Board of Directors

Lydia Green, R.Ph.,President

Lydia Green

Lydia is a pharmacist, clinical strategist, and medical writer with extensive experience in pharmaceutical marketing and advertising. Her core strengths are understanding how to utilize clinical evidence and message framing to communicate evidence so as to accelerate adoption of healthcare practices and promote behavior change in prescribers and consumers.

She currently is a consultant in mobile healthcare, helping pharmaceutical companies, payers and specialty pharmacies design communication programs targeted to healthcare professionals. Prior to  working at Epocrates, Ms. Green was Senior Vice President, Group Copy Chief, at a medical advertising agency in New York City. A versatile writer, her past clients include the Prescription Project, Public Library of Science, Montana State Pharmaceutical Association and the American Medical Association.

Lydia has a B.S. in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist in Montana. She lives in Redwood City, California.

Joe Garamella, Secretary

Joe Garamella

Joe has more than 30 years of healthcare communications experience as a writer, ad agency creative director and creative consultant for the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. He believes that the most effective medical communications move healthcare providers and patients into action by touching emotions.

From 2002-2007, Joe was Executive Creative Director at Sudler & Hennessey, one of the world’s leading healthcare agencies. At Sudler & Hennessey, Joe managed a creative department of more than 70 people in generating memorable creative concepts.While there, he led positioning and branding work and reviewed all new creative campaigns to maintain the highest standards of quality. Prior to Sudler & Hennessey, Joe was Creative Director at Sperling Sampson West in San Francisco, a start-up boutique agency specializing in biotechnology clients.

Joe has a B.S. in Biology from Trinity College-Hartford. He also completed two years of pre-clinical medical studies at the University of Modena School of Medicine. He  lives in New York City with his partner Kevin and their beloved cat, Rosie.

John Davey, Treasurer

John Davey

John has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily in the telecommunications industry. He is currently Vice President of Business Development at InterSchola, a California-based social enterprise that partners with school districts to facilitate the public sale of surplus assets and obsolete equipment to raise money. John also worked at InterVoice Corporation, a leader in the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) industry. At InterVoice, now part of Convergys Corp, he sold and helped implement one of the world’s largest financial call centers for the Bank of America.

John has a long history of non-profit board participation. He has served as President of the Committee for Green Foothills and Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the Town of Atherton. He is currently Co-President of the Atherton Civic Interest League and is a member of the Sierra Club, Trout Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy.

John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Redlands in California. He lives in Atherton, California with his wife MJ and his 14-year old son.