Driven by the impossible

Today, our clients are operating in an exciting new era of healthcare. One that demands a higher level of strategic partnership, an expanded range of modern services and capabilities, a broader definition of “health” — and the vision, tenacity, and passion to grasp the tremendous opportunities it presents. That’s why we exist.

WPP Health & Wellness was created to help our clients accelerate better health outcomes and make life healthier for people around the world.

Learn About Our Mission

Every day, we challenge the limits of what we can and can’t do. It’s part of our nature, and it’s vital to our ongoing innovation in health and wellness. We stare impossible challenges in the face and choose to “square the circle,” fight another fight, or find a better way. WPP Health & Wellness is at the forefront of this charge, and we’re just getting started.

WPP Health & Wellness is WPP’s new global health and wellness marketing and communications parent company. Our mission is to unleash the unlimited power of WPP to deliver superior partnerships and communications services to clients across all health industries.

We do this by mobilizing and focusing WPP’s vast resources for the benefit of our clients in areas including advertising, media investment management, market access, data and insights, technology, healthcare specialty services, digital and CRM, marketing innovation, public relations/public affairs and other specialized areas.

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What
We're About

Horizontality

Horizontality is our way of uniting WPP’s diverse network to form multi-disciplinary teams for each client’s unique needs. This strategy informs the way WPP Health & Wellness works and increases value, competitive advantage, and growth for our clients. It creates flexibility to organize around our clients’ business and mobilize the right people, capabilities and resources on their behalf. It’s how we attract the brightest talent, innovate with industry partners, and uncover new opportunities for our clients.

Effective
Creativity

We work hard to fuse our boundless creativity with industry leading data and insights – a combination that’s contributed to WPP being named Holding Company of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for six years running, the Effies’ Most Effective Holding Company for the last five, and the world’s best parent company by Warc for the second consecutive year. This trio of awards is a powerful endorsement of our abilities, and the perfect symbol for what we deliver for clients: creative effectiveness.

In an industry of convergent thinking about the “right way” to communicate about health, diseases, and treatments, we celebrate divergent and uninhibited thinking. We relish the hunt for big ideas — life-changing ideas that improve the health of humanity.

Data &
Technology

Data and technology are at the center of everything we do. They fuel our processes to turn complex data into actionable insights that propel creative innovation for our clients. No one in the industry has invested as deeply in data and technology as WPP. WPP Health & Wellness reaches an unrivaled 2 billion consumers and 1.3 million healthcare professionals, and delivers the expertise to identify meaningful human insights that drive better health outcomes and competitive advantage for our clients.

Passionate
Advocacy

We never forget our purpose: helping millions of people make critical health and wellness choices that can improve the quality of their lives. We believe that better marketing means better awareness, better behavior, better treatment, and ultimately greater health and well-being. Our motto — “Be Well. Do Well.” — embodies this goal, challenging us to dig deeper and push harder to find a better way. We are relentless in our quest to deliver powerful and effective work for our clients.

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Our
Thinking

Read the latest thoughts and insights from leading thinkers across agencies and disciplines in the WPP network.

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THINKWELL

A thought-provoking look into the energies that will influence how we market health and wellness in the next 3 – 5 years.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

The WPP Health & Wellness team is led by the most experienced professionals in the industry, and will continue to expand over time with the best names in the business.

As CEO, Mike guides the strategic vision for WPP Health & Wellness. His primary focus is to advance the partnership and value for our clients. He leads the mobilization of WPP’s capability areas of our business including advertising, media investment management, data & insights, technology, healthcare specialty services, digital and CRM, marketing innovation, public relations/public affairs and other specialized areas.

Mike has deep expertise in health and in global client leadership and global marketing. He reports to Sir Martin Sorrell (CEO, WPP.)

A dynamic and entrepreneurial leader, Mike promotes intelligent innovation within health marketing.

Mike has a B.S. Marketing from Villanova University.

Claire
Gillis

International CEO, Healthcare Specialist Agencies
Health Consulting Practice Lead

Claire passionately believes that communications play a key role in solving some of the world’s biggest health challenges. But she also believes that the factors that influence human behavior do not exist in isolation – because healthcare is an interconnected system. That’s why, as International CEO, Healthcare Specialist Agencies and Practice Lead, Health Consulting, Claire is leading WPP Health & Wellness through a business transformation program characterized by the operational integration of its core specialisms; advertising, medical education and market access. Leveraging the talent, expertise and innovation within the Group, Claire’s vision is to differentiate WPP Health & Wellness through the delivery of integrated communications strategies that can drive health-enhancing behaviors. Claire brings an entrepreneurial vision and personality to WPP Health & Wellness, and underpins it with systematic processes and methodology to help grow and sustain the business through the changing paradigms of healthcare communication.

Destry
Sulkes, MD

Chief Data Officer

Destry Sulkes, MD, is Chief Data Officer at WPP Health & Wellness, where he is charged with defining the group’s data offering, and overseeing client data and insights engagements.

