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Justin joined the HealthCom Media team in October of 2022 as an advertising sales professional. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He also graduated from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication with a master’s in journalism. In his writing, Justin has covered stories surrounding the Philadelphia area as well as participated in coverage in London during his freelancing and studies. He has skills in a multitude of areas such as news writing, social media management, video editing, interviewing, reporting, news package production, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop.
Joe joined HCM as HCM’s Corporate counsel in 2014. His extensive legal and corporate management experience provides HCM with legal expertise covering all areas of our business. Joe graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor’s of Science and completed his law degree at Temple University.
Drew graduated from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut with a degree in journalism focused in digital media. As a person who is interested in nursing and social media, Drew is always excited about the next big thing, whether that be on social media or for nursing. As a communications intern for Minding Your Mind, a mental health advocacy organization, Drew built connections to both the people he worked with and the health industry. Drew did a wonderful job as a social media intern for HCM and was offered and accepted our invitation to join the team full time as the Digital Media Specialist. All these experiences have been extremely helpful in his journey so far, and he is looking forward to contributing to the growth of HCM. In his free time, Drew likes to watch and play almost all sports, and loves to spend time with his two dogs.
Craig Veltri is the Digital Program/Project Manager at HCM and works closely with advertising and sales to manage campaign development and implement new digital strategies while following trends and new technologies. He manages webinars as the Producer as well as video post-processing and design. Craig has decades of experience with visual communications in a digital form.
He has been building websites and managing 3rd party integrations since 1997 with a strong focus on analytics, SEO, and design. During his early days he focused on print design. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and 2 sons, weightlifting, photography and designing.
Ryan joined the HealthCom Media team in June of 2022 as an advertising sales professional. He graduated from DeSales University in Center Valley as a dual major with degrees in Pharmaceutical Marketing and Healthcare Administration. While at DeSales, Ryan was involved in the Special Olympics Eastern Fall Sectional competition and the Best Buddies Organization. In his free time, he enjoys a good Netflix series, watching sports, going for runs, and spending time with family.
As a student at the University of Tampa, Anna is constantly looking for opportunities to grow as a businesswoman inside and outside the classroom. Coming from a family of nurses, it is clear that Anna has a business mind but a strong interest in the medical field. Anna has plans of growing in the medical device field in the future and is very excited for the opportunity to be the sales intern for HealthCom Media this summer!
In the past, Anna has had a marketing internship with Cowabunga Coffee Roasters where she focused on social media marketing, analyzing trends in the coffee industry, and content creation for the brand. Through collaboration with popular food bloggers in the Philadelphia area, Anna successfully helped grow Cowabunga’s social platform by over 20% in just 3 weeks. She also created new drinks for holiday specials and the spring/summer menu that are not only being used by the company, but getting fantastic reviews from the customers.
Anna is on track to finish her Bachelors of Science in Marketing a year early in Spring 2023, and has plans of staying at Tampa for an additional year to pursue her Masters of Marketing through the 4+1 MBA program.
A 2021 graduate from the University of Delaware, Heather most recently worked as the Floating Universal Representative at William Penn Bank. While there, she learned the inner workings of banking, from floor work with customers to back office tasks, creating a multitude of spreadsheets and performing all forms of account maintenance. While attending college, Heather also worked as an office administrator, where she handled billing and proposals in addition to creating filing systems and worksheets to help to establish an efficient office workflow.
In her free time, Heather enjoys playing both ice and ball hockey, weightlifting, spending time with her family and dog, as well as solving rubik’s cubes.
Dave joined HCM as a Digital Content Editor and Project Manager in December 2020. He manages content on NPWomenshealthcare.com as well as its related email newsletters and social media accounts
He also manages content for Nurseanesthesiology.aana.com and its weekly email newsletter.
As a Project Manager, Dave coordinates webinars, email campaigns and content creation for clients. He also works with corporate partners on sponsorship programs at AANA’s annual meetings and throughout the year.
He lives with his wife and mother near Collegeville, Pa. His three children and six grandchildren provide plenty of excuses for big dinners and road trips.
Cheryl oversees print and editorial operations for the journal, ensuring that the content is clinically accurate, timely, and targeted to the journal audience. She works with authors, editors, peer reviewers, the Production Director, Digital Editor, Managing Editor, Editor-in-chief, and the editorial board to collaborate on meeting readers’ needs. Her focus is on developing essential content to inform nurses about relevant cutting-edge clinical practice content, application of the latest evidence, and professional and social issues impacting nurses, that is well-edited for busy working nursing professionals.
Cheryl has 25 years in Health Science Publishing and has worked in roles in acute care as staff, manager, and educator. She is passionate about helping nurses share their unique stories about working smarter, using evidence and best practices to impact health outcomes, and staying strong through stressful times.
