose at the heart of communications. This gives authenticity, credibility and durability for engagement with clients’ target audiences, creating campaigns that touch audiences and craft stories in which they have a real part to play.

Headquartered in New York, our 200+ experts worldwide have been on the front lines shaping and delivering tomorrow’s healthcare: writing Federal legislation including the Affordable Care Act, reporting from operating rooms in war zones, nursing patients to health, pioneering self-publishing, creating novel public-private partnerships and directing marketing communications for leading health companies.


685 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 646/277-1201

Thomas M. Ryan, CEO, Co-Founder
Don Duffy, President

Established in 1998, ICR partners, with companies to develop and execute strategic communications programs and advisory services that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated service model, which pairs capital markets veterans with senior communications professionals, brings deep sector knowledge and relationships to clients in more than 20 industries. Today, ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent advisory firms in the world, maintaining offices in Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Beijing.


450 West 15th Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10011
Fax: 212/229-8496
Twitter: @inventivPR

Who we are: The global public relations group of inVentiv Health helps launch brands and build the reputations of companies working to improve human health. Our teams create communications that enhance brand perception, drive engagement, activate behavior shifts, and deliver on the bottom line.

With an integrated approach to communications, inVentiv Health Public Relations Group includes four agencies — Allidura Consumer, Biosector 2, Chamberlain Healthcare PR and Chandler Chicco Agency — that offer best-in-class capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, medical and scientific education, and research and analytics.

The broad scope of inVentiv Health Public Relations Group is powered by inVentiv Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate the delivery of much-needed therapies to market. Learn more at


The Horse Barn at Maryland Farms
219 Ward Circle, Suite 3
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fax: 615/843-8431

Based in Nashville, Tenn., with an office in Chicago, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a U.S. top 15 strategic communications and engagement firm for the nation’s leading healthcare providers experiencing significant change, challenge or opportunity. Founded in 2006, the firm has worked with more than 300 clients in more than 40 states and served as a communications advisor on more than $32 billion in announced M&A and partnership transaction communications. A proven strategy leader, Jarrard Inc. delivers tightly focused issue management campaigns and long-term transformational initiatives designed to advance healthcare providers’ most important goals. For more information, visit or follow us @JarrardInc or @Jarrard_IB.


1420 K Street, N.W., Suite 1050
Washington, D.C. 20005
Fax: 202/591-4020

Carrie Jones, Principal
Michael O’Brien and Diane Wass, Managing Directors
Ken Deutsch, Exec. VP

JPA Health Communications is an award-winning PR agency known for crafting targeted, high-impact programs for biotech, medical device and nonprofit clients.
At JPA, we are passionate about our work and always strive to exceed expectations. One of the ways we do this is by focusing exclusively in healthcare. Our senior leadership has decades of industry experience understanding the unique challenges, protocols, regulations and expectations that inform every aspect of a successful campaign.

We know that successful communications is rooted in influencer relations. We combine our health expertise with our comprehensive experience to find the right tactics to meet your goals.

Rapidly growing, JPA has offices in Washington, Boston and London; it is a member of IPRN, the world’s leading independent public relations agency network.


1388 Sutter St., #901
San Francisco, CA 94109
Fax: 415/561-0778

Landis Communications staffers

Landis Communications celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Named America’s #1 Healthcare PR Agency (Ragan’s Ace Awards), San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. (LCI) represents healthcare organizations not just in California, but nationally and globally as well. With more than 25 years in business, award-winning LCI provides integrated PR, digital, social media, branding and marketing strategies that work. Our healthcare clients include: University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Johnson & Johnson, Global Alzheimer’s Platform, Merck, Brain Health Registry, Planned Parenthood, OnLok Senior Health Services, Crestwood Behavioral Health and more. For your healthcare public relations needs, please visit LCI online at: For further information, please contact Ms. Brianne Miller, Business Development Manager, LCI: or call us at: 415/561-0888.


One Thompson Square, Suite 403
Boston, MA 02129

Donna L. LaVoie, President and CEO
Beth Kurth, VP, Investor Relations
Ben Navon, AVP, Public Relations
Lisa DeScenza, Senior Director, Special Projects

With a passion for innovation for the benefit of humankind, LaVoieHealthScience provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations services to biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and digital health companies.

