Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders

Digital Health Coalition Expands Advisory Board with Four Industry Thought Leaders












New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the addition of four new industry thought leaders to their strategic advisory board. The following industry leaders join a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Arnie Friede

Arnie Friede is a widely respected food and drug law counselor and advocate with significant advertising law, health care law, First Amendment, environmental, and commercial and transactional experience. He has a long history of direct involvement in successfully representing clients in FDA-regulated matters beginning as an Associate Chief Counsel in the FDA Chief Counsel’s Office, as well as a broad spectrum of senior in-house legal experience across multiple FDA-regulated industries.

Peter Pitts

A former FDA Associate Commissioner, Peter J. Pitts is President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and serves a Special Government Employee consultant to the FDA’s Risk Communications Advisory Committee. An advisor to the Obama transition team on the FDA, Pitts was named as one of 2010’s “300 Most Powerful People in American Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare Magazine.

Lee Segal

Lee Segal is president & CEO of Klick Communications, a leading digital marketing agency. Principally providing interactive services to the pharmaceutical industry, the company has been recognized in countless creative awards. Klick has been named a Profit 100 company, and a Technology Fast 50 company. Klick has also been named one of the Global Growth Companies to watch by the World Economic Forum. Lee has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Business Development Bank and has won the Young Entrepreneur Award from Ernst & Young.

Alan Shapiro

As General Counsel, Alan Shapiro is responsible for all legal activities at Everyday Health, including contract/licensing, IP, M&A, litigation, privacy, and compliance matters. Prior to Everyday Health, Shapiro served as the General Counsel of NetRatings, Inc., a global Internet media and market research firm. Prior to NetRatings, he served as the General Counsel of Jupiter Communications, Inc. and, following a merger with Media Metrix, Inc., as General Counsel of Jupiter Media Metrix,Inc.

“We are delighted to have these critical advisory board seats filled by such highly regarded industry thought leaders,” said Joe Farris, co-founder and board president. “The new members of the Advisory Board are innovators within their disciplines, making each conversation with them an exchange of transformative thoughts and ideas about the future of digital health.”

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals interested in learning more about the Digital Health Coalition are encouraged to visit http://www.digitalhealthcoalition.org or follow the organization on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group

Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group











Digital Health Coalition


New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the formation of a new group of industry thought leaders to further support its current Advisory Board. The Digital Health Scholars, which currently number twenty-eight, will work with the Digital Health Coalition’s recently formed Advisory Board to advance the coalition’s mission of serving as the collective voice and national forum for the discussion of the current and future issues relevant to digital and electronic marketing of healthcare products and services.

“We are very excited to be publicly announcing the formation of the coalition’s brain trust,” said Joe Farris, Co-founder and Board President. “The addition of these twenty-eight highly regarded industry representatives is in keeping with our mission to have as many perspectives as possible represented at the table.”

The following industry thought leaders join the coalition as Digital Health Scholars, further supporting a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Irene Aquino, Shire

Brad Aronson, Entrepreneur

Wendy Blackburn, InTouch Solutions

Bob Brooks, WEGO Health

Pat Choumitsky, UCB

Elizabeth Estes, GA Communications

Pete Dannenfelser, Targetbase

Bill Drummy, Heartbeat Ideas

Zoe Dunn, Hale Advisors

Bruce Grant, Digitas Health

Fabio Gratton, Ignite Health

Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Paul Ivans, Evolution Road

John Kamp, Coalition for Healthcare Communication

Jennifer Korch, Bayer

Jim Lefevere, Roche Diagnostics

Ben Lei, Genentech

R.J. Lewis, e-Healthcare Solutions

John Mack, VirSci

Dan McKillen, HealthDay

Larry Mickelberg, Havas

Rich Meyer, WODTC

Mary Modahl, QuantiaMD

Eileen O’Brien, Siren Interactive

Timothy Pantello, Tribal DDB

Jonathan Richman, Possible

Tina Sampath, Gilead

Jeffrey Tangney, Doximity

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. The Digital Health Coalition has assembled leading entrepreneurs, industry executives, patient advocates, marketers, publishers, academics, and policy makers with the ultimate goal of recommending specific actions that will improve digital communication for the healthcare industry. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals and companies interested in being considered for the next round of Digital Health Scholars can visit http://www.digitalhealthcoalition.org for more information and to submit an online application.

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