Values

We believe a great culture inspires great work for our clients. While we take our work seriously, we also have fun. That’s one reason why turnover on the ReviveHealth professional staff is less than one-sixth the industry average. For our clients, this means better service, long-term relationships, and inspired professionals dedicated to their success.

We’re especially proud that ReviveHealth was named the Best Agency to Work For for four consecutive years by The Holmes Report.

Team

Join Us

If you’re looking for a place to call home and you’re interested in making a long-term commitment, we welcome you to review the position descriptions and submit a resume. Prospective ReviveHealth team members interview with a cross-section of ReviveHealth staff, including executive leadership, senior management, and prospective team members, take a Kolbe™ Assessment, and get every question asked and answered. This thorough process ensures that you and ReviveHealth are a perfect fit. Call Deb Kaufman at 310.403.4270, or email her at Deborah@healthcare-recruiting.com if you’re interested in learning more, and we’ll let you know when we have something that’s a fit for you.

Be better.

We push ourselves – to achieve our own goals, to be better every day, to help each other, and to give clients the best. We are brave in our work and our relationships. We take teamwork seriously, working together to do more than we could do individually. And we are accountable, doing what we say we’re going to do, and expecting others to do the same. Most of all, we each do our best work all the time, never satisfied and always challenging ourselves and each other. As our people grow, so does our value to our clients, whose success is intertwined with our own development. Fostering growth makes us better professionals and is at the forefront of everything we do.

 

Be authentic.

Trust, dependability, and integrity all feed off one another and are necessary qualities at ReviveHealth. We have lives – before work, during work, and after work. Yet we encourage people’s lives making their way into the office, because we genuinely know each other and believe relationships are important. Working at ReviveHealth is sharing your life with people that you care about, and being the same person at work who you are at home. We value people who are kind to others, and who believe that the Golden Rule extends beyond childhood.

 

Be more than more of the same.

Varied backgrounds, opinions, and expertise create a better, more enriching firm. Diverse personalities, with people respecting others’ beliefs,allow us to develop different points of view. We’re not looking for more of the same – we’re looking for unique people who share our values and make us better. Creativity and distinction may take more time or more effort, yet providing “color” makes us different – we’re the “anti-plain.” Whether it’s the artwork in our office, our own marketing materials, or the creativity we offer clients, we seek to add a little flavor, and we are grateful for others who do, too. We are a vibrant group, demonstrated in our brand colors, our activities, our thinking, and the things we do together – retreat, group runs, eating and drinking, you name it.

 

Act with respect and transparency.

Respect is an overused term, yet an underused practice. At ReviveHealth, respect means no one is more important than anyone else. Communication is clear and feedback is honest, but tactful. We accept errors (but not carelessness) and forgive mistakes, without condition. And we have an open, transparent culture and physical environment – any and all questions are welcome from anyone to anyone at any time within the right context and with the right intent.

 

Have fun.

We laugh a lot – with you, at you, and at ourselves. We take our jobs and our clients seriously, yet we know humor brings a sense of calm and perspective, which is when we do our best work. This is supposed to be fun, after all.

 

Own it.

We recognize that the firm we want, and the success we desire, is not going to be handed to us. It takes work, and we each have a part to play each day to make it happen. People rely on us to deliver what we promise. We take responsibility for our area, but we ask for help when we need it to get things done. We are committed to the greater good, and we bring an abundance mindset to our work. We steward our time, talents, and financial resources, and invest these wisely to produce results that matter to our clients, to our team, and to us as individuals. Financial results are a byproduct of great work and strong relationships, not the primary goal.

 

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Brandon Edwards

President & CEO

Brandon brings 20 years of experience in health care and a track record that includes 350 successful PR engagements, more than 50 crisis situations, and nine political campaigns.

Since founding ReviveHealth in 2009, the firm has been named New Agency of the Year in 2010 by The Holmes Report, Fastest Growing Agency in the U.S. in 2010 by O'Dwyers, Best Boutique Agency to Work For in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by The Holmes Report, and the 12th Largest Health Care PR Firm in the U.S. in 2012 by O'Dwyers. ReviveHealth was also recognized as one of two finalists for Boutique Agency of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by PRWeek and Boutique Agency of the Year for 2011 by The Holmes Report.  The firm won the PRWeek Boutique Agency of the Year award for 2013.

