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Meet our team

One of our core values is teamwork. We believe in the power of diverse people and ideas coming together to achieve goals. Each member of our team is experienced in specific areas of PR, marketing and healthcare subject matter.

How we work with you

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At KNB Communications, each new client is assigned an Account Lead.
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Then, we build out a dedicated core team. It may include roles like Media Relations Specialist, Social Media Account Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer, and a specialized Writer.
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We customize the team to fit the needs of the client, bringing in extended team members as projects dictate.
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The Account Lead provides one convenient point of contact for the client and provides updates on regular calls.

We consider our clients our partners; we become an extension of your team.

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Chintan Shah President & Managing Partner
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Chintan Shah President & Managing Partner

Education: Bachelor’s in Communications and International Studies from University of Wisconsin; MBA from Babson College.

Professional background: Prior to joining KNB, Chintan worked for IBM in New York City, focused on Power Systems sales, while working with clients in the healthcare, finance and media markets. Chintan also previously managed Americas marketing and sales for Unfors Raysafe, a medical radiation management company headquartered in Bildall, Sweden. Chintan is passionate about applying technology and innovation to solving problems, especially in healthcare applications. He is excited about marketing new products and services that help people live better lives through disruptive, but easy-to-use technology.

Expertise: Jeopardy fact: He is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Beth Cooper Vice President of Marketing + Sales
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Beth Cooper Vice President of Marketing + Sales

Education: BBA in Marketing from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business; MBA in Management from Rider University; JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Professional background: Beth has over 17 years of professional experience, with a focus in the healthcare and marketing fields. Beth is responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics to drive growth and generate leads. In addition, she supports the PR team with amplification, overall brand development, and messaging in the marketplace to ensure KNB’s clients are leading the conversation in healthcare.

Expertise: Full-stack marketing, social media, and regulatory / legal compliance.

Jeopardy fact: Beth has lived in 4 countries across 3 continents and has traveled to 46 countries.

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Amy Roberts Vice President of Communications + Client Services
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Amy Roberts Vice President of Communications + Client Services

Education: Texas A&M University,BS in Communications

Professional Background: Amy is an award-winning writer and storyteller who believes creativity is a commodity. Her extensive experience in the healthcare industry includes serving as the Public Relations and Marketing Director for Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City Hospital for over a decade. Prior to this role, Amy worked as a broadcast journalist covering health and wellness. She continues to freelance write for a number of publications.

Expertise: Media relations, communications strategy, creative storytelling campaigns, crisis communications, and content development.

Jeopardy fact(s): Amy is a certified safari guide through the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa, she would be a martyr for the Oxford comma, and her toxic trait is how badly she wants to domesticate a penguin.

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Laura Hill Marketing Manager, Client Services
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Laura Hill Marketing Manager, Client Services

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma

Professional background: Laura has over 11 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communications for start-ups, established brands and everything in between. She has worked in the non-profit and healthcare industries. Laura is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategy and tactics to create leads and facilitate growth.

Expertise: Holistic marketing, content marketing and acquisition marketing.

Jeopardy fact: Outside of work Laura is passionate about the environment and helping people. She enjoys spending time in nature, hiking and kayaking.

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Gaby Hermes Executive Assistant
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Gaby Hermes Executive Assistant

Education: B.A. in Business Management from University of Phoenix

Professional background: Gaby has over 15 years of experience providing executive level support to entrepreneurs and industry leaders. She is an accomplished office administrator, focusing on efficiency and accuracy.

Expertise: Problem-solving, task efficiency, tech prowess, and curveball catcher.

Jeopardy fact: Gaby is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and loves riding the country backroads.

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Doug Haslam Account Director
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Doug Haslam Account Director

Education: Bachelor of Science from Emerson College in Boston

Professional background: Doug has decades of agency experience developing and running communications programs for a wide variety of clients in the health and technology space. Most recently, that included creating an extensive thought leadership content program and social media strategy for a newly-opened substance addiction treatment center, spreading awareness of substance and mental health issues.