We design and execute strategic communications programs that make our clients’ technologies, products and services known, understandable, approachable and relevant. Through our proprietary process, LHS ImmersionTM, we develop communications programs that build value, awareness and differentiation. Starting with leadership collaboration and the involvement of select external stakeholders, LaVoieHealthScience uses the methodology to optimize credibility, visibility and valuation for its client companies. We bring 15 years of case studies and over 100 proven strategies to our clients.

Founded in 2001, LaVoieHealthScience is a trusted advisor. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the firm has received 28 awards over the past seven years in recognition of the work it has done for emerging and established industry leaders in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and government.

Select clients include: Abpro Labs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Cydan Development, Hydra Biosciences, Imara, NewLink Genetics, Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA, Origenis GmBh and Oticon Inc.


150 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 3800
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312/565-1770

Kim Blazek Dahlborn, President and CEO
Shannon Quinn, Executive Vice President

For more than 30 years, L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has planned and implemented public relations strategies and programs for numerous healthcare organizations including work in fields such as pediatrics, dentistry, rehabilitation, sleep medicine, vascular surgery, nursing, accreditation and urgent care, as well as for hospitals and insurance companies.

Our mid-sized, full-service firm offers clients thoughtful counsel and creative solutions in response to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape through issues management, branding, positioning, media relations and more.

One area of specialty is LCWA’s extensive experience with healthcare associations to help them meet a variety of communications objectives that target the profession and consumers. We understand the nuances of working with an association with a variety of interests and priorities — from the board of directors and various committees to the executive director and staff.

Current and recent healthcare clients include Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Endodontists, American Nurses Association, American Dental Association, Eye Health Life Health Coalition, Swedish Covenant Hospital, UnitedHealthcare and Urgent Care Association of America.


2021 Richard Jones Rd., Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37215

Fax: 615/297-4697
Twitter: @LovellComm

Rosemary Plorin, President & CEO
Rebecca Kirkham, Senior Vice President
Dana Coleman, Vice President
Robin Embry, Vice President
Nicole Kleinpeter, Vice President
Susanne Powelson, Vice President

Lovell Communications protects brand reputations and helps companies build and grow their businesses with marketing creativity and strategic public relations. We are nationally recognized for our depth of knowledge and experience in essentially every sector of healthcare.

We’ve provided strategic communications, marketing support and crisis communications management to more than 2,000 not-for-profit, faith-based and investor-owned hospitals and ancillary service companies across the country.

From issues management and CON communications to regulatory issues and internal programs, our team has experience helping hospitals and health systems navigate the ever-changing challenges of healthcare for nearly 30 years.

Our team has meaningful relationships with editors, reporters, innovators, investors and business leaders throughout the country. We bring all of these resources to bear when developing and executing marketing and communications strategies for our clients.

Our firm — and the talented individuals who make it remarkable — has been recognized with hundreds of national, regional and local awards.


135 East 57th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Los Angeles Headquarters

Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Natalie Rucker, VP of Business Development
John Krisiukenas, Managing Director, NY

Marketing Maven represents healthcare companies in all stages of growth, whether preparing to launch a new product or aiming to increase awareness of an existing product or service. Our team approach utilizes our wide scope of in-house resources including graphic design, copywriting, social media and Hispanic marketing. Proficient in corporate positioning, organic search engine optimization, reputation management, media relations and the creation of branded marketing collateral, Marketing Maven helps guide their clients with effective communications strategies designed to produce a positive ROI.

Marketing Maven is familiar with regulatory standards and protects their clients by ensuring content is compliant with approved claims and language. They adapt approved claims into concise media messaging, and gain positive media exposure through targeted outreach. Our team works with the healthcare industry to generate positive media coverage, improve and sustain a positive public reputation, and help clients become partners and members of the community.


1420 State Hwy. 206
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Joe Boyd, CEO
Eliot Harrison, Exec. VP
Cindy Romano, Sr. VP
Jennifer Silvent, Sr. VP
Karen Dombek, VP
Laura de Zutter, VP

For the last three decades, MCS has remained a constant fixture in an ever-changing media marketplace by adapting and innovating as rapidly as the science itself. From our earliest assignment celebrating the eradication of smallpox, to announcing the results of the world’s first cardiovascular mega-trials, to the design of PR programs that move the needles for many of today’s blockbuster brands, we have amassed a deep level of scientific and journalistic expertise and earned the enduring trust and respect of the industry’s top innovators, advocates and influencers.

