Michele Baer has provided public relations counsel to healthcare leaders and innovators for more than 15 years. Currently, she serves as Senior Vice President and Head of the New Jersey office at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, a boutique communications consultancy. She has led national and global teams at leading public relations agencies as well as in-house as acting communications director for Novartis. Michele is a frequent guest speaker and writer for industry publications, and her work on behalf of clients has been recognized by more than a dozen awards including the DTC National Advertising Awards, SABRE, Bellringer, Clarion, Hermes Creative and Communicator, among others. She earned joint bachelor’s degrees from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and completed coursework at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.