Wendy joined GCI Health as chief executive officer in 2010 and is responsible for setting and carrying out a vision for the agency. Nine years later, GCI Health was named North American Healthcare Agency of the Year for the fourth time and recognized as the Best Place to Work For in the U.S. and UK by several industry outlets.
With almost 30 years of healthcare communications and marketing experience, she puts patients at the center of everything she does.
She has worked with a diverse group of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies globally and in the U.S., both on a corporate level and across a variety of disease categories from the most serious and rare diseases to those affecting millions of consumers. She thrives on partnering with clients to solve the most difficult communications challenges they face.
She spent the first 13 years of her career in the non-profit industry as VP of marketing at Planned Parenthood Federation and VP of marketing at the National League for Nursing and has worked with a variety of health network and programs targeting professionals.
Wendy was named to MM&M’S Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019, MM&M’s Hall of Femme in 2018, MM&M/PRWeek’s top 50 Health Influencers in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, The Holmes Report Innovator 25 Americas in 2018 and PRWeek’s True Women Champions of PR in 2016; was inducted into the 2016 and 2017 PR News Class of Top Women in PR, and was a finalist for PRWeek’s 2019 and 2016 Outstanding Agency Professional.
She is a member of the Page Society, on the executive committee of PRSA’s Healthcare Academy, serves as chair of the Advancing Women in Leadership in Pharma and Healthcare Conference, and conference co-chair for ExL Pharma Public Relations & Communications Summit and the Digital Marketing for Medical Devices Conference.
Wendy has a Master’s degree in history from New York University and studied abroad in London.