Christina has more than 20 years experience in the medical field. Currently she is the product manager and administrator for SalesForce products at Scripps Health. She previously held a role as project manager for health care marketing campaigns and data analysis during her time with Scripps. Christina is passionate about classic cars, good wine and meditation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
TreasurerArika Daniels the co-founder of Scatena Daniels a full-service, integrated communications agency and PR firm providing local, regional and national strategic campaigns for the healthcare, professional service and philanthropy industries. When she is not putting out PR fires or singing her clients’ praises, she can be found shuttling her three kids around for their extracurricular activities, wine tasting with her husband in Paso Robles or getting her blood flowing at the gym. Contact Arika at email@example.com.
Megan Jackson joined the Scripps Research Translational Institute in April 2018 as the health communication lead. She holds her BA in Communication and MA in Health & Risk Communication from Michigan State University and is a proud Spartan alumna enjoying life in San Diego. Her passions include all things health and wellness, helping others help themselves, teaching yoga (200-hr Vinyasa RYT), and hiking with her dog, Ella.
VP of Events and Professional Development
Ashleigh Farver has 9 years of event planning experience. She is currently the Associate Director of Events for Biocom, the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. Ashleigh holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. In 2015, she received her Events Management Certificate from the University of San Diego. Contact Ashleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Digital
Taliyah has 6 years of marketing experience and this is her third year serving on the HCC board. She has a BA in History and Montessori Primary teaching credential. She is a marketing manager and works in Medicare marketing.
She does competitive sailing and loves yoga, hiking and biking.
VP of Development & Sponsorship
Wendy Berke BSN/MHA is a clinical consultant with specialties in healthcare IT, pain management, patient safety and critical care. She currently provides clients with clinical product development expertise and marketing/education tools within consumer and clinical markets. Contact Wendy at email@example.com.
VP of Communications
Jody Schneider has over 25 years of experience in public relations and communications. She currently works for Millennium Health, a local life sciences company that provides diagnostic testing services to clinicians treating behavioral health, substance use disorders and chronic pain. She launched her career at San Diego’s top rated Public Relations agency, and spent a number of years as an independent consultant allowing her the opportunity to execute strategic public relations campaigns within B2B, consumer packaged goods, lifestyle, hospitality, and technology industries. Jody enjoys family time with her husband and two kids, camping and starting off her days at the gym. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VP of Strategic Development
Jonathan has over 15 years of Healthcare and Life Science experience leading teams across marketing, sales, and IT. Currently he is a Senior Account Executive at Salesforce responsible for managing strategic healthcare customers on the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Prior to Salesforce Jonathan lead award-winning Brand Experience and Advertising programs as the National Director of Digital & Social Marketing Strategy at Kaiser Permanente. Jonathan spends time outside of the office with his wife and four crazy kids surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking and bird watching on local trails around his home in San Clemente, CA. You can reach Jonathan at email@example.com
Marisa Delao has 5 years of digital marketing experience with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing from San Diego State University. She is currently a brand specialist at AMN Healthcare, a workforce solution and staffing agency for healthcare providers across the nation. Marisa is responsible for the development and execution plan of key lines of business that support client acquisition and retention. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poolak Forutanpour has more than 15 years of internet marketing experience managing affiliate programs in various industries such as mortgage, insurance, pet supply and ink and toner products. She earned her Master in English Literature and published her first novelette in 2017 titled, “Stories I Left Behind.” It depicts her life growing up in California as a first generation Iranian-American in the mid-80s and how her life was shaped through the influence of her mother, a Registered Nurse. Poolak enjoys reading, going to the gym and spending time with her husband and boy/girl twins.
Social Media Chair
Joselyn Wojtalewicz has 5 years of marketing and PR with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently the Senior Project Digital Specialist for AMN Healthcare, where she manages large-scale brands by leveraging highly technical knowledge of digital/web marketing principles. Other than playing with new social media tools, you can find Joselyn baking in the kitchen, playing golf, hiking the California mountains, and critiquing the latest Netflix film. You can contact Joselyn at