2022 Board of Directors


Stephen Jezzard, President
Wiley Blackwell

Stephen Jezzard, Director of Advertising at Wiley, has over 16 years of experience in pharmaceutical and device healthcare advertising. Prior to joining Wiley, he worked for News Corporation in many leadership roles within the commercial advertising marketplace for 12 years. Stephen currently manages all digital, print, and custom advertising programs for Wiley's health sciences (HS) journals and B2B magazine portfolio. He leads both internal and external sales teams and manages the full budgetary process for all of Wiley’s HS publications.  

Peter Palmer, Vice President

An HCP audience advertising sales leader for 26 years experienced in multimedia solutions for pharmaceutical promotional and advertising purposes.


Darren Sextro, Treasurer
American Academy of Family Physicians

Darren Sextro is Director of Journal Media at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He has worked in business-to-business publishing since 1987, and since 2003 he has served in various oversight roles specifically within medical media. At the AAFP, Darren is responsible for content development and publishing operations, including brand monetization strategies, for American Family Physician, FPM Journal, FP Essentials, FP Comprehensive, and Annals of Family Medicine.

Jennifer Badua, Secretary
NEJM Group/ Massachusetts Medical Society

Jennifer leads the global reprints, permissions, and advertising sales and support teams at NEJM Group. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of NEJM Group’s media business, including digital and print advertising sales, reprints and permissions sales, production, operations, client services, sales support, and the marketing team which supports the media client base. Previous to this role, Jennifer held multiple positions within the media business at NEJM Group.

From 2010 to 2013, she served as Director of Business Development at the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) where she focused on establishing their digital advertising portfolio as well as identifying new business ventures.

Jenn’s Pharma-focused professional path was forged early in her career when she worked as a Clinical Trials Coordinator at Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Kiel, Germany.

Eileen Henry, Immediate Past President

Eileen is a healthcare advertising and marketing executive with more than 20 years of HCP and direct-to-patient experience spanning across marketing, sales, operations, project management, patient programs, business development, medical society relationships, and thought leader programs. Specialty expertise in neurology, cardiology, oncology, urology, primary care, and more. Eileen has significant experience working in both global/domestic and public/private settings, particularly in Headache, Epilepsy, Migraine, and Rare diseases in Neurology. She is committed to understanding marketplace dynamics and the needs and wants of both internal and external stakeholders to develop an effective strategy to communicate to HCPs and patients.



James Akhbari
Guidemark Health

Aviva Belsky
MJH Life Sciences

Jon Bigelow
Coalition for Healthcare Communication

Hank Blaney

Kevin Bolum
American College of Physicians

Jeffery Bonistalli
American Medical Association

Jaime Brewster 

Emily Chau
SSCG Media Group

Lisa Healy

BioPharma Media Solutions

Rob Heller
Heller Agency

Eugene Lee

RJ Lewis
eHealthcare Solutions

Karima Sharif
Publicis Health Media

Michele Sirkin

Sima Sherman

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Board Member Emeritus

Art Wilschek
The New England Journal of Medicine (Ret.)