An “A” Team, Dedicated to Excellence
Our team—many of whom have spent their entire careers in healthcare—each have more than 20 years’ experience working in medical communications and, in many cases, most of those years working together. The result: not only an unparalleled accumulation of experience, but a team that’s exceptionally flexible, efficient, and easy to work with.
Lynn Nye, PhD President
Known in the industry for her sound strategic thinking, Lynn has directed multiple national and international promotional and educational initiatives in almost every therapeutic category. She contributes her in-depth program management expertise to every client of Medical Minds.
Art Nagano Creative Director
Recognized nationally for his award-winning work in medical advertising and promotion, Art brings extensive consumer and healthcare experience to the team. His creative direction is equally important for education as well as promotion.
Jeff Burns Creative Director
A background in publishing combined with his extensive experience in medical advertising and promotion contribute to Jeff’s indepth understanding of educational materials. His graphic design and layout skills transform good content into great award-winning programs.
Roz Blumenthal, PhD Medical Director
Following a 20-year successful career in cancer research as Director of Tumor Biology at the Garden State Center and 82 publications, Roz decided it was time for a change. Since 2003 she has worked in medical communications on many different brands in almost every therapeutic area. We are grateful for all the great work she contributes for our Medical Minds clients.
Julian Kaye, PhD Scientific Director
A master of clinical content with a broad understanding of the clinical-regulatory environment, Julian contributes detailed clinical and medical writing to the Medical Minds team. Through regular attendance/coverage of a variety of medical conferences and publications, he is always on top of recent advances.
Chris Gordon Digital & Web Manager
Chris is a rare technical guru. His broad understanding of the internet and technical program development means that he knows or can find the answer to most technical questions. We make the best recommendations to our clients because of Chris’ ability to explain the options in non-technical terms that everyone can understand.
James McCracken Mobile Applications Partner
James is the principle of McCracken Marketing, our partner for mobile application development and marketing technology strategy. James’ goal is to help clients strike a balance between technology and brand. Noted mobile application projects include The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, recently voted the #1 Arboretum in the United States.
Jeri McMacken Operations Manager
Based on many years of experience as a traffic and operations manager at three large communications agencies, Jeri contributes indispensible organizational and client service management skills as she organizes and coordinates every activity from project initiation to final billing, in our complex business environment. She is the glue that holds us together!
Kristen Allen Senior Writer
Kristen brings to the Medical Minds team her many years of experience writing for patients and for the digital realm. Her specialty is accurately translating complicated medical/scientific information into something friendly, nonthreatening, and accessible to any type of audience.
Autumn Kelly Senior Medical Writer
Autumn started her career as a copy editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation and has been immersed in medical writing ever since. She contributes valuable knowledge and experience based on writing numerous articles, posters and clinical trial reports; conducting gap analyses for client and competitor publications; tracking and supervising educational programs from initiation to publication.
Barbara Johnson-Browne Senior Writer and Editor
Barbara, our versatile writer and editor in the UK, lived in the US, where she was born and educated, until 2000 when she relocated to England with her family. With her ability to adapt to different audiences, she contributes on multiple levels, from short concise copy to journalistic style for articles and publications. She is equally at home with British and American English.
Bonnie Nickel Editor
A skilled medical editor, Bonnie has a deep understanding of the world of medical communications. Often at the end of the chain when we have deadlines to meet, she is always fast and accurate. Bonnie is worth her weight in gold!
Beth Schulefand Meetings Management Partner
The success of every event depends on the team. Working with Beth, our clients always get the A-team and flawless execution.