Our Team

We’re passionate about our work.

Our team includes the best of the best: talented communicators who excel in their fields and are passionate about bringing health information to the people who need it. Our collaborative approach fuels creativity, integrates our diverse skills and expertise, and produces real results.


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Beth Maloney


Beth blends Oklahoma roots and lessons from Internet start-ups to create a culture of hospitality and collegiality. She enjoys giving back by serving on the Board of The Children’s Inn at NIH.

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Yvonne Bersofsky

Director of Digital Development

Yvonne identifies innovative and cost-effective technologies to meet business goals and engage diverse target audiences. Her best ideas are often inspired by chocolate.

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Amy Ewing

Director of Strategic Communications

Amy brings her passion for health communications to every project she touches. Her regular yoga practice helps her meet new challenges with focus and equanimity.

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Allison Francis, MFA

Director of Visual & Interactive Design

Allison uses her expertise in design to develop health-related materials for targeted audiences. In her free time, she uses her design skills as a silversmith, creating unique jewelry.

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Jenny Morell

Director of Contracts & Operations

Always ready to go the extra mile, Jenny handles a demanding job with grace and determination—qualities that serve her well on her many hikes through North America’s national parks.

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Rob Wald, MA

Director of Editorial Services

Rob believes in the power of collaboration—working to each person’s strengths to find the best solutions. He is also a big fan of coffee, biking, beer, barbecue, and pie.

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Maria Young, CMP, CMM

Director of Conference Services

Maria leads our conference services team with patience, attention to detail, diplomacy—and a great sense of humor. Her interests include new recipes and music from the 80s and 90s.


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David Arbor

The first time he saw “Star Wars,” David knew what to do with his life: produce video. He produces all kinds of videos and especially loves animating our graphic designers’ work.

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Maureen Berg

Maureen has a keen eye for the visual. A designer during the week and a photographer on the weekends, she imbues each of her projects with personal flair.

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Sarah Berson, JD

With her intellect and background in psychology and the law, Sarah is uniquely suited to manage projects on regulatory science. She gives her brain a break with bad horror movies.

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Amber Boehm, PhD

Amber has pulled off a career transformation: from cell and molecular biologist to science writer. She loves conveying how bench and clinical research reveal pieces of the human puzzle.

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Steve Boehm

In his free time, Steve sings sea chanteys and other nautical songs. At work, he’s in tune with colleagues, coordinating Section 508 compliance and production of publications and web content.

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Erin Boring

Erin’s digital communications, public relations, and social media skills help Palladian’s clients navigate the world’s streams of information—when she’s not navigating rivers in a kayak.

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Kevin Brooks

With a production management background and unbeatable fix-it skills, Kevin keeps our printers and computers humming. He’s passionate about technology, problem-solving, and the Dallas Cowboys.

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Twanna Campbell

Twanna loves connecting people with information about their health and health care. She also loves connecting rooms—by knocking down walls—and other home improvement projects.

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Jessica Clark, CGMP

Jessica is a master at juggling multiple tasks. She uses this skill overseeing and coordinating countless meetings for clients at NIH.

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Emily Dammeyer

Emily is happiest in water. Pools, lakes, oceans—she loves them all. She also swims in the waters of digital and traditional communications as a digital project director.

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Ida Donner, CMP

Ida loves meeting new people, taking on interesting challenges, and playing the banjo. She gets to do two of these three activities in her work as a meeting planner.

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Theresa Doherty

Theresa has swum in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. At Palladian, she swims in the waters of health communications, helping keep our projects on track.

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Blaine Dunford

Blaine likes using her communications skills to promote healthy lifestyles, and she takes her own advice: In her free time, she enjoys yoga, dancing, and running. She also likes science fiction movies.

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Karen Eddleman

Karen excels at writing that bridges the gap between the scientific and lay communities. Formerly a microbiology and parasitology researcher, her current biology practice is in Italian cooking and beekeeping.

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Tess Feldhausen

Tess fell in love with health and medicine around the dinner table in a family of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. She channels her enthusiasm into writing about science and health for consumers.

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Helen Fields, MS

A talented and versatile science writer, Helen writes everything from tweets to feature stories to meeting minutes. She’s been to six continents; please contact us about writing needs in Antarctica.

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Simon Fong, MFA

Simon uses his artistic powers to guide the design team in producing branding, logos, publications, websites, and more. He loves travel, cooking, and the arts.

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Laura Foree, MPH

Laura uses her background in health marketing to help clients promote issue awareness and drive behavior change. A seasoned world traveler, she is ready for assignments anywhere.