Prior to ReviveHealth's launch, Brandon served for eight years as the President/COO of a national public affairs firm and senior strategist for the firm's health care practice. Brandon also oversaw the firm's professional management team, and during his tenure at the firm that agency was awarded Agency of the Year twice, Best Agency to Work For in four consecutive years, and overall Best U.S. Consultancy to Work For in 2007 by The Holmes Report.

Prior to joining that firm in 2002, Brandon oversaw crisis communication for Tenet Healthcare. At the time, Tenet's operations included 116 hospitals in 19 states, and Brandon oversaw litigation support, medical malpractice issues, union issues, CON battles, hospital closures, M&A, managed care contract disputes, and other high stakes, defining issues as the Senior Director of Operational Communications.

After completing his MBA at UCLA's Anderson School, Brandon joined Tenet's Corporate Strategy and Venture Group, which managed the corporate venture fund and analyzed large strategy opportunities for the company. Prior to his tenure at Tenet, Brandon managed political campaigns and worked as a district representative for a member of Congress.

Brandon is a featured speaker for PR trade groups, as well as SHSMD, AHA, ACHE, Healthcare Roundtable, The Governance Institute, HASC, BAHCCA, and VHA. He is an active member of the Council of PR Firms, HFMA, SHSMD, PRSA, and the Nashville Health Care Council.

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Malea Barron

Senior Account Supervisor

Malea brings to ReviveHealth a decade of agency experience in strategic communications for a variety of industries, including health care. As Senior Account Supervisor, she both leads an account team and serves as account support. She designs multi-faceted communication and marketing campaigns, develops strategy and messaging, and is responsible for overall program management and execution.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Malea served as an integrated communications account supervisor at GS&F, a marketing communications agency in Nashville.  Malea managed a team in the implementation of strategic campaigns for national accounts overseeing the PR, advertising and digital executions of product launches, brand development, issues management and grassroots marketing programs. Throughout her five-year tenure, she worked with some of the top government agencies, not-for-profit brands and manufacturing companies in the country.

Previously, she worked at Lovell Communications serving clients in the health, medical and biotech space. She developed strong relationships with clients and developed marketing campaign strategies that became industry-leading case studies. Her expertise in media relations led to and generated extensive local and regional client coverage.

A Nashville native, Malea enjoys live music, practices yoga religiously (Namaste) and loves whipping up a good southern meal. She earned a B.A. in public relations and advertising from the University of Alabama and a M.S. in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University.

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Jessica Blackburn

Vice President of Marketing and Practice Development

Jessica brings to ReviveHealth seven years of experience in business-to-business strategic marketing and sales support.

As the Corporate Marketing Manager, she is charged with executing the firm's marketing and business development plans. She works closely with the Corporate Marketing Coordinator and the Chief Marketing Officer to implement growth plans to raise visibility and awareness, positioning the agency as a thought leader in its key practice areas of Health Services, Health Technology and Healthy Living.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Jessica served as the Marketing and Sales Manager at SMS Holdings, a family of companies dedicated to bringing innovation, exceptional service and proven processes to large, high-traffic facilities nationwide. Jessica led a team responsible for all marketing communication, events, proposal and database functions for seven operating companies servicing multiple industries including healthcare, hospitality, retail, hospitality, sports & leisure, downtown improvement districts, transportation and aviation.

She graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Economics.

Based in the Nashville office, when not working Jessica enjoys golf, reading, traveling, farming in Greenbrier and spending time with family and friends.

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Lauren Cerra

Account Executive

Lauren brings to ReviveHealth over two years of agency experience in Corporate Communications for the retail, health care, professional services, non-profit and government industries. Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Lauren worked as an account coordinator for MWW Group in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and served as an intern at Nashville-based ad agency, GS&F.

When not at work, you can find Lauren practicing yoga, cooking, or getting acclimated to Nashville. Lauren grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey and earned her B.A. in Public Relations and Journalism from Seton Hall University.

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Hannah Davidson

Finance and Operations Specialist

As the Finance and Operations Specialist, Hannah works closely with ReviveHealth’s Accounting and Human Resources team. She also manages the day-to-day functions of the Santa Barbara office.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Hannah worked as a teacher’s assistant, most recently with students with disabilities.  She has also worked in several offices as an Administrative Assistant, where she developed her skills in accounting, writing, research, and managing general office functions.