Cheryl’s career illustrates her commitment to service, diversity in nursing, cultural competence, and improved health for the underserved. She is on the Board of Americans for Native Americans, where she has worked to provide scholarships, NCLEX fees, and varied clinical experiences for Native American nursing students and plans annual health screening programs assessing hundreds of Navajo elementary school children. Her work enhances the education of the nursing students, the health of elementary students, and the cultural perspective of the volunteer nurses.
Jennifer joined HealthCom Media as Vice President of Operations and Finance in 2021 to oversee Finance, Operations and Sales. She is a strategic financial and operations executive with a primary responsibility for the growth and development of HCM. With over 20 years of experience, she has held key senior management positions in manufacturing and printing organizations including Teradyne, C&D Technologies, Inc., Deluxe, Inc, and ASI Drives. Her expertise includes financial oversight, process improvement, cost containment, and collaboration with teams to drive solutions in support of company strategy and growth.
Outside of work, Jennifer volunteered as President and Treasurer of the Home and School Association at her boys’ school. Jennifer also enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the shore.
Julie works with the rest of the HCM content development team to produce each issue of American Nurse Today, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Nurses Association. She edits every article to ensure they provide practical, easy-to-read information that nurses can put into practice. Julie also writes a weekly blog (Off the Charts) for the ANT site and she curates content for NurseLine, the weekly ANT newsletter.
Julie has worked in publishing and content creation for over 30 years, most of it within the healthcare market. She helped create and launch a successful dental product evaluation publication and website as well as an online continuing education platform for dentists and hygienists. Julie prides herself on getting to know her audience—whether it’s nurses, dentists, or physicians—so that she can meet their information needs.
Julie has a BA in technical writing and regularly attends writing, editing, social media, and online publishing courses.
When she’s not busy learning about nurses (and nursing) and creating content for them, Julie spends a few hours every week working at a local independent bookshop helping customers, writing book reviews, and meeting some pretty cool authors.
Tyra’s goal is to ensure successful collaboration with HCM’s clients to ensure high-quality communications and education to its audience of over 200,000 nurses.
Experience, industry knowledge, and outstanding customer service are Tyra’s cornerstones. She provides valuable marketing services and options that truly meet client goals and initiatives as well as provide nurses with useful educational resources that benefit their practice.
Tyra has over 30 years of experience working in the healthcare field. Her experience ranges from marketing medical devices to helping launch several peer-reviewed nursing journals including, American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.
Tyra enjoys spending as much time as possible in the mountains, learning and growing through her 5 grandchildren (as well as having many exciting adventures with them), designing and making artisan-quality jewelry, enjoying the beach life, and traveling with her husband, Steve.
John is a skilled advertising sales professional with a strong understanding of both the nursing market and digital media landscape. John has earned a certificate in Digital Media Sales from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
John has been a member of the HCM team for 5 years. His experience and knowledge about the nursing market has helped him position clients for success. John has sold and managed a countless number of programs that include, webinars, resource centers, content sponsorships, market research, digital media, and traditional media advertising campaigns, and more. Prior to working in publishing, John spent 2 years teaching and coaching at the high school and university levels.
John earned his B.A. degree from Temple University. In his free time he enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with his wife and son.
Mary Chris helps healthcare facility professionals identify and execute ways to gain exposure and fill positions through branding and recruitment solutions. Mary Chris’ entire career has been dedicated to the healthcare industry. She has been at HCM over two years in sales and more than 17 years in healthcare media and marketing. Prior to HCM she worked in recruitment advertising sales for a publisher of healthcare digital and print news publications and websites. She began her career Siemens where she managed marketing and product management areas in the ancillary clinical software division. Mary Chris graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University where she double majored in History and Business Management. Mary Chris enjoys yoga, running and spending time at the Eastern Shore of Maryland with family and friends.
Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN, is the Editor-in-Chief of American Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association. A nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience, Gelinas also serves as system vice president and chief nursing officer of CHRISTUS Health, a system comprising more than 350 hospitals, services and facilities in the United States, Mexico and Chile. She is a well-respected thought leader and speaker on health care management, clinical issues, and patient safety and quality issues. She has served in various nursing leadership roles, including a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nursing Steering Committee; the board of directors for the National Patient Safety Foundation; the Nursing Advisory Council of The Joint Commission; and many others. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Academy’s Nursing Informatics and Technology Expert Panel.
