Med Comms Vision

  • Bill Ferrell, BA

    Bill Ferrell, BA, Client Solutions Team Lead, Evidence Scientific Solutions


    Bill's Role

    As MSLevate service offering lead, Bill brings a serious passion for leading teams and mentoring up-and-coming colleagues on both the client and scientific side of the business…

    His intense interest in the evolution of life sciences companies and the way they communicate their messages has led to his leadership position on MSLevate, Envision Pharma Group’s strategic alignment of medical science liaison training and relational tools to brand and disease-state platform communications.

    Industry Role

    Bill is in his nineteenth year of agency service to life sciences companies. He has held faculty positions with the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals, the Center for Business Intelligence, and MassBioEd.

    Career Summary

    –  Over 19 years of medical communications experience.
    –  Faculty/speaker for industry-related events.

  • Joseph

    Joseph Kohles, PhD, Group Director, Scientific and Medical Affairs


    Joseph’s Role

    Joe’s role at Envision is leading the medical strategy team...

    Industry Role

    Joseph Kohles, PhD, is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of research and industry-side pharmaceutical experience, both in medical marketing and clinical research. In addition to a broad range of experience across multiple therapeutic areas, Dr. Kohles has written and published extensively in areas such as basic research, preclinical, clinical, health outcomes, and pharmacoeconomic analysis.

    In 2009, Joe founded the Alligent Group, which evolved rapidly into a mid-size agency specializing in medical strategy, but also offering a considerable level of consulting in commercial strategy, before being acquired by Envision Pharma Group in August 2015.

    Prior to founding Alligent, Joe’s most recent role was in leading the oncology medical affairs team for a large Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in the US. In this capacity, Dr. Kohles guided the overall medical strategy and led the team in execution of clinical trials, outcomes analyses, publications plans, and overall commercial support.

    Career Summary

    – 20 years’ research and industry-side pharma experience: medical marketing and clinical research.
    – Written and published more than 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 60 abstracts and posters.
    – PhD in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, NJ.

  • David

    David Thompson, Group Director, Business Strategy


    David’s Role

    David’s role at Envision is to oversee the build out of medical strategy and communications work across the entire company, leveraging our science, technology and compliance leadership...

    Industry Role

    David is a highly experienced senior executive in the medical communications industry, spending 17 years in medical communications in various leadership positions in Europe and in the US, before joining Alligent Group. In 2002, David moved to the US to set up Gardiner-Caldwell’s US division, which was hugely successful, focusing heavily on oncology launch programs with major Pharma clients. The division expanded to incorporate 4 regional offices and multiple agency brands and David joined the KnowledgePoint360 Group holding company operational board of directors (now Ashfield). In late 2013, David joined Dr. Joe Kohles at Alligent Group as Partner and Managing Director. Alligent Group had evolved rapidly into a mid-size agency specializing in medical strategy, but also offering a considerable level of consulting in commercial strategy, before being acquired by Envision Pharma Group in August, 2015.

    Career Summary

    – David spent his early career with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, and then worked in education before entering the medical communications field.
    – 17 years’ experience in medical communications and leadership across Europe and the US.
    – David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, followed by postgraduate work in Education at the University of Manchester, also in the UK.

  • Kevin Wheatley

    Kevin Wheatley, Global Operations and Creative Solutions Director


    Kevin's Role

    Kevin is involved in all stages of the production process. Initially, contributing to the generation of proposals through to overseeing the smooth and technical production and deliverables…

    Working closely with client teams in both the UK, US, and Asia-Pacific offices, and with frequent client interface, Kevin provides an integral role in delivering all creative and innovative solutions, from traditional lithograph and digital print projects through to interactive multimedia and website projects. Kevin is charged with ensuring client expectations are met and, wherever possible, exceeded; negotiating with a variety of strategic partners and suppliers to ensure client deadlines and budgets are on target.

    Industry Role

    Kevin has 25 years’ experience in the medical communications industry. He initially focused on visual communications, first as a graphic designer, followed by 2 years in graphic and print sales before moving into exhibition and conference production within the pharmaceutical industry. Kevin joined Envision in 2003 and currently manages the Creative and Digital Solutions departments. His main areas of responsibility include multimedia, creative, IT, graphics, editorial, production, and facilities.

    Career Summary

    –  25 years’ experience in medical communications, graphic design, and production.

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