EVERSANA INTOUCH Engage Leadership

The Momentum Makers Who Move Us Forward



As a life science marketing executive with 25+ years of expertise from both the client and services side of the industry, Denise brings extensive experience deploying commercial strategies spanning the full product life cycle, from early phase III to loss of exclusivity, for both broad therapeutic categories and specialized rare/ultra-rare conditions. Leveraging her diverse expertise and know-how from the inside out, she helps life science clients anticipate and strategically adapt to the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Denise partners with the world’s leading life science companies to strategically reach patients, providers, and payers to enhance the patient experience and improve outcomes. Outside of work Denise can typically be found cheering on one of her three children at a basketball, lacrosse, or water polo game. 

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SVP, Operations

Marissa is a seasoned medical marketing executive with 15+ years of experience delighting clients and nurturing teams in the healthcare industry. Whether crafting brand identities, building customized web portals, or planning resident wet labs, Marissa deploys a seamless process, strategic output, and measurably successful results. Through her keen insights and sincere approach, Marissa builds cohesive and collaborative teams that thrive at exceeding client expectations and delivering award-winning work. In her free time, she can be found project managing schedules for her three children, Nolen, Colton and Siena. 

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Elizabeth Stauffer

SVP, Strategic Planning

Elizabeth brings more than 20 years of healthcare marketing and strategy experience to EVERSANA. She provides strategic guidance to brands at various stages of their product lifecycle from launch through maturity. Most recently, she has been dedicated to brands that support patients and caregivers suffering from rare diseases. Prior to joining EVERSANA, Elizabeth focused her career on strategy consulting and brand management in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Patrick Beers

SVP, Market Access

Patrick excels at developing market access strategies, compelling value propositions and high impact communication programs that target key market access stakeholders. He has launch experience in all market access archetypes including vaccines, oncology, rare/ultra-rare disease, high volume specialty products, and general medicines. Patrick lives on a farm in Ringoes, New Jersey, and is an avid horseman and rider.

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Uttama Rath, PHD

VP, Medical

Uttama is a seasoned medical strategist with more than 17 years of medical communication, managed market, and academic experience across all healthcare stakeholders. She brings extensive experience across multiple therapeutic areas including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rare disease, oncology, immunology, neurology, women’s health, and vaccines. Her medical expertise spans the lifecycle of product development and encompasses strategic guidance, product positioning and differentiation, and medical content creation. Previously, Uttama served as a key member of the research faculty specializing in oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC and published her insights multiple times in scientific journals and congresses. She takes a breather through a creative outlet of developing stained glass, pottery and graphical t-shirts for her son’s classmates and sporting events.

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Brandy Buhl

VP, Customer Experience Strategy

Brandy is a seasoned marketing strategist, specializing in data-led marketing activation. She leads the CX Strategy discipline at EVERSANA INTOUCH Engage and is responsible for the planning, activation, and optimization of all launch strategies. She has experience in activating patient, physician, and payer audiences against a collective goal for better patient outcomes and is well-versed in phased launch planning for small, medium and large-cap companies. Previously, Brandy worked with brands across healthcare, consumer packaged goods, restaurant, and retail sectors and formed a belief that the most interesting work lies at the intersection of data and creativity. Beyond her passion for helping patients, Brandy enjoys playing fantasy football.

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Managing Director, Executive Creative Director

Taegan specializes in mentoring and developing talent through design leadership and thrives on delivering amazing creative. Taegan has worked across industries and sectors, helping modernize and transform brands and experiences to elevate the human experience. She’s not shy of the stage and loves to present on topics that range from creative motivation to new research methodologies. Taegan’s side hustle is teaching yoga and loves nothing more than jet-setting to foreign locations around the globe in her free time.

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Chris Gavazzoni

VP, Project Management

With 22 years of experience in life sciences marketing and advertising, Chris brings a diverse range of skills from his roles in Account, Resource, and Project Management to EVERSANA INTOUCH Engage. He has experience leading more than 20 launches such as rare disease fast-track therapies, medical devices, label updates, and relaunching mature brands. From strategic planning through execution and across various markets and initiatives, Chris partners with cross-functional teams to drive results and operational effectiveness. In his spare time, Chris spends time with family and friends, ideally near a body of water with music, food, drink, and laughs.

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Elizabeth Garofalo

SVP, Client Partner

Elizabeth has spent her entire career in the pharmaceutical industry across various disciplines including business development, brand marketing, medical education, health system marketing, employer engagement, and payer marketing. Today, Elizabeth brings her experience in working on products in various phases of their lifecycle, from pre-launch to LOE, and her expertise in launching several products across multiple therapeutic areas to her role in supporting EVERSANA INTOUCH Engage clients. Elizabeth loves to be active and try new things – she has a wide variety of hobbies that include yoga, golf, snowboarding, sailing, and just completed a 3-month virtual vegan cooking class.

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