Expertise: Client relations, public relations, social media, and content development

Jeopardy fact: Doug began his career in public radio, culminating in a role as Producer for NPR's Only A Game, where he got to speak to several fascinating people, including Yogi Berra, Oscar Robertson (about how he donated a kidney to his daughter), and Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record-breaking 61st home run in 1961.

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Corrie Fisher Account Executive
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Corrie Fisher Account Executive

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Florida; Master of Science in Health Communication from Boston University

Professional background: Corrie has experience in the healthcare field providing communications and public relations expertise to health providers for top research institutions and healthcare practices on the business-to-consumer side, and health system advertising on the business-to-business side. Corrie previously managed clients from nationally renowned HCA Healthcare and Mass General Brigham, formally known as Partners Healthcare. Corrie is passionate about healthcare, the evolution by modern health technology and the clients she serves at KNB that enable that growth for the field.

Expertise: Account and project management, healthcare, advertising, public relations, marketing

Jeopardy fact: I've met two former U.S. presidents as they were playing a round of golf in Martha's Vineyard the summer of 2015.

Christina Tuck Account Executive
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Christina Tuck Account Executive

Education: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and PR; M.S. in Strategic Communications from Troy University 

Professional background: With almost 10 years experience as a marketing professional, Christina has a keen eye for visual story-telling and branding. Christina is responsible for establishing digital strategies that generate brand exposure and overall company growth.  

Expertise: Digital marketing, social media, graphic design, and website design.

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Emily Boland Account Executive
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Emily Boland Account Executive

Education: B.A. in Digital Design from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning

Professional Background: Emily has spent the last several years as a Marketing + Product Director developing a medical device start-up business while managing an interdisciplinary team in a highly regulated healthcare space. Her passion and focus stems from a collective and joined empathy towards the patients her clients serve. Emily is responsible for ensuring clients achieve results on time and above expectation!

Expertise: Management of complexity, productivity optimization, graphic design, healthcare content development, and planning.

Jeopardy Fact: Emily has ‘voluntary nystagmus’ which is a rare, voluntary ability to rapidly flutter the eyes horizontally. She was once approached as a child to be featured in a hot sauce commercial showcasing this unique ability.

 
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Tiffanie Smith Marketing Coordinator
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Tiffanie Smith Marketing Coordinator

Education: B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing from Georgia State University; Digital Marketing Certification from University of South Florida.

Professional background: Tiffanie has five years of experience as a marketing professional. Her specific niche is in digital marketing, project management and social media. Tiffanie is responsible for all internal and external marketing initiatives for KNB Communications. She also runs the award-winning intern program.  

Expertise: Digital marketing, social media and project management.

Jeopardy Fact: Tiffanie is very passionate about blogging and writing on personal topics to motivate individuals to succeed in their every day lives. She also loves nature and traveling, and she is a big time movie goer.

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Sandy Gutierrez Digital Marketing Strategist
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Sandy Gutierrez Digital Marketing Strategist

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications with an emphasis in Digital Advertisement from Webster University

Professional background: Sandy has 8 years of experience as a marketing professional. Her background includes the mastery of managing and developing marketing strategy as well as creating and designing digital content.

Expertise: Digital marketing, content marketing and strategic planning.

Jeopardy Fact: Sandy is a fitness enthusiast with 3 dogs and a small toddler who likes to keep her on her toes.

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Kim Wick Media Relations
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Kim Wick Media Relations

Education: Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Minor in Public Relations/Advertising from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Professional Background: Kim launched her career at St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan in community relations. While there, she did internal communications, media relations and event planning. Most importantly, and a lesson she’s valued since, she learned the importance of relationship building and found her love of healthcare.

