Chief Executive Officer
Wendy joined GCI Health as CEO in early 2010 and oversees all operations across the agency’s network. Under her leadership, GCI Health has tripled its size, expanded its geographic footprint in Europe, extended its service offerings for clients to meet the needs of a transforming industry, and built its reputation to be recognized as one of the top three healthcare agencies in the US and one of the top five healthcare PR agencies in the world for the past two years in a row. Wendy was inducted into PR News’ 2016 Top Women in PR and is a finalist for PRWeek’s Agency Professional of the Year.
Wendy is deeply committed to serving the unmet needs of patients and their caregivers and shares a passion with her entire team for helping clients manage the many healthcare challenges and opportunities in the industry. Throughout her 30 years of experience, Wendy has managed PR for a variety of high profile drugs and medical devices and has led award-winning national and globally recognized programs in marketing, advocacy development, health and disease awareness and prevention outreach. She also has a deep experience in healthcare crisis communications and has counseled senior executives from corporations, not-for-profits and advocacy groups on reputation management, stakeholder relations, executive leadership and corporate responsibility. The first 13 years of her career were spent in the non-profit industry during which time she served as vice president at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as vice president at the National League for Nursing.