Hannah graduated from Westmont College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with concentrations in history and psychology.  A southern California native, she fell in love with Santa Barbara during her days as an undergrad. She developed a fascination with learning about other cultures from her rather extensive travels throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. On her days off, you can find her travelling to new places for the culture (and food) or working with children in the community. 

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Bethany Doty

Account Executive

Bethany joined the ReviveHealth team as an Assistant Account Executive in the spring of 2013, and a year later, was promoted to Account Executive. Bethany now assists in managing projects and is responsible for implementing strategic campaigns by conducting traditional and social media relations, conducting research, securing speaking opportunities, drafting outreach materials, and assisting on a variety of projects.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Bethany worked at GolinHarris, a holistic communications firm, assisting account teams for global consumer brands. Bethany worked on behalf of clients focusing efforts on media relations, including conducting media outreach, social media management and content development. Bethany’s professional experience has allowed her to work across a variety of industries from hospitality and lifestyle to healthcare and nonprofit. She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a degree in Communications/Public Relations and a minor in Business Management and Administration.

A Chicago native, Bethany does not miss the bitter winter months and enjoys the abundant amount of warm weather and sunshine Nashville has to offer. When not at work, you can find her training for an upcoming race, enjoying a good cup of coffee, baking or watching college football and basketball. 

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Kriste Goad

Chief Marketing Officer

Kriste joined ReviveHealth in 2011 to help establish and lead its second home in Nashville, Tennessee. She brings more than two decades of communications experience in the government, health care and corporate arenas. She specializes in public and media relations, social media strategy, internal communications, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility, grassroots/grasstops advocacy and strategic communications planning.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Kriste was a principal at the Nashville-based public affairs firm Hall Strategies, where she maintained a portfolio of clients that included health plans, health service firms, health industry associations and the state biotech association, Life Science Tennessee. From 2003-2008, Kriste was senior director for corporate communications for Healthways, Inc., gaining national recognition for the publicly traded wellness and disease management company's Rethink Wellness and Improving the Patient-Physician Relationship campaigns. In this role, Kriste built and led the company's first corporate communications team as well as managed a team of communications and PR consultants. Her communications leadership coincided with Healthways' most profitable and most explosive growth period in the company's 30-year history, including historic levels of market share and market valuation. Her work helped earn the company extensive, positive local and national recognition, fueling industry and business buzz, a massive hiring effort and unprecedented new client acquisition.

Kriste spent the early years of her career as a political reporter for the Nashville Banner and The Commercial Appeal before joining the Tennessee Governor's Office as chief speechwriter and, later, press secretary. Her work has been recognized for excellence by Scripps Howard, the Tennessee Press Association, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and PRNews.

She is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL), Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care, the American Marketing Association and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD).

Kriste is a graduate of Auburn University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A lifelong Tennessean, Kriste lives in Nashville, where she enjoys live music, Jack White sightings, bold coffee, good food, clever Twitter feeds, politics, and Auburn football (War Eagle!).

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Kristi Gooden

Vice President

Kristi has more than 15 years of strategic communication experience in the corporate and agency setting. For more than a decade, she has focused on public and media relations, internal communications, crisis and issues management and corporate social responsibility for health care organizations.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth in 2012, Kristi served as the PR & Media Relations Director for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville where she was responsible for developing comprehensive and effective public relations plans to promote the five-hospital health system and its affiliated networks, centers and physician practices.

Previously, she was the PR Director for Baptist Hospital, a member of Saint Thomas Health. Throughout her five years in this role, she built and maintained relationships with senior management and medical staff and led the public relations strategy to promote the hospital’s initiatives, services, physicians and care team.

Kristi gained a strong foundation of experience in a variety of industries, including health care, non-profit, professional services, publishing, gaming and sports, while with Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations. As Senior Account Executive, she implemented award-winning public relations campaigns. Her health care related successes encompassed corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the launch of an in-school walking pilot program for elementary school children and a campaign to discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs among teenagers.

A sports fanatic, Kristi also used her communications expertise as Assistant Media Relations Director for the Vanderbilt University Athletic Department where she led publicity efforts for the baseball and women’s soccer teams.

