Senior Medical Director
A master of clinical content with a broad understanding of the clinical-regulatory environment and more than 23 years in healthcare marketing, advertising, and medical education, Chuck helps Medical Minds’ clients develop highly credible, accurate, and impactful programs to deliver the right messages to the right audience in the right way. His therapeutic experience spans multiple categories including cardiology, CNS/mental health, diabetes, gastroenterology/hepatology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology/hematology, and rheumatology.
Chuck holds an MS in microbiology and immunology from the Duke University and an undergraduate degree in biology,magna cum laude from Union College. After joining the healthcare marketing industry at Lederle Laboratories’ LeDA agency in 1987, he moved to the predecessor agency of Torre Lazur McCann Healthcare WorldWide in 1988, where he assumed progressively more responsible positions in creative copy development and then strategic/scientific planning before leaving the agency in 2010 as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategic/Scientific Officer. Over the years he has worked on behalf of numerous clients large and small in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic and medical device industries. He has been a resident of San Diego since 1996.
Recognized nationally for his award-winning work in medical advertising and promotion, Art brings extensive consumer and healthcare experience to the team. In addition to serving as Creative Director at Medical Minds, Art is also Managing Partner and Co-Creative Director of our partner agency Red Marketing Communications. He has served for more than 20 years in key creative management positions in such major West Coast healthcare agencies as 1Health Communications; Biogenesis/Torre Lazur McCann Healthcare West; and Baxter, Gurian & Mazzei/BBDO. His diverse experience in the healthcare industry spans multiple therapeutic categories, including allergy, asthma, dermatology, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV, nephrology, obesity, ophthalmology, and oncology.
Art was educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and serves on the Art Center Alumni Board of Directors. He began his career in consumer advertising working on brands such as Seven-Up Foods, McDonnell Douglas Computer Network, Lexus, and Toyota. He also spent 2 years as design director at International Design Associates in Tokyo, Japan, working on major consumer accounts.
With her 10 years experience as a traffic manager and operations manager at three large communications agencies, Jeri contributes indispensible organizational and client service management skills to our Medical Minds business. She is the glue that holds everything together as she organizes and coordinates every activity from project initiation to final billing in our complex business environment.
Jeri began her professional career at TMP Worldwide as a staff accountant with responsibilities for job costing and billing, collections, payroll and general ledger posting and reconciliation. Subsequently she was promoted to office manager and then traffic manager with responsibilities for project schedules, interaction between account service and creative departments, as well as payroll and human resources activities. As Operations Manager at Biogenesis/Torre Lazur McCann Healthcare West and subsequently Helix Medical Communications in San Diego, Jeri added client service activities, including status reports and program management to her overall responsibility for operations and supervision of day-to-day activities.
Medical, Scientific, and Editorial Staff
Our writers and editors have worked on the team for many years. Each has a different range of skills, from promotional to highly technical. We assign writers based on project scope and clients build long-term relationships with the entire team to support consistency and efficiency.
Print and Interactive Production
Although clients don’t usually meet them, these team members are essential to the success of every project. Our production manager is responsible for all print production; she selects printers, negotiates prices, monitors work, and performs press checks on every project. Our interactive team members create all digital programs and sometimes interface directly with clients on technical programming issues.
Medical Minds has long term relationships with vendors we trust – for example, Neyenesch printers in San Diego have printed the NCCS, Cancer Survival Toolbox® for 12 years – these types of relationships ensure the best quality and service for our clients.