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    Amy Greene

    Medical Editor

    Amy Greene

    Amy edits and formats content and provides support for advisory boards and client meetings.


    Background

    • Received a publishing certificate from the Denver Publishing Institute
    • Meticulous and diligent, ensuring no mechanical or grammatical errors go unnoticed
    • Extensive experience in customer service
    • BA in English and philosophy from Colorado State University

    What I Love About My Job

    I love putting my perfectionism and creativity to use while increasing my knowledge of science and medicine.

    Fun Fact

    "I’m still offered a children’s menu nearly every time I visit a restaurant."

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    Cheryl Reifsnyder

    Medical Writer

    Cheryl Reifsnyder

    Engages in medical writing for oncology- and diagnostic-focused materials


    Background

    • 10 years of experience writing scientific educational materials
    • member of the American Medical Writers Association
    • completed coursework in statistics, ethics for medical communicators, and visual communication of data

    What I Love About My Job

    I love fitting together “puzzle pieces” of information to create a clear picture for readers.

    Fun Fact

    "I craft tales of the fantastic and stories of wonder."

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    Dawn Repola

    President and CEO

    Dawn Repola

    Dawn leads Aegis in achieving our mission of improving patient outcomes by recognizing great talent and assembling that talent into high performing teams.


    Background

    • Founded Aegis in 1998
    • More than 30 years experience in health education and health care marketing, including multiple product launches in oncology, hematology, neurology, and immunological diseases
    • Deep experience in education for expanded audiences, including nurses and nurse navigators

    What I Love About My Job

    I love that I get to be surrounded by incredibly smart and talented people. My customers and teammates teach me something new every day.

    Fun Fact

    "My husband Dan and I share our home with 5 fur-babies: The felines—Chester, Mav, and Goose—allow us to be their staff, and the canines—Zita and Lexi—are bundles of energy and fun."

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    Debbie Hopkins

    Medical Writer

    Debbie Hopkins

    Debbie engages in medical writing for oncology-focused materials.


    Background

    • 20 years of research and technical experience in cell and molecular biology
    • Experienced in both research and management capacities within the biotechnology industry
    • Undergraduate degree from Stanford University
    • PhD in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin

    What I Love About My Job

    I learn something new every day. Everyone here shares the same standard of excellence, and it’s inspiring.

    Fun Fact

    "I foster cats and kittens for the Humane Society."

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    Duane Spivey

    Chief Operating Officer

    Duane Spivey

    Duane directs the daily operations of the company and ensures that our clients always come first.


    Background

    • 20 years of experience helping sales organizations in the technology service and digital marketing industries improve performance
    • Served in the US Marine Corps from 1984 to 1992 and was honorably discharged with a rank of Staff Sergeant
    • BA in political science, international relations, economics, and Russian studies from Louisiana State University

    What I Love About My Job

    I like helping people surpass their previous personal bests.

    Fun Fact

    "I once saved John Goodman from a mob of fans."

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    Esther Langmack

    Medical Director, Education

    Esther Langmack

    Esther ensures that our content speaks clearly to health care professionals, patients, and families.


    Background

    • Over 20 years of hands-on clinical experience
    • Award-winning medical writer and educator
    • Essential Skills Certificate, American Medical Writers Association
    • Certified Healthcare Continuous Professional Development Professional (CPHP)
    • BA in psychobiology from Wellesley College
    • MD from University of California, Davis
    • Pulmonary/ Critical Care fellowship at University of Colorado

    What I Love About My Job

    I love transforming scientific information into knowledge that can improve people’s lives.

    Fun Fact

    "If I could time-travel, I’d be a 19th century physician with 21st century skills."

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    Gretta Buick

    Project Manager

    Gretta Buick

    Gretta plans project timelines, coordinates details among project teams, schedules client meetings, and generally ensures chaos is controlled.


    Background

    • Colorado native
    • Previously worked as an administrative and reporting coordinator at the Community Health Network
    • Bachelor of science degree in human services with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Vermont
    • Master of science degree in management and organizational behavior from Albertus Magnus College

    What I Love About My Job

    I love that my job at Aegis challenges me to think creatively, and I love being part of such a dynamic and talented team of individuals.

    Fun Fact

    "I am obsessed with Wheel of Fortune, even though I have trouble solving the puzzles in a timely fashion."

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    Kristin Woods

    Scientific Content Manager

    Kristin Woods

    Manages projects for a variety of audiences and disciplines


    Background

    • adept at developing effective commercial and training resources for multiple audiences and fields
    • extensive experience in creating applied technology disease education and training resources

    What I Love About My Job

    I get to practice lifelong learning—through my projects, I learn about new diseases, new techniques, new groups of people.

    Fun Fact

    "I lead a children’s music class on weekends."

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    Lauren Peterson

    Content Marketing Specialist

    Lauren Peterson

    Lauren works to build the Aegis Creative identity by creating compelling content and managing digital communications. She helps to develop brand awareness and strengthen relationships through strategy and execution of marketing campaigns and projects.


    Background

    • Background in pharmaceutical clinical trials studies and experience in digital communications
    • Green Belt certified and Google Analytics certified
    • BA in Communications with a PR specialization from Villanova University
    • Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University
    • Received athletic scholarship to play D1 softball at Villanova (Go Wildcats!)

    What I Love About My Job

    I enjoy using science and creativity to make a difference in people’s lives.

    Fun Fact

    "I cliff jumped into an inactive volcano in Hawaii after kayaking for 6 hours!"

