We push ourselves – to achieve our own goals, to be better every day, to help each other, and to give clients the best.
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 it all makes its way into the office because we genuinely know each other and believe balance is important. Working at ReviveHealth is sharing your life with people that you care about, and being the same person at work that you are at home.
Take the extra step.
Creativity and distinction may take more time or more effort, but providing “color” makes us different – we’re the “anti-plain.” Whether it’s the artwork in our office, the paper we write on, or the creativity we offer clients, we seek to add a little flavor, and we are grateful for others who do, too.
Be more than more of the same.
Diverse backgrounds, opinions, and expertise create a better, more enriching firm. We’re not looking for more of the same – we’re looking for unique people who share our values and make us better.
Respect and transparency.
Respect is an overused term, but underused in practice. At ReviveHealth, respect means no one is more important. 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.
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.
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.
Brandon EdwardsPresident & 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, Brandon's leadership has led the firm to unparalleled recognition in a short time. ReviveHealth was 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 and 2012 by The Holmes Report, and the 11th Largest Health Care PR Firm in the U.S. in 2011 by O'Dwyers. ReviveHealth was also recognized as one of two finalists for Boutique Agency of the Year for 2011 by PRWeek and Boutique Agency of the Year for 2011 by The Holmes Report.
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. He lives in Nashville with his wife and three children.
Robert BerraChief Strategy Officer
Bob brings over 25 years of experience in directing and managing marketing communication and business development strategies to ReviveHealth. He has been at the forefront of leading many game-changing initiatives throughout his career. He was active in the HMO movement working with the pioneering Southern California-based health plan, Health Net in the mid-‘80s. Bob was also involved in the early stages of the drug formulary initiatives and developing regional prescription drug networks. Later, he worked with the country’s largest managed Medicare provider, FHP, prior to its acquisition by PacifiCare. His experience in that arena led to engagements with PacifiCare (United); WellPoint/Anthem; Blue Shield of California and Humana where he helped the health plan roll out its industry-leading Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans across the country.
As a founding partner of an industry-leading marketing firm, Bob helped reshape the way in which medical devices and health information technology products and services were marketed and sold into the nation’s leading regional and national hospitals, health systems and health plans. From working with Fortune 500 companies such as Boston Scientific, Elsevier, Ernst & Young, Fuji Medical, McKesson, Medtroinc, Motorola and Toshiba, to emerging companies including Alere, epocrates, HeartWare, iScribe, iMetrikus, Thoratec, Vital Data Technology, and others, he helped hone both the marketing and business development approaches that led to successful C-suite engagements, sales, market growth, and in appropriate circumstances, successful exit strategies for his clients.
Additionally, because of Bob’s understanding of the business, technology and care delivery elements of our nation’s healthcare system, he engaged with numerous hospital and health network systems around the country to help those organizations advance their business and market leadership agendas. These engagements have included work for CAPG (California Association of Physician Groups); Carondelet; Centinela Hospital and Medical Center (Los Angeles); Facey Medical Group (Los Angeles); Hospital of the Good Samaritan (Los Angeles); Tenet; Sherman Oaks Hospital (Sherman Oaks, CA); and St. Peter’s Hospital and Health System (Helena, MT), as examples.
Berra received a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from the University of Northern Colorado. He currently lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and two children.
Jessica BlackburnCorporate Marketing Manager
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.
Bethany DotyAssistant Account Executive
As an Assistant Account Executive, Bethany works to support clients through traditional and social media relations, conducting research, drafting and distributing outreach materials, securing client speaking opportunities, 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 is looking forward to 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.
Kriste GoadSenior Vice President & 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!).
Kristi GoodenVice 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.
Tyler HoffmanAccount Executive
Tyler has been with ReviveHealth since its first few months as a firm, joining in December of 2009 as an Assistant Account Executive. Now, as an Account Executive, Tyler supports the team by drafting materials, managing research and mailing projects, and assisting with message development and strategic implementation.
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.
Melonie LevernierAccounting 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.
Amanda MacRaeAccount Executive
As an 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.
Laura MatthewsAccount Executive
As an Account Executive, Laura works to facilitate client needs by conducting research, assisting with outreach projects, and coordinating the implementation and measurement of strategic communications plans.
A South Carolina native, Laura loves living in Music City. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, reading, watching movies, traveling, and is always up for happy hour trivia.
Nicole MrazVice President
Nicole brings more than 15 years of experience in health care public relations, crisis communications, and issues management to ReviveHealth. During her career she has worked with some of the world's leading hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.
Prior to ReviveHealth, Nicole was a Project Manager in the Healthcare Practice at Davies. During her time at Davies, Nicole was primarily responsible for designing and implementing communications strategies, managing and maintaining client relationships, and overseeing the operations of a team within the Davies Healthcare Practice. As Project Manager, Nicole's work focused on developing solutions for a range of challenges centered around high profile managed care contract disputes, union issues, corporate restructuring and reorganization, M&A, CON battles, and other complex and often controversial issues. During her career, Nicole has designed and managed over two hundred successful, award-winning, strategic communications programs.
