Allison is an award-winning communicator, specializing in providing strategic communications, content development, and coaching services to clients engaged across the healthcare spectrum – whether working on regulatory, commercial, patient engagement, or public affairs programs. With a background in government, politics, consulting, and nonprofits, she has earned a reputation for delivering results with her approachable, creative, and hands-on style.
Allison dives deeply to get to know each client, their communications challenges, and what’s important to them. She’s been involved in many areas of healthcare and public health, with drugs, biologics, diagnostics, and devices, and across multiple disease states. This includes oncology, obesity, infectious diseases, cardiology, neurology, arthritis, women’s health, consumer health, pain, and rare disease. She quickly becomes a trusted advisor, confidence builder, and reliable partner for clients preparing for Advisory Committees, launching new products, advancing a public health agenda, or working to develop their value story.
Allison began her career in the Washington, DC, office of former Texas Governor Ann Richards. Part scheduler, writer, and issue tracker, she was also a full-time problem solver. She then worked in federal government, supporting communications and congressional relations for the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Allison then moved to public relations, public affairs, and public policy in the private sector. She ran the Washington office for a global healthcare public relations agency, where she supported industry, academic, and nonprofit institutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Special Interests and Social Impact
Child health and public health policy have long been Allison’s passions. When a friend’s two young daughters were diagnosed with a rare, neurodegenerative and incurable disease, she immediately looked for ways to help. She now coordinates a Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) Newborn Screening Coalition that gathers evidence supporting the benefits of screening for NPC at birth. Outside of the office, Allison can be found in a quiet theatre with her drama-major daughter or a loud ice rink with her hockey-playing son.