LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated investor and public relations consulting agency focused on advancing health and science innovations, announced the promotion of two of the agency’s senior-level employees. Sharon Correia, who has been with LHS full-time since 2016, will serve as Executive Vice President, Integrated Communications and Chief Strategy Officer. Ella Deych, who joined LHS in 2015 as the agency’s first executive overseeing finance and operations, is now Vice President, Finance and Chief Operations Officer.
Sharon is an industry veteran who boasts more than twenty years of experience in health and science communications. She joined LHS in 2016 as Vice President, Integrated Communications after previously serving the agency as a senior consultant since 2010, whilst ramping up on an orphan drug communication commercialization program for Pfizer. Prior to making a full-time move to LHS, she held the role of Senior Director, Corporate Communications at Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, as well as other communications and PR roles at emerging biopharmaceutical companies.
“Over the last several years, Sharon has grown with the agency — evolving her position from a hands-on executor to a senior executive capable of digging in while providing overall strategic direction on our accounts,” stated Donna LaVoie, President and CEO. “As Executive Vice President, Integrated Communications and Chief Strategy Officer, Sharon will work with me and our senior leadership team to drive strategic direction on existing and new client business.”
In 2015, Ella joined LHS from Racepoint Global, where she most recently served as the firm’s Finance Manager. Since starting at LHS as the agency’s Director of Finance and Operations, Ella has held several titles of increasing responsibility. “She has shown yearly growth and progression and has long been an important member of the senior leadership team,” said LaVoie.
As the Vice President, Finance and Chief Operations Officer, Ella will be the senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administration and operational functions of the agency.
“With new clients, new hires and the promotions of Sharon and Ella, our agency is seeing significant growth in our eighteenth year as a firm. I look forward to the future with my incredible team,” concluded LaVoie.