Kristi earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Virginia Tech where she also played collegiate softball. She enjoys golf and volleyball. An Ohio native, she lives in Nashville with her husband and 100-pound chocolate lab, Tre.

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Tyler Hoffman

Senior Account Executive

Tyler has been with ReviveHealth since its first few months as a firm, joining in December of 2009 as an Assistant Account Executive, and a year later was promoted to Account Executive. Now a Senior Account Executive, Tyler assists the team by developing communication materials, managing projects, and is responsible for strategic implementation of a variety of projects ranging from crisis/issue management to media relations.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, he worked at Santa Barbara Capital, a local real estate investment company, as an assistant to the Investment Manager. This came after Tyler spent a semester studying at Gordon College in Boston where he also worked as a marketing assistant with Performer Magazine, a local, monthly independent music publication. Here, he was able to pursue his love for music, travel, and interest in PR and writing that eventually brought him to ReviveHealth. He now supports the agency from the company's Nashville, Tennessee office.

Tyler grew up in northern Colorado and moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. to attend Westmont College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics & Business, and a minor in English. When not working, he enjoys music, movies, reading, traveling, skiing, camping, basketball, and hockey.

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Shannon McIntyre Hooper

Vice President

Shannon is a health care innovation and communications strategy enthusiast who brings deep experience and leadership from both agency and corporate environments. At ReviveHealth, she leads an account team and crafts creative and powerful PR programs for clients that incorporate a full range of marketing and communications techniques.

Before joining ReviveHealth in 2013, Shannon was head of communications for Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a partnership between Intel and GE Healthcare dedicated to transforming health care delivery. Her strategic insight and ability to translate business challenges into communications opportunities helped the company gain mindshare in the U.S. and abroad. Under her purview were integrated communications activities including advocate building, thought leadership platforms, traditional and social media, public policy, and analyst relations. She also served as a Commissioner for LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) in Washington, DC and blogged on innovation and healthcare reform for publications such as McKnight's Long-Term Care News.

Prior to joining Care Innovations™, Shannon spent the majority of her career in New York with Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest global public relations agencies. She managed a variety of healthcare, technology, and nutrition accounts, including Intel’s work in the health care space. Shannon’s focus at Burson also included issue management programs encompassing digital reputation management and third party stakeholder engagement. She helped manage crisis situations for several Fortune 500 companies, leading in the creation of stakeholder advisory groups and microsites to ensure that accurate information was available to key groups. Her media expertise helped many companies maintain consistent messaging and limit reputation damage with their target audiences.

Shannon currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, and is excited to move to Nashville in the next year. An avid food, drink, and football connoisseur, she is equally proficient in discussing the intricacies of health care technology platforms, the science behind perfectly balanced cocktails, and the benefits of a 3-4 defensive scheme. She holds a bachelor's degree in the history of religion from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Melonie Levernier

Accounting Manager

Melonie brings more than a decade of experience in accounting and management along with a background in health care delivery and practice-level operations. Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Melonie served as finance manager for advertising agency redpepper where she put her analytical skills to work to develop metrics, dashboards and financial reporting strategies that provided the services firm with greater visibility into its performance and the ability to make better business decisions and drive growth. She also played a key role in agency culture by helping educate employees at every level about the current and future-state vision of the company’s financial operations.
 
Melonie also served as general and finance manager at Seale Keyworks, Inc., in Franklin, Tennnesse., and as accountant and office manager for Capital Ventures, Inc., in Conifer, Colo. Her work there included customer conflict resolution, accounting (A/R, A/P, reconciliation, reporting, budget management, taxes, and payroll), and inventory management. Melonie developed her accounting and operations management skills as co-owner of High Country Family Chiropractic in Conifer, where she also was a practicing chiropractor.
 
Melonie earned her Doctor of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota. She lives in Nashville with her husband and four children, which makes movie night on the couch one of her favorite pastimes.

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Amanda MacRae

Senior Account Executive

As a Senior Account Executive at ReviveHealth, Amanda supports the team by conducting research, outreach production, and assisting in various projects.

Amanda graduated from Westmont College with a Communication Studies degree, and she focused much of her education on qualitative and quantitative research. Amanda's experience includes writing, editing, research, event coordination, and working on small website development projects. Before joining ReviveHealth, Amanda was an intern at The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, working as an event coordinator.

