Jo Ann Antoine

Jo Ann Antoine
Art Director
Jo Ann uses her creativity to develop powerful visuals for social and behavioral health. In her spare time, she loves to travel and tell stories of her adventures through photography.
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crystal borde

Crystal Borde
Associate Director
When she is not taking too many photos or feeding her brain’s pop culture encyclopedia, Crystal brings more than 12 years of strategic communications expertise to organizations engaging diverse communities.
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Catie Carreras
Editorial Associate
With a background in journalism, Catie is passionate about using the power of storytelling to educate and inform the public about important social issues. When she’s not taking photos, you can find her watching videos of penguins or immersed in the Washington Post.
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Elizabeth Diaz-Escobar
Assistant Account Executive
Elizabeth has a passion for using the art of communication to inform the community about substance misuse, and health disparities. In her downtime she “unwinds” by listening to criminal podcasts.
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Carolyn Fearing

Carolyn Fearing
Associate Director
Carolyn has been working in social marketing and communications for 18 years. She is passionate about healthy living and health equity. After hours, she likes gardening, interior design, and long family walks with the dog.
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kate fink

Kate Fink, MA
Senior Account Supervisor
Kate explores how technology can create meaningful change in the world when it reaches the right people at the right time. On the weekends you can find her tasting the latest DC-area craft brews with her husband.
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matt forke

Matt Forke
Account Supervisor
Matt is a public health communications professional, specializing in media strategy and outreach, partnership development—particularly for LGBTQ populations—and communications technical assistance.
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Faith James

Faith James
Assistant Account Executive
Faith is a member of the digital media team with a passion for storytelling as a vessel for social change. She enjoys spending time with loved ones and finding the humor in life.
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Ryan Parks

Ryan Parks
Account Supervisor
Ryan believes in the power of storytelling to raise awareness and understanding, foster empathy and inclusion, and create the personal connections we all need to thrive. He is also known for being the office PUNdit.
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scott rieder

Scott Rieder
Account Manager
Scott blends the unique abilities of writing creatively, placing media stories like nobody’s business and possessing more sports knowledge than 95% of the population.
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Linda

Linda Sabelhaus
Account Supervisor
Linda uses her skills as a health communicator to prevent substance misuse, specifically in children, youth and young adults. When not at the beach with her family, she can be found immersed in a coloring book for adults.
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sangeetha sarma

Sangeetha Sarma
Senior Account Manager
Sangeetha uses her media strategy and outreach skills to get her clients’ stories in front of relevant audiences. In her downtime, she moonlights as a level 5 illusionist on her Dungeons & Dragons team.
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Lisa Swanberg

Lisa Swanberg
Vice President
Creating and improving information dissemination to the public has been the core of Lisa’s health communications work for nearly 30 years. She is passionate about getting the right information into the hands of people when they need it most.
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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson
Account Manager
Michael uses his communications skills and project management experience to deliver underage drinking prevention contract-based services. He is a passionate music lover who enjoys listening to the UK station Solar Radio in his spare time.
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Jane Tobler

Jane Tobler
Vice President
Jane is interested in working with consumers and people in recovery who are making a difference in people’s lives and are the ones at the forefront of making change.
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Catherine Turvey
Assistant Account Executive
Catherine is a communicator who loves listening. She gets a kick out of qualitative research, social marketing and traveling in Latin America.
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brittany vanderpool

Brittany Vanderpool, MPS
Event Manager/Senior Account Executive
Brittany is Vanguard’s events guru and a member of the digital team. When she’s not frolicking at sporting events in DC, she can be found on the sofa with her beagle and a good crime novel.
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Shannon Walsh

Shannon Walsh, MBA
Account Manager
Shannon is a relationship connector who bridges the gap between different sectors to maximize social impact and influence behaviors.  She loves spending time in nature and reading historical biographies.
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