Prior to Davies, 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. Her successes included development and flawless execution of domestic and international, fully integrated, communications programs for leading multinational pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, and Eli Lilly.
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.
Elizabeth MussonSenior Account Supervisor
Elizabeth brings to ReviveHealth eight years of experience in public health and communications on both the non-profit and agency side. As a Senior Account Supervisor, she manages a variety of programs including media relations, reputation building, crisis communication and market research. She works with the team on plan and program development, client counsel, tactical execution and overall project management to ensure we exceed expectations.
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.
Prior to 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 two dogs. When not working, she enjoys biking, 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.
Margaret PellCorporate Marketing & Practice Development Coordinator
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.
Rachel RadcliffSenior 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.
Lauren SalaunSenior Account Executive
Lauren brings to ReviveHealth a background in advertising, graphic design, publicity, and photography. She spent her first six months at ReviveHealth as an Assistant Account Executive in Health Services, and more than a year on the Corporate Marketing & Practice Development team before this role. As a Senior Account Executive, she is responsible for implementing strategic campaigns by assisting with account management, conducting research, drafting outreach materials, managing mailing projects, implementing social media campaigns, and providing graphic design support for various teams and departments.
Prior to joining the ReviveHealth team, Lauren held the position of Account Coordinator at The Shand Group, an advertising agency based in Santa Barbara whose client base includes high-end consumer goods and upscale trade markets. She also served as a Graphic Designer at Oniracom, a web development and social media marketing company specializing in the music industry. Lauren most recently spent time in New York City expanding her skills in the fields of graphic design, photography, marketing, public relations, and publicity working with Blue Iceberg Interactive and Ira Lippke Studios.
Lauren grew up in Sonoma County, Calif., and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree as a double-major in Communication Studies and Studio Art. While at Westmont, she participated extensively in the college's various singing programs and groups, and spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. Lauren currently lives in Santa Barbara and enjoys watching sports, fitness, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Evan Smith, CFASenior Vice President
Evan has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic advisory services supporting business transformation, reputation management, and financial communications. His experience encompasses all phases of corporate, financial and investor communications including market analysis and evaluation, corporate positioning, merger and acquisition activity, equity and debt financing, and crisis and issues management. Evan has advised a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 to early stage development companies in the health care, technology, renewable energy, and industrial markets.
Prior to joining ReviveHealth, Evan served as head of investors relations for inVentiv Health and held senior positions at Chandler Chicco Companies and FTI Consulting, where he handled all phases of communications strategy and planning, corporate and financial communications, media relations, thought leadership and crisis communications. Previously, Evan founded CPR Financial Communications, a health care and technology investor relations and corporate communication advisory firm that was acquired by Weber Shandwick, an Interpublic Group Company.
With experience across the health care landscape including payors, providers, healthcare information technology, medical device and diagnostics, biopharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, Evan has provided essential insights and council helping clients navigate changing market dynamics, successfully build market value for new products and services, address regulatory challenges, and protect and drive enterprise value. He has worked with a diverse group of more than 200 companies including Centene, Digene, Healthport, HealthPrize, NMHC, Outcome Sciences, Pfizer, Respironics, Rehabcare, Serona Dental, Teva, WellPoint, among others.
Evan is also an experienced investment analyst and portfolio manager. At Fred Alger Management and Gintel Equity Management, both institutional investment firms, he specialized in the healthcare sector as well as REITs, homebuilders, and special situations.
Evan earned a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and a M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the CFA Institute. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two children.
Jeff SpeerVice President
Jeff has 11 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 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 communications 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 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.
Phil StoneChief 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.
Lana TaussigAccount Supervisor
Lana brings seven years of experience planning and executing media relations, community outreach and marketing programs for private and public companies, nonprofits and government entities. As Account Supervisor she manages a variety of strategies for client programs, including market research, internal communications, media relations, and reputation management.
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.
Lana previously served as public relations manager for Colorado Public Radio. There, she supported statewide branding efforts, managed marketing partnerships and web content, and executed listener engagement activities. Previously she conducted regional and national media relations, fundraising and marketing activities as the director of communications at Project C.U.R.E., an international humanitarian organization. At Schenkein, formerly one of Denver’s largest PR firms, she managed the internship program in addition to leading and executing media relations programs for clients in various industries.
Lana lives in Nashville with her husband. The Colorado native spends her free time practicing downward dog, side crow and other yoga poses; hiking, running and otherwise exploring local parks; and trying new recipes and seeking out local breweries and whisk(e)y distilleries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Denver.
Joanne ThorntonChief 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.
Dana WeymouthOperations 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.
Mark WillisSenior 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.
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.