Greg Osborne is Founder and President of HealthCom Media and has overseen the organization’s strategic direction for the last 21 years. He is a 30+ year veteran of the medical communications industry in which he began as an intern with Health Management Publications (HMP) in 1988. He then was hired as a District Sales Manager for a leading business-to-business publisher, Gordon Publications (division of Elsevier), a world-leading academic and business publisher. From there, he was recruited to Medical Economics Company and in 1994 he was promoted to National Sales Manager of the flagship magazine, Medical Economics. He has won numerous awards during his career and has served on committees and boards of PAC, HMC, and other organizations.
Over the course of his career, Greg has launched and acquired numerous journals, magazines and web sites. In recent years, he has been actively focused on mobile and other digital technologies to deliver content across integrated platforms.
Diane has been with HCM since October 2019. She has been in the medical publishing space since 1981. Diane has fostered, and continues to form many relationships in the industry. She comes to HCM with broad sales experience in several markets including primary care and specialty (pediatrics and psychiatric).
Diane chairs the AMM (Association of Medical Media) Nexus committee and was the recipient of the 2007 Nexus Sales Rep of the Year Award.
She lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband Frank and enjoys gardening and cooking.
John heads up marketing and creative strategies for HCM.
John started off in publishing at Micro Warehouse, the mega reseller of computer hardware and software. This led him to become Adobe’s corporate beta tester for Photoshop. Since they were one of the first digital studios that had high-volume work output, beta testing for Apple, QuarkXpress, Scitex and Kodak and many others ensued. He was one of the first adopters/ pioneers with CTP (computer-to-plate) technology with Quad Graphics and Gerber while at Micro Warehouse as Digital Director. He has worked on numerous marketing campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in advertising and marketing design.
John’s passions include music, guitars, skiing, hockey, football, art, automobiles (wanted to be a car designer… is it too late?), motorcycles and human nature. He lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife and has two girls and three dogs.
Susan joined the HCM team in October 2020 and brings with her a passion for the pharmaceutical industry and experience in diverse medical markets such as pharmacy, HIV, hepatitis along with primary care and oncology.
Beyond working with HCPs, Susan has also worked in the Direct-to Patient market. Susan is thrilled to be part of such a dynamic organization and to work with such skilled colleagues.
She lives in Princeton, NJ and volunteers at a local animal shelter as well as Dress for Success where she mentors women reentering the workforce.
David creates the editorial page layouts of American Nurse Today, working text and graphics into visually pleasing and easy-to-navigate designs.
David has been working in publishing for more than 35 years. He started as a proofreader/production assistant at Springhouse Corporation. After working his way up to graphic designer, he left to join IEEE as magazines art director. After a brief stint in medical advertising, David became a freelance contractor and joined HealthCom in 2003 as art director of Menopause Management. He’s been instrumental in creating the look for HealthCom titles Assisted Living Consult, Wound Care Management, Women’s Healthcare, and American Nurse Today.
David has a BA in journalism, magazine editing and design from Temple University.
David enjoys gardening, socializing with friends, is a frustrated amateur oil painter, and requires communing with nature via long walks in the country or along a beach with his husband Wayne, who’s a hospice nurse, and their dog Emma who HOWLS her delight (when she’s feeling delighted).
Chris works with HCM’s association partners, editorial, and advertising staffs on a daily basis to produce both print and digital editions of journals, newsletters, special projects, and other products sold by HCM. His additional responsibilities include posting website content, maintaining subscriber lists, fulfillment of print and digital journals, managing all aspects of printing services, scheduling editorial meetings, and managing permission/reprint requests.
Chris manages the relationship with HCM’s printer, Quad Graphics, to ensure that all products reflect the high-quality standards mandated by both HCM and its outside partners.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in print and digital production. He joined HCM after 10 years at Rodale, Inc., where he worked in various production and editorial management roles for Running Times, Runner’s World, and Prevention magazines plus developed digital event guides for the wildly popular runDisney races series. He began his publishing career working for a sports publisher producing myriad publications for professional and college sports teams, including the NBA’s Hoop magazine. Chris earned a BS/BA focused in sports management/politics from DeSales University.
Chris enjoys running and cycling, watching his three sons compete in various sports and music ensembles as well as traveling with his wife, Meg.
Rob came to HCM in December 2020 as Digital Content Editor and Project Manager for American Nurse Journal. Rob manages content on myamericannurse.com while also working on each of the American Nurse social media accounts.
Throughout his career, Rob has written for several healthcare publications while also dabbling in the financial industry. He spent three years as the founding editor of Sports Doc, a healthcare channel/blog hosted by Philly.com that covered topics including sports medicine, emerging fitness trends, and the Philadelphia professional and amateur sports scene at large.
Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus on journalism, along with minors in history and administration of justice. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Royersford, and also enjoys spending time in Ocean City and Stone Harbor during the summers. Sports are his passion, as he has coached both daughters in various sports throughout their childhoods.