2024 HEALTH & WELLNESS - GRAND JURY

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Singapore
Dante Abelarde
Executive Creative Director MRM Singapore
ABOUT

Dante Abelarde

With a philosophy of “if it doesn’t work it doesn’t count”, Dante is tasked with leading MRM Singapore’s creative team in delivering creative digital solutions that establish meaningful roles for global brands across the region.

Having over 16 years of experience in integrated and digital work across APAC markets, Dante’s work has garnered multiple creative, marketing and effectiveness honours including LIAs, Clios, New York Festivals, Spikes Asia and the Effies among others.

UAE
Satyen Adhikari
Creative Director DDB
ABOUT

Satyen Adhikari

 

Satyen is a seasoned creative director with 25 years of experience spanning traditional, digital, and activation agencies in Mumbai and Dubai. For the past 2.5 years, he has been leading a team at DDB Dubai, following successful stints at JWT and Ogilvy. His extensive portfolio features prominent regional and local brands, including Etisalat, Saudi Tourism, Americana, Al Safi Danone, Jumeirah, Dubai Festival City, Nakheel, The Landmark Group, Audi, Volvo, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, American Express, Aster Healthcare and Lipton, among others. Satyen's work with Volvo at Ogilvy earned the agency "Agency of the Year" honors at Dubai Lynx 2010, while his innovative campaign targeting underprivileged laborers in the UAE secured the region's first gold and silver Cannes Lions in healthcare. He has garnered over 50 regional and international awards, including 2 Lions and 4 shortlists, 1 NYF Health Award and 3 finalists showcasing his impressive creative track record.

United States
Anne Balfour
Associate Creative Director Ogilvy Health
ABOUT

Anne Balfour

After getting a start on the client side at GE Healthcare, Anne moved to pharmaceutical advertising 18 years ago. Over the course of her career, she has produced award-wining creative copy across the healthcare space, bringing ideas and stories to life for US, global, DVM, and HCP audiences. Clients have included Allergan, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Merck, and Teva.

More recently, she began writing for consumer accounts including L’Oreal and J&J Vision. Currently, she’s a lead writer on the Zoetis Petcare account. Anne has always known she wanted to be a writer and holds a BA in English from Colgate University and an MA in English from Georgetown University.

USA
Eduardo Basque
Associate Creative Director The Bloc
ABOUT

Eduardo Basque

In his career, he won a series of awards such as D&AD, ADC, Clio, One Show, NYF, LIA, Eurobest, CCSP, Epica Awards, Lusos, Communication Arts, FIAP, AdForum PHNX, Gerety Awards, Creative Floor, Luum Awards, FePI and ACT Responsibile.

He also has several publications in the Lurzer's Archive magazine and was number 1 in the Bestadsontv ranking during 2011, among the best art directors in the world and number 1 among the best art directors in Brazil between 2020/21.

United States
Nicolas Bernaudo
Senior Copywriter Dieste
ABOUT

Nicolas Bernaudo

All around Creative based in Los Angeles. Award-winning portfolio, media headlines generator, juicy storytelling & smart conceptualization. Those are my mantras.

United States
Guy Bricio
Group Creative Director - Pharma Grey
ABOUT

Guy Bricio

Guy is a Brazilian Art Director hailing from the sun-drenched shores of Rio de Janeiro. At Ogilvy Rio, his consistent work for international clients such as Coca-Cola, Dove, GSK, Billboard Magazine, FIFA, and the Olympic Committee led him to progress quickly.

Ever hungry for a challenge, he decided to move to the mean, grey streets of old London town and brave the frozen wastes of pharma healthcare advertising. Unbelievably, this turned out to be a very good idea and since then Guy has also worked at Langland, VMLY&R London, Area23, and is now at Grey NY.

His work has collected over 50 awards, including a Grand LIA, some pencils at the D&AD, and 3 Gold Cannes Lions. He lives to see his work make a positive, real-world difference and feels this occurs much more often in healthcare than in any other sector. From time to time, he goes back to Brazil to reconnect with old friends, recharge his vitamin D levels and revel in now being excitingly ‘foreign’ wherever he goes.

United States
Dario Campos
Creative Director Dieste, Inc
ABOUT

Dario Campos

Dario Campos is a Creative Director from Bogotá, Colombia. He has more than 15 years of experience working with Advertising Agencies in LATAM and the US such as FCB, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sancho:BBDO, Publicis:BROMLEY, McGarryBowen (Dentsu) & Dieste (Omnicom).

Brasil
Elias Carmo
Associate Creative Director Publicis Brazil
ABOUT

Elias Carmo

 

I have more than 17 years of experience working for the biggest Brazilian advertising agencies where I developed campaigns for clients such as Heineken, Sanofi, Tiger Beer, Sony Channel, McDonald’s, General Motors, Volkswagen, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Bradesco Bank and Itaú Bank.

With some of these clients I had the privilege of winning some of the most important national and international awards at Cannes, NYF, D&AD, One Show, among others. I am currently working at Publicis Brazil as a Associate Creative for Sanofi.

Singapore
Max Chen
Creative Director MRM Singapore
ABOUT

Max Chen

With a passion for the innovations that make the web an amazing place, Max infuses an understanding of UX and the latest tech with creativity to create award-winning online experiences. Serving as the backbone of MRM Singapore’s digital creative team for over 15 years, Max has worked across accounts like Far East Hospitality, Mastercard, Hardhat, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Friesland Campina, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) and Cisco. He has earned numerous creative and marketing honours including LIAs, Clios, Spikes, Effies, W3, among others for his work on digital campaigns, platform, .com and mobile designs.

United States
Mateus Coelho
VP Creative Director McCann Health New York, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Mateus Coelho

 

Mateus Coelho is a VP Creative Director/Copy at McCann Health New York and Caetano's full-time father. He strives to create something unusual while making brands more relevant and shareable.

Before joining McCann Health, he worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY - TBWA\Health Collective, Africa and Santa Clara M&C Saatchi, serving clients such as Moderna, Budweiser, Brahma, ESPN, Timberland, Cartoon Network, and Warner Channel.

Mateus attended Cannes as a Young Lion in 2013, and his work has been selected by the Cannes Festival, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Art Director's Club, Brazilian Creative Club, Lürzer's Archive, Wave Festival, and others.

Australia
Alexandre De mello Collares
Creative Director Ogilvy Australia
ABOUT

Alexandre De mello Collares

I'm a Brazilian Senior Art Director based in Sydney and currently working at Ogilvy Australia. Previously I was at DDB and a few other agencies in Brazil. I've been working in advertising for more than 10 years and I'm passionate about conceptual ideas and crafted executions.

During this time, my work has been recognised by national and international awards but I believe my best project is yet to come.

United States
Samantha Dolin
Executive Creative Director Klick Heath
ABOUT

Samantha Dolin

Meet Sam Dolin, the creative powerhouse who joined Klick over three years ago, following her tenure at Ogilvy Health as Chief Creative Officer of North America. Sam is renowned for her unwavering commitment to innovative, purpose-driven work.

With a stellar background crafting meaningful experiences for brands like Nike, Intel, and Adidas, she discovered her true passion in health and wellness, creating transformative creative that impacts lives. Sam's vast health marketing expertise spans patient, professional, and DTC realms, covering diverse categories from CNS, to oncology, to vaccines, to rare disease and more.

Her impressive portfolio includes campaigns for first-in-class and blockbuster brands, earning accolades at prestigious events such as Cannes Lions, Clios, LIAs, New York Festivals, Webbies and more. As an industry thought leader, Sam has served on the top juries, and recently served as a Coach and Mentor in LIAs’ LIAisons program.

 

Chile
Cristóbal Farías
Senior Copywriter BBDO
ABOUT

Cristóbal Farías

Copywriter and Creative Director with more than 10 years working in recognized agencies in Chile.

United States
Deb Feath
SVP, Creative Director McCann Health, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Deb Feath

Ego-None. Awards-Some. Ideas-A ton!
Jersey born-and-raised, Deb rose through the ranks at McCann Health New Jersey (MHNJ) and continues to capture client vision in unique and unimaginable ways. Known for her eagle eye and super thick skin, Deb believes that one must have a mind that is open to everything...and attached to nothing.

From colds/coughs to cancer, Deb’s experience runs far and wide. As VP, Creative Director, her passion and purpose is to ensure that all creative solves push the envelope, and ultimately, push customers to take action. She knows how to get in one’s head and tug at one’s heart. She’s unapologetically authentic, fiercely loyal, and surprisingly humble. Building—and maintaining—high-performance creative teams is her forte. And she’d much rather shift attention away from herself and focus on the contributions and needs of others.

Deb’s work has appeared in all major international award shows, and has helped MHNJ move from 9th to 2nd in the Cannes Lions Creativity Report.

Outside of work, Deb is a uniform washer, a ride giver, a picture taker—and known to most as Mrs. Coach.

Australia
Tárik Frank
Creative Director Ogilvy Australia
ABOUT

Tárik Frank

Tarik Frank is a creative director with more than 10 years of experience, he was fortunate enough to work for some major agencies in Brazil and around the world, including McCann Health Sao Paulo, TBWA Dubai, Ogilvy Australia, and now Ogilvy Brazil.

He has worked with prominent pharmaceutical companies such as Roche, Pfizer, GSK, Merck, and Janssen. In addition, he has earned prestigious awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, and LIA. Tarik believe pharma ads can be sick and contagious.

United States
Robert Froedge
EVP Creative Director Lewis Communications
ABOUT

Robert Froedge

Robert Froedge is an EVP of Creative with Lewis Communications. He works as a creative director out of Nashville as well as helping guide creative groups in 3 different offices. Robert has worked with many amazing brands including: HGTV, DIY Network, Samsonite, Mapco, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Grizzly Outdoors, GooGoo Cluster, Spirit Music, Nashville CVB.

He also has extensive healthcare experience such as Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Medicine, Wake Forest Health, UT Southwestern, UT San Antonio, UF& Shands, Trinity Health, Mount Carmel Health System, and MUSC.

His work has been recognized by Communications Arts Design, Advertising and Typography annuals, Graphis Advertising and Design annuals, Art Director’s Club, Type Directors Club, PRINT, HOW as well as local, regional, national ADDY Awards including numerous Best in Show winners as well as being named AAF Nashville Art Director of the year 4 times in the Nashville Market.

United States
Brendan Gannon
Creative Director FCB Health NY, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Brendan Gannon

Brendan is a Creative Director with 20 years of experience in DTC, HCP, and OTC healthcare advertising. As a founding (and current) member of The Bank—a conceptual group at FCB Health NY—he loves to see great ideas come to life. And can’t wait to see the NYF entries this year.

Canada
Marc Genesee
Vice President, Group Creative Director Klick Health
ABOUT

Marc Genesee

Be visionary - for Marc, the most visionary thing to do is just being human. And it's that human-centricity that drives all that Marc has done in his 15+ years building brands and boundary-defying creative teams with break-through ideas and award-winning success across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

In his current post as Group Creative Director at Klick Health and in past roles at network agencies like McCann, Marc’s keen understanding of what makes us human has allowed him to lead innovative, creative campaigns for well-known, global marketers, like Nestlé, Coke and and leading healthcare companies in men’s health, mental health and vaccines. Marc has always believed in not just story-telling, but life-telling. Bringing life to brands. And brands to life.

United States
Drik Ghosh
Associate Creative Director Deloitte Digital
ABOUT

Drik Ghosh

Drik is a creative leader who brings about social change through creativity and innovation. He has created award-winning work that addresses women’s rights, abuse victims, cyber-bullying, and the opioid crisis.

His work has been recognized at festivals like Cannes, Clio, and NY Festival. Recently his work was awarded a Gold Lion in the inaugural Creative Business Transformation category at Cannes 2022.

United Kingdom
Bradley Godolphin
Associate Creative Director  BBH London
ABOUT

Bradley Godolphin

At first glance, Brad is a barely sentient meathead that looks better suited to lifting weights than writing ideas. On second glance you’d still think he's a bit of a meatball, but you would also change your mind about his ability to write ideas when you look at his portfolio of work. 

Most recently he played a leading part in launching the Roche / Genentech Ophthalmology franchise, with one of pharma's first product demo webGL websites, and two fully integrated product launch campaigns. Alongside the big brand work, he also wrote the campaign for the surprisingly charming (but still kinda gross) hemorrhoid campaign for Daflon.

Brad was once described as ‘dangerously persuasive’ by a client when selling work... something he will always try to slip into a bio because it sounds cooler than it was. He’s a part of the team that’s bringing the BBH standard of creativity to healthcare through big, well-crafted ideas, that resonate across all channels, and is proud to play his small part in the healthcare creative renaissance.

United States
Joshua Grossberg
Executive Creative Director McCann Health New York, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Joshua Grossberg

Currently serving as Executive Creative Director for McCann Health, Josh has a passion for creating compelling advertising. And things that maybe aren’t advertising, depending on who you ask. Over his career, Josh has helped sell everything from potato chips to rocket ships. He has taken children to Mars, resurrected murdered students and now finds himself trying to make people care about vaccines.

Typically, his favorite accounts are the really complicated, hard ones that you wouldn’t expect to find accepting awards at the most prestigious award shows but somehow do. Nevertheless, he has been recognized by most major award shows and, even better, been called “the best boss I ever had.”

Portugal
Sávio Hatherly
VP, Associate Creative Director O Escritório
ABOUT

Sávio Hatherly

From Brazil and currently based in Portugal. Over the past 14 years, he has created campaigns in Brasil, Portugal and New York. He worked for many agencies as Mccann Health New York, HAVAS Portugal, Wunderman Thompson Portugal, FCB Portugal, NOSSA Portugal, BBH, DDB, WMCCANN, Artplan. He worked for several brands such as Vodafone, KitKat, Pfizer, Audi, NIVEA, Asics, Renault, Microsoft, Carlsberg, WWF, Somersby, Coca-Cola, Mentos, L'Oréal, Lactogal, Mimosa, bet.pt, ActivoBank, Rock in Rio, Mobil, Adesf, DIA, Exército de Salvação and others.

He has accumulated recognition from Cannes Lions, ADC*E, NY Festivals, CLIO Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, CCSP, CCP, CCRJ, AdStars, Lürzer's Archive, Wave Festival, Lisbon Festival and others. Jury panels include NY Festivals, D&AD New Blood Awards, The One Club/Young Ones, BestAdsOnTV, AdStars, Brand Films EMEA, Mobius Awards, PHNX Tribute, The Design Kids Lisbon, Creativity International Awards, CSS Design Awards and The Communicator Awards.

In 2021 he was named the Best Portfolio at The One Club/Portfolio Night Lisboa and one of TOP 5 Best Art Directors in Portugal at CCP.

Brazil
Andre Havt
Managing Director / Creative Lead MullenLowe/Mediabrands
ABOUT

Andre Havt

15 years of fatherhood, 25 year of advertising, 35 years of photography, 45 years of bike riding. Creator and curator of "Favelagrafia" Exhibit at the Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art (2016 and 2019). Creator of "Literatura Exposta" Exhibit at Museum Casa França Brasil - 2018

United States
Joao Jackel
Global Group Creative Director VML
ABOUT

Joao Jackel

I'm a Brazilian Art Director with more than 20 years of experience living in New York since 2015 (with Green Card). During my career I had the opportunity to work in 5 different countries (USA, Brazil, Colombia, Perú and Chile) for major companies like Leo Burnett, Lowe, TBWA, Y&R in Brazil, Mayo/FCB (Colombia, Perú, Chile) Wunderman, Havas and TBWA/Chiat Day New York.

I've also worked for 4 years at Vogue Brazil as an Editorial Art Director and was teacher at La Calle Creative School in Lima, Perú. I have a Degree in Graphic Design, FAAP (São Paulo, Brazil), Master Courses from Hyper Island, N.Y. (Creative and Digital/Media Strategy) and School of Visual Arts, N.Y. (Advertising, Typography and Graphic Design). I'm fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

United States
Harshit Jain, MD
Founder & Global CEO Doceree
ABOUT

Harshit Jain, MD

Harshit Jain is a leading storyteller and a creative-data integrator in healthcare. In 2020, Jain founded Doceree. As the CEO, his vision is to address the acute problem of rising healthcare costs by bringing efficiency to communications with healthcare professionals.

For his work at Doceree, he was named Elite Disruptor 2020 by PM360 and was one of the 40 Under 40 honorees for Medical Marketing and Media’s 2021 class. Jain’s other accolades include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Good, India’s first Black Pencil at D&AD Awards, One Show’s first ever Best of Discipline Award in Health, Wellness & Pharma category, 40 under 40 APAC marketing-communications achievers, 2017 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders of the Year by the World Marketing Congress and more.

Being an ardent believer of knowledge-sharing, Jain aims to share his learnings and experiences of healthcare marketing in his book - ‘The Next Marketing - To Healthcare Professionals’ as well as for healthcare marketers to decode the new age pharma marketing strategies with his industry-first podcast, The ‘Next Marketing With HJ, Season 1’.

Canada
Sean Jordan
Senior Copywriter McCann Health Canada, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Sean Jordan

As one of those snappy creative folks up North at the top-secret McCann Health Canada HQ, Sean Jordan (SJ to colleagues) is no stranger to breaking down science into effective, memorable messaging. After spending some time on Earth, SJ developed a passion for health and a healthy obsession with language.

This dream combo has manifested into an exciting career of transforming complex information into compelling, award-winning campaigns for clients across multiple sectors. From automotive to ophthalmology, farming to pharma and everything in between, whatever SJ is working on, there’s a word for that. In his spare time he like to read jury bios.

Japan
Shunsuke Kakinami
CEO, Creative Director FOUR FEET Inc.
ABOUT

Shunsuke Kakinami

Kaki’s career is unique and hybrid. He started the career as an account executive of ADK Tokyo where he spent nearly 9 years at the account side. Then he joined Beacon/Leo Burnett Tokyo in 2007 as a senior producer, and gradually expanded his role to an integrated planner, to an interactive creative director and to a creative director.

Especially through a decade of working with Nike Japan both in ADK and Beacon/Leo Burnett Tokyo, he pursued UX innovations in addition to traditional ads. He joined McCann Health in 2017 as GCD to pursue the health creativity and was promoted to ECD in 2018. In 2024, he starts his own company, FOUR FEET Inc., while serving as external ECD of McCann Health Japan, in order to explore new meaningful opportunities beyond the bar of agency services.

India
Lyndon Louis
Executive Creative Director BrandCare Asia
ABOUT

Lyndon Louis

Lyndon was into statutory audit in an earlier life. He had a knack with numbers – at least he believed he did. Later, he discovered he was also rather good with words. One thing led to another. Lyndon leads the creative function at BrandCare, a leading healthcare agency in Asia. Previously, he’d led creative teams at Havas Life Sorento/Mumbai and Saatchi & Saatchi Focus/PHCG Mumbai.

He has served on jury panels at Cannes Lions, One Show, Spikes Asia, NY Globals, Lisbon Adfest, Health & Wellness Awards and Big Bang Awards. His work has been recognized at Clios, One Show, One Asia, NY Globals, Rx Club, Saniss Awards, AdClub Bangalore, ABCI, IHW Council and Health & Wellness Awards. Lyndon has conducted sessions on brand storytelling for marketing and medical teams at J&J, Abbott, Merck and Cipla. (It seems Lyndon wanted to be a teacher, at some unspecified point in his life.)

United States
Patrycja Lukjanow
SVP, Creative Director Area23, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Patrycja Lukjanow

Pat started her advertising career in Australia close to 20 years ago, way before chat GPT could write her bio’s for her. Her fear of repetition led her to work on almost every brand you can put in your mouth, garage, mind or medicine cabinet, including IKEA, Google, Toyota, GSK and Amnesty International.

Along the way she collected a selection of impractical paper weights that take up far too much room in a suitcase, including Cannes Lions, New York Festivals and Clio’s. Pat also had to listen to the sound of her own voice in rooms of really smart people with actual important things to say, on award juries like Cannes, One Show, D&AD and this one. Pat is passionate about using creativity for good, overpriced snacks made from cashews, and ‘the vibe’ (whatever that might be).

United States
Charles Marrelli
Partner, Executive Creative Director Mags & Marrelli
ABOUT

Charles Marrelli

I’ve spent my entire career leading award winning creative groups at some of the world’s best agencies—planning, designing and producing immersive experiences. I’m a creative director/ writer, passionate about connecting brands with audiences. My specialties are branded content, interactive storytelling, and conversational commerce.

I’ve worked with some of the best in the business—Arnold Worldwide, Havas, Digitas, and Modem Media, among others. In 2019, I started my own shop, The Mags & Marrelli Agency. We’ve grown exponentially year over year with global, national and regional clients. We’re a 360 marketing consultancy with an emphasis on healthcare, technology, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

Since my first graduate-assistant assignment, “Creative Strategy,” at The Florida State University through adjunct assignments at Quinnipiac University, The Miami Ad School, The University of Bridgeport and Paier College, I have worked with emerging talent on appreciating the principles of marketing, assembling killer books and the fruits of hard work.

United States
Nanda Marth
Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
ABOUT

Nanda Marth

Nanda has worked with some of the world's leading brands, developing ground-breaking campaigns that have helped to improve public understanding of complex health issues. Nanda is passionate about using creativity to make a difference in people's lives. Her mission is to elevate the health and wellness industry to be a real force for good by bringing recent developments, breakthroughs, and knowledge to the forefront so everyone can benefit.

With her unique perspective, she is committed to telling powerful stories that inspire change. Nanda has been a jury member for the main creative festivals in the world: Cannes Lions, Young Lions, Clios Health, Eurobest, NY Festivals and PM Awards.

United States
Daniel Massih
SVP ,Group Creative Director/Art Humancare, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Daniel Massih

Daniel Massih is an award-winning creative with 15+ years combined experience in general market and healthcare advertising. Having worked with brands from Ford to Pfizer - Samsung to BMS, Daniel have been honored with numerous industry awards and is now for the second time invited for the grand jury of NYF awards.

United Kingdom
John McPartland
Executive Creative Director Ogilvy Health UK
ABOUT

John McPartland

 

John is an Executive Creative Director with a background in Design & Art Direction. He’s an unhealthy obsession about how we move the healthcare industry forward. Having worked in healthcare for over a decade, he has seen a huge transformation within the industry. Helping shape and push healthcare advertising forwards by working on a huge variety of campaigns.

From global blockbuster drug launches in diabetes, psoriasis and oncology, to campaigns for local charities. He’s also written a children’s book helping parents spot early signs of dyslexia and developed a football badge that helps people learn CPR. Over the past few years John has run creative departments at some of the biggest health agencies with a range of clients in the US and globally.

During this time, he has picked up numerous industry awards including at D&AD, Clio’s, LIA’s, Lions, Art Directors Club, Caples, Creative Floor and in 2019 was the winner of Cannes Young Lions UK. He was also ranked #1 Creative Director in the UK in Lurzer’s Archive for 2022.

United States
Niyati Mehta
VP, Associate Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
ABOUT

Niyati Mehta

I moved into healthcare about 7 years ago. Just before I got into healthcare, I worked for the New York Historical Society, and am responsible for all the interactive games in the DiMenna Children’s Museum. At SSW I have had the the opportunity to be part of some life changing wellness projects, and it’s just a start!

I come from H4B, where I was the day-to-day lead on a prominent heart failure medication both US and Global. Prior to Havas, I was part of the CDM and DDB Health where I’ve had the privilege to work on a few rare diseases, including Hemophilia and GBM to name a couple. I love yoga and climbing mountains (been to the Himalayas on 30 days treks multiple time), and always up for a game of chess.

Singapore
Rodrigo Mitma
Regional Creative Director DDB
ABOUT

Rodrigo Mitma

Rodrigo’s innate love for creation compels him to celebrate the most remarkable creative examples and dedicate himself to crafting ideas that are just as impactful. On his 13-year journey through creativity, Rodrigo has worked with major brands in the consumer and healthcare space across two continents.

Throughout his career, he developed local, regional, and global campaigns for various industries, from cookies to cardiology and cars to feminine care products. His work has received accolades at Cannes Lions, D&AD Impact, Clio Health, and LIA.

United States
Gregory Nance
VP, Creative Director BBDO
ABOUT

Gregory Nance

For nearly two decades, Gregory Nance has crafted breakthrough, memorable and award-winning work at the world’s top agencies for both national and global brands. Starting his career at Grey New York during its creative resurgence in the late aughts, Greg has gone on to lead successful stints at other blue chip agencies like FCB, Ogilvy and most recently BBDO, winning awards from the LIA, Effies and the One Show in the process.

A native Texan, Greg currently hangs his hat in the borough of Queens in New York City where together with his wife and two children he enjoys experiencing food and culture from one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world.

Bogotá
Julian Nunez
Creative Vice President VML Colombia
ABOUT

Julian Nunez

I have built a bold career in the advertising industry. I started as a copywriter at VMLY&R, then General Creative Director for DDB in Central America. In 2022, I returned to Colombia as Chief Creative Officer for VMLY&R. 

Throughout my career, I've been a juror for awards such as El Ojo de Iberoamerica (5 times), One Show, and Clio Awards. I'm proud to be one of Colombia's most awarded creative directors and a Cannes Lions winner in two countries. 

My work has received awards from various festivals, including Effie Latam, Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Webby, Luum, FIAP. 

As a creative director and copywriter, I've had the privilege to collaborate with well-known brands, such as ABI, Pepsi, Prime Video, Bridgestone, Sherwin Williams, Cervecería Ambev Centroamérica, Cerveza Modelo, Cerveza Corona, Cerveza Brahva, Microsoft, Xbox Colombia, Volkswagen, Movistar, Banco Industrial, Suzuki Autos, Krispy Kreme, Papa John's, Danone, Mabe, General Electric, Texaco, HomeCenter, Colgate, Telefónica, and Wyeth. 

  

United States
Barbara Pantuso
CEO Nimble Works
ABOUT

Barbara Pantuso

Barbara Pantuso is Co-Founder of Nimble Works, a full-service marketing agency for the future of healthcare. In her role, Barbara provides strategic, creative, and operational insights for clients including Philips, Exact Sciences, Novartis, and Barco.

She thrives on solving problems and thinking about what's next for technology and culture. With 20+ years of bootstrapping small startups and leading large interdisciplinary corporate engagements, Barbara knows how to think big while still executing on time and on budget. A lateral thinker who has worked across many industries, she’s led client engagements with Apple, General Motors, Novartis, Eli Lilly, Planned Parenthood, AARP, Comcast, and many more.

Barbara has grown two digital agencies from seed to thriving, multi-million dollar businesses. She’s also held senior leadership positions at Frog Design, Huge, and SYPartners – firms that have given her the experience and know-how to build her own successful agency.

Ecuador
André Pedroso
CCO MullenLowe Delta
ABOUT

André Pedroso

I forged a distinguished advertising career in Brazil, commencing as a copywriter at DPZ and earning acclaim at national and international festivals. Twice named Brazil's best Creative Director by ABP, my portfolio boasts awards from prestigious festivals worldwide. Having worked at JWT, Y&R, and DM9DDB, I contributed to winning the Cannes Agency of the Year in 2009. In 2018, I joined DDB Colombia as CCO, leading a team for major brands.

I was recognized as Colombia's best Creative Director and propelled the agency to the top 2021 Effie Awards and Crema rankings. As CCO at Mullen Lowe Delta, I spearhead the agency's modernization, earning a nomination for the best agency at the Lux Festival two years in a row.

United States
Jonathan Ramirez
Associate Creative Director Dieste
ABOUT

Jonathan Ramirez

I am a biligual Creative / Art Director with more than 15 years working in the advertising field, in cities like Medellín, Bogotá, Colombia. Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently in Los Angeles, California and have been a part of nice work teams at Grey, DDB, McCann, Draft FCB, JWT, Publicis and Dieste.

I have been awarded in several advertising festivals like Cannes Lions, El Dorado, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie and El circulo de Creativos Colombiano. In addition, I have participated as jury in NYF, Wina, PHNX and soon will be part of Luum Festival 2024 as jury as well.

Canada
Sean Riley
Executive Creative Director McCann Health Toronto, an IPG Health Company
ABOUT

Sean Riley

Sean has over 20 years’ experience in Health and Wellness communications, working on everything from infant nutrition through to end-stage cancer pain. Having worked extensively in North America, Australia and all across Asia, he has a unique understanding of creativity and culture in both the East and the West.

Over the course of that journey, he’s developed a deep fondness for spicy dumplings, impractical footwear, and the power of cultural nuance to change lives.

United States
Dr. Sinead Roarty
EVP, Executive Creative Director MRM
ABOUT

Dr. Sinead Roarty

Sinead has worked on some of the world's most well-loved brands and is currently EVP, Executive Creative Director at MRM New York.

Much of her work has shaped cultural conversations, including the likes of the ‘I Touch Myself Project’ with Serena Williams, which reached over a billion people during Breast Cancer Awareness Month; the global data-led ‘Subway Live Feed’ campaign, which fed over 13 million people in need across 60 countries; and ‘Rethink Praise,’ a feature-length documentary which exposed gender bias in the way girls are praised, making Avon the most loved brand in Brazil.

Her work has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, New York Festivals, Clio, One Show, Spikes and the Effies, to name a few. She is a study nerd and holds a PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney.

United States
Joanna Ruiz
Managing Director, Head of Deloitte Digital Health DELOITTE DIGITAL
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Joanna Ruiz

Joanna Ruiz is the leader of the Life Sciences and Health Care Agency at Deloitte Digital. Joanna’s work is focused on building and growing Deloitte Digital’s Health and Life Science practice harnessing the power of connected creativity and creating growth from new challenges.

Joanna has developed multichannel engagement strategies and creative solutions for clients undergoing change by developing with powerful and effective brand experiences and communication, across multiple stakeholders and channels.

Joanna is passionate about DE&I and health equity, and enjoys mentoring and building strong, trusting teams. She takes a talent-first, reductionist approach and has an unwavering commitment to data-inspired, compelling, commercially impactful ideas.

Spain
Xavier Sanchez
FOUNDER & CEO UMBILICAL
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Xavier Sanchez

Founder and CEO of the advertising agency Umbilical and the audiovisual content creation company Amniotic.tv; Bloc Global member, International Jury and also joyful Professor and Keynote Speaker. He has been working on healthcare communications over the last 25 years and his work has been honored at both national and international competitions. Before becoming independent he developed his work as Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Healthcare and Torre Lazur McCann. Xavier was the first Spanish Creative Director to be selected as a Jury member at the Cannes Lions Health and the Executive Jury of Clio Health. He also has been jury in the NYF Health, LIA Awards, RxClub Awards, The Global Awards, Lisbon Health Awards. He is former President of the Aspid Awards. Author of "Handbook of Pharmaceutical Advertising. More than 2000 slogans, headlines and advertising slogans in the healthcare marketing campaigns" he strongly believes in positive thinking and joy.

United States
Jeff Scott
President, Health Fusion92
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Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott is proven leader and innovator in health care advertising and marketing with successes embracing both the payer and provider sides of the continuum. For 14 years, Jeff has led the teams responsible for market leader Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s primary advertising, marketing and social communications, along with ground-breaking work for Karmanos Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated system in metro Detroit.

In addition, Jeff led the creation of the enduring University of Michigan Health System "Michigan Difference" campaign and was previously responsible for advertising and marketing work for McLaren Health System, the former West Penn Allegheny Health System, the American Heart Association, Ascension Health, McKesson, and more.

Jeff brings a unique background in creative leadership, communications strategy, business transformation and more to his role. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with continuing education at Harvard Business School.

United States
Alex Shulhafer
Executive Creative Director McKinney
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Alex Shulhafer

Prior to McKinney, Alex worked at BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, and 360i across a variety of brands, including MetLife, Capital One, AT&T, GE, Pepsi, Starbucks, Nestle, National Geographic, and HBO. During her career, she has made everything from TV to digitally-led campaigns to social content, preferring to create work where the creative solution and consumer behavior dictate the medium.

Alex was named one of Adweek’s 2018 Rising Stars as a creative who is keeping advertising relevant, fresh, and fascinating. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Clio Awards, The Webby Awards, The Obie Awards, ANDY Awards, AICP Next Awards, FWA, and Young Lions. At McKinney, she leads creative teams for clients like Stop & Shop, Sherwin-Williams, Flagstar, Indivior, and Ad Council. Alex was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

United States
Aaron Sidorov
Group Creative Director Deloitte Digital
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Aaron Sidorov

Aaron is the creative lead of life sciences and healthcare at Deloitte Digital. His work has been covered by Forbes, WIRED, the UNDP, and Good Morning America. At Deloitte Digital, Aaron leads teams who actively explore the intersection of health and culture. His work has been awarded by international film festivals, Cannes Lions, Clios, LIA, The One Show, ADC, TDC, and NY Festivals. He is proud to have served on creative juries across the industry and serve as a creative mentor with The One Club and The Creative Ladder.

United Kingdom
Guy Swimer
Executive Creative Director McCann Health London, an IPG Health company
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Guy Swimer

 

Guy's campaigns have been recognized for creativity & effectiveness at shows worldwide including: Gold & Grand Prix wins at Cannes Lions, EFFIES, Clios, D&AD, EPICA Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards,, Eurobest, One Show, Creative Circle, Lürzer's Archive, The Creative Floor Awards, Global Awards, AME Effectiveness Awards and more.

Guy was ranked by D&AD as #4 Executive Creative Director Globally in 2022, and by The One Show as #2 Executive Creative Director in the UK. In 2019, Guy launched Ignite, a first-of-its-kind programme to bring diverse creative talent into the ad industry, regardless of background or experience.

United States
Takae Takahashi
VP, Creative Director BBDO USA
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Takae Takahashi

Takae is a Japanese-Brazilian Creative Director with over a decade of experience in consumer and healthcare advertising. She’s been recognized by international advertising awards and was awarded by MM+M (Medical Marketing & Media) as 2021 Hall of Femme Women to Watch Honoree only with 3 years of healthcare industry experience.

The most notable awards include winning the first Innovation Hackathon at Cannes Lions Festival, winning the first Gold Lion in Health for Brazil and helping one of her former agencies win the “Best Creative Agency in Latin America” according to the Cannes Creativity Report. While at Havas Health & You, Takae provided many initiative ideas resulting in two Golds and a Titanium at the MM+M Awards and additional recognition at New York festivals. The past couple years she has served as a juror in International and Local Awards Festivals including New York Advertising Festivals and the Clio Health Awards. 

Italy
Fabio Teodori
Chief Creative Officer McCann Health Boot, an IPG Health Company
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Fabio Teodori

Fabio Teodori is Chief Creative Officer at McCann Health Italy. He joined the agency in 2019 after more than 20 years of experience in the consumer advertising industry.In his career he served as Executive Creative Director for FCB Italy for 5 years (2013-2019).

United States
Victor Toyofuku
Creative Director Health Collective
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Victor Toyofuku

Brazilian with 14 years in the profession. Art director by formation.

United States
Oliver Trower
VP, Group Creative Director Klick Health
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Oliver Trower

Oliver is an award-winning creative who is passionate about creating healthcare communication that is as meaningful as it is impactful. With nearly 20 years of advertising experience, Oliver’s career has spanned multiple markets and brand categories across the U.K. and North America, launching new products and revitalizing existing ones in both the consumer and healthcare space.

Since joining Klick, Oliver was one of the minds behind the award-winning Lifesaving Radio––the world’s first AI radio station clinically designed to optimize surgical performance and save lives.

Prior to Klick, Oliver was SVP, Group Creative Director at McCann Health, New York, where he played an instrumental role in the agency’s impressive growth and industry recognition. Oliver’s work has been recognized by award shows like Cannes Lions, The Clio Awards, London International Awards and The Effies––but he’s a true believer that effective, life-changing work for his clients and the people touched by the products is the ultimate reward.

Brasil
Leandro Valente
Freelance Senior Art Director DM9DDB
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Leandro Valente

Born in Belém do Pará, Amazônia Brazil, Leandro Valente is an art director and designer with more than 16 years of experience now living and working in São Paulo.

United States
Lillianna Vazquez
Associate Creative Director Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
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Lillianna Vazquez

Lilly is a passionate creative, currently bringing ideas to life at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness. With a background in design and illustration, Lilly's meticulous eye has helped shape national and global campaigns for a variety of healthcare brands, from allergy care and pet health to dermatology, women’s health, and many more in between.

Her career has been defined by her ability to help brands resonate, using empathy and a touch of humor. She has created unforgettable work that has been honored across Cannes, D&AD, The Andy Awards, CLIO, Shorty Awards, ADC, The One Show, Graphis, MM+M, DTC Perspectives, and more.

Brazil
Americo Vizer
Creative Director, LATAM LLYC
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Americo Vizer

Américo Vizer is working for LLYC - the largest communication consultancy in Latin America and Spain - as Creative Director Latam (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Equador). He has more than 17 years of experience in the advertising market and in all platforms: digital, innovation, traditional, brand experience, or content. Internationally awarded at New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, D&Ad, One Show, Clio, YouTube Ad Leaderboard, Effie Awards, and others.

He had a jury member at NYF Advertising, CCSP (Brazilian Creative Award) and Centro America Award. Américo have worked for the most important Ad agencies in Brazil such as PUBLICIS, BETC, TALENT MARCEL, AFRICA DDB, HAVAS+, CP+B, FCB and FBIZ. And created campaigns for clients such as P&G, RECKITT BENCKISER, HERSHEY’S, HEINEKEN, PTC THERAPEUTICS, BIOGEN, BRADESCO BANK, MAPFRE INSURANCE, CHEVROLET, MITSUBISHI, PEUGEOT, CLARO, BRAHMA BEER, and other brands.

Singapore
Alfred Wee
Group Creative Director McCann Worldgroup Singapore
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Alfred Wee

With over 20 years of diverse experience in the creative industry, Alfred has garnered global recognition and prestigious awards, including EFFIES, The One Show, D&AD, Cannes, Spikes Asia, Clios, LIA, ADFEST, and the New York Festivals. Leading Singapore's groundbreaking Public Sector Practice at McCann Worldgroup, Alfred focuses on driving social impact and reshaping citizen behaviour. His impactful contribution consistently secured McCann Singapore the Agency of the Year honours. Beyond his professional achievements, Alfred supports young creative talent through initiatives like The Crowbar Awards. Additionally, he serves as an advisory member for esteemed institutions and universities, contributing to developing future creative leaders.

United States
Angela Williams
Creative Director Deloitte
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Angela Williams

Angela Williams is an award-winning Creative Director at Deloitte Digital. She works to build stronger relationships between creativity and data to find innovative solutions for clients. In her career within pharma and non-pharma categories, Angela has used her bold and creative vision to expertly navigate numerous client challenges, resulting in transformative outcomes that have garnered her esteemed recognition from notable award shows.

Her impactful contributions have earned her accolades and granted her the privilege of serving on the respected juries of distinguished programs such as the Dubai Lynx International Health and Wellness, New York Festivals, ACIP Next, Clio Health, and the London International Awards.

Singapore
Dawn Yang
Associate Creative Director DDB
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Dawn Yang

Dawn has been effectively shaping and changing public health opinion in both the public and private sector for more than a decade. She led the transformation of Singapore’s health sector, Healthier SG, as head of copy. She was also the creator of Philips’ Live Well movement, which pushed for better consumer health and home care regionally.

Her work has been consistently recognised at effectiveness award shows such as the Effie Awards and Marketing Excellence Awards. She has also won metal at Spikes Asia for youth anti-smoking and Neutrogena’s sun protection.

United States
Kein Ziemkiewicz
VP, Creative Director The Bloc
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Kein Ziemkiewicz

Kein is a creative director based in New York City and Philadelphia. No matter the medium, he loves to solve creative problems by using strong visuals and a clean design aesthetic.

For the last 10 years, Kein has launched several US and global healthcare brands in hematology, oncology, CNS, and dwarfism. Kein has won recognition for his work at the Clio Awards, Creative Floor Awards, and the London International Awards. Kein’s work on “Spread the Word Not the Virus” has also been published in Archive magazine.

Kein is a boomerang employee at The Bloc and is excited to be a part of the next chapter of 'Be Great to Do Good'. When he's not walking his beagle, Chloe, you can catch Kein drinking a strong cup of coffee, trying to PR on Peloton, or try out a new vegetarian recipe.

Australia
Michael Zivkovic
Senior Art Director Ogilvy Health Australia
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Michael Zivkovic

Great work starts with an emotional connection – a sense of energy that can provoke a thought or capture an element of the human spirit that unites us. With over 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience from human health to animal health, in both pharmaceutical advertising and medical education sectors, Michael is passionate about the creative craft and emotive truths he can bring to the arena of health and wellness.

Michael plays an integral part of the team at Ogilvy Health Sydney, working to simplify complex information and data with fresh thinking, tapping into stories that can create stronger connections and foster new understandings. He has a driving curiosity to explore, question and build on insights, helping to bridge the divide between patients and HCPs.

In his 16 years at Ogilvy Health, Michael has enjoyed lasting tenures across various brands and portfolios with work also recognised by numerous award shows, including The Creative Floor, NYF Global Awards, Cannes and CLIO Health. He feels inspired to be part of a wider creative community – collectively discussing new ideas and fostering different ways of thinking.