As an independent specialty shop solely focused on healthcare, we think of ourselves as a swift boat among battleships: small but sturdy; nimble and reliable; and best-suited for operations that are difficult, demanding and unique. Everyone here shares a trademark set of skills and a desire to use their PR powers for good, both for the client and for the healthcare community. We are passionate about what we do. We are data wonks, pop-culture junkies, and nerdy, notorious spell-checkers. And we’re sticklers for ensuring the availability of senior counsel, on your team and in your trenches, every day.

When it comes to media relations, we want home runs, not just hits. You have an important perspective to communicate, and only a quality article inclusive of your brand’s attributes constitutes a win. As part of our daily media monitoring, we evaluate each article’s impact on your brand and proactively answer the questions, “so what?” and “what now?”

We are a highly collaborative bunch that believes in the pollination of ideas across all brand communications. We welcome the opportunity to partner with your creative agencies, co-marketers and cross-functional colleagues to deliver results more efficiently and with a holistic vision of the brand’s success.


8251 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600
McLean, VA 22102

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 640
San Francisco, CA 94104

Alisa Valudes Whyte, CEO, Senior Partner
Thomas Rice, EVP, Partner
John Conrad, EVP, Partner
Jayson Schkloven, EVP, Partner
Shahed Ahmed, SVP, Partner
Matt Donovan, VP of Healthcare Practice

Merritt Group is a nationally recognized PR, marketing and creative agency with offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco and clients across the U.S. Our team is comprised of more than 50 professionals including PR practitioners, social media experts, digital/interactive strategists, researchers, marketers, content creators, designers and videographers. Our expert staff works hand-in-hand with clients ranging from Fortune 500 industry leaders to early-stage health technology companies, helping them deliver measurable, high-impact campaigns.

For more than 12 years, our team has worked with major healthcare provider networks, insurance providers, health IT innovators, HHS contractors, telehealth and genomics companies, as well as medical device and pharmaceutical companies, not-for-profits, academic institutions and advocacy groups. This experience has provided us with a deep knowledge of the complex and highly evolving healthcare space, as well as a robust toolkit to support our clients’ most critical business objectives.


255 State St., 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Boston | San Francisco | Orlando | NYC

Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Famiglietti, EVP, Human Resources
Rob Adler, EVP & Managing Director
Gary Torpey, EVP Finance
Lisa Astor, Senior Vice President
Gene Carozza, Senior Vice President

PAN Communications is a data-focused integrated marketing communications agency servicing technology, healthcare and consumer tech brands. A strong mid-size independent firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Orlando and New York, PAN delivers insight-driven, measurable public relations programs for leading and emerging brands nationally and globally such as SAP, MediaMath, RSA, GreatCall, BlueCoat, Maestro Health, Quanterix, roOomy and Dyn, to name a few.

With a staff of 100+ professionals, PAN offers agility and personalized service while leveraging national and international relationships to manage large scale communications programs. The agency provides today’s modern marketers with impactful communications, influencer relations, social media and digital services across desired channels driving consistent engagement and impactful brand awareness.


470 Park Ave. South, 4th Floor N.
New York, NY 10016

Steve Cody, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
Ed Moed, Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Ted Birkhahn, Partner & President
Ann Barlow, Partner & President, West Coast
Deborah Brown, Partner & Managing director
Jacqueline Kolek, Partner & Managing director
Maggie O’Neill, Partner & Managing Director

Peppercomm is an independently owned 20-year-old integrated communications and marketing agency headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco and London. Founded in 1995 by Steve Cody and Ed Moed, Peppercomm began as a B2B PR agency with a focus on financial and professional services and technology. Today, it has grown to include consumer lifestyle and hospitality.

With a deep understanding of highly-regulated industries, helping clients see around the corner and determine what’s next sets Peppercomm apart from other integrated communications and marketing firms. It enables us to push boundaries while mitigating risk for clients in financial and professional services, consumer, B-to-B and multi-industry sectors. Our integrated team of specialists work together to create cohesive campaigns that leverage the right communications and marketing vehicles across all touchpoints.

