Multi-Talented Team

Our talented team defines our company. Anyone who works in this business knows that their success is about one thing above all else – their people. Every member of our staff shares our commitment to unsurpassed client service and impeccable attention to detail.

At ClinicalMind, your business is staffed with the best and the brightest this industry has to offer. Our experienced logistics team ensures flawless execution in a wide variety of initiatives. In addition, scientists and strategists with exceptional pedigrees as researchers, clinicians, and business leaders leverage close relationships with global thought leaders in a wide range of therapeutic categories.

We have the tools to get you where you need to go.

Jeanne Martel

President

Jeanne has been in the medical education and communications industry for 23 years. She began her career in 1994 at World Health Communications, where she gained experience in a variety of therapeutic areas, including HIV, HSV, bipolar disease, asthma, and COPD.

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In 2001 Jeanne accepted a position as an Account Director at MedEdNow, LLC (MEN), where she remained until 2012. In 2005, Jeanne took on the role of Managing Director at MEN. She remained in this position for nearly 7 years while she managed the day-to-day operations, supervised and participated in new business development and brand planning, and continued to provide support to existing clients. During this time Jeanne had the opportunity to continue her work in HIV and also gained experience in HBV, HCV, HRF, sleep disorders, pain management, as well as other areas.

Jeanne joined ClinicalMind as General Manager and Partner in 2012. Since its inception, she has worked very closely with clients and continues to have a strong focus on providing strategic recommendations, managing development of digital solutions to enhance and improve interactions with healthcare providers, and nurturing relationships with key opinion leaders.

Maddy Zamel

Vice President, Operations

Maddy graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. She began her medical education career in 1999 as a Project Coordinator for World Health Communications (WHC). Maddy’s hard work, dedication, and positive attitude did not go unnoticed, and within a few years, she received several promotions.

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Her strengths included staff training and development, standardization of meeting protocols as well as overseeing the accurate and timely processing of program budgets and reconciliations. Maddy eventually left WHC in 2001 to join and launch HealthMatters Communications.

Maddy comes to ClinicalMind as the Director of Operations with over 18 years’ experience in medical education and communications. She has planned and executed events both domestically and internationally for a myriad of therapeutic areas, including HIV, cardiovascular disease, HCV, HBV and HSV. Maddy’s work ethic, attention to detail, and exceptional communication skills makes her an effective leader and mentor. It is Maddy’s compassion, vision, and intuition, as well as her poise, that make her an integral part of the ClinicalMind team.

Ashley Kamil,

Vice President, Digital

Ashley is an innovative marketer with 18 years’ experience supporting pharmaceutical, publishing, and technology markets. Over the course of a unique career path, her broad experience has included developing and implementing investigator meetings and advisory boards, speaker training programs, international congress activities, and dinner meeting programs.

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Ashley has successfully launched innovative online educational courses, speaker portals, interactive multimedia kiosks, and MOA videos.

As the Marketing Director at PC Magazine, she helped determine client strategies, created “big idea” proposals, executed integrated marketing programs, managed custom publishing, and oversaw live events and tradeshows. This diverse experience supports her in adding strategic value to our clients. She brings equal parts experience and enthusiasm to her accounts and has the proven expertise and know-how to successfully manage all aspects of a project from start to finish.

Ellen Conway

Group Account Supervisor

Ellen joined ClinicalMind in 2013 as Group Account Supervisor and leads the virology business unit. Ellen’s expertise in medical communication includes all phases of lifecycle management, including clinical development, product launch, and patent expiry. Her innovation and leadership has resulted in top-notch medical communications programs that have earned her clients accolades from their corporate leadership.

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Prior to joining ClinicalMind, Ellen worked in the pharmaceutical, consumer, and sports industries, and she brings this broad and creative approach to her clients’ strategic and tactical planning. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, with a degree in advertising, and played on the women’s rugby team. She has retired her rugby boots and now puts her competitive drive to work for her clients.

