LaVoieHealthScience Announces Additions to Senior Leadership and Communications Teams

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LaVoieHealthScience announced the appointment of health and science communications veteran Sharon Correia as Vice President, Integrated Communications.

LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated strategic communications agency focused on the health and life science industry, announced the appointment of health and science communications veteran, Sharon Correia as Vice President, Integrated Communications. Sharon will be based at the agency’s Boston, Mass. headquarters. Sharon joins other members who comprise the senior leadership at LHS, including Lisa DeScenza, Sr. Dir., Beth Kurth, VP, IR, Ben Navon, AVP, PR and Ella Deych, AVP, Finance and Administration.

“I am excited for Sharon to be re-joining the LHS team,” said Donna L. LaVoie. “I've known and worked with Sharon for many years, and we are excited that she's coming back to LHS at this important time in our clients’ growth. She brings context, experience and depth and real world expertise having been a specialized communications practitioner for more than 20 years.”

Sharon brings industry tested integrated communications experience across public, investor and professional advocacy relations; and has a B.S. degree in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University with graduate management and finance courses from American University. She has led the communications teams for multiple NDA and EMA approvals, global product launches, as well as several sNDAs and IPOs. Prior to joining LHS, Sharon was Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, a biotech focused on development and commercialization of immunodiagnostics and therapeutics to identify and treat diseases. Sharon has also held other prominent communications roles at BioScale (now ProterixBio); Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Aderis Pharmaceuticals, Oscient, Caliper Life Sciences (Perkin Elmer) and Millipore and has experience in oncology, CNS, autoimmune and infectious disease indication areas.

“The life science field has been growing at an exponential rate, especially in the Boston area,” said Sharon. “This role offers a unique opportunity for me to work with LHS’ innovative clients and their novel technologies to develop media and content strategies that best tell their stories. I look forward to working with the LHS team and contributing to our clients’ success.”

LHS also promoted Ryan Donovan to assistant account executive. Ryan first joined LHS as a public relations intern in September 2016. Ryan has been an intern sponsored by MassLifeScience Center’s Internship Challenge. Ryan will continue to deliver best-in-class client service across the communications functions of investor and public relations, as well as marketing and strategic communications.

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About LaVoieHealthScience

LaVoieHealthScience partners with leading life science brands to build value for their companies, attract capital, and reach key stakeholders through integrated communications and marketing. The firm provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations to build recognition and increase sales and value for health science innovations to improve humankind. The agency has received 28 awards over the past seven years in recognition of the work it has done for its health and science industry-leading clients. The agency ranks among the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies and among the Top 30 Independent Healthcare Firms as ranked by O’Dwyer’s PR.

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