• 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 15 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 30 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 is a proven strategic communications executive in biotechnology, healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical fields. She is a trusted advisor on strategic communications issues.  Started in 2001, LaVoieHealthScience is a strategic public relations agency providing corporate communications, public relations and investor relations to some of the world’s innovative companies in the sector.
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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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Alison Chen

Account Executive

As an 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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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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Adra Darling

Account Supervisor

Adra joins LaVoieHealthScience as a results-driven, communications professional with a successful track record of brand exposure, integrated marketing campaigns, and business development.
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Lisa DeScenza

Director, Special Projects

Lisa leads LHS’s recruiting efforts and special projects for the agency. She also handles inbound marketing efforts including the LHS website 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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Martin Forrest

Senior Counselor

Martin is a communications leader who helps organizations craft and tell the story of powerful brands to achieve strategic enterprise goals. He is a strategic communications executive with expertise in enterprise communication, policy, and advocacy with deep knowledge and passion for global health, chronic disease, food, and nutrition.

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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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Beth Kurth

Vice President, Investor Relations

Beth is a financial communications professional who uses her investor relations expertise to ensure clients optimize their interactions with the investment community.   With a focus on credibility and visibility, Beth is committed to positioning clients for success.
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Kimberly Muoio

Account Executive

As an Account Executive, Kim brings LHS clients comprehensive knowledge of healthcare public relations both on the data and consumer sides of the pharmaceutical industry.
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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 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.

Intern - Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

LaVoieHealthScience, based in the Greater Boston area, provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations that help clients make their health and science innovations, known understandable and approachable to stakeholders through carefully executed communications strategies and plans.

LHS interns work with an innovative account team on key pharmaceutical and biotech accounts as well as assist with the agency’s marketing and thought leadership efforts through research, social media and the LHS website.  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 encompass client services including media list building, press release dissemination, media and investor relation organization and outreach as well as LHS marketing and new business work including social media planning, website updates, research and CRM maintenance.

This is a part time or full time position with the potential to lead into a permanent role as an Account Coordinator. Applicants must reside or be within commuting distance to Boston or willing to relocate to the Boston area.

Job Requirements

  • Enrolled senior or recent graduate within one year in a 4-year degree program in the area of Communications, Public Relations or related program
  • Some experience working as an intern in an agency environment
  • Industry experience is not necessary
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Photoshop and database experience is a plus
  • Ability to be flexible, multitask, prioritize and manage time
  • Ability to work effectively in a group as well as independently
  • Eagerness to learn about the life science industry and LHS
  • Good sense of humor

Part Time Administrative Assistant

LaVoieHealthScience, based in the Greater Boston area, provides strategic communications, investor relations and public relations that help clients make their health and science innovations, known understandable and approachable to stakeholders through carefully executed communications strategies and plans.

Administrative Assistant reports to Director, Finance and Operations and supports company operations. This position is temporary but if a position becomes available, it does have the potential to lead into a full time, permanent position. Hours are 20 – 30 hours/week. Schedule is flexible but could be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or three full days (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 3 days/ week.  This position will be compensated hourly.

Job Requirements

Successful candidate will be a detail oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to take action and make things happen. Candidate must possess basic office skills having some experience working in an office as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office. Successful candidate must have administrative or office management experience. An ability to work under deadlines and manage time effectively; unflappable personality is important. Fitting into the agency culture, desire to learn and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done is the key to the success of this position.

  • Assist with calendar management and scheduling for CEO and Director, Finance and Operations as needed
  • Administrative tasks relating to client account support and the agency
  • Assist with travel arrangement and conference registrations
  • Inventory and order office supplies and business cards
  • Maintain yearly subscription renewal information
  • Maintain clean and efficient atmosphere in office
  • Assist CEO/Director of Finance and Operations with ad hoc projects
  • Answer main phone line and monitor general voicemail box forwarding messages to appropriate employees
  • Input data into Bullhorn CRM
  • Typing, filing and mailing as needed
  • Reconcile American Express Statements
  • Assists on IT issues
  • Assists with monthly billing

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
  • Profit-Sharing
  • Vacation, Holidays and an Attractive Paid Time Off Policy
  • Company planning meetings in off-site locations

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