Brett Hoang

Group Account Supervisor

Brett joined ClinicalMind as an Account Director after 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry. After graduating from Louisiana State University in 2002, Brett joined Merck as a Primary Care Representative. Within 16 months, she was promoted into respiratory specialty sales. From there, Brett chose to make a move to the HIV team, where she found great passion in her work.

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After climbing to the top of the HIV sales ranks, Brett was promoted into a US HIV sales training position. A year later, she was promoted into a global training role, where she was able to create large-scale “train the trainer” meetings to support the first-in-class integrase inhibitor launch around the world. After much success and many awards during her sales training experience, Brett was promoted into sales leadership as a Dermatology District Manager. From there, Brett joined the hepatitis C team, where she was able to support the launch of one of the first direct-acting antivirals.

Throughout her career, Brett has been complemented on her thorough understanding of the business, her attention to detail, and her ability to inspire her colleagues to stretch their skills. At ClinicalMind, Brett enjoys the client interaction and team-oriented atmosphere.

Jillian Savarese

Group Account Supervisor

Jillian rejoined ClinicalMind in 2016 as Group Account Supervisor and leads various business units, with a focus on Rare Disease. She began her career in Medical Communications after graduating from Rutgers University in 2004, working for Cardinal Health as a Project Coordinator responsible for planning pharmaceutical speaker programs for Pfizer’s urology division. Over the course of the next 12 years, Jillian transitioned from the planning and execution of international and national events to managing several therapeutic areas, including Rare Disease (PBC, Cushing Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), HIV, HCV, and Oncology at the brand account level.

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Prior to joining ClinicalMind, Jillian was in Cambridge, MA at Sarepta Therapeutics, establishing its Thought Leader Engagement department and cultivating key relationships that were integral to Sarepta’s commercialization. She managed and executed international and national booth exhibits, advisory boards, and symposiums in a prelaunch environment. Jillian was later promoted to Product Manager, Opinion Leader Marketing, where she led the development of the speaker’s bureau and promotional activities in an accelerated FDA-approval launch environment. Jillian’s versatile career path brings a breadth of experience on how both sides work and operate, making her an invaluable resource to her clients and internal partners.

Thomas Sproat, PharmD

Senior Vice President, Scientific Services

Thomas has a broad scientific, marketing and communications background spanning 25 years in the industry and enhances existing ClinicalMind strategic and content development abilities. In his role he will work with new and existing clients to optimize scientific messaging.

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Thomas comes to ClinicalMind from Strategic HealthCOM, LLC, where, as partner from 2005 through 2014, he focused on developing market strategy throughout the lifecycle of a product (several years pre-launch through LOE), developing portfolio and co-positioning operational plans, and shepherding the development of content from CSR to publication and promotional materials to ensure consistent messaging.

Prior to joining Strategic HealthCOM, LLC, Thomas held key roles at Pharmacia and then at Pfizer. At Pharmacia, he was part of the ZYVOX marketing team, and when Pfizer acquired Pharmacia in 2003, he oversaw the launch of ZYVOX into the Pfizer antibiotic portfolio. He then transitioned to the Pfizer Indiplon marketing team, where he was responsible for managed markets launch strategy/implementation, pricing, and reimbursement, as well as operating plan and launch plan development. Subsequently at Pfizer, he served as the US commercial lead for the acquisition of Vicuron in 2005. Thomas entered the healthcare communications industry when he joined Cortex Communications, Inc. At Cortex, he oversaw all corporate therapeutic areas.

Thomas earned his PharmD from the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine. His postgraduate study includes a residency in adult internal medicine, with an emphasis in cardiology/critical care, and a teaching and research fellowship in infectious diseases. He also holds a BS in medicine and physician assistant certification from UF.

Michael Linde, PhD

Group Senior Medical Director, Antivirals and Liver Disease

Michael is responsible for strategy and content development. With 15 years’ experience, Michael has worked on a diverse set of topics and deliverables, working with medical communication agencies, academics, advocacy and patient groups, promotions, advertising, and new media organizations. If it can be written, Michael has probably written it before.

