LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated investor and public relations consulting agency focused on advancing health and science innovations, today announced an updated team roster, expanding its integrated communications services including strategy consulting, business development and investor relations, corporate communications, and public relations.
Twenty-five-year veteran, Lisa DeScenza, who joined the firm in 2012 and has held a variety of agency roles with increasing responsibility, is now Vice President, Integrated Communications & Head, Business Development & Marketing. Lisa brings a passion for health- and science-driven clients with a combination of agency and client-side experience. Lisa DeScenza reports to Sharon Correia, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, who joined the firm in July 2016.
Sharon Choe, who joined the firm in early 2019, is now Senior Vice President & Head, Outreach & Corporate Access, a newly created position designed to utilize her deep relationships with buy- and sell-side investment communities for LaVoieHealthScience’s clients. As a former buy-side investor, Sharon has traded small, mid, and large cap healthcare equities and co-managed a global healthcare portfolio for institutional clients in NYC. Sharon reports to James Heins, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, NY Practice, who joined the firm in November 2020.
Barrett McGrath, a 35-year industry veteran, is Senior Business Development Advisor. Barrett joined the firm as an advisor to meet clients’ demands to identify licensing and corporate development partnership opportunities. Barrett brings deep experience in sales, marketing, alliance management, business, and product development to the firm and reports to Doug Russell, Senior Vice President, Client Services, PR/Media.
Elizabeth Aguiló has joined the firm as Talent Acquisition Consultant to provide full-cycle recruiting services to the team.
Donna L. LaVoie, President and CEO commented, “Client demand and focus to ensure alignment of our agency to the needs of our client base as we continue to grow has driven these updated team roles. 2020 was an important year as we moved our Boston office to the Back Bay and created a solid infrastructure in the New York region as well as celebrated our one-year anniversary of a successful strategic alliance with Omnicom Public Relations Group, combining global scale and resources with the health and science specialization of LaVoieHealthScience. We anticipate continued growth in 2021 as we continue to make our clients’ technologies, products, and services known, understandable, and approachable.”
In addition to expanding its strategic communications team, LHS also debuted its virtual webinar series with Biotechnology Innovation Organization, including a 2021 Preview: A 360-Degree Global Market View. For those unable to attend, a full recording is available at https://bit.ly/2Xarx64.
LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) partners with leading health and science brands to build value for their companies, attract capital, and reach key stakeholders through integrated communications, access, and marketing. LHS provides public relations, investor relations, and marketing consulting to build recognition and increase sales and value for health and science innovations. The agency has received over 50 awards in recognition of the work it has done for its health and science industry-leading clients and was inducted in the 2018 Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame List of Fastest Growing Private Companies, as well as ranked on the O’Dwyer’s list of Healthcare Public Relations Firms. In January 2020, LHS and Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), formed a strategic alliance to bring global clients a broader set of integrated health- and science-experienced teams. Both agencies now share client referrals, marketing resources, and new business development opportunities.
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