GCI Health Names Kristin Cahill President, North America


New York, NY – October 15, 2015 – GCI Health, a leading healthcare-focused global public relations agency, today announced that the agency has promoted Kristin Cahill to President, North America. Kristin was previously Executive Vice President and Market Leader of the New York office. In her new role, Kristin will oversee all operations of the growing agency, expand GCI Health’s client base, revenue and presence in North America and play an integral role in recruiting and retaining the best employees in the industry. Kristin will continue to partner with many of GCI Health’s client teams to create insight-driven, forward-thinking programming that leverages cutting-edge platforms, partners and technologies to drive brand awareness and change health behavior.
In a related move, Kristin will transition her role as New York Market Leader to Sherry Goldberg. In this role, Sherry will work closely with Kristin and Wendy Lund, GCI Health’s Chief Executive Officer, on the day-to-day management of the agency’s New York office and its integration with offices across the GCI Health network.
The agency also announced the promotions of Kim Sammons, to Executive Vice President, Director of Advocacy & Patient Engagement, and David Chadwick to Senior Vice President, Digital. Kim will continue to lead the Patients at the Center initiative, which aims to uncover the most innovative, effective ways of putting patients at the forefront of communication strategies within the healthcare industry. Since joining GCI Health nearly four years ago, Kim has also overseen the growth of the Atlanta Office, including expanding the scope of services it provides to existing clients and adding new client relationships across the region. David will continue to lead all digital initiatives across the agency and accounts, serving as a specialist for the evolving landscape of digital and social media activity in the healthcare arena. Since David joined GCI Health in 2014, he has focused on building out and overseeing a growing digital team, helping to significantly expand the agency’s digital offerings.
“Over the last few years, GCI Health has focused on finding the most highly skilled, innovative, passionate PR professionals – those making a true difference in healthcare communications – while also staying extremely focused on client needs during this transformational time and fueling record growth for the agency,” said Wendy Lund, CEO, GCI Health. “Kristin has made incredible strides in driving operational excellence, a strong strategic point of view and highly positive company morale. Kim and Sherry – as well as the rest of our senior team – are incredible talents who, along with Kristin, will ensure that GCI Health continues to meet and exceed the evolving expectations of our clients, staff and the industry.”
GCI Health Promotes Additional Senior Team Members
GCI Health also promoted two team members in its New York Office. Craig Heit has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Over the past six years Craig has been with GCI Health, he has managed widely covered FDA approvals, strategic communications and issues/crisis management for clients across a number of challenging therapeutic areas.
Erin Kaiserova has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Since joining GCI Health in 2013, Erin has taken a leadership role on a large, integrated account with multiple client and agency partners, and has played a crucial role in a number of new business wins, including an internal communications account, that has grown exponentially under her leadership.
About GCI Health
GCI Health is a forward-thinking healthcare public relations agency powered by best-in-the-business professionals and is the only WPP company that specializes in healthcare public relations. With communications professionals across the U.S., Canada and Europe, GCI Health’s client roster spans broadly across all sectors in healthcare, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, consumer health, provider groups (hospitals and managed care), health IT, beauty and aesthetics and non-profit. GCI Health offers clients an accessible senior level leadership team, A-to-Z healthcare experience, a commitment to beating client expectations, and an obsession with anticipating the challenges of an increasingly complex and transforming healthcare communications environment. With insider’s knowledge of health media, high science, digital health strategy, consumer activation, crisis management, reputation building, patient advocacy and health education, GCI Health’s focus on delivering results is unrelenting. GCI Health was recently named the 2015 Healthcare PR Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, has been recognized as one of the top five Healthcare PR Agencies in the World for three years in a row, and the agency also won a SABRE Award for Pharmaceutical Campaign of the Year (for the third time in five years).

GCI Health forged a partnership with Hearst women’s title Redbook and online health information source HealthyWomen.org. The HealthiHER Project is an attempt to better understand the health habits of women 30-60 years of age. As a first step in the project, there will be a survey of women in that demographic, addressing their healthcare decisions and needs. The goal of the research is to give these women the information and inspiration they need to make healthier choices. “We’re excited to be working with Redbook and HealthyWomen to uncover some key insights that will help us better communicate with this important population,” said GCI Health CEO Wendy Lund.

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