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    Patrick Scheff

    Manager, Finance & Administration

    Patrick Scheff

    Patrick oversees contracting, financial reporting, and infrastructure.


    Background

    • Highly detail oriented
    • Expert understanding of project cost analysis
    • Over 17 years of experience managing vendor relationships
    • BA in advertising from Michigan State University

    What I Love About My Job

    I love the satisfaction of completing a task and knowing it’s been done efficiently and effectively.

    Fun Fact

    "When I moved to Colorado in 1992, I lived in a tent in the national forest for 7 weeks."

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    Rachel Boyes

    Project Coordinator

    Rachel Boyes

    Rachel ensures that projects are completed on time and on budget. She helps the Aegis talent by prioritizing projects and managing timelines.


    Background

    • Originally from Pennsylvania
    • BA in communications from Rider University, specifically studying multimedia design and advertising
    • Agency background working for clients in the healthcare, financial, and legal space
    • Experienced in print and digital projects

    What I Love About My Job

    I think it's great to be working on projects within the important healthcare arena

    Fun Fact

    "When I moved west, I traveled by way of a Mini Cooper with one friend and only the belongings we could fit inside. We didn't know anyone at our final destination and had never been there before."

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    Ryan Tooker

    Medical Writer

    Ryan Tooker

    Ryan engages in medical writing and research for immunology- and oncology-focused projects.


    Background

    • Research experience in neurophysiology and neurodegenerative diseases
    • Experienced in editing and proofreading scientific manuscripts and communications
    • PhD in Biomedical Sciences with an endorsement in Neuroscience from Colorado State University

    What I Love About My Job

    I like working in an environment that engages and promotes my sense of curiosity.

    Fun Fact

    "I am far more likely to recognize a person or celebrity by voice than by face."

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    Shauna Callan

    Medical Writer

    Shauna Callan

    Shauna engages in medical writing for oncology focused projects.


    Background

    • Extensive research experience in molecular and cellular biology, cancer biology, and bioengineering.
    • Experience in biotechnology research and product development.
    • B.S. in Biology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico
    • Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona

    What I Love About My Job

    I love working with an energetic and dynamic team and learning something new everyday.

    Fun Fact

    "I’m a self-proclaimed foodie with a passion for pie crusts and a penchant for profiteroles."

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    Sandra Marticio

    Engagement Manager

    Sandra Marticio

    Sandra has an unwavering commitment to client care and a passion for the safe, appropriate application of innovative therapies. As Engagement Manager, she is responsible for understanding the business objectives of our clients, designing approaches to fulfilling them, and specifying and leading project teams through execution.


    Background

    • Native of Flint, Michigan
    • Business-to-business relationship expert
    • 20 years of experience in professional services, 15 of which have been in biopharma
    • BA from the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University, with cognates in English, philosophy, communication, and women’s studies

    What I Love About My Job

    I enjoy collaborating with REALLY smart people to bring innovative, scientifically complex products to patients who can benefit.

    Fun Fact

    "I collect WWII-era souvenir sandals from the Philippines."

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    Susan Hamilton

    Chief Strategist

    Susan Hamilton

    Susan has worked with Aegis for the past 5 years as a strategic advisor, collaborating with the team to evolve the company’s strategic direction and visual identity. She also works on client projects that have a significant research or strategy component. She is excited to now be building the Aegis Insights & Strategy Group.


    Background

    • Project manager with The Boston Consulting Group, a strategic management consulting firm (clients include IBM, Whirlpool, PepsiCo, Victoria’s Secret, Seagram’s, Universal Music Group, Bertelsmann, and Barnes & Noble)
    • General manager of the nonprofit Singapore Repertory Theatre
    • Strategy director with branding agencies Fletcher Knight, Vivaldi Partners, and Clark McDowall (clients include Lipton, Snapple, M&M's, Doritos, Sierra Mist, Irish Spring, Dove, Mitsubishi, and Samsung)
    • Founder and principal of boutique brand consultancy firm S’Mavens (clients include Care.com, Budweiser, NBCUniversal, and Sony Entertainment)
    • Founder and principal of boutique brand consultancy firm sh-BRAND, focused on health + wellness (clients include Epocrates, Medscape, and WebMD)
    • BA from Dartmouth College, MBA from Harvard University

    What I Love About My Job

    I am passionate about helping people take an active role in managing their health, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute my experience when I can.

    Fun Fact

    "My unexpected superpower is parallel parking, which is ironic since I live in NYC and don’t own a car."

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    Tamara Golden

    Medical Writer

    Tamara Golden

    Tamara engages in medical writing for immunology- and oncology-focused projects.


    Background

    • Extensive research background in the area of age-related disease
    • Deep understanding of biostatistics related to clinical trial design
    • BS in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame
    • PhD in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University

    What I Love About My Job

    I love learning about technologies that help patients.

    Fun Fact

    "After much experimentation, I have mastered baking high-altitude popovers."

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    Virginia Warren

    Strategist, Health Behavior Change

    Virginia Warren

    Virginia helps our clients design effective, patient-centered health promotion/marketing communication programs.


    Background

    • Experience with ethnographic research and writing, project coordination, and curriculum development
    • BA in cultural anthropology from Duke University, with a certificate in information science and information studies and a minor in education
    • MPH candidate specializing in health behavior change at the Colorado School of Public Health

    What I Love About My Job

    I feel free.

    Fun Fact

    "I have a basset hound named Colonel Ruckus. We both love to sing, but his voice is better than mine."