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After majoring in biology and English at Emory University, Michael split the difference and went into medical writing. He began his career in 1998, when he started as the primary writer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Information Network daily electronic “HIV/TB/STD News Update.” Michael later worked as a medical writer specializing in HIV for the medical communications company MediSolutions. He also spent many years as a freelance medical writer, working on a broad set of topics, including virology, allergy and immunology, autoimmune disease, diabetes, and healthcare reform and delivery, among many others.

Michael also spent many years as an academic researcher. He received his PhD in immunology from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he studied HIV entry, trafficking, and budding, and an MS degree from the University of Southern California for his work on RNA binding protein kinetics. He has been published in the Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, Journal of Virology, and Nucleic Acids Research.

Jeff Goldberg

Editorial Director

Jeff joined the ClinicalMind team in 2013. As Editorial Director, he oversees all aspects of the editorial process. Jeff possesses a strong eye for detail and is quite thorough when it comes to literature research and fact-checking. With each and every project, he and his team’s primary goal is to ensure that ClinicalMind’s clients receive top-quality deliverables within requested time frames.

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Jeff’s areas of therapeutic knowledge and expertise include infectious diseases, oncology, dermatology, and endocrinology/metabolism.

Jeff entered the healthcare communications industry nearly 10 years ago with a Junior Editor position at Health Science Communications. He subsequently held positions at Saatchi & Saatchi, AlphaMedica, and Scientivity before joining ClinicalMind. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University and has an academic background in journalism at New York University.

Crystal DelBalso

Director, Meeting Planning & Logistics

Crystal graduated from St. John’s University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Upon graduation, Crystal began her career as a meeting planner at Cardinal Health. As her passion for planning and logistics grew, so did her career. She received several promotions and continued to expand her experience in the medical communications industry. Over the course of her career, Crystal has planned and executed dinner programs, advisory board meetings, speaker trainings, product theaters, conferences, and congress activities. She has received high praise from clients and key opinion leaders for her attention to detail and seamless production of meetings. Further, she has worked across many therapeutic areas, including HIV, cardiology, psychiatry/psychology, oncology, and urology.

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In addition to meeting planning, Crystal’s experience also includes account management, working to support several pharmaceutical companies. Working closely with clients and their legal and medical teams, Crystal gained a great understanding for pharmaceutical guidelines and developed the critical insight needed to plan and execute regulatory-compliant and successful meetings.

Sasha Elliott

Senior Director, Editorial and Creative Services

Sasha joined ClinicalMind in 2016, bringing more than a decade of medical communication agency experience in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, psychiatry, and neurology, on behalf of major pharmaceutical clients. As Senior Director at ClinicalMind, Sasha is responsible for providing key leadership regarding workflow, processes, and procedures for editorial and creative, as well as project management. Exercising an eye for detail, natural curiosity, and a keen insight into organizational culture, Sasha applies her skills to developing improvements, establishing structure, mentoring staff, and offering valuable guidance in a focused effort to deliver the highest quality for our clients. Having begun her career in Medical Education at Adelphi Communications New York, Sasha worked exclusively on the Pfizer/Geodon account.

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After an academic segue in the leafy Bloomsbury district of London, UK, coupled with practical experience as a research assistant at the University of London evaluating the British National Health Service’s newborn blood-spot screening program, as well as an editor for Haymarket Media Group in London and a development consultant in East Africa, Sasha returned to New York to enter the Promotional side of healthcare communication, where she worked at several mid-to- large advertising agencies on behalf of clients such as Teva, Genentech/Roche, Abbott, and Otsuka. During this time, she gained important experience in regulatory/FDA compliance as well as quality control and organizational operations. Most recently, Sasha ventured South to Raleigh, NC to head the Editorial department at MedThink Communications, ensuring quality control on behalf of small, regional clients new to the pharmaceutical space, and learning about sweet tea and fried okra in between. But before long, Sasha longed for the familiarity of her native NY– – diverse, big-city life, majestic Hudson Valley, and proximity to family. She has since settled into the rhythms of living along the waterfront in the Gold Coast area of Hudson County, NJ. Sasha holds advanced degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York and University College London, UK and enjoys books, the arts, and foreign travel.