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.
Ken Williams, Vice President, is an award-winning designer, communications professional, and strategist with a focus on improving the experience of service and product through the application of human-centered design principles. In this capacity, he works with clients to help them solve their most complex problems and improve how they engage with their key customers in the context of an evolving business and policy environment.
Prior to Avalere, Ken was founding Principal of Kwake Design, a full-service design, communications, and strategy agency. Previously, he served as Executive Board Member and National Premedical Chair at the American Medical Student Association and worked in Communications at the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Currently, Ken is a graduate candidate in Communication, Culture, & Technology at Georgetown University. He holds a BA in Philosophy with university and department honors from the New College of Florida/University of South Florida. In addition, he held post-baccalaureate positions at Georgetown and the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed additional graduate work at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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.
Liz Magsig, Manager, advises internal Life Sciences clients on marketing strategy with a specific focus on content curation and development. She also has experience providing media relations and public affairs counsel on issues pertaining to health policy.
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 media and coordinated media interviews. Prior to that, she was a Public Information Officer for the American Medical Association, monitoring issues pertaining to Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare regulations, fraud, vaccinations, ICD-10, health care spending and physician income.
Liz holds a BA in English from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.