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Nancy Hicks

Nancy Hicks

Senior Vice President, Associate Director, North America Healthcare Practice
Ketchum Washington DC
Nancy Hicks is head of Ketchum's North America Healthcare Practice. She serves as senior counsel to healthcare clients relying on her over 25 years of experience in healthcare communications. She is the author of numerous articles and co-author of Branding Health Services: Defining Yourself in the Marketplace, published in 2000 by Aspen Publishers. She has also just completed a book on healthcare...  more
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Clif Hotvedt

Clif Hotvedt

Ketchum Alum (Medical and Scientific Affairs)
Ketchum New York
Clif Hotvedt is a Ketchum alum who served as VP Global Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at Ketchum, with more than 37 years of experience in the healthcare field. His healthcare marketing expertise spans scores of cardiovascular, oncological, psychotropic and anti-infective medications. A New Mexico State University graduate in biology education and journalism, he continues to use his...  more
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Jeff Levine

Jeff Levine

Guest Contributor
Health E Minds
Jeff Levine is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster with more than 25 years of experience. For WebMD, Jeff Levine served as the Washington bureau chief. His duties included keeping an eye on the latest public policy developments on Capitol Hill and the White House as well as following up on research breakthroughs at the National Institutes of Health. Jeff also worked for CNN for 17 years...  more
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Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson

Director, Healthcare
Ketchum Pleon London
Alexander joined Ketchum Pleon’s London Healthcare team in 2000. With 15 years global healthcare marketing experience from pre-launch to established ethical brands he currently oversees the global accounts for Bayer Animal Health’s portfolio and Pfizer’s Lipitor and Inspra. His burning passions include spotting future pharma trends, tackling significant issues and encouraging new graduates...  more
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Leslie Schrader

Leslie Schrader

Partner/Director, DC Brand Marketing Practice
Ketchum Washington DC
Leslie Schrader has more than 15 years of public relations agency experience characterized by hands-on leadership of multiple award-winning consumer health campaigns. She converted an interest in consumer health and wellness into a dedicated health marketing practice– Well-Connected, a specialty offering that draws from the agency’s expertise and influencer relationships in the food and...  more
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Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner

Vice President, Public Affairs
Ketchum Washington DC
Joe Wagner has 20 years of communications experience primarily in healthcare public affairs, designing and managing strategic communications campaigns for companies, trade associations, foundations, non-profits and advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Joe brings expertise in all aspects of strategic positioning, issue management, media relations, coalition building,...  more
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Tim Weinheimer

Tim Weinheimer

Senior Vice President, Group Account Director
Ketchum, Washington, D.C.
Tim works with Ketchum brands to develop strategies to stay ahead by leveraging the latest innovations and thinking in digital marketing, technology and the web. Tim brings diverse marketing leadership experience having worked for some of the nation’s top advertising agencies including The Richards Group, Ogilvy & Mather, McCann-Erickson, and DDB Needham. Having cut his teeth in marketing...  more
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Deirdre Middleton

Deirdre Middleton

Vice President, Healthcare
Ketchum Washington DC
Deirdre Middleton is a vice president of editorial services in the Washington, DC Ketchum office with more than ten years of public relations and communications experience in consumer products, pharmaceutical, over-the-counter and general health care clients. Ms. Middleton has been passionate about health care since her work in psychology in college and brings her knowledge to provide...  more
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Suzannah Palinkas

Suzannah Palinkas

Vice President, Group Manager
Ketchum Washington, D.C.
Suzannah Palinkas is a Vice President and Group Manager with 13 years experience in the healthcare communications field, developing and managing medical education, consumer awareness, issues management and product marketing communications campaigns for pharmaceutical industry and healthcare association clients. Ms. Palinkas has provided strategic counsel surrounding the execution of US and global...  more
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Chartése  Day

Chartése Day

Managing Account Supervisor
Ketchum, Washington, D.C.
Chartése D. Day, a managing account supervisor in Ketchum's Corporate and Public Affairs practice, has more than 12 years’ experience managing multi-platform issues management and strategic communications programs for Fortune 500 companies and trade associations. Chartése has particular expertise in healthcare issues and reputation management, public education campaigns, and patient and...  more
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