Here are the finalists in each category:
Patient Advocate: Patients who have gone above and beyond to share their personal story, network and speak out to support other patients to influence better health outcomes.
Jada Cardona - Executive Director of Transitions Louisiana and Patient Expert on TheBody.com
Lisa Emrich - Health Blogger, Founder of brassandivory.org and HealthCentral Social Ambassador
Dr. Emmanuel Fombu - Medical Affairs at Novartis
Mary Shomon - Founder of thyroid-info.com and Contributing Editor to various health media publishers
Mike Veny - CEO of Transforming Stigma and Mental Health Social Ambassador to HealthCentral
Agency Guru: People from healthcare ad agencies who have made a difference by achieving the highest level of excellence in their workplace and inspired others on their team and/or agency.
Angelo Campano - Director, Customer Experience at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
Tom Hespos - Founder, Chief Media Officer at Underscore Marketing
Kristin Mengel - Director, Innovation & Technology at WPP
Andrea Palmer - SVP at Publicis Health Media
Agency Guru Rising Star: Up-and-coming people from healthcare ad agencies who have made a difference by achieving the highest level of excellence in their workplace and inspired others on their team and/or agency.
Carly Fisher - Director, Publicis Health Media
Kate Flanagan - Director, Digital Planning & Activation at Carat
Katie Sullivan - Associate Director, Digital at Initiative
Brand Marketer: Individuals from brands (pharma, specialty, medical device, etc.) who have been innovative and strategic in achieving great marketing success for healthcare.
Susan Bratton - Founder and CEO at Savor Health
Glen Roginski - Director, Media & Connections at Johnson & Johnson
Amanda Todorovich - Director of Content Marketing at Cleveland Clinic