Amanda grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but after all the California sunshine, she now plans to stay in Santa Barbara forever. She loves hanging out with friends and family, gardening, cooking, and reading a good book.

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Ashley Merchant

Account Supervisor

Ashley brings to ReviveHealth more than eight years of experience in managing public relations efforts for a variety of consumer, health, business, and nonprofit accounts. As Account Supervisor, she serves as the account team’s daily go-to person on operational direction, tactical challenges, priority alignment, and client relations.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Ashley served as Public Relations Manager for inferno, a full-service marketing and communications agency in Memphis, Tenn. In this role, she worked with the client to set communications strategies that aligned with business objectives, lead in the development of PR and marketing materials, and managed all traditional media and social media efforts. She also oversaw all activities of the PR department within inferno and coordinated community relations efforts for the agency and its clients.

Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations from Indiana University (Go Big Red!) in Bloomington, IN. After living in Memphis for nearly nine years, she recently relocated to Nashville with her husband. When not working, you can find Ashley eating her way through the city, listening to live music, rooting for her beloved Hoosiers, or researching (and testing) the latest trends in fashion and beauty. 

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Nicole Mraz

Senior Vice President

Nicole brings more than 15 years of experience in health care communications, crisis and issues management to ReviveHealth. During her career she has worked with public and private entities, multi-state health systems, not-for-profit community hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, and a number of specialty providers across the U.S.

As Senior Vice President, Nicole serves as the senior counselor and chief strategist for the Health Services/Provider practice.  She is responsible for driving overall client service and strategy, overseeing plan and budget development by the team and assuring client satisfaction, retention and growth.  Nicole’s work centers primarily around high profile managed care issues, union issues, corporate restructuring, M&A, CON battles, re-branding and re-positioning, and other complex and often controversial provider issues.  During her career, Nicole has designed and managed hundreds of successful, award-winning, strategic communications programs for clients across 46 states.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Nicole was an Account Manager in the Healthcare Practice at a national PA/PR agency.  During her time there, Nicole was responsible for developing communication strategies, managing project budgets and program implementation, building and maintaining strong client relationships, and overseeing the operations of a team within the Healthcare Practice.

Nicole spent the first part of her career in New York City working in the health care practices at two of the top-ranked Public Relations agencies in the world, Ogilvy Public Relations and Porter Novelli. Nicole's training with Ogilvy and Porter Novelli allowed her to develop a strong foundation in communications and health care public relations and included development and flawless execution of domestic and international, fully integrated, multi-faceted communications programs for leading pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Nicole is originally from Boston, Massachusetts (go Sox!) and currently lives in Santa Barbara with her husband. When not working, she enjoys hiking, running, cooking good food and drinking great wine with her husband.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Ithaca College.

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Elizabeth Musson

Vice President

Elizabeth brings to ReviveHealth ten years of experience in public health and communications on both the non-profit and agency side. As an Vice President in the Health System Practice, Elizabeth leads a team to develop and execute strategic communications plans for internal and external communication, issues and crisis management as well as branding and reputation building.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Elizabeth served as a project coordinator at a national PR firm where she was responsible for the implementation of strategic plans. Elizabeth executed communications programs and outreach on behalf of that firm's clients across the country, with a focus on market research and crisis communication for hospitals and health systems.

Before her work at that agency, Elizabeth spent four years working in the public health sector in Denver, Colorado. While with the American Cancer Society, she was responsible for implementing various programs in the community and workplace as well as serving as a member of the Colorado Cancer Coalition. At the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Elizabeth worked with physicians across the state to implement EMR and increase patient flow and office efficiency. In this role, she evaluated existing practice protocol, provided recommendations on process improvement, and worked with staff to implement these changes.

Elizabeth lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, daughter and dog. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and watching college basketball. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.

 

 

 

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Margaret Pell

Corporate Marketing Manager

As the Corporate Marketing & Practice Development Coordinator Margaret works closely with the Corporate Marketing & Practice Development Manager to implement growth plans for the company.

Prior to joining the ReviveHealth team, Margaret worked as the digital media lead for the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) through NAS Recruitment Communications. In this role, she was responsible for planning and implementing all digital recruitment initiatives for the AMEDD. Additionally, during her undergraduate years, Margaret held internship positions in the finance, communication strategy, and business fields. Her experiences include project management, media buying and planning, and brand management.

Margaret graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in rhetoric, persuasion, and advertising; she completed a minor in media, communication, and culture through the Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. A Cleveland native, Margaret is excited to be in Tennessee and is looking forward to enjoying the 102 sunny days per year that Nashville has to offer.

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Rachel Radcliff

Senior Account Executive

Rachel joined the ReviveHealth team as the company's first intern while still a college student.  Upon graduation, she transitioned into the role of Assistant Account Executive and a year later, was promoted to an Account Executive, a role she held for a couple years.  Now as a Senior Account Executive, Rachel assists in managing projects and is responsible for implementing strategic campaigns by performing traditional and social media relations, conducting research, securing speaking opportunities, drafting outreach materials, and assisting on a variety of projects.

Before becoming part of the ReviveHealth team, Rachel worked in hospitality with Pacifica Hotel Company where she created an event and activity guide for tourists. She was a design intern at SFA Design, which was named as one of the Top 40 Best Designers in the World by Robb Reports. At SFA Design, she acted as a liaison between designers and vendors, assembled a mood book for a major international hospitality company, and assisted in developing color boards for prospective clients.

Rachel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Santa Barbara, Calif. to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. When not working, Rachel enjoys watching football and basketball, movies, cooking, traveling, and exploring Santa Barbara.

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Corinne Reynolds

Assistant Account Executive

Corinne joined the ReviveHealth team as an intern before transitioning to the position of Assistant Account Executive. As an Assistant Account Executive, Corinne is responsible for a diverse set of tasks such as conducting social media research, compiling contact databases, drafting outreach materials, and ongoing client support.

Corinne graduated from Westmont College in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies, emphasizing in Communication Theory. Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Corinne had multiple internships in Santa Barbara, including Providence Hall, a private K-12 school, and Outside Orange, a networking support and technology development firm. At both, she was responsible for a wide variety of projects, including drafting outreach documents, website design, contact database development, and customer relations. 

A Montana native, Corinne loves all things outdoors. When she is not at work (enjoying the company of her ReviveHealth team), Corinne can be found camping, running or hiking in the backcountry of Santa Barbara. She also enjoys filling her free time (and empty stomach) by baking, crafting, and watching college football with her family.

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Jeff Speer

Senior Vice President

Jeff has 13 years of strategic health care communication experience. He brings in-depth knowledge of the health care market gained through diverse client engagements across the spectrum of health care, including health care technology, health services, and medical devices. At ReviveHealth, Jeff leads an account team and serves as a primary strategic counselor and point of contact for his clients. He designs multi-faceted communication and marketing campaigns, develops strategy and message, and is responsible for overall program management.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Jeff served as a vice president in Porter Novelli's Life Sciences division where he led a wide variety of comprehensive, successful client programs including B2B, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-physician, branding, integrated marketing, and issues and crisis management. As part of his work at Porter Novelli, Jeff successfully led a team responsible for planning and implementing the communications strategy to support a critical and highly fragile FDA engagement.

Over the course of his career, which began at FischerHealth, Jeff's clients have ranged from industry leaders to start-ups and encompassed multiple therapeutic focus areas, including neurology, cardiology, oncology and orthopedics. He has exceptional skill in media relations strategy and implementation, with a track record spanning health care trade, business and consumer media. Jeff's additional core competencies include internal communication, social media, market research, media materials development and physician, patient and community relations.

Before his time at FischerHealth, Jeff worked as a sales executive at the national headquarters of Hyundai America, where he served as a key liaison for more than 15 national offices.

Jeff graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Business Administration. He is married and has three children.

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Phil Stone

Chief Operating Officer

Phil brings more than 12 years of leadership experience to ReviveHealth. As COO, Phil’s focus is the financial and operational excellence of the firm. Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Phil served as the CFO at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, a non-profit cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention clinic. There he was responsible for providing strategic financial leadership, advising the Board of Trustees and senior management on financial matters, as well as overseeing the organization’s accounting, audit, finance, investments, and patient billing functions. He played a key role in negotiating the Cancer Center's merger with Sansum Clinic, a multi-specialty medical provider serving approximately 150,000 lives in the Santa Barbara region.

Phil also spent five years at a national multi-office PR firm, including three years as the executive vice president of operations, managing the firm’s back office functions in support of optimal staff productivity and profitability. In that role, he worked closely with the ReviveHealth founders’ group.

Phil earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Oklahoma. Living in Santa Barbara, Phil is married to an amazing woman and has two daughters. Phil enjoys good coffee, a great hike with the family, and spending pretty much any day at the beach. 

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Lana Taussig

Senior Account Supervisor

Lana manages a variety of strategic programs for clients, including market research, issues-focused planning, internal communications, media relations, and reputation management. She brings to ReviveHealth a blend of experience planning and executing media relations, community outreach, and marketing programs for private and public healthcare, finance and technology companies, nonprofits and government entities.

Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Lana was an account supervisor at Seigenthaler Public Relations, where she created and executed strategic communications programs for clients working in K-12 and higher education, healthcare, technology and environment.

Previously, as public relations manager for Colorado Public Radio, Lana supported statewide branding efforts, managed marketing partnerships and web content, and executed listener engagement activities. As the director of communications at Project C.U.R.E., an organization focused on international healthcare infrastructure development, she conducted regional and national media relations, fundraising and marketing activities. She started her communications career at Schenkein, formerly one of Denver’s largest PR firms, where she led and executed media relations programs for clients in various industries.

Lana lives in Nashville with her husband. The Colorado native spends her free time hiking, running and otherwise exploring Tennessee’s open spaces, reading, trying new recipes, and seeking out new local eateries, breweries and whisk(e)y distilleries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Denver.

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Joanne Thornton

Chief Accounts Officer

Joanne brings 18 years of public relations and issues management experience to Revivehealth. The breadth of experience includes managing online strategies and internal communications for Tenet Healthcare, as well as managing public affairs and public relations campaigns for dozens of clients across 46 states. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multi-state health systems, and stand-alone community hospitals, as well as a number of non-profit organizations across the U.S.

As the Chief Accounts Officer, Joanne is the lead for all of the firm's client service teams. She is responsible for overall program design and message development; overall project and budget management, high-level strategy, and ensuring programs are executed with the highest level of quality. Joanne leads the firm's overall operations as well as our professional development program.

Joanne's first stint in the PR agency world began in the mid-1990s, when she served as account executive for an agency's real estate and energy clients, including Mobil Oil, Chevron, and Venoco. Her grassroots expertise and management acumen created lasting results – and client relationships. As Healthcare Practice Leader at a national PR/PA firm, Joanne was responsible for the client relationships and overall program management for all health care clients. As team leader, Joanne fostered the development of several employees and served as a mentor to mid-level and junior staff.

After her time at that agency in the 1990s, Joanne spent nearly eight years in corporate communications at Tenet Healthcare. Joanne developed and executed strategic marketing communications programs for the company's hospitals and served as a key manager for the company's corporate communications efforts, including executive and employee communications. At Tenet, Joanne also led the company's online efforts, including the development of the company's online presence and first ever intranet. She also provided management support in the areas of crisis communications and media relations.

Throughout her career Joanne has been known for developing deep relationships with her clients, earning their trust as counselor and confidant. Joanne graduated with honors in English from Westmont College, where she served as editor-in-chief for the college's student newspaper.

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Dana Weymouth

Talent and Operations Coordinator

Dana serves as the Operations Coordinator at ReviveHealth and is responsible for scheduling, human resources, and other office tasks that ensure the smooth day-to-day functioning of the company.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Westmont College, Dana spent two years teaching English in Mauritania, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Upon returning to Santa Barbara, Dana was a junior high and middle school teacher, and coached high school and college athletic teams. He holds his coaching license for soccer, and has more than 10 years of coaching experience.

Dana grew up in Santa Barbara and was born at Santa Barbara’s own Cottage Hospital. When not at work, he enjoys traveling, working with disabled children, playing sports, and long romantic walks on the beaches of Santa Barbara with his new wife.

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Mark Willis

Senior Vice President

Mark brings to ReviveHealth 28 years of agency-side experience in health care, consumer packaged goods, retail, food and foodservice, B2B, financial services and technology marketing communications, having created successful and award-winning campaigns for some of the country’s leading brands and organizations.

