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Consulting and communications to help organizations navigate the path to growth

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Who we are

We are a different kind of strategic communications firm

We are a strategic communications and consulting firm with a team of diverse backgrounds in management strategy consulting, corporate communications, brand strategy and journalism.

We are dedicated to producing high quality, intellectually-rigorous and insights-driven work, along with real-world, actionable tools, programs and organizational frameworks.

We value project management just as much as idea generation and program execution.  

Clients We’ve Worked With

We consider our clients to be our partners and build strong, lasting relationships in the process.

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ERX Pharmaceuticals logo
Adamas logo
Gossamerbio logo
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relypsa
Aquinox logo
Lyndra therapeutics logo.
alluma logo
teal bio logo
Myokardia logo
Aduro Biotech logo
BeiGene logo
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Meet Our Strategy and Consulting Team

Our senior team model means that all work is led by team members with at least 15 years of experience.

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Mike Kuczkowski

Founder and CEO

Mike has more than 25 years of healthcare strategy consulting, communications and public relations experience. His expertise is in creating growth and change through a combination of insights, brand messaging, engagement strategies, organizational learning and issues management.

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Diana Dopfel

Senior Vice President

Diana has more than 15 years of communications and consulting experience. She works closely with clients at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospital systems, and patient and professional advocacy organizations, among others.

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Stacey Wacknov

Senior Director, Healthcare

Stacey has more than 20 years of experience working with healthcare and consumer brand clients to build leadership platforms; create disease awareness communications; plan for and respond to crises; support new drug approvals; and rejuvenate established brands.

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Dan Boyle

Media Specialist

Dan’s more than 15 years of healthcare communications experience includes developing and implementing media strategies, and coordinating corporate communications and thought leadership programs, for biopharma companies, healthcare organizations and advocacy groups.

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Meridith Styer

Account Supervisor

Meridith has more than 10 years of experience in communication, writing and research, focusing on translating the deep insights of research into meaningful communications actions. A former professor of rhetoric, Meridith has researched and published extensively on campaign message design and analysis, speech creation and delivery, and using research insights to guide best practices.

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Alison Reenock

Senior Account Executive

Alison has extensive experience in client services, having served as a consultant for various nonprofits, both nationally and internationally, to support their development communications needs.

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Lauren Silverstein

Account Executive

Lauren is a recent Syracuse University graduate assisting on daily client and business development activities including daily media monitoring, drafting client deliverables and conducting desk research to support program execution and strategic planning.