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The ICR Westwicke Blog is designed to deliver information and insights into the ever-changing world of healthcare communications.

Apoorva Chaloori

Posted on December 12th, 2023. Posted by

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Apoorva Chaloori joined ICR Westwicke as a Senior Associate with the Life Sciences Investor Relations Team in November 2023.

At ICR Westwicke, she supports senior team members by translating the clinical and commercial potential of her client’s scientific technology and pipelines into investor relation materials such as press releases, corporate presentations, and other company descriptive materials.

Additionally, she supports the senior team members in the construction of investor relations strategies and aids in the setup and execution of client investor relations events, including conferences, earnings calls, and analyst days.

Well versed in scientific and investor communications, Apoorva has previously provided strategic communication support to a number of biotech clients at Solebury Strategic Communications. She has also worked at Spero Therapeutics as a Medical Affairs Associate and completed two Co-Op rotations at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) with the Drug Product and Analytical and Global Demographics and Diversity Teams.

Apoorva earned an M.Sc. in Biotechnology, with a specialization in Biotechnology Enterprise, from Northeastern University and a B.Sc. in Public Health from Rutgers University.

Amanda Gandriaux

Posted on November 22nd, 2022. Posted by

Amanda Gandriaux

Amanda joined ICR Westwicke as a Senior Associate in October 2022. In this role, she manages relationships with institutional investors and equity research analysts for client companies.

At ICR Westwicke, Amanda helps create client investor relations materials, including press releases, presentations, and value propositions. She also supports the senior team in constructing investor relations strategies and executing client events like conferences, earnings calls, and analyst days. Additionally, Amanda aids with capital markets engagements such as IPOs, equity offerings, private financings, and debt financings.

Previously, Amanda served as an Investor Relations Analyst at SVB Financial Group. Her responsibilities included supporting bank executives and investors by preparing quarterly earnings materials, tracking analyst reports, assisting with investor targeting, and benchmarking financial performance.

Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Area Studies with a focus on healthcare from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her academic career, she gained healthcare experience through internships at hospital systems and medical groups, where she worked on projects with her parents, both craniofacial surgeons. Amanda also holds a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Elizabeth Coleman

Posted on May 20th, 2022. Posted by

Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth joined ICR Westwicke as a Senior Associate on the Healthcare Public Relation team in May 2022 and is currently based in Boston. Experienced in healthcare and real estate communications, she previously supported a number of healthcare technology clients at Aria Marketing. Elizabeth earned a M.S. in Public Relations from Boston University and a B.S. in Communication Studies and Film Studies from Northern Michigan University. In her free-time she enjoys film photography, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Harrison Wong

Posted on December 10th, 2021. Posted by

Harrison is an Account Supervisor on the Healthcare Public Relations team and initially joined ICR Westwicke as a Senior Associate in November 2021.

Prior to ICR, Harrison was most recently a Public Relations Account Executive at Burns McClellan, a firm providing Investor Relations and Public Relations services to life science companies. He also worked as a lab technician focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease research before transitioning to digital marketing and eventually public relations.

Harrison holds a B.S. in Psychobiology from Binghamton University and is based in New York City.

Van Agens

Posted on September 16th, 2021. Posted by

Van Agens

Van has over seven years of public relations and social media management experience across healthcare, life science and other B2B industries. As an Account Supervisor, Van delivers on day-to-day tasks, including content creation leveraged in media relations and social media efforts, media monitoring and research, and managing administrative and organizational items. Van holds a bachelor of the arts in corporate and public relations and certificate in writing and publishing from Drexel University.

Patrick Chen

Posted on March 25th, 2021. Posted by

Patrick Chen

Patrick is currently a Senior Associate with ICR Westwicke having joined the Life Sciences team in March 2021. He supports senior team members through in depth research and data analysis. His daily responsibilities include; maintaining and updating the firm’s proprietary software and databases, preparing quarterly shareholder reports and institutional account profiles, and tracking and analyzing trends in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to joining ICR Westwicke, Patrick worked as a research associate at The Lundquist Institute where he studied the mechanisms of cancer progression. Patrick holds a B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.

Brad Neal

Posted on December 11th, 2020. Posted by

Brad Neal

Brad is a Senior Associate on the San Francisco Medical Technology team. He supports senior team members through creating and editing clients’ investor relations materials, analyzing and constructing investor relations and corporate strategies, and assisting clients with capital markets engagements.

Brad holds a B.S. in Finance from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Bridget Forde

Posted on August 21st, 2020. Posted by

Bridget Forde

Bridget joined ICR Westwicke as a Senior Associate on the healthcare technology and healthcare services team in the Baltimore office in August 2020. At ICR Westwicke, her responsibilities include helping with the creation and editing of clients’ investor relations materials including press releases, corporate presentations, and company descriptive materials.

She also supports the senior team members in the construction of investor relations strategies and aids in the setup and execution of client investor relations events, including conferences, earnings calls and analyst days. Additionally, Bridget supports the team with capital markets engagements, including supporting the preparation for and execution of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), follow-on equity offerings, private financings and debt financings.

Bridget earned her B.A. in Public Relations from Penn State University in May 2020. Throughout her years in college, she gained experience in the healthcare field through a variety of communications and digital analytics internships where she worked on projects for hospital systems and medical groups.

Dylan Froehlich

Posted on March 20th, 2019. Posted by

Dylan Froehlich

Dylan is a Senior Associate for ICR Westwicke in Baltimore and joined the Medical Technology and Diagnostics team in March 2019. He supports senior team members through in-depth research and data analysis and his daily responsibilities include maintaining and updating the firm’s proprietary software and databases, preparing quarterly shareholder reports and institutional account profiles, developing consensus models, and tracking trends in the healthcare sector.

Dylan holds a B.A. in Economics from Salisbury University.

Aaron Sobell

Posted on April 27th, 2018. Posted by

Aaron Sobell

Aaron is a Senior Associate who joined ICR Westwicke as an analyst for the Life Sciences group in 2018. He supports senior team members through in-depth research and data analysis and his responsibilities include maintaining and updating the firm’s proprietary software and databases, developing sell-side analyst consensus models, preparing quarterly shareholder reports and institutional account profiles, and tracking and analyzing trends in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. Aaron holds a B.A. in Economics from Hobart College and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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