FCB Health Network appoints medical chief

Dr. Sommer Bazuro has been promoted to the newly created position of chief medical officer at FCB Health Network. Bazuro has been with FCB Health for 11 years.

Omnicom makes two leadership changes

Catherine Sullivan, who was North America investment chief at Omnicom Media Group, will lead media buying agency PHD as chief executive in the U.S. Ralph Pardo, who was president of Omnicom’s cross-agency AT&T account, was named U.S. CEO at Hearts & Science.

Astellas names patient centricity head

Dr. Anthony Yanni has been named SVP and global head of patient centricity, a new business unit within Astellas. 

FTI Consulting appoints senior managing director

Todd Mello has been appointed senior managing director and leader of the Valuation Services group at FTI Consulting. Previously, Mello cofounded a national boutique healthcare valuation firm.

Emmes appoints CEO

Dr. Christine Dingivan has joined contract research organization Emmes as president and chief executive officer. Previously, Dingivan was a senior executive with Novartis. She is succeeding Dr. Anne Lindblad, who retired after 38 years at the company. 

Hopelab names marketing VP

Stacey Manley has been named VP of marketing and communications at Hopelab, a nonprofit focused on teen and young adult health. Previously, he held other marketing and communications roles at nonprofits East Bay Community Foundation and Coaching Corps.

Axcella names legal chief

Paul Fehlner has been promoted to chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Axcella, a clinical-stage biotech. Previously, Fehlner was Axcella’s chief intellectual property officer.

BeyondSpring appoints financial chief

Elizabeth Czerepak has been named chief financial officer at immuno-oncology company BeyondSpring. Previously, she held roles with Genevant Sciences, Bear Stearns and JPMorgan.

The Escalator is a weekly roundup of notable people moves in the pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing industries. For submissions, email Carrie Gavit at [email protected].