• We are Innovators

  • We are Passionate

  • We are Best Practice Driven

  • We are Industry Leaders

  • We are Problem Solvers

  • We Help to Advance Health & Science Innovations

About Us

What We Offer

  • LaVoieHealthScience provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations to build recognition, increase sales and value for health science innovations.
  • Our health science expertise uniquely positions us to help clients make their health and science innovations known, understandable and approachable to customer audiences through carefully executed strategies and plans.

What We Do

  • Design and execute strategic communications programs that make our clients’ technologies, products and services known, understandable and approachable
  • Bring 14 years of case studies and over 100 proven strategies to our clients
  • Help our clients from development to launch to communications
  • Create and execute innovative, creative and compliant programs with keen focus on customer audiences

See How We Work

Our Services

Strategic Communications

LaVoieHealthScience is an integrated strategic communications agency focused on helping health and science companies engage key audiences to build value through access

Investor Relations

Effectively communicating your story to the street including investor material development and counsel, milestone planning, key investor events and financial media relations.

Public Relations

Telling your corporate and product story is more than media. Goals include ensuring the value proposition is well understood, building influence and awareness and positioning

Our Work

Our Awesome works


Years in Biz


Proven Communications Plans


Awards in 6 Years


Top 40 Independent Healthcare Firm.
As Ranked by O’Dwyers PR

Our Work

Meet the Team

LaVoieHealthScience has assembled a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in marketing, business strategy, corporate communications, as well as public and investor relations with a keen focus on communications for the C-suite

Donna L. LaVoie

President & CEO

Donna’s efforts combine building LaVoieHealthScience’s (LHS) pharmaceutical and life science practices, strategic direction and core competencies. Under Donna’s leadership, LHS has become an acknowledged leader in health science strategic communications and recognized as a top 40 independent healthcare agencies in the US. The agency has received 26 awards in the past six years for its client work.
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Ron Aldridge

Account Director, Investor Relations

Ron has 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. For 20 of those years, he served as an investor relations officer, including 14 at a large multinational pharmaceutical company and six at a leading China-based contract research organization. He is thrilled to put his experience to work for the clients of LaVoieHealthScience.

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Anita Bard

Operations and Finance Administrator

Anita brings LHS 10 plus years of experience in office management. She works closely with our clients, vendors and the LHS team to ensure efficient day-to-day operations and seamless delivery of services.
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Nancy Biddle

Creative Strategic Design Director

Nancy brings more than 15 years of agency and graphic design/digital strategies experience to LHS. She has represented LHS for strategic design and implementation for more than ten years.
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David Connolly

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President of PR, David is responsible for the day-to-day client relationship and project management, contributing to agency business development and oversight of integrated communications programs.

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Alison Chen

Assistant Account Executive

As an Assistant Account Executive, Alison brings LHS clients a depth of integrated marketing communication knowledge including market research, marketing data analysis, social media outreach and event planning.
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Kristina Coppola

Group Director, Communications

Kristina brings experience in a broad range of communications including investor relations, corporate communications, executive communications, internal communications and marketing, primarily within the biotechnology industry.
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Lisa DeScenza

Director of Human Resources and Talent

Lisa leads LHS’s recruiting efforts and human resources for the agency. She also handles inbound marketing efforts for the agency and assists with the agency's new business endeavors.
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Ella Deych

Director, Finance & Operations

Ella comes to LHS with a strong agency-based financial background having managed all accounting functions in a large agency setting. Ella’s deep financial and auditing experience will be instrumental in positioning LHS for its next stage of growth.

