Your Solstice Team

Nanske Wood

President
  • 28+ years in the pharma/healthcare sphere, with many years on the client side
  • Ran two healthcare agencies at Ogilvy, and won the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Rising Star award
  • Helps brands reach their full potential by making beneficial products more accessible to customers
  • Cardiovascular (CHF, HTN, MI, stroke), dermatology, diagnostics, immunology, infectious disease, metabolic (diabetes, lipids), neurology (dystonia, migraine, MS, Parkinson's disease), oncology/hematology, psoriasis, respiratory (asthma, COPD, PAH), vaccines

David Trent

EVP, Creative Strategy
  • 20+ years in the pharma/healthcare sphere
  • Created and managed multiple brands, from large to small
  • Brings his talent and passion for turning raw clinical data into compelling promotional materials
  • Allergy/asthma, analgesics, antibiotics­, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cardiovascular, cervical dystonia, dermatology, diabetes, diagnostics and devices, hereditary angioedema, immunology, oncology, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, primary immunodeficiency, psoriasis

Joseph Gattuso

EVP, Insights Expert
  • 25+ years in pharmaceutical marketing/communications
  • Has worked as creative director, agency principal, founder of research consultancy in HCP-patient communications, and chief strategic officer for three top 10 healthcare agencies
  • Strategic work has included the full scope of brand marketing/business plans, as well as HCP and patient insights, HCP-patient communications/dialogue (health literacy, shared decision-making, adherence), and patient advocacy
  • Alzheimer’s disease, antimicrobials, chronic pain, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, immunology (rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis), lung cancer, MS, multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes

Bill Wood

Chief Strategic Officer
  • 30+ years in the pharma/healthcare sphere, with more than 20 of those on the client side in sales and brand management roles
  • Established a solid track record of brand management in both international and US arenas
  • Provides a valuable strategic resource to clients, thanks to his effective brand management skills and commercialization experience
  • Cardiovascular (CHF, HTN, MI, PAD, stroke), dermatology, hematology (malignant, nonmalignant), metabolic (diabetes, lipids, weight loss), nephrology (ESRD-hemodialysis/peritoneal dialysis, renal cell carcinoma, hyperphosphatemia), neurology (epilepsy, migraine, MS, Parkinson’s disease), oncology/immunology, rheumatology

Chuck Dexter

Chief Scientific Officer
  • 30+ years in the pharma/healthcare sphere
  • Worked on more than 20 US and global product launches
  • Develops market-savvy, highly credible positioning, marketing, and message strategies for the agency and its clients
  • Antibiotics, autoimmunity, cardiovascular, dermatology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetic diseases, hematology/oncology, hemophilia, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, immunology, metabolic disorders, nephrology, neurology, nutrition, ophthalmology, psychiatry, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking cessation, vaccines

John Higgins

EVP, Management Supervisor
  • 25+ years of leadership experience on both the agency and client side of life sciences
  • Obsessed with client satisfaction and brand success, and his diverse commercial experience ensures he’s an indispensable member of the client team
  • Known for imaginative, innovative tactics and strategies, and is adept at planning and executing for success
  • Cardiovascular (VTE, AMI), diagnostics and devices, gastroenterology (CINODs, gastroparesis, chronic anal fissure), immuno-oncology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, osteoarthritis, pain, rare disease

Laura Going

VP, Account Group Supervisor
  • 9+ years in the pharma/healthcare sphere
  • Began healthcare career as an oncology copywriter before transitioning to project management and settling into account
  • Dives head first into each client’s business to gain a deep knowledge of the brand, build effective marketing and brand plans, and provide valuable strategic and tactical insights and recommendations
  • Strongly believes in “over-communicating” to make sure client and internal teams are aware of the status of all projects, next steps, and key milestones
  • Dermatology, diabetes, health education, oncology, Parkinson’s disease

Matt Palmgren

VP, Market Access Strategy
  • 20+ years in market access
  • Brings integration of multiple systems to provide healthcare companies with solutions, including but not limited to Part D plans, CMS, LTC/home health integration, formulary review, and traditional/value-added contracting
  • Educates companies on downstream impacts of CMS regulations and policies
  • Director of clinical pharmacy programs at Humana, Inc (Medicare and commercial lines of business)
  • Director of pharmacy programs for the government business and emerging markets business unit of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, Medicaid Gap Program Cover Tennessee, Volunteer State Health Plan (VSHP)
  • Consultant to CMS and state governing boards on benefits and formulary changes to positively impact patients
  • Internationally recognized speaker with a wealth of experience in the “access to care” marketplace (CMS)

Jonathan Coleman

VP, Group Art Supervisor
  • 13+ years in the pharma/healthcare space
  • Supported companies from the early clinical trial stages up through brand launches, designing effective communications every step of the way for both the patient and the HCP
  • Primed markets with non-branded disease awareness campaigns ahead of US and global launches
  • Pairs creative/strategic thinking with technical know-how to bring brands to life across print and digital media
  • Allergy (human and veterinary), cardiovascular, oncology, pain management, rare disease

Tara Rice, MPH, MCHES

Certified Health Educator
  • 15+ years working to help improve the healthcare experience for people living with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses
  • Uncovers patient insights through IDIs, market research reviews, literature reviews, and social media mining
  • Synthesizes research findings into patient journey maps to visually identify patient communication opportunities
  • Understands and utilizes behavior change theories and models
  • Effectively communicates patient information through health promotion principles
  • Trains case managers on patient-centered communication strategies and identifying potential adherence risk factors
  • Cardiovascular, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, diagnostic testing, Gaucher disease, glaucoma, gout, hepatitis, hypogonadism, narcolepsy, oncology, psoriasis, seasonal allergies

James DElia

Senior Director, Digital Engagement
  • 12+ years in pharma/healthcare, B2B, non-profit, and DTC
  • Develops unique digital- and tech-based strategies and tactics to ensure a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • An evangelist for innovation who provides a full understanding of an ever-changing technological landscape and how best to integrate that knowledge effectively
  • Hands-on approach has yielded an array of skills, including virtual/augmented reality experiences, app development, Web development, deep Web harvesting, SEO/SEM, social media, and video/motion graphics/3D animation
  • Worked with a variety of pharmaceutical clients, including Novartis, Bayer, Celgene, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bavarian-Nordic
  • Alzheimer’s disease, cervical dystonia, diabetes, Fabry disease, hereditary angioedema, immunology, obstructive sleep apnea, oncology, ophthalmological surgery
Relevant Team Experience
IBD
  • Rectiv
  • Remicade
  • Simponi
Immunology
  • Actemra
  • Avonex
  • Betaseron
  • CellCept
  • Gamunex
  • Humira
  • Intron A
  • Keytruda
  • Neupogen
  • Ocrevus
  • Orencia
  • Oralair
  • Pegasys
  • Prostvac
  • Rapamune
  • Stelara
  • Xolair