Our unique approach and dynamic workplace attract the best talent who, in turn, help us win and retain the best clients. While we’ve won countless awards, we’re most proud of being named Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business and a 2016 Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Our love of what we do combined with years of deep category experience shapes our work. We engage audiences on every level and set your brand apart. And we do all this to help your bottom-line and build your business. So get in touch. We’re all ears.

Services include Branding, Content Strategy & Development, Creative Services, Crisis Management, Digital Solutions, Experiential, Insights & Strategy, Licensing, Public Relations & Social Media and Research & Measurement.


980 9th Street, Suite 410
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916/658-0155

Kassy Perry, President/CEO
Julia Spiess Lewis, Senior Vice President
Jennifer Zins, Vice President

Perry Communications Group (PCG) is an award-winning, full service strategic communications firm. Led by Kassy Perry, PCG shapes ideas, galvanizes opinions and influences decisions ultimately leading to social change. The PCG team helps clients positively impact pressing issues not only in Sacramento, but also throughout California and the U.S. PCG tackles pressing health care issues including those dealing with public health, health care reform, foster youth and chronic diseases.

Whether the politically savvy PCG team is managing a complicated public policy issue, running a statewide ballot initiative campaign, leading a high-profile coalition or helping clients communicate, shape and influence with a mix of traditional and digital strategies, we achieve success by building strong relationships with policymakers, the media and corporate influencers. We excel at working with local and state governments, and since the company’s founding have worked with Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and charitable organizations.

Current health care clients include: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, California Chronic Care Coalition, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Hepatitis C Task Force, NAMI California, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America.


Partner in The Worldcom Public Relations Group
1 E. Wacker Drive, 24th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Jill Allread, APR, CEO
Craig Pugh, President
Pamela Oettel, COO/CFO

Team members at Public Communications Inc. are passionate about healthcare. We create communication solutions for national and international healthcare clients in every sector. Healthcare communications is at the core of our national, independent agency, which boasts nearly five decades of healthcare experience.

PCI consistently delivers award-winning programs and campaigns for clients ranging from advocacy organizations and medical and allied health associations to Fortune 100 corporations; pharma, device manufacturers, biotechs and hospital suppliers; hospitals and health systems; retail; accrediting agencies; payers and consultants. PCI also knows healthcare audiences first-hand. We understand what makes them tick, how to reach them, and know the words that will resonate and prompt engagement.

Healthcare represents more than half of PCI’s business. Our clients include more than 25 medical and dental associations, start-ups looking for visibility and university health systems. We launch products and manage lifecycle communications; run consumer awareness and screening programs on a turn-key basis; develop professional relations campaigns designed to draw referrals; and develop digital media strategies, campaigns and platforms including efficient online newsrooms and content-rich websites.

More than a third of our healthcare clients have stayed with us 10 years or more with several exceeding 20-year partnerships. Our success grows from truly listening to, and talking with, our clients. We then create solutions and deliver quality service and results that meet or exceed our clients’ goals.


53 State Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO
Peter Prodromou, President
Ani Jigarjian, VP, Global Marketing & Business Development

If you’ve been paying attention for the past decade, you know that every marketing agency has promised a new kind of integrated solution. The only problem is, nobody has delivered … until now.

Racepoint Global is defining what it means to be an intelligence-driven marketing agency. We deliver a new kind of accountability based on our ability to better understand your customers, their psychology and how they consume information. The key is our proprietary software, FieldFacts. It’s the industry’s best tool for identifying influencers and targeting them where they engage verbally, visually and emotionally.

Armed with this intelligence, we give our clients PR, advertising and precision-marketing campaigns that speak to the right people at the right time. Then we dare to measure performance and report how many times high-level influencers have acted on your behalf.

That’s accountability. That’s Racepoint Global. And that’s how we make you successful.


70 Franklin St., 3rd Flr.
Boston, MA 02110

1825 I St., N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications (RBSC) is a nationally recognized public and government relations firm with more than a decade of experience providing exceptional client service to healthcare organizations that operate at the intersection of business, politics and media.

