Meet Our Team

Dan Quinn

Co-founder & CEO

Dan Quinn co-founded Ten Bridge Communications with more than 20 years of experience in building leading corporate brands in healthcare. Previously, as Managing Director of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Dan led brand strategy and corporate communications activities for biotech and pharma clients, helping to create, launch and promote companies of all sizes, from emerging biotechnology to the world's largest pharmaceutical and consumer products organizations. Previously, Dan spent nearly seven years at Genzyme Corporation where he worked to protect and enhance the company's global reputation through financial, product, employee, and crisis communications. He helped to steer communications strategy through the approval and launch of four new orphan therapies, more than a dozen acquisitions, and multiple crises and regulatory milestones. Prior to Genzyme, Dan led communications for the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, engaging with media, Congress, government agencies and advocacy interests to launch dozens of high-profile health policy reports each year. He has also worked to promote the work of the medical and nutrition faculty at Tufts University, and began his career as a journalist in Massachusetts.

Ann Stanesa

Co-founder & President

Ann Stanesa co-founded Ten Bridge Communications after nearly 20 years in leadership positions focused on communications and marketing in biotech and pharma. Most recently, Ann led the rapid growth of Feinstein Kean Healthcare's biotech practice, focusing on brand development and ecosystem engagement strategies for dozens of successful emerging biotechnology companies. Previously Ann spent 10 years at Genzyme Corporation, serving as director of public affairs responsible for Genzyme's visibility, relationships, and reputation throughout the community. She directed the thought leadership strategy for senior executives, and created and managed high-profile crisis management strategies and other corporate programs. Ann's experience at Genzyme also included managing the global medical education program for the renal business unit, directing the key opinion leader program, and overseeing relationships with key external patient associations. Prior to joining Genzyme, Ann worked at Searle Pharmaceuticals on direct-to-consumer marketing and non-branded programs for patients with arthritis, and at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the marketing department for the U.S. healthcare practice and Boston office. Ann started her career in the Massachusetts legislature as an aide to a senator.

Krystle Gibbs

Managing Director

Krystle Gibbs brings to Ten Bridge more than a decade of experience developing and executing communications strategies for leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Ten Bridge, Krystle worked for a leading global communications agency focused on healthcare where she shaped and led communications programs for dozens of early-stage to commercial companies, spanning corporate branding and positioning initiatives to critical data and regulatory milestones and events. Most recently, she spearheaded U.S. regulatory communications and issues management, and led the broader global business, for a large pharmaceutical client, working with cross-functional internal and external stakeholders to support the accelerated approval and launch of a new vaccine for adolescents and young adults in a highly competitive environment. Previously, Krystle worked with the media relations team at the American Red Cross to support donor recruitment and raise awareness around the importance of blood donation, particularly amongst young adults. She began her career in a communications role at the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

Dean Wetherbee

Creative Director

Dean brings deep creative and strategic marketing experience to Ten Bