Avalere Policy 360®
Avalere Policy 360® serves as the singular source for interpreting how federal policy developments impact the healthcare industry and commercial strategies.
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Claire Sheahan, Senior Vice President, helps clients integrate top-flight communications strategies with their business and policy plans. Claire leads the Avalere Communications practice, serving clients across the healthcare spectrum. With more than 18 years of experience in public relations, public affairs, and corporate communications, she capitalizes on the latest marketplace insights to provide communications services that provide show, not just tell clients stories.
Claire comes to Avalere with both in-house and communications agency experience. She grew and then led the Fleishman Hillard healthcare practice in Washington DC, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, payer, device, non-profit, and government sectors. She also has spent years working on managed care and generics issues, having served as public affairs manager at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and leading communications at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. She also contributed to national public health and public safety campaigns at GMMB, an integrated communications firm.
Claire holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MSc with Distinction in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics.
Phenola Lawrence, Manager, supports clients in the development and delivery of marketing and communications plans for healthcare stakeholders. She applies her background in integrated public relations campaigns and advocacy efforts to help clients effectively reach their audiences and raise their public profiles.
Prior to joining Avalere, Phenola was a Senior Account Executive in FleishmanHillard’s healthcare practice, managing and leading issues-management and media-relations efforts for association, pharmaceutical, health IT, and government clients. Her work included strategic planning and execution, crisis planning and response, message development, and reputation building.
Phenola has an MA in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a BA in Journalism from Penn State University
Liz Moore, Manager, provides content strategy and public relations support for Avalere’s corporate brand. She is also responsible for leading Avalere’s social media presence and serves as the company’s point of contact for press inquiries.
Prior to joining Avalere, Liz was a Communications Director at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), tracking issues and legislation related to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, medication adherence, and cost. In this role, she crafted and placed communications in national and regional outlets and coordinated media interviews. Prior to PhRMA, Liz was a Public Information Officer at the American Medical Association (AMA). During her time at the AMA, she monitored issues pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare regulations, ICD-10, and health care spending. Liz has also held communications roles at Booz Allen Hamilton and the American Diabetes Association.
Liz holds a BA in English from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH.
Joseph Boswell, Vice President of Business Development, works with healthcare companies to understand the challenges they are facing, and advises them on the solutions Avalere can deliver. Joseph has special expertise in the pharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostic industries, specifically in sales, marketing, and training.
Prior to joining Avalere, Joseph served as a Director of Strategic Alliances and as a Field Sales Director for Johnson & Johnson. He has worked across a wide array of therapeutic areas, including diabetes, cardiovascular, psychiatry, women’s health, obesity, and arthritis.
Joseph has a BA in History from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Certificate in Strategic Alliances from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Instructional Designer.