Shaw, Harrington to leave Lilly

Christi Shaw, SVP and president of Lilly Bio-Medicines, is set to leave Eli Lilly & Co. at the end of August. She will be replaced by Patrik Jonsson, president and GM of Lilly Japan. Mike Harrington, SVP and general counsel, is also planning to retire at the end of this year, the company said. Lilly is searching for Harrington’s successor. 

Springer Healthcare names Headley global IME director 

Springer Healthcare has hired Elsbeth Headley for the new role of global IME director, responsible for developing its independent medical education business. Previously, she was COO of PCM Scientific. Headley will be based in London and report to Springer Healthcare managing director Carolyn Honour. 

MyHealthTeams hires Pran

MyHealthTeams has hired Christian Pran as EVP for partnerships. He will lead a team that will help biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies engage patients. MyHealthTeams is a creator of social networks for people facing chronic healthcare conditions. Previously, Pran founded and ran Digital Viking Media. 

Gulfo joins Medexus board

Medexus Pharmaceuticals has named Adele Gulfo to its board of directors. She is the chief of commercial development at Roivant Sciences, which has a pipeline of more than 35 investigational drugs in 14 therapeutic areas. 

HealthNow NY promotes Snyder

HealthNow New York has promoted Julie Snyder to SVP and chief marketing and communications officer. HealthNow New York is the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. She has served as VP of corporate relations and special assistant to the CEO since 2015. 

Eversana hires Sambasivan

Eversana has appointed Bhaskar Sambasivan as president of patient services and chief strategy officer. He was previously SVP and global head of life sciences at Cognizant and has worked at Siebel Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Ragone named to Missouri health board 

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has named Nick Ragone, EVP and chief marketing and communications officer at Ascension, to a four-year term on the state’s board of health and senior services. 

Bruno joins Dentsply Sirona 

Eric Bruno has joined Dentsply Sirona as SVP of its North America regional commercial organization, responsible for leading go-to-market strategy. Previously, he was general manager for vision care at Alcon/Novartis. Bruno will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Titan Medical brings on Zaring 

Medical device company Titan Medical has hired Chad Zaring as chief commercial officer, a newly created position, reporting to CEO David McNally. Previously, Zaring worked at Medtronic, most recently serving as VP of robotics, imaging and navigation. 

Client-side people moves courtesy of MM&M sister brand The PMD.

The Escalator is a weekly roundup of notable people moves in the pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing industries. For submissions, email Frank Washkuch at