Kim then joined the public relations office at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she started out in internal communications and quickly turned her sites on media relations. Much of Kim’s extensive media relations experience was gained while working at Froedtert where she lead the media relations team to promote and elevate the academic medical center’s high-priority medical programs through local, regional and national earned media story placements. The highlight of her career was bringing Richard Besser, MD, former chief health and medical editor of Good Morning America, to the Hospital to report on a new technology for epilepsy patients

Kim then joined Laughlin Constable, a full-circle communication agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she continued her work within the healthcare arena, including health advocacy, new product launches and health IT, garnering earned media for clients across the nation. During her time at Laughlin, her proudest moment was winning a Health Effie Award for a national health advocacy campaign for lung cancer.

Expertise: Kim currently holds the role of Media Relations Manager at KNB where she uses her extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare and health IT to get her client’s message heard across multiple platforms. As a seasoned media relations professional, our clients benefit from her deep understanding of how the media operates and her ability to creatively secure local, regional and national stories. By maintaining her relationships with the media, she presents our clients with the most favorable way possible keeping their message at the forefront of the public’s mind, and ultimately shaping our client’s brand image.

Jeopardy fact: Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree in in Environmental Science

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Pam Foote Content Writer
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Pam Foote Content Writer

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English from Connecticut College; Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.

Professional background: Pam got her start as a news writer and assignment editor in radio, parlaying that experience into a public relations career in government, information technology, publishing, and healthcare. She has worked for small and large PR agencies, and as a freelancer.

Expertise: Writing, account management, media and analyst relations.

Jeopardy fact: While serving as an assistant press secretary to the governor of Massachusetts, Pam was honored to meet President Jimmy Carter in Boston and Vice-President (later President) George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

Jeopardy fact: Pam loves Major League Baseball, and is a diehard Red Sox fan. She's visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame twice, once for Pedro Martinez’s induction ceremony. Pam has seen the Sox play in Boston, Cleveland and Ft. Myers (so far), and has also attended games in Oakland, San Diego, Montreal, and Cincinnati.

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Stephen Alberts Paid Media
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Stephen Alberts Paid Media

I'm part of the KNB social media team and manage paid ads for clients. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a marketing degree, I started a career in the IT field. While working in IT, I managed that company's website and helped with their online marketing. As the years went on I developed skills in Search Engine Optimization, Google ads, Facebook ads and all aspects of paid media. Today I have over 10 years of experience in paid ads management and help clients grow their social presence with paid ads. My first job was working as a mate on a fishing boat when I was a teenager on the south shore of Long Island.

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Stephanie LaDue Social Media and Marketing
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Stephanie LaDue Social Media and Marketing

Stephanie has created and managed integrated marketing, public relations, and social media programs that deliver ROI for more than 15 years. Working across various industries, including healthcare, health tech, CPG, travel/tourism and food & beverage, she's developed a deep, integrated perspective about what it takes to motivate a target audience to action.

As the “woman behind the curtain” on many influential healthcare social media handles, she builds credible brands & thought leaders via meaningful contributions that add new insight and move conversations forward.

Stephanie earned her BS from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College. Over the years, she’s also developed an uncanny ability to adapt to extreme weather; as she’s lived in both the coldest and hottest cities in the contiguous U.S.

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Jennifer Mirabile Media Relations
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Jennifer Mirabile Media Relations

Jennifer is a strategic and results-oriented public relations leader with more than 15 years of experience counseling and representing high-growth technology companies in a variety of industries. She specializes in helping clients in healthcare and IT industries raise their visibility through innovative PR campaigns, communications planning, media relations, events, media messaging, content development, social media, and B2B and B2C media relations on both a global and national level. Jennifer holds a M.A. from American University in Public Relations and received her B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University.

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Kerri Reeves Communications and Content
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Kerri Reeves Communications and Content

Education: Kerri received a BA in English with concentrations in communications and business administration from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.

