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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Amy Ewing

Vice President & 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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Yvonne Bersofsky

Director of Technology

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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Emily Dammeyer

Director of Digital and Content Strategy

Emily is happiest in water. Pools, lakes, oceans—she loves them all. At work, she bridges digital and traditional communications as a digital project director.

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Jenny Morell

Director of Contracts Administration

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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Shelly Henriquez-Neill, MA, ODCP

Director of Traffic & Org. Development

Shelly connects all of Palladian, leading our workflow, professional development, and other activities. Outside of work, she practices and teaches Tai Ji Quan—and she has four gold medals from international competitions.

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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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Sarah Acs

Sarah has worked on campaigns to market everything from clothing to desserts, but she keeps coming back to health. She loves when people learn something new from her work.

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Meherat Addis

Meherat is crazy about planning. She loves setting goals and mapping the steps she needs to accomplish them. She does this in life—and at work, on our traffic team.

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Ashrifia Adomako-Ankomah, PhD

Ashrifia’s science writing career is inspired by a simple principle: that science, especially biology, is really interesting. She even writes for science blogs in her free time.

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Angelica Alton, MSW

Angelica loves helping people make changes in their lives, connecting them to information they might not have been aware of. She likes to broaden her own horizons with international travel.

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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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Rae Benedetto

Rae specializes in making documents accessible for people with disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys various outdoor pursuits: gardening, visiting other people’s gardens, and pondering the existence of Bigfoot.

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Shauna Bennett, PhD

Shauna got her Ph.D. studying viruses. But she prefers telling people about science to doing science. That’s led her to community college teaching, museum volunteering, and now science writing.

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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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Marielle Campbell, SHRM-CP

Marielle is a big “I Love Lucy” fan, but not to worry—this HR generalist’s understanding of the workplace stretches beyond how to manage an assembly line at a candy factory.

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Alexis Carter, PhD

This is unusual: Alexis actually enjoyed writing her doctoral thesis, on cholesterol metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease. Now she’s enjoying conveying science to a broader audience as a science writer.

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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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Will Cotton

Will is an actual Genius—or he was when he worked at the Apple Store, anyway. Now he uses his lifelong love of computers to support his colleagues at Palladian.

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Nancy Cours, MA

Nancy’s a pro at digital communications, managing online content that pleases both clients and users. She also loves a less modern mode of communication: sending and receiving handwritten letters.

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Sarah Dalton

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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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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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, MA

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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Kathy Foltin, MA

Kathy has done yoga on horseback, so balancing work for our many clients is no big deal for her. An experienced art director, she loves using her skills for the public good.

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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, SPsyS

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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Cate Hagman

When she worked at a wire service, Cate transcribed remarks by everyone from policy wonks to the Pope. Now she makes sure our products too are clean, clear, and accurate.

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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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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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Becca Hess

Becca briefly sang in a cover band; ask for her rendition of “Bad Romance.” She also enjoys traveling, playing and watching sports, eating, and improving people’s lives with health information.

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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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Kate Horowitz, MA

Kate loves explaining things and has been talking—and writing—nonstop since childhood. In addition to writing about science and health, she writes poetry and has a formidable sticker collection.

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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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Saara Khadir, MPH

Saara loves travel and planning vacations, especially beach vacations. As a project manager with a passion for public health, she reminds you to use sunscreen and stay in the shade.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rachel Pepling, MA

With degrees in wildlife ecology and science writing, plus lots of experience in digital project management, Rachel is ready to wrangle both your content and your squirrels.

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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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Lauren Plowman, MPH

Lauren loves exploring. Whether she’s out hiking with her husband and pup or deep in the spreadsheets of our clients’ data, she’s finding all the interesting stories.

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Joan Quigley, JD, MS

Joan enjoys solving problems, meeting deadlines, and working with writers. She’s detail oriented and notes that her name contains all of the vowels, including Y.

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Sheryl Rhoads

Some of Sheryl’s loves: her daughters, her husband, reading, wedding cake, and developing strategies to provide trustworthy online health content that is easy to find, understand, and use.

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Kisha Rose

Kisha enjoys the challenge of keeping up with changes to various desktop publishing software packages. At home, her husband, kids, and mischievous Yorkshire terrier keep her on her toes.

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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 digital project manager, Chuck keeps web-based projects on track. He studied fiction writing in graduate school. In his free time, he loves to read and write.

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Chris Sheppard, MPS

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 originally planned to be a doctor, but then she realized she’d rather promote disease prevention. She loves using her public health training to make people happier and healthier.

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Haley Spencer

A college class on gender and international development got Haley interested in public health. She likes thinking about how to make our work more inclusive and accessible to diverse populations.

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Kelsey Sugrue, PhD

Kelsey always knew she wanted to study biology, but she was good at writing, too. In grad school, she realized she could combine the two; now she’s a science writer.

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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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Catherine Traynor

After college, Catherine spent six months teaching English in rural France. Her work here at Palladian involves fewer baguettes with cheese and more creative communication of health information.

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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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Nicole Vincent, MA

In strategic health communications, Nicole has found her niche: a place where she can think creatively to come up with new and better ways to share knowledge about health.

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Amanda Vithidkul, MPH

Health information can be complex and confusing. In her master’s program, Amanda fell in love with figuring out how to disseminate this information in a more understandable and accessible way.

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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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Alaina Willing, MA

Alaina has encountered five black bears in two national parks. Fortunately, they haven’t followed her to the office, where she helps people encounter the health information they need.

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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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