Prior to WPP, Dr. Sulkes built long-term value in a series of start-ups serving life science companies that invest in innovative uses of data, analytics and communications to improve healthcare quality. With an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth, and a joint MD/MBA degree from Tufts, he helped Zeiss launch the OCT device with global education efforts, led two medical education groups through rapid growth and acquisition, led strategy efforts for WebMD/Medscape, authored a report on life science company data needs, cofounded a healthcare analytics company, Prognosi, and served as a board director and president of the nonprofit Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

He is married, with a son in his freshman year at UCSD and a rescue Yorkie named Superman, and resides in New York City.

Tom
O’Connell

Chief Marketing Information Officer

As Chief Marketing Information Officer, Tom is charged with strategically leveraging the transformative power of technology and data to help clients achieve competitive advantage. He is an accomplished marketer with deep experience that spans a broad range of industries, including finance, retail, and manufacturing. In the healthcare arena, Tom has a proven track record of leading data-driven, digital marketing programs that accelerate business value and growth for global pharmaceutical and life science.

In addition to his role, Tom serves on the board of The Mighty. He has a B.A. and Business Minor from Villanova University.

Erin
Byrne

CEO, ghg | greyhealth group

Erin joined ghg in 2010 as Chief Client Officer. She has more than 25 years of digital marketing experience, spanning various markets, disciplines, and audiences. She started her marketing career in 1990 in consumer advertising, and migrated to digital marketing in 1992, adding a healthcare specialty in 2005. Since then, Erin has become a sought-after counselor to C-suite executives looking to navigate the integration of digital and social media in the highly regulated and rapidly changing healthcare environment. Her diverse experience combines social media, digital technology, corporate communications, and integrated marketing.

Erin is a frequent author and speaker on topics relating to digital innovation, consumer obsession in healthcare, the changing HCP workflow, marketing to women, and leveraging generational differences in marketing communications. She is featured in Chris Foster’s new book, Reputation Strategy and Analytics in a Hyper Connected World, as the epitome of “the modern communications strategist.” Erin sits on the Text4Baby National Steering Committee considered the nation’s most successful mobile health initiative, and is also on the Board of Directors of InMed Partnerships for Children, an international humanitarian organization.

Marc
Weiner

Chief Operating Officer, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

With a background in both traditional branding and digital marketing, Marc envisions the future of healthcare communications resting squarely on the shoulders of technology. Through his guidance, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (OCHWW) has successfully collaborated with clients to help further their goals and expand their reach to consumers and professionals through innovative and digital mediums.

From the start of his career, Marc demonstrated the leadership necessary to turn ideas into tangible marketing results. Early on, he played an instrumental role in establishing the direct marketing division of a major healthcare advertising agency. Prior to his tenure at OCHWW, he founded and was President/CEO of an agency-based digital communications company. This blending of consultant-level partnering, strategic planning, creative execution, and technological know-how enables Marc to lead his teams to help their clients achieve dominance for their brands.

Marc and his wife Robin live in Randolph, NJ. They have two grown sons, Bryan and Drew.

Louisa
Holland

Co-CEO, the Americas – Sudler

As Co-CEO of Sudler in the Americas, Louisa leads the company’s Science & Learning business sector, focused on connecting science, creativity, and strategy to deliver pioneering ideas and programs for Sudler clients. She drives strategic alignment and growth across a consortium of experts in medical education, medical affairs, training, speaker bureau, publications, medical animation/data visualization, and immersive digital experiences.

With a background rooted in science, Louisa holds a BA degree in Biology from Harvard and brings over 30 years of health marketing experience. An early advocate for interactive digital communications, Louisa was behind several successful organic start-ups within the Sudler network. In the late ‘90s, she was central to the development of Sudler Digital, and in 2016, she led Sudler’s acquisition of Viscira, a leading life sciences digital marketing agency. She recently won the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame’s Digital Pioneer award for her 1995 program “The Physician’s Guide to the Internet,” an early and highly successful hybrid media program.

In addition to her role at Sudler, Louisa is Chair of the Board of Directors of Bottom Line NY, a nonprofit that helps low-income and first-generation NYC high school students to get into college, graduate, and gain meaningful employment.

Louisa was born and raised in New York City, where she lives with her husband and where she raised two children. She is currently trying to housebreak a small dog.

Stan
Woodland

CEO, CMI/Compas

As CEO, Stan’s goal is to foster a corporate culture that demonstrates innovation and excellence-both personal and professional. He actively supports the visions and dreams of our employees by ensuring that each person has their own development plan and career path.

Stan Woodland’s career in the industry began over 30 years ago as a highly motivated media research analyst for Media-Chek and then as leadership of the internal media planning/buying group at SmithKline Beecham (now GSK). Stan realized the need to provide clients with leveraged media buying expertise, and in the years since has seen his vision realized through innovations that have completely changed the industry.

Over the years Stan has been honored for his vision in the industry and for his philanthropic contributions. Honors include the PM360 ELITE, PharmaVOICE 100 and MM&M Top 10 Innovation Catalysts.