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Elaine Garber, MFA

Elaine edits and coordinates books, newsletters, reports, and other publications at Palladian. With an MFA in creative writing, she knows how to spin a yarn—and she knits, too.

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Stephen Gilberg

Steve is an avid movie-goer and reviewer. At work, he turns his critical eye to copy editing, Section 508 compliance, and other tasks that ensure high-quality written materials.

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Adam Goldfine

Being an artist was Adam’s childhood dream. He likes using graphic design to communicate life-changing information. A huge Simpsons fan, he has more than 1,800 show-related collectibles.

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Ann Rose Greenberg

History buff Ann Rose treasures her 19th-century map of Massachusetts. At work, she maps a path to a healthier future with skills in user experience, content strategy, and marketing.

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Daniel Greenstein

As a proofreader and copyeditor, Daniel makes our written documents strong and consistent. He also ensures that we supply a writer to every meeting that needs one.

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Darcy Grisier

Darcy’s interest in developing mobile apps helps feed her responsive, audience-focused approach to web design and development. Her work crackles with energy and enthusiasm and delights Palladian’s digital clients.

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Chris Guilfoy, MA

Chris is a curious, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic science and podcast script writer and a consummate interviewer. Her dedication to cycling keeps her fit so she can enjoy hiking and traveling.

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Ulli Hain, PhD

Ulli uses her science background and writing skills to convey complex, abstract concepts to lay readers. In her free time, she enjoys travel, blogging, and abstract painting.

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Matt Hand

Matt thought his creative side and his math skills couldn’t be combined—until he found web design. He enjoys dealing with challenges and helping new web developers learn the ropes.

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Sara Harris, MPS, MA

A worldwide traveler who followed her passion for soccer to South Africa for the World Cup, Sara brings her broad perspective to making complex science accessible for Palladian’s clients.

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Mark Hewitt, MA

Outside of work, Mark is a dedicated, published, and bearded fiction writer. This serves Palladian well as Mark turns his skills to editing, proofreading, and fact-checking for our clients.

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Bethany Hoffman

Empathy is key to Bethany’s talent for plain-language writing. She began her career in disability advocacy and uses her feeling for others in her own quest for the examined life.

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Thoko Kachipande

Thoko loves doing meaningful, fulfilling work that brings together people who care about others. She also likes to fill people up with healthy baked goods—not an oxymoron, she says.

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Jo Anne Kenney

From facilities and production management to purchasing, Jo Anne keeps Palladian running. Outside the office, she swims and skis, draws and paints, and passionately defends animal rights.

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Anna Kern, MA

Anna uses social media to reach out to individuals and nudge them to change their health behaviors. When she’s not working, she reaches out to far-flung individuals through world travel.

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Emily Krebbs, MA

Emily’s love for absurdist drama and live theater feeds the infectious enthusiasm she brings to directing several of Palladian’s largest communications support contracts.

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Rochelle Ku, MS

As a biology student, Rochelle saw first-hand the difficulties of communicating science. Now she works as a production artist, combining her visual skills with her love of life sciences.

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Terry LaMotte

Terry enjoys developing the best communications strategy for Palladian clients. She spends her free time in the great outdoors—hiking, riding horses, and playing with her kids.

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Sheran Law, PhD

Sheran’s biomedical expertise is impressive, and her enthusiasm for science is contagious. On the weekends, she shares her love of the natural world with her young daughter.

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Shannon Lee

Shannon majored in Community Health, so she appreciates the art of empowering people to take care of their health. In her free time, her art interests include watercolors and photography.

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Drew Lemerise, MLIS

As a web project coordinator, Drew brings creativity, organization, and digital skills to the job. A Massachusetts native, he loves the New England Patriots and the cold.

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Ashley Leon, MBA

Ashley’s innovative, hands-on approach has made her an expert in a range of fields, from interactive design to cultural competence and social media strategy. Her hobbies include cooking and DIY projects.

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Ben Lolavar

Some of Ben’s favorite TV shows are about government. Palladian isn’t exactly like the West Wing or Parks and Recreation. Ben enjoys helping our government clients with digital initiatives.

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Marcus Long, MA

Marcus is one of Palladian’s friendliest faces, providing web content and tech support with a smile. Marcus spends his free time engaged in music and philanthropic activities.

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Danny Lopes, MS

Danny says web developers are the heroes behind the scenes, programming websites that people use every day—sort of like Batman. Unlike Batman, Danny is also a big soccer fan.

