In May 2009, veteran communications specialist Nancy Glick joined the Washington office of MS&L as Senior Vice President and Director of Health and Nutrition Affairs. A cancer survivor with over 25 years of experience in journalism, communications and social marketing, Nancy specializes in cancer communications and also uses her experience as a patient to develop patient education and advocacy initiatives in such areas disease prevention and health promotion, community health, disease management, women’s health, and elder care. Nancy is also responsible for developing strategic alliances with health, medical, consumer and patient groups to assist the firm’s clients in conducting health education campaigns and in building coalitions to advance health care issues.
Before coming to MS&L, Nancy served for eight years as Executive Vice President within Ruder Finn Washington's healthcare practice, and as the Director of Health and Nutrition Affairs for the firm. Her areas of specialty in the healthcare and food/nutrition arena include health promotion, cancer policy, obesity management, women's health, elder care, community health, food safety and nutrition education.
Prior to joining Ruder Finn in 2001, Nancy served in a variety of positions at Hill and Knowlton, Inc. She was a press officer at the Food and Drug Administration where she handled food, cosmetics, drugs and consumer issues and agency announcements about product recalls. She also served in the Office of Consumer Affairs as the speechwriter and deputy press director for Virginia Knauer, special assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs.
As a former press officer, Nancy maintains ongoing contact with the Washington press corps. She also maintains ongoing relations with national consumer, patient advocacy and women’s organizations, developing partnerships for a number of social marketing and advocacy campaigns. Passionate about cancer advocacy and women’s causes, Nancy served on the boards of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the Friends of the World Food Program and is a current board member of the National Women’s Resource Center. Among her many accomplishments, Nancy was recognized for excellence by the Public Relations Quarterly, and was listed as one of PRQ's "PR Superstars."