We build relationships one word at a time

Creating content is easier and more enjoyable than you thought possible. That’s thanks to our down-to-earth, easygoing healthcare content team of client services managers, writers, and strategists.

Everyone on our coast-to-coast team is experienced in healthcare and digital writing. To make sure we can provide the strongest, clearest content to your audiences, we are trained in health literacy and plain language. It’s part of our proprietary WriterGirl Academy. These required courses boost skills in interviewing clinicians, telling compelling stories, writing mobile-friendly content and more.

When you work with WriterGirl healthcare content experts, you can expect strong, efficient, effective content that aligns with your goals.

  • Degrees in journalism, English, communications, marketing and public relations
  • Master’s degrees in journalism, literature, English and business
  • RNs, BSNs and MSNs
  • MDs and PhDs
  • Patient care
  • Patient education
  • Health insurance
  • Health and wellness
  • Research
  • Health and life science
  • Community living and senior care

Meet the members of our core team, who make sure you have the support you need from the very first meeting.

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Christy PretzingerPresident & CEO
Christy is the strategic and visionary leader of WriterGirl. Since 2005, she’s grown WriterGirl from a modest freelance…
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Colleen MassaChief operating officer
Since 2012, Colleen has been an integral part of the WriterGirl team. She rapidly moved from a part-time position…
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Rebecca SimsEVP, operations
When four-year-old Rebecca snuck onto a bus (in Germany) headed for a preschool (she didn’t attend)…
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Kirsten LeckyEVP, business development
Kirsten has enjoyed working with healthcare leaders for most of her career. She is passionate about…
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Reba ThompsonVP, client partnerships
Reba is a business development pro, and we admire her professionalism, mad organizational skills…
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Rosemary D'AloiaDirector of finance
Rosemary considers herself a seeker and life-long learner. She’s passionate about helping small businesses keep their finances in order…
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Lauran McHaffieClient partnership coordinator
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Katie SnyderMarketing coordinator
Katie is a University of Cincinnati grad who completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology…
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Laura DiGiulioOperations director
A self-described “grammar nerd,” Laura has enjoyed writing and editing for as long as she can remember…
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Lyn EngleClient services director
Lyn’s a life-long ‘word nerd’ who is seldom without a pen at hand. She loves helping clients…
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Diane HammonsDirector of creative operations
So, you’re all writers? No. But we’re all communicators. Diane came to WriterGirl with a few decades of design, marketing and branding under her proverbial belt…
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Carol WilliamsContent director
Carol has been a marketing writer for a few decades now. The challenges of persuasion and problem-solving…
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Kris HenningerEditorial manager
Kris brings over 20 years of writing and editing experience – from employee communications, technical documentation and training, to executive speeches, video scripts and ads…
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Rachel HershbergerOperations coordinator
Rachel has delighted in words since she penned her first limerick in fourth grade…
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Melissa AlexanderProject manager
Melissa started her career designing the front pages of newspapers but soon fell into the marketing and project management world…
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Alice ChurchillProject manager
Since 2013, Alice has created content and overseen the details of WriterGirl projects. She can write…
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Elizabeth CreehanProject manager
Elizabeth’s journey to becoming a WriterGirl project manager took a few twists and turns…
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Lee FleisherProject manager
When she was young, Lee could always be found with a notebook and pen in her hand…
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Terri Ann FredetteProject manager
Passionate about the power of connecting and the direct benefits it produces —Terri Ann is a consummate…
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Kristin GraceProject manager
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Karrie HooverProject manager
Karrie found her niche as a liaison between sales and operations teams by accident when she was…
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Nina MitchellSenior project manager
Nina found her love for project management when she was in a marketing communications role and was…
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Rebecca SgarlataProject manager
The name Rebecca Sgarlata is synonymous with “jack of all trades”…
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Kate TatarkoProject manager
Kate is a born project manager. As a kid, she begged her mom to run the school carnival so she could run the show…
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Nikki BreenContent strategist
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Stella HartContent strategist
Stella is an experienced healthcare marketer, digital strategist, and user experience analyst.
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Abbie KrajewskiContent strategist
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Hannah BarkerSenior content writer & editor
Hannah has loved both writing and science for as long as she can remember…
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Dama EwbankSenior content writer & editor
Dama is a Purdue University grad who started her college career as a biology…
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Colleen WeinkamSenior content writer & editor
Colleen is an Ohio University J-school grad who started as a producer for TV news…
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Leigh WilkinsSenior content writer & editor
Leigh graduated from Northwestern with a journalism degree in her hand and a dream in her heart…of not becoming a journalist…

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