Jen Dobrzelecki

Jen Dobrzelecki

Pharma, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Providers, Health Tech, Associations, Consumer Health & Wellness


Hi there. I've been developing and leading integrated communications programs in the healthcare space for more than 25 years, and I am incredibly passionate about the role innovation plays in making everyday lives happy and healthy.

As the lead of the combined healthcare practice at SHIFT and Padilla, I serve as a senior counselor to clients, offering my diverse experience and skillset, which includes brand building and strategy, creative brand solutions, earned media strategy, patient advocacy, product launches and milestones, digital engagement, reputation management, thought leadership, issues management and more.

I truly work across the full health communications spectrum and have led integrated communications programs for a diverse range of organizations, from start-ups to global health leaders, including Allergan, AstraZeneca, Avantor Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Novocure, Pfizer, Revance and Sherlock Biosciences, to name just a few.

Before joining Padilla, I headed up the purpose-driven healthcare PR firm Goodfuse (a GCI Group company), founded, built and led the NY office for Lewis Global Communications, served as the U.S. head of M&C Saatchi PR and held leadership positions at Affect Strategies, Golin and CKPR.

How I See It

"By telling stories that humanize their missions, build trust and inspire action, healthcare organizations can drive meaningful change, ultimately contributing to a legacy of equity and inclusivity in healthcare that will benefit generations to come."

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