Professional background: After brief stints as a newspaper reporter and journal production editor, Kerri was a writer and editor for print and online medical trade publications for over a decade. Her primary focus areas were speech-language pathology and audiology, and later, medical imaging and health IT. She acquired and wrote articles, managed Web content, and helped produce the publications.

Expertise: Kerri’s trade experiences connected her with many experts in the healthcare industry. She has continued collaborating with physicians, specialists, vendor representatives, and health management professionals to investigate story leads and generate content. She also specializes in marketing content generation including website copy, e-newsletters, social media content, press releases, and case studies.

Jeopardy fact: Kerri was bit by the travel bug early and visited half the U.S. states and nearly as many countries. Now, she’s raising three daughters outside Philadelphia and together they explore the great outdoors and the hottest drivable hotspots!

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Suzanne Shelley Communications and Content
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Suzanne Shelley Communications and Content

Education: B.S. (Honors) in Geology from Colgate University; M.S. in Geology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Professional background: Suzanne has 32 years of professional editorial experience, with a focus on healthcare, pharma, life sciences, chemical engineering, petroleum refining, and power generation. Suzanne is the former Managing Editor of Chemical Engineering magazine, has been a long-time regular freelance Contributing Editor at Chemical Engineering magazine, Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine, and has provided technical writing, ghostwriting and editing services to a number of other industry-specific corporate entities, trade journals, and conference groups in the pharma/life sciences sector and chemical process industries..

Expertise: Researching and writing in-depth bylined feature articles, ghostwriting in-depth technology- and business-oriented White Papers, and ghostwriting targeted thought leadership pieces, Q&A profiles and online blogs.

Jeopardy fact: Suzanne is able to play exactly one song on the harmonica ~ Naturally, that song would be “Oh Susannah”).

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Johnny Garcia Social Media
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Johnny Garcia Social Media

Education: BBA in Management from LIM College

Professional background: Johnny has over 8 years of professional experience, with a focus in the social and content creation ranging from celebrities to healthcare. Additionally, Johnny’s work has been seen in Vogue, Paper Magazine, Allure, Cosmo, E!, Good Morning America, and many other major platforms. Johnny is responsible for generating and designing social strategies to drive growth across all platforms for KNB. Furthermore, they support the KNB team through graphic design to ensure KNB’s clients remain ahead of the visual curve. 

Expertise: Social media, content creation, and visual story-telling

Jeopardy fact: Johnny is an avid archival, historical fashion collector.

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Jessica Edington Social Media
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Jessica Edington Social Media

Jessica is a professional social media marketing manager and creative content planner. She has over six years of experience in the marketing and communications world, and earned her Master of Arts degree in strategic communication and Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from The University of Oklahoma. Over the years, Jessica has worked with clients in various industries, such education, banking, non-profit, and automotive, but most of her experience and passion lies in the healthcare marketing industry. Jessica has had the unique opportunity to serve as a content creator for numerous national and international brands, such as Neutrogena, L’Oreal Paris, Cotton - The Fabric of Our Lives, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fabletics, and many more. She believes that social media should serve as a relationship-building tool and the “handshake” to introduce target audiences to your brand.

Fun Fact: Jessica’s life dream is to be a contestant on a game show, such as Family Feud!

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Jonna Howe Social Media
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JoJo Abbasi Media Relations
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Jamillah May Social Media Specialist
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Jamillah May Social Media Specialist

Education: BS in Social Science - Health Studies from Michigan State University and Master of Public Administration from Valdosta State University

Professional background: Jamillah has over 15 years of marketing and public relations experience, with a focus on content digital marketing and social media strategy. Her zone of genius lies in empowering thought leaders to communicate their personal brand by telling better stories about their products and services. She has worked with healthcare corporations, celebrity comedians, book publishers, angel investors, chefs, and beauty brands to amplify their brand awareness.

Expertise: Brand storytelling, social media, influencer marketing, and virtual events management

Jeopardy fact: Jamillah is a huge museum nerd and takes walking tours of every city she visits.