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Rachel Girard

Assistant Account Executive

As an Assistant Account Executive, Rachel brings LHS clients exceptional project management expertise. She works across investor and public relations accounts to ensure execution is completed on client deliverables. She ensures day-to-day client reporting is completed to ensure smooth delivery on client work.
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Richard Hantke

Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations & Capital Markets

Richard brings 20 years of both corporate and consulting investor relations experience to LHS clients with vast industry experience including molecular diagnostics and other biotechnology companies.
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Michele Nadeem-Baker

Senior Consultant, International Communications and Crisis

Michele brings 25 years of international communications experience to LHS clients with vast crisis communications, reputation management, broadcast and social media expertise. Michele’s primary LHS responsibilities include: crisis communications, risk reviews and planning, crisis simulation drills, creating domestic and international, strategic and tactical integrated communications plans designed to continually build the conversation and brand confidence with key stakeholders while enhancing value.
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Kathy Vigneault

Account Supervisor

Kathy’s healthcare PR experience spans both comprehensive and project-based programs that impact business objectives. She works closely with clients and is part of account teams at LHS.  She develops and implements successful media relations campaigns, executive visibility initiatives and local outreach programs with a strong focus on integrating compelling content for our clients.
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What People Say

What People Say

  • “Thank you – your LG Immersion™ process and the outcome of the presentation were exactly what we needed.„

    Nancy Heatley, Marketing Manager / M2S, Inc

  • “LaVoie supported Novadaq at a time when a NASDAQ listing became a reality for us and we had needs from a corporate and marketing communications perspective. Unlike other IR groups I have worked with in the past, LaVoie did not just tell us what we should do, but actually delivered a deliverable of the highest quality!„

    Mary Kay Baggs, Former Senior Vice President / Novadaq Technologies

  • “MolecularMD engaged with LaVoie to establish a better understanding of the value perception from our target audience and then helped us build a content and communications plan that leveraged our strengths. LaVoie was strategically thorough and tactically efficient in their approach to refining our message and expanding awareness within the health science market place.„

    Dan Snyder, President and Chief Executive Officer / MolecularMD Corp.

  • “The LaVoie team did an outstanding job of quickly bringing up state-of-the-art websites for both of our companies.„

    Michael Webb, President & CEO / Tyrogenex and Xcovery

  • “Recently, LaVoie developed and executed a highly visible, award-winning and global brand and marketing campaign for Olympus Biotech. Working in partnership with the Olympus Biotech marketing and global team, LaVoie began with LG Immersion™ to create the brand hallmark for leading regenerative medicine. Following the positioning and strategy development, LaVoie developed the brand, marketing, communication and collateral materials and elements necessary for the successful launch of Olympus Biotech quest to lead regenerative medicine.„

    Oliver Burckhardt, Former and Currently CEO / Olympus Biotech

  • “All of us feel this is very valuable material that you are feeding back to us, it gives us new insights into the US market that we did not get so far from waiting at US booths. We are impressed with your level of professionalism.„

    Dieter Lingelbach, Managing Director, COO / Sirion Biotech GmbH

  • “We have worked with LaVoieHealthScience for several years now and have found them to be very professional and forward thinking. Their communication approaches are thoughtfully developed and executed.„

    Russell Herndon, President, CEO / Hydra Biosciences

  • “Thank you and The LaVoie Team for spending relentless hours working by our side to ensure our very critical and high exposure event was executed successfully, with flying colors!! Your team maintained such a high level of professionalism, dedication and productivity during a most crunched and stressful timeline. The significant volume of actual attendees was impressive, both live and on webcast.„

    Tracy Maida, Senior Director, Marketing / NewLink Genetics

  • “Donna and her team at LaVoie are strategic thinkers that not only helped Synchroneuron define a comprehensive PR strategy but partnered with us to guide and manage the execution so that the management team could focus on other critical business and clinical development activities.„

    Marc Cote, CFO / Synchroneuron Inc.

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Open Positions

Account Supervisor

Join a health science focused integrated communications agency and be part of the agency's second phase of growth.

Strong communications professional with account management responsibilities needed for growing life science/biopharmaceutical practice. Position requires solid experience in corporate communications planning and execution, media relations, financial communications, messaging and press release development. Understanding of integration of multiple audience communications and application of digital strategies.

Attention to detail and client budgeting/project management required to be successful in this role. Experience in investor relations is a plus and will set you apart.

Job Requirements

Qualifications include a seasoned professional increasing responsibility over a 5-10 year period and a proven ability to manage and build client relationships. Understanding of both corporate and product communication is important with superior skills and people management. Demonstration of managing client budgets and an affinity to new business development is important.

Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

Join a health science focused integrated communications agency and be part of the agency's second phase of growth.

