We are a team of senior-level communications professionals with deep experience working with life science companies.
We have broad and deep experience in the healthcare space
We bring a sophisticated understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing biotech companies
We think proactively
And we consistently deliver the highest quality work in the most efficient manner
We were founded on the principle that effective, well-executed communications strategies can help the companies we work with achieve their business objectives.
THE SCIENT PR TEAM
Our team of experienced communicators does the work: developing strategic solutions with clients; writing and producing high-quality content; engaging with reporters, advocacy groups, and influencers directly; monitoring and implementing social campaigns. The result, we believe, is a consistently higher quality of work.
Founder & CEO
Michael has been helping life science companies leverage communications strategies and tools to achieve their business objectives for nearly 25 years. Before founding Scient PR in 2011, Michael led corporate communications and reputation management for Wyeth (now Pfizer) and led corporate affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Northeastern PA.
For nearly 20 years, Courtney Heath has specialized in corporate communications, issues management, positioning, and patient communications to companies from development-stage to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. She helps clients increase visibility to key constituents; communicate business milestones and transactions, and thoughtfully integrate digital influence and media.
Lindy Devereux is a seasoned healthcare communications professional, with deep experience developing and implementing a wide range of innovative and results-oriented programs to build and and position companies and science, and engage and mobilize advocates to engender support for initiatives.
Beth has more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering effective communications programs for her healthcare clients. During her career, Beth has supported the commercial launch of a number of pharmaceutical brands including most recently Toujeo and Praluent, as well as the Rx to OTC switch of Nasacort.
With nearly 20 of PR experience, Lindsay is a trusted advisor and senior communications strategist. She has successfully led large- and small-scale campaigns for clients that include media relations, stakeholder/advocacy relations, issues/crisis preparedness and management as well as critical core activities.
Cory has more than 15 years of experience in developing and executing communications strategies on behalf of biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. Prior to joining Scient, Cory led corporate and oncology communications at EMD Serono, managing all external communications, as well as the oncology and endocrinology franchises.
Kelly has nearly 20 years of healthcare public relations experience with a focus on creating and implementing communications programs for leading bio-pharmaceutical companies. Supporting biopharmaceutical products’ clinical and regulatory milestones, she has expertise in developing tailored communications approaches for each stage of a product’s lifecycle.
Megan Svensen is an accomplished healthcare PR executive with a proven track record of using strategy-based creativity to deliver measurable business results for clients from big pharma such as Merck, Pfizer and Allergan, as well as smaller biotechs including Intercept AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Frequency Therapeutics.
Lisa is a media and communications consultant with more than 20 years of experience focused on pharmaceutical products, vaccines and health-related issues. She has worked to provide comprehensive strategic counsel and media relations support to an array of clients – from emerging biotech companies to Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies and large government-funded health coalitions.
Mariesa has more than 20 years experience in securing award-winning global press coverage for numerous biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device, health IT, and healthcare companies. She consistently delivers high-profile press coverage resulting in numerous awards, including the prestigious Clarion award from Women in Communications.
Adam Silverstein is a communications professional with nearly 15 years’ experience helping clients in the health care sector enhance their reputations.
Adam has worked at the world’s leading public relations agencies and supported clients across nearly every part of the health care sector: pre-clinical and clinical biotechnology; large, commercial-stage pharmaceutical companies; medical equipment and technology; hospitals; and medical societies.
Content & Media Strategy
Mike joined the Scient PR team in 2020 after nearly twelve years as a journalist at BioCentury, where he wrote and edited stories about innovative therapeutic discoveries and enabling technologies, emerging biotech companies, drug development strategies and other topics relevant to stakeholders in the global biopharma industry. Prior to that, he spent over a decade in the pharmaceutical industry as an analytical chemist in drug discovery at DuPont Merck, DuPont Pharma and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Lindsey is an experienced communications professional with refined strategic communication skills, respected leadership and a passion for contributing to health and wellness organizations. Lindsey has more than 10 years of internal and external strategic communication experience in the demanding and complex healthcare industry, most recently focusing on executive, internal, and change management communications.
Alyssa Macones is a seasoned public relations professional with more than 15 years of experience working with leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies, medical institutions and patient advocacy organizations on professional, consumer and internal communication initiatives.
Social Media Coordinator
Morgan specializes in social media management, content creation, graphic design, and digital studies. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Mass Media Communications degree. Before joining Scient PR, she worked in Sports Media and Health/Wellness communication management. Morgan lives in Charlotte, NC, with her dog, Olsen.