Among Mark's health care and wellness credits is having lead the marketing communications and crisis management for one of the country’s top Academic Medical Centers; playing a central role in the successful introduction of several blockbuster drugs for biotech and pharmaceutical firms; and launching the first-of-its-kind web-based repository of community-based organizations and for-profit companies looking to partner in the battle against childhood obesity. Additionally, his passion for healthcare marketing communications has served hospitals, research organizations, medical supply companies, and community not-for-profits.

Mark has worked with numerous financial services companies having helped in the restructuring of internal and external marketing communication departments; developed communication and branding campaigns; handled crisis and reputation management issues; orchestrated community relations and philanthropic initiatives; and counseled senior executives during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

His agency career spans time working with small regional PR firms, large national full-service marketing communication agencies, as well as the world’s largest global communications firm.

Mark graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. He recently moved to Nashville, TN with his wife.

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Andrew Worthing

Assistant Account Executive

Andrew joined the ReviveHealth team in Spring 2014 as an Assistant Account Executive. In this role, he is responsible for an array of tasks including social media research, database compilation, drafting and editing materials, and providing general team and client support.

Andrew graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations. In addition to internships in event planning and political communications, Andrew also interned for a medical and non-profit focused PR Agency in Minneapolis, Minn. After graduation, Andrew worked with a health care non-profit that provided a fascination with the PR/communications side of the medical and health care industries.

As a California native, Andrew traded the hot summers of the California desert for sub-zero Minnesota winters when leaving for college. In addition to learning the importance of layers, he also fell in love with the creative and artistic culture of the Twin Cities. A lifelong musician, he looks forward to exploring and living in Music City, USA (also, less snow!). When not working, Andrew can be found at farmer’s markets, hunting for vinyl records and old comic books, and attempting to play guitar.

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Deb Kaufman

HR/Recruiter

Deb brings to ReviveHealth more than 20 years of strategic health care recruitment and communication experience. She brings in-depth knowledge of the health care market gained through diverse client engagements across the spectrum of health care, including health care technology, health services, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. At ReviveHealth, Deb drives recruitment programs and serves as a primary point of contact for communication professionals interested in exploring a career at the agency.

Prior to ReviveHealth, Deb served as a vice president with FischerHealth/Porter Novelli's Life Sciences division where she was responsible for recruitment, business development and PR/integrated communication client programs.

Over the course of her communication career, which began in the health care practice at New York global PR firm Ruder Finn, Deb’s clients have ranged from industry leaders to start-ups, and encompassed multiple therapeutic focus areas, including cardiology, oncology, women’s health, infectious disease and orthopedics.

Deb received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

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Position Descriptions (Open positions in blue)

Vice President (VP)/ Senior Account Supervisor (SAS)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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A Vice President (VP)/ Senior Account Supervisor (SAS) is skilled in leading the team in developing/implementing PR/communications strategies and tactics (press releases, media relations, collateral development, and issues management, and grassroots programs) and is adept at developing/integrating compelling social media and interactive strategies and solutions for our clients.

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Senior Account Executive (SAE)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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A Senior Account Executive (SAE) possesses well-honed skills in the full range of PR/communications strategies and tactics (press releases, media relations, collateral development, issues management, and grassroots programs) with a strong focus on developing/integrating compelling social media and interactive strategies and solutions for our clients.

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Account Executive (AE)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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An Account Executive (AE) is skilled in both PR/communications strategies and tactics (press releases, media relations, collateral development, issues management and grassroots programs) and is adept at developing/integrating compelling social media and interactive strategies and solutions for our clients.

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Practice Leader – Health Services
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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The Practice Leader will leverage his/her relationships and deep experience as a health care industry leader to continue the firms' faster-than-expected growth.

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Senior Vice President (SVP)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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The Senior Vice President (SVP) is the chief strategy and client service officer for current clients and drives agency client service. An SVP is charged with further development of ReviveHealth’s nationwide health services group, and expansion of the agency footprint in Health Living.

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Account Supervisor (AS) / Account Director (AD)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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The Account Supervisor/Account Director (AS/AD) serves as the day-in and day-out steward of the agency-client relationship. The AS/AD manages account planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting.

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Account Coordinator (AC) / Assistant Account Executive (AAE)
Santa Barbara, CA or Nashville, TN
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An Account Coordinator (AC) / Assistant Account Executive (AAE) is experienced in executing PR/communications tactics (writing press releases, media relations, collateral development, issues management, and grassroots programs) and social media/online advocacy.

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