With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., RBSC offers a comprehensive range of services including media strategy and public relations, government relations, reputation management, crisis communication and digital media to healthcare clients that include hospital systems, insurers, medical device and life sciences companies, nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

As an independent firm, RBSC has the flexibility and resources to address complex challenges with a commitment to serve our clients’ interests first. We are dedicated to providing consistent, strategic hands-on engagement at all levels, as each client team — including the senior professionals — is highly engaged, from beginning to end of each client engagement.


1300 19th St., N.W., Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036

Sharon Reis, Principal
Tamara Moore, VP
Lauren Musiol, Mng. Supervisor
Hieu Nguyen, Mng. Supervisor
Peter Pearl, Sr. Counselor

The Reis Group is a public relations firm specializing in health, healthcare, science, and social issues. Our team of seasoned public relations professionals works closely with clients to raise their profile nationally among targeted audiences, to draw needed awareness and attention to pressing issues.

The Reis Group staffers

The Reis Group celebrated National Sunglasses Day on June 27 to support
UV eye protection and overall vision health on behalf of their client,
The Vision Council. According to a recent report from The Vision Council,
only 31 percent of U.S. adults wear UV-protective sunglasses every time
they go outside.

Our expertise spans all aspects of strategic communications planning. Working closely and collaboratively with our clients, we develop tailored advocacy, public education and media campaigns to meet their needs and produce measurable and meaningful results.

We represent leading foundations, associations, coalitions, health systems, and universities, and work on the issues stakeholders are facing in today’s evolving healthcare landscape, including improving patient safety, engaging patients in their care, improving access to high-quality healthcare, advancing new models of care, promoting clinical trials, and encourage healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
We may be based in Washington, DC but our clients and the impact of our work extend across the country and beyond.

Partial client list includes: American Gastroenterological Association, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and The Vision Council.


209 10th Avenue South, Suite 214
Nashville, TN 37203

Brandon Edwards, CEO

Outside thinking based on an insider’s knowledge of the business of healthcare. Wired to translate complex business challenges into integrated marketing communication strategies that connect brands with how people experience, engage with, and make decisions about healthcare in the real world.

ReviveHealth is the first purpose-built, engagement firm for Health Systems, Health Services, and Health Technology. A Top 10 healthcare agency, we have decades of senior-level experience working for and representing some of healthcare’s leading and largest brands.

Through insights and strategy, we help our clients make informed, efficient, and effective decisions. Our proprietary suite of services — BrandBuilderSM | StoryTellerSM | MarketLeaderSM | BrandProtectorSM — offer clients best-in-class strategies that are highly customizable and scalable, depending on specific needs, internal resources, and budget.

As part of the Weber Shandwick family, we bring clients just the right mix of solutions: boutique healthcare specialists plus the depth, breadth, capabilities, and relationships of a global agency.


114 S. Duval St. Tallahassee, FL 32301
Fax: 850/224-2882

Sachs Media Group is a leader in building effective outreach, awareness and marketing campaigns, and is regularly ranked as one of the top 100 public relations firms in the nation and among the top PR firms in Florida. As an integrated communications firm, we have broad capabilities, including award-winning public relations, advertising, branding, crisis management, research, public affairs, digital marketing, social media and design.

Ron Sachs & Michelle Ubben

Ron Sachs, President and CEO; and Michelle Ubben, Partner and COO at
Sachs Media Group.

At Sachs Media Group, we’re all about breakthroughs. Bold, impactful game-changing solutions that help clients conquer their toughest challenges, achieve business goals that shift momentum in their favor, and overcome those painful problems that keep them staring at the ceiling night after night. Solutions that drive results, that’s what we mean by breakthroughs.

We’re all about making a significant difference in your business and in the world.


630 Third Ave., 9th Flr.
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212/687-8344

George Sard, Chmn. & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, Pres.

Sard Verbinnen & Co is a leading strategic corporate and financial communications firm. We provide communications counsel and services to clients including multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, financial and professional service firms, and high-profile individuals.

The firm’s highly experienced senior professionals provide sound, objective advice and execution support to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Our work encompasses corporate positioning, media relations and investor relations, transaction communications, litigation support, crisis communications, special situations, and social media and online communications.