June
Carnegie

Managing Director, Sentrix Health

June oversees all operational functions for Sudler and Sentrix Health, the group’s two promotional units, with a focus on integrating medical education and professional health promotion. June brings more than 20 years of experience spanning professional, direct-to-patient, and managed markets communications. Coming from a creative background, June took an unconventional route to leading a promotional agency. She previously served as Creative Director at Grey Healthcare, then at Harrison and Star. June rejoined WPP in 2010 as Managing Director of Sentrix Health. In her time at Sentrix, June led the agency to 400% growth in revenue and headcount and a nomination for Agency of the Year.

Just as impressive as the growth is the culture June cultivates. June believes that happy, motivated employees create standout work that delivers business-changing solutions for clients. It’s an approach that resulted in low employee turnover, strong client partnerships, award winning work, and high rate of organic growth. She champions parity between functional disciplines to ensure every employee is invested and has a voice within the agency. June’s expertise is the art of building efficient, high functioning teams using her unconventional "Tribe" philosophy, which organizes teams around the unique needs of each specific client and ensures greater accountability to the brand. Clients applaud June’s transparency, candor, and accountability, which she believes are the keys to building true client partnerships that drive growth.

David
Bowen

Policy and Public Affairs Practice Lead

David brings broad experience in healthcare policy, public-private partnerships, scientific research, communications strategy and business development on behalf of clients in the US and globally.

Before joining the firm, David served as CEO of the nonprofit association Malaria No More and as deputy director of global health policy and advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In these roles, David negotiated million-dollar partnerships with both governments and corporate brands worldwide. David previously worked as visiting faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Healthcare Policy and staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. During his time in Washington, David was responsible for legislation and policy on issues including children’s health, stem cells, drug safety and health information technology, and he played a role in negotiating the US national health reform law. He worked with members of Congress, the White House and outside constituencies to enact reforms and find common ground parties.

David’s scientific expertise includes work at biopharmaceutical companies and in scientific research on the nervous system and stem cells. He earned a Bachelor of Science in neural science and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Brown University and a doctorate in neurobiology at the University of California.

David currently serves on the Booz Allen Hamilton Healthcare Leadership Council, the advisory committee of the American University School of Public Affairs, and on the boards of Malaria No More-Japan and Medicines for Malaria Ventures, North America.

Susan
DiDonato

Chief Talent Officer, Healthcare Specialist Unit

Susan oversees talent and HR operations across the Healthcare Specialist Unit, driving a unified approach that attracts, develops, and retains the talent of the future.

Susan has had a long and outstanding career in talent placement and development. After starting in account services, Susan built the Human Resource department at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (OCHWW) and developed it into the thriving and well-respected agency it is today. For the past 14 years, Susan has been a member of the executive team at OCHWW as the Chief Talent Officer with responsibilities for talent attainment, talent management, executive development, compensation and benefits providing strategic leadership and direction for the organization.

Susan is active in her community as a volunteer and board member for several charitable institutions. Susan thoroughly enjoys spending summers at the beach in LBI and traveling with her husband Gerry and their three children, Elizabeth, Molly and Michael.

Bryan
Archambault

Animal Health & Agriculture Practice Lead

Bryan combines 15 years’ experience in the animal health, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and retail health sectors with 10 years of CPG consumer brand marketing experience as a leadership advisor, client engagement director and strategist for agency clients.

Bryan has led integrated teams working within complex animal health/agriculture models such as Veterinarian Services, Pet Specialty, Agribusiness, and the US Consumer Healthcare model including HCP/Provider, Health Systems, payer/access reimbursement, and point of care. He has developed an intimate understanding of the diverse consumer and professional audiences, creating a solid foundation that benefits his clients today.

His global launch, branding and client experience across animal health and pharma is extensive and includes categories such as parasiticides (ecto and endo), biologics, pain management, pet recovery – microchipping, diabetes, anti-infectives, BRD, insecticides, pet nutrition, equine, infusion products, inflammation, CNS, biosimilars, oral care, eye care and preoperative bathing.

Bryan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and has participated and completed several client brand strategy, concept development, and marketing excellence training programs.

Chido
Tsemunhu

Marketing & Communications Director

Chido is a strategic communicator with a passion for connecting people to vision and purpose to drive results. She leads all internal and external communications initiatives for WPP Health & Wellness, focused on championing the company’s story and positive impact on humanity and client business.

She is a seasoned communications executive with more than 10 years of experience leading award winning integrated communications initiatives for leading health and life sciences companies. Her work has spanned a range of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and non-profit organizations in the health and wellness space.

Chido has a B.A. in Public Relations from Penn State University.

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Our Network

WPP is the world’s largest communications services company. Through its operating companies, WPP provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion & relationship marketing and specialist communications.

More than ever before, clients need a nimble, forward-thinking marketing partner that can anticipate their increasingly sophisticated needs, provides smart strategic and creative solutions, and implements flawlessly at scale and efficiency.

WPP Health & Wellness draws from the entire WPP network to bring expertise and perspectives from every discipline, to deliver the most comprehensive marketing communications services to clients in all health and wellness industries. We are a sub-holding company serving as parent to healthcare specialist agencies Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, Sudler & Hennessey, ghg | greyhealth group, and CMI/Compas; WPP’s global healthcare Client Teams; and as the central lead for all of WPP’s work in health and wellness worldwide.

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