Judges

We chose only the best of experts in marketing and advertising of products and services to recognize cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in the care continuum. Let’s meet the group!

Erin Hayes
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Enquire

Erin Hayes is the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Enquire, a leading innovator in the senior living industry. Hayes is the driving force behind Enquire CRM, designed according to best practices for nurturing leads through the sales cycle and ensuring the best fit for prospective residents. These fundamentals, combined with cutting-edge innovation, have made Enquire CRM the fastest-growing CRM in the industry. 


Johnathan Eaves
Director of Corporate Communications
Axxess

Johnathan Eaves is the Director of Corporate Communications at Axxess, the leading technology innovator for care at home. He helps develop and execute strategic communications across the company in collaboration with senior leadership and a cross functional team. Johnathan has helped lead initiatives that have standardized and accelerated content creation for Axxess through regular blogs, thought leadership materials, and social media communications.


Eric Molho
Vice President
Neuger

Eric Molho is a Vice President at Neuger. He has significant experience in marketing and marketing communications as well as strategic planning and market research. He brings a unique blend of strategy and creativity skills to serve our clients. Before coming to Neuger, he was the founder and principal of Bon Partners in St. Paul, Minn., where he led multiple strategic planning and marketing projects. His professional experience includes working for the Minneapolis Public Schools in a variety of roles, three years with Target Corporation as a buyer, and six years at 3M Company as a marketing supervisor and new product development supervisor.


Jim Shaw

Jim is a healthcare industry executive with more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader at the national and global levels. From broad functional leadership perspectives of business development, marketing and business solutions ideation, Jim has a deep history of collaboration with US healthcare organizations as they’ve addressed clinical, economic, and operational challenges. Following profound personal family experiences with both the lack of palliative care, and finally with the support of palliative care, Jim chose to leave the corporate world to help create broader access to the palliative care and end-of-life support that his loved ones mostly missed.


Nick Hoffmeyer
VP of Marketing
Broda Inc.

Nick Hoffmeyer is the VP of Marketing at Broda Inc., whose full line of tilt-in-space positioning chairs has been improving people’s lives for more than 35 years. Nick is an authentic leader who builds stories and processes to solve market problems and discover innovations; all the while building harmony, happiness & health with his customers, coworkers, and world.


Laura Van Eperen
Founder & CEO
FOVNDRY

Laura Van Eperen, founder and CEO of FOVNDRY, has 25+ years of experience as a strategic communications consultant and broadcast journalist. As CEO of FOVNDRY for 17 years, she manages a team of highly skilled health communicators who provide PR, marketing and creative services to organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and nationally. FOVNDRY is based in Maryland, with offices outside of Washington, D.C and in Baltimore.


Jonah Blumenthal
Chief Marketing Officer
TypoDuctions | DRIFT

Jonah Blumenthal is the Chief Marketing Officer of TypoDuctions and DRIFT. TypoDuctions is a creative, results-driven marketing agency servicing a wide range of health care entities. DRIFT is a full-service frontline staffing recruitment agency that handles finding candidates, pre-screening, interview scheduling, and more for one flat fee. Jonah’s passion and unique sense of humor fuel his work and reflect on his ever-growing relationships with clients. 


Mary Ann Donaghy
Principal
Insights & Impact

Mary Ann Donaghy has over 30 years of success as a marketing and strategy leader in companies ranging from Fortune 1000’s to startups in industries including senior living, real estate, higher education, internet services, and consumer package goods. She started her career in senior living serving as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) and is the founder and principal of Insights & Impact, an outsourced marketing firm (www.insights-impact.com). Her focus is providing interim and fractional marketing leadership with a particular focus on market research, strategy development, and operationalizing best-practices marketing.


In Mary Ann’s executive roles at companies including H.J. Heinz, AOL, The Bozzuto Group, and University of Maryland Global Campus, she led internal teams of up to 60 staff and managed multiple marketing agencies, with budgets ranging from $1M to $30M. Several of these roles were global in scope and responsibility. Her focus on building strong, relevant brands and quantitative results has allowed her to consistently deliver revenue and profitability growth and increase the effectiveness of internal and external resources.

Mary Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in French Studies and a minor in International Business from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her teenage son.


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