McCann Health appoints executive creative director

Dov Zmood has joined McCann Health as executive creative director. Zmood was previously VP and group creative director of McCann New York. He’s replacing John Washburn at McCann Health.

Agency veteran Don Young launches firm

Young has launched DHY Consulting, a firm focused on HCP and medical affairs services for both agencies and biotech and pharmaceutical clients. He previously held leadership roles at firms including Razorfish Health and Discovery USA.

Two Spark Therapeutics execs depart

Dr. Kathy High, Spark’s cofounder and R&D head, has exited the company in the wake of its takeover by Roche. Chief medical officer Dr. Kathy Reape is also to depart Spark. Reape has been with Spark since 2016.

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals promotes two execs

Dr. Gregory Williams was promoted to CEO of Eloxx, a clinical-stage pharma company based in Boston. Neil Belloff was appointed COO, filling William’s old role. Previously Belloff was EVP and general counsel.

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 Carrie Gavit at