Strong detail oriented public relations/communications professional needed for growing life science/biopharmaceutical practice. Position requires solid experience in account management including press releases, backgrounders and other communications materials, investor and media pitching, development and execution of corporate presentations, assisting in development of public relations and investor relations plans and investor perception audits. Experience in event planning and execution would be a plus.

Job Requirements
Successful candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter with 3-5 years of agency or related experience in healthcare in particular for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries or technology.  Strong time management skills and an unflappable personality as well as a proven ability to write effective communications are all skills that are crucial to this role.   Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations or finance is preferred.

Account Coordinator

Join a health science focused integrated communications agency and be part of the agency's second phase of growth.
Self-starting detail oriented professional needed to  support our clients' public and investor relations activities as well as strategic communications efforts. Being part of the big picture, you will help to ensure project execution is seamless.

Job Requirements
Successful candidates must have a strong desire to learn and a degree in communications, business or related field with strong writing, project management and software skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). Experience with internships and perhaps one other role working in a consulting firm or related company is preferred. Related agency experience working in healthcare or technology as well as an unflappable personality are desirable.


Join a health science focused integrated communications agency and be part of the agency's second phase of growth.

LaVoieHealthScience interns work with an innovative account team on key pharma and biotech accounts as well as assisting with the agency’s marketing and thought leadership efforts. Our interns grow professionally through exposure to a wide range of corporate and product marketing and communications, media relations and investor relations accounts and projects. Responsibilities include providing assistance on a wide range projects, including corporate website, email and conference marketing; client service including media list building, database maintenance, press release dissemination, media relations and outreach, investor relations and outreach, and account management. We also ask our interns to help with some office management tasks.

This is a three month or 480-hour, paid part time or full time position and has the potential to lead into an Account Coordinator role.

Job Requirements
Our ideal candidate is enrolled as a senior or has recently graduated from a higher education institution and has some experience working as an intern in an agency environment. Degrees or majors in Communications, Public Relations or related programs are most relevant and provide the necessary groundwork for the responsibilities in this position.
Candidates should be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Photoshop and Illustrator experience is also helpful. The ability to multitask, manage time and take constructive criticism is important as this role requires both working in a group and independently. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will be eager to learn about the life science industry and LavoieHealthScience.

Business Development Manager

Join a health science focused integrated communications agency and be part of the agency's second phase of growth.
As a recognized health science strategic communications firm, we seek a manager to develop and manage the firm's business development, marketing and related functions, including proposals and contracts as well as website and thought leadership.  The successful candidate will love the field of health and science and will excel at understanding what companies in the field are doing (i.e. advancing in the clinic, financing, regulatory approvals, etc.).

Job Requirements
Candidates must have  two years of related experience in the business development and marketing field with demonstrated expertise and/or interest in the health science industries. Professional must be a detail-oriented self starter and have the right client facing personality. Demonstration of a process for tracking, organizing and follow up is essential.

What We Look For

LaVoieHealthScience has assembled a team of seasoned professionals with experience in strategic corporate and brand communications, public relations and investor relations covering the life sciences and biopharmaceutical sectors. AtLaVoieHealthScience, you will learn from and work with some of the most talented people in the business and, you will be involved in high profile client programs.

Our team takes pride in the fact that clients turn to us for strategic counsel, providing insights and experience central to their success. We’re fostering a culture that is inclusive, promotes mutual respect and maximizes individuals’ full potential to ultimately benefit each employee and our respected clients.

We look for individuals who would fit that model and can work in a collaborative environment, respect other perspectives and experiences, embrace change and find ways to go from “good to great.” The right person would be willing to take a chance, push themselves to the next level and celebrate the victory.


At LaVoieHealthScience we value our employees and their quality of life. To help meet those needs, we assembled an attractive benefits package:

  • Healthcare – Harvard Community Health Plan
  • 401K with a guaranteed 3%  contribution by LHS after six months of employment and following open enrollment
  • Profit-Sharing Based on Meeting Employee and LHS Objectives
  • Vacation, Holidays and an Attractive Paid Time Off Policy
  • Company planning meetings in off-site locations

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