Catherine Fink Joins Porter Novelli's New York Office as Executive Vice President, Health & Wellness

Aug 20, 2015, 17:21 ET from Porter Novelli

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli (PN) announced that Catherine Fink has joined its New York office as executive vice president, health and wellness. Fink will lead the agency's work with major health & wellness brands as a client relationship leader, a title given to those leading one of the agency's top 30 accounts. She will be responsible for managing a cross-office team in addition to delivering high-level strategy and counsel to her clients. Fink joined the agency on August 14 and reports to Karen van Bergen, CEO.

"As we grow our health and wellness practice and expand our work with clients around patient engagement and advocacy, Cathy is the perfect addition to the team," said van Bergen. "Her deep healthcare experience will be an incredible asset for our clients and our team."

Fink joins Porter Novelli from Feinstein Kean Healthcare, where she served as senior vice president and patient engagement lead. She brings cross-sector expertise in healthcare, marketing including both patient and professional education, and leveraging public/private partnerships. In 1996, Fink co-founded The Eden Communications Group, a healthcare agency that pioneered patient education and advocacy. Following her role at Eden, Fink worked as a consultant under the Catherine Fink Consulting banner, with clients including Boehringer Ingelheim, CancerCare and the ReThink Health Initiative.

"I have always admired Porter Novelli and watched with interest as the health & wellness practice has developed into one of the strongest in the industry," said Fink. "I'm extremely excited to join the team and look forward to contributing to the great work under way."

Fink earned a B.A. in Film and American Studies from Wesleyan University.

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