FINN Partners global health chair Gil Bashe joins the corporate strategic advisory board of Rezilient Health, which offers cloud-based, telehealth and remote-care technologies. Bashe will advise Rezilient executives on their public health, partnership and brand-building efforts. Rezilient was among the 10 companies selected by Melinda French Gates' Pivotal Ventures and TechStars to participate in its inaugural Future of Longevity Accelerator, which supports startups building products and services for the unmet needs of older adults and their caregivers. "Gil, who is long known for communicating the importance of primary care medicine in tackling and preventing non-communicable illnesses, offers us the experience and strategic thinking we need to amplify our message," said Rezilient Health head of communications Sar Ruddenklau.
|Kim Blake, Julie McCracken
Padilla promotes senior directors Kim Blake and Julie McCracken to vice president posts. Blake, who will serve as vice president in the agency's health practice, leads its work for clients such as CommonSpirit Health, Mayo Clinic, VITAS Healthcare, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. McCracken, who is now vice president in the agency's corporate advisory group, focuses on social impact, employee engagement, corporate culture and change communications. She helped lead the development of Padilla's social impact consultancy, which includes environmental, science and governance, diversity, equity and inclusion and community relations capabilities.
Seven Letter hires Kris Fetterman as a director. Fetterman previously served as a communications strategist at Blue Engine, which rebranded as Seven Letter in 2019. He was most recently a writer at Pivotal Ventures. Before that, he was on the speechwriting team of the 2016 Democratic National Convention and wrote over 500 speeches for U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro—who now chairs the House Appropriations Committee. Seven Letter has also promoted chief of staff Catherine Adamchak to partner and named founding partner Allison Fastow head of Seven Letter talent and engagement.