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Ian Mabley

A talented, well-rounded video and multimedia specialist, Ian approaches all his projects with ingenuity and focus. Outside work, his creativity shines in musical performances at local open mic nights.

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Alan Merritt

Alan enjoys finding ways to make e-learning and other web experiences engaging for users. Before he became a web development pro, he worked in interventional cardiology research.

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Pamela Moses, MBA

An expert manager with decades of experience, Pam is both a leader and a team player. In her free time, her collaborative spirit shines through dance ministry.

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Amber Mosher, MPH, RD

Amber is a registered dietitian with a Master of Public Health in nutrition and a healthy love for bacon. She enjoys digesting complex nutrition concepts into information anyone can understand.

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Shelly Neill, MA

As our senior traffic and operations manager, Shelly keeps Palladian’s projects flowing smoothly. Outside of work, she practices and teaches taijiquan—and has 4 gold medals from an international competition.

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Valentine Neira, CGMP

Valentine is flexible and good with details—traits that help her produce seamless meetings for our clients. She also helps improve the public’s health by exercising with friends and neighbors.

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Shelley O’Conor

Before coming to Palladian, Shelley was a tour guide at a Harley-Davidson factory. Now she guides our clients through the process of planning and holding meetings.

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Kate Perch, MS

Kate uses social media to convey complex information in an entertaining way, helping people take charge of their health. She enjoys combining fun and health with volleyball, hiking, and cycling.

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Sarah Panzica

Sarah loves people—she considered a career in social work—and puzzles. So it’s pretty much perfect that she’s on Palladian’s traffic team, keeping our work flowing.

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Keris Raisanen, MPH

Keris loves data people can act on. Her background in biochemistry and public health led to her current work, which uses web analytics to connect people with health information.

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Allie Reese

Allie got started in health as a peer educator, facilitating uncomfortable conversations among college students. Now she’s encouraging conversations by working on social media and other communications for our clients.

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Sheryl Rhoads

A lifelong interest in women’s health led Sheryl to her current role at Palladian, writing and editing health information content that connects with and empowers women and girls.

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Ale Rodriguez-Gitler

Ale loves singing so much, she even competes in a karaoke league. At work, she uses graphic design tools to organize complex topics so the information can do the singing.

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Amy Schneider

Amy works as a project coordinator and editor, keeping Palladian’s writers busy and keeping their writing clear. In her free time, she plays clarinet in a community band.

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Chuck Sebian-Lander, MFA

As a web project coordinator, Chuck keeps web development and quality control tasks on track. He relaxes by playing guitar, writing, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

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Chris Sheppard

Chris is a big Doctor Who fan, but there’s no Tardis to help her coordinate our editorial projects. Good thing she’s also a big fan of writing, organizing, and learning.

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Claire Simon

Claire loves using social media to reach people with messages about the importance of a healthy lifestyle; her own includes dance-based workouts and creative cooking.

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Alexandra Simpson, CMP

Alex loves meeting new people and getting creative with events, which means she’s right at home on our conference team. She’s also at home in the outdoors—she loves running.

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Nichole Sorhaindo, MPH

Nichole loves her garden. At work, she also gets to plant seeds and watch them flourish, by managing strategic health communication activities—with a specialty in underserved and minority populations.

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Carly Sullivan

Carly assists with the ins and outs of planning events for many clients. When she’s not in meetings, she’s often outside with her German shepherd.

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Peter Taylor, MBA

Peter devotes his meticulous eye to editing manuscripts for Palladian clients. His attention to detail and precision carry through to his award-winning work as a masters track and field announcer.

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Freddy Trejo

Freddy gets a kick out of solving design challenges and finding new ways to present information. He also gets a kick out of soccer.

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Katrina Villavicencio

Katrina’s fine arts background, design skills, and fascination with health and science help her create great visuals that clearly communicate health information.

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Rob Walker Jr.

Rob loves that his design projects at Palladian—posters, websites, branding, and more—all promote wellness. In his free time, he improves the health of others as a personal trainer.

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Jing Wang

Jing studied chemical engineering in college…until a new major was created in computer gaming. Now he works as a web developer, exploring and creating our digital world.

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Michelle Zahler

The other kids started asking Michelle to proofread their papers in middle school. When she’s not sniffing out errors at Palladian, she’s practicing Krav Maga or volunteering to help animals.

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Laura Zeifang

Laura uses her background in new media communications and strategic planning to support many of our projects. Outside of work she enjoys ballet and acting.

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