Intouch Medical Communications Leadership: The Savvy Scientists of Intouch

Accomplished & Experienced

BORIS KUSHKULEY, PhD

President, Commercial & Consulting Services

Boris leads strategic services across Intouch Group, including strategic planning, content strategy, CX, market access, and medical communications. He joined Intouch in 2014 to help build its strategic capabilities, establish Intouch’s East Coast operation and lead the NYC office. Previously, he spent more than a decade at Ogilvy CommonHealth, leveraging hands-on technology and leadership experience in healthcare startups providing services to Fortune 500 companies. Boris is a PM360 Innovator of the Year and one of PharmaVOICE magazine’s Top 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Sciences. With a broad international background, he is fluent in three languages (four, if you count multichannel marketing, which we do).

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JOE WELLINGTON, MD

SVP, Managing Director, Head of Medical

Joe brings a foundation of clinical experience and strategic leadership, working across all stages of the brand lifecycle in medical communications for more than a decade. After earning his MD from Case Western Reserve University, he held academic appointments instructing both medical and nursing students. He has extensive experience across multiple therapeutic categories in medical affairs, medical education, and advertising, with an emphasis on developing scientific stories rooted in compelling strategy. He is recognized as a collaborative expert, working closely with a diverse team of scientific, creative, and strategy professionals to shape the greatest work for patients and HCPs. On a more personal note, Joe is the proud owner of one of the largest MLB bobblehead collections on the North Shore of Long Island.

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JANE RICHTER

SVP, MedComm Client Services

Jane has more than 18 years of pharmaceutical and medical communications experience, as well as experience in the financial services and telecommunications industries. She delivers high-quality, customized, medical communications programs that integrate medical science, creativity, learning principles, and behavioral change principles. Jane is passionate about providing innovative and engaging educational experiences to healthcare professionals with the goal of improving patients’ lives. She earned a BA in psychology from Princeton University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Jane has worked across many therapeutic areas including immunology, rheumatology, dermatology, oncology, addiction, vaccines, respiratory, infectious disease, gastroenterology, pain, epilepsy, and sleep disorders. She is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association mentor program. Jane loves sports and played soccer from grammar school through Division 1 – including as captain her senior year at Princeton – and wishes her golf game was much better!

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JIM HAUPT, PhD

VP, Medical

Jim earned his PhD in biochemistry at Rush Medical College in Chicago and his BSc in genetics from University College London, England. His doctoral dissertation investigated tumor invasion and metastasis in lung cancer. In addition to his strong understanding of the science behind our clients’ molecules, he loves to translate data into effective brand stories. Jim has 20 years of experience in HCP and consumer marketing at pharmaceutical agencies. He is responsible for interpreting complex clinical data, crafting messaging strategies, visualizing effective graphics, and gamifying medical information. He has received many awards for creative work, including Rx Club, In-Awe, Doctor’s Choice, The Global Awards, and an oncology campaign featured in the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. Jim rowed and sculled in high school in England and worked as a cycle courier during college to fund trips to the Middle East and Africa.

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MENDY MCGUIRE, PharmD

VP, Medical Strategy

A licensed pharmacist, Mendy has nearly 20 years of experience in the pharma industry working for large organizations, including Teva, Novartis, and Astellas Pharma. She has held marketing, medical information, sales, academic, and pharmacist roles over the course of her career. As a client, Mendy has partnered with AORs, DAORs, and medical communications agencies, creating and pulling through the scientific narrative for countless products.
She has led teams overseeing HCP, consumer, patient, and digital segments of business. She has also worked with sales teams to deliver comprehensive print and digital sales materials. Additionally, Mendy has managed KOLs, created speaker/peer-to-peer content, and managed rep and marketing-executed KOL/speaker programing for thousands of programs with positive ROI. Mendy has worked in neurology, immunology, psychiatry, and rare disease, just to name a few. Fun fact: Mendy had a Peloton before Peloton was cool.

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