2020 Advisory Board

Following the announcement that the Pharma PR & Communications Summit will take place virtually on October 13-15, members of our esteemed Advisory Board kindly assembled, for the second time this year, to discuss the world we now find ourselves in and the important insights, content, themes, and subjects they feel important to be included in the program.

Some of the key takeaways include:

  • Building trust and becoming a credible source in the era of misinformation and fear
  • Connecting with patients during a difficult time and explain the “jargon” surrounding vaccines and clinical trials
  • Addressing health disparities with access to virtual health, with the movement towards telehealth solutions, it is our responsibility to address the disparities in order to ensure care is available for all
  • Building on the public’s attention to create awareness for neglected diseases
  • Partnering with media/journalists to share important, accurate information with the public
  • Keeping our employees motivated through times of crisis and connected while we are working virtually

Meet the Advisory Board Members

Eric Althoff

Eric Althoff
Head Global Media Relations
NOVARTIS

Angela Bechan

Angela Bechan
Head of Communications
SANOFI

Karen Carolonza

Karen Carolonza
Managing Partner
GREEN ROOM COMMUNICATIONS

Geoff Curtis

Geoff Curtis
SVP, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
HORIZON

Piers Dickinson

Piers Dickinson
Head of Global Digital Communications
CSL BEHRING

Kevin Giordano

Kevin Giordano
Corporate Communications Lead
SPARK THERAPEUTICS

Danielle Halstrom

Danielle Halstrom
VP & Head, R&D, Commercial and GPS Communications, Global Advocacy
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

Tom Jones

Tom Jones
Senior Partner, Health & Wellness
FINN PARTNERS

Stephanie Koze

Stephanie Koze
Managing Director
W2O GROUP

Bob Libbey

Bob Libbey
SVP, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB

Christine Lindenboom

Christine Lindenboom
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
ALNYLAM

Wendy Lund

Wendy Lund
CEO
GCI HEALTH

Crystal Muilenburg

Crystal Muilenburg
VP, Corporate Communications & PR
EVOLUS

Laure Park

Laure Park
SVP, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations
ENDO

Sara Pellegrino

Sara Pellegrino, IRC
Vice President, Investor Relations & Public Relations
IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS

Tierney Saccavino

Tierney Saccavino
EVP, Corporate Communications
ACORDA

Kathy Steinberg

Kathy Steinberg
Vice President, PR Research
THE HARRIS POLL