1220 19th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: 202/962-0995

Pam Fielding, President & Founder
Vlad Cartwright, Partner

SevenTwenty Strategies is an integrated public relations and public affairs agency that specializes in helping America’s top brands listen to, engage and interact with their most important stakeholders — online and off. Leveraging a savvy integrated mix of earned media, digital marketing, media relations, social media advocacy, grassroots/grasstops and issues management, SevenTwenty supports the marketing, public affairs, grassroots and PAC programs of some of the nation’s most dynamic Fortune 500 companies and trade associations.

SevenTwenty Strategies office

Welcome to SevenTwenty Strategies, where public opinion comes full

Ranked by O’Dwyer’s among America’s top 30 largest independent health care public relations agencies, SevenTwenty has been thoroughly engaged in the most significant health care debates at the state and federal levels — for the last 17 years. Our work has covered Medicare reimbursement, FDA support for medical innovation, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, domestic and international intellectual property protection, medicine safety and counterfeits, pricing and more.

With about 70 percent of our client engagements health care-focused, SevenTwenty has successfully framed issues to educate media, policy makers, patient groups and other stakeholders inside the Beltway, as well as in key districts and states nationwide. We have engaged and mobilized more than six million health consumers to take action on health care issues of importance to our clients. Visit


2001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20007

Founder and CEO: John J. Seng
President: Jonathan Wilson
Managing Director, NY: Michelle Gross
EVPs: Mary Conway, Al Jackson, Pamela Lippincott, Rob Oquendo, Amanda Sellers, Michelle Strier, Leslie Wheeler, David Zitlow
SVPs: Denise Chappell, Tim Goddard, Megan Lustig, Darby Pearson, Maya Robotti

Celebrating its 20th year, Spectrum is one of the nation’s leading health science and technology communications agencies. Spectrum is proudly independent, and committed to achieving the goals of clients who are involved with issues, products, provider services or research in consumer, life and human health science and technology. A full-service agency headquartered in Washington, DC and with offices in New York, Atlanta and Chicago, Spectrum adopts an insight-driven approach in creating strategic frameworks for clients, supported by media relations, marketing communications, advocacy relations, public affairs, digital communications and design services. Spectrum offers global reach as the U.S. partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, an international partnership uniting some of the world’s most successful independent health care public relations firms and their affiliates from major markets in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. For more information, visit or on Twitter, follow @SpectrumScience.


220 East 42nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Gloria Janata, J.D., Pres. & Senior Partner

Recently named PRWeek Global’s 2016 International Agency of the Year (highly commended) and winner of the SABRE Award for Superior Achievement in Reputation Management, TogoRun is a mission-based health and well-being communications agency dedicated to outstanding client service and exceptional multichannel solutions. We are an inspired, full-service agency with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and London. TogoRun specializes in integrated public relations, marketing, branding, advocacy and public affairs covering the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health insurance, hospital, non-profit/association, medical aesthetics and beauty industries.

TogoRun has also been acknowledged for its work in being named Greatist’s 2015 Healthiest Companies to Work For in the U.S; winning 2015 “Best Twitter Campaign” by PR News Platinum; winning the PRWeek Global 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Award; being named one of PR News’ 2014 “Best Places to Work in PR”; and being shortlisted by PRWeek in 2014 Small Agency of the Year. TogoRun also is the recipient of the 2013 Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award for Excellence in Public Affairs; PRSA’s NY Chapter Big Apple Awards for Public Affairs and Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation; and the 2012 Communiqué Excellence Award in International Media Relations.


One South Broad, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Maryellen Royle, Global CEO

As a full-service healthcare PR agency, Tonic Life Communications has the art of communications down to a science. We provide pure PR solutions by applying both our scientific expertise and our mastery of creative communications. Whether you are launching a new corporate platform, a breakthrough prescription medicine, medical device, or consumer product, Tonic has the experience and insight to educate and engage key audiences that matter most.

Headquartered in Philadelphia and London, Tonic has global reach. Through our Huntsworth Health family of specialized agencies, we reach an additional 30 countries, spanning more than 70 offices. If you are looking for an agency partner with a ‘can do’ attitude, you will feel right at home with Tonic.


Alphabeta Building 14-18 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1BR, United Kingdom
+44-(0) 203-808-6514

One Seaport Plaza, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10038

199 Water Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Annalise Coady, President

Twist Mktg is an evidence-based marketing communications company focused on developing customized and creative solutions for our clients. Part of the W2O Group, Twist works with global brands, market leaders and innovators in the healthcare, beauty, technology, telecommunications, financial services, consumer, corporate and entertainment industries.

Insights drive our creative-led strategy and ensure we deliver the engagement programs that deliver measurable impact to our clients’ business and reputation within their communities. And our innovative approach starts with our people: building integrated teams of business and subject matter experts from diverse backgrounds empowers us to anticipate and understand what our clients need in this technology driven, ever increasing connected world.


60 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Fax: 415/362-5019
Twitter: @WCGWorld

Jim Weiss, Founder & CEO, W2O Group
Bob Pearson, Pres., W2O Group
Aaron Strout, Pres., WCG

WCG is the largest company within W2O Group, an independent, global network of marketing, analytics and communications firms delivering integrated business solutions in the areas of innovation and growth for the world’s leading companies and brands.

Established in 2001 by Jim Weiss, a 25-year veteran in healthcare communications, the agency has grown to over 400 employees serving clients through a network of offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Austin, Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Silicon Valley.

At the core of WCG’s culture is the concept of pragmatic disruption of the status quo. For more than a decade, WCG’s seasoned professionals have specialized in providing expertise in integrated communications and marketing focusing on cutting edge analytics & insight, content, engagement and strategy to a diverse set of clients across the healthcare, pharmaceutical, device, technology and consumer industries.


909 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022

Laura Schoen, President, Global Healthcare Practice

At a time when the healthcare industry landscape is changing almost daily, the Weber Shandwick healthcare practice is at-the-ready to meet clients’ needs. Our seasoned healthcare strategists offer expertise in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, consumer health products, over-the-counter medications, public health, insurance and health maintenance organizations, healthcare associations, health systems and hospitals. We provide strategic, full-service public relations, including the following key offerings and services: scientific communications, digital communications, medical education, regulatory milestone communications, market seeding and development, new product launches, sustained patient awareness programs, disease awareness and prevention, clinical trial recruitment support, crisis management, advocacy group relations, health policy initiatives, alliance building and corporate communications/executive visibility.

Our Element Scientific Communications™ capability differentiates Weber Shandwick from competitors. Comprised of 14 full-time PhDs, in addition to MDs, science writers and medical editors worldwide, our Scientific Communications group helps clients effectively meet communications challenges regardless of audience. This highly specialized team translates complex data, concepts and issues into multiple formats to engage and educate stakeholders. We partner with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, other healthcare organizations, nonprofits and government agencies alike to engage their diverse constituents.


140 Broadway, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Barby K. Siegel, Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Ruscheinski, Chief Operating Officer
Ame Wadler, Managing Director, Global Health

The healthcare environment around the world is undergoing a revolution, driven by a rapidly aging population, a consumerization of health consumption, rapid advances in innovation and pressure to deeply reduce costs. This dramatic shift in the healthcare system is being experienced around the world from the developed marketplaces of Western Europe and North America to emerging economies. Health at our fingertips, the hospital as healer and destination, health at home — all are challenging healthcare companies to think differently.

Zeno Health focuses on anticipating these shifts and helping clients to navigate a disruption to legacy standards of operations and communications. We provide insights and experience to help clients reposition their offerings to create better connections with healthcare providers and consumers to deliver better outcomes and quality of care. From translating science into compelling stories to engaging with influencers and advocacy to deliver programs that motivate healthy behaviors, Zeno Health helps clients motivate their customers to become part of their vision. Our channel agnostic approach has been applied to new product approvals, data dissemination and patient and caregiver activations. Additionally, we are believers in the power of employees as the best champion of a healthcare company’s story. Our leadership initiatives have placed executives in front of audiences as diverse as policymakers, physicians and celebrities to unite behind a passion and a cause. With experience in virtually every therapeutic area and with health systems around the world, Zeno understands that while science lives on a global stage, healthcare is personal. Zeno Health makes our clients’ business our personal mission.

We’re nimble entrepreneurs who collaborate around the world and stand alone as a truly global midsize agency. Zeno is a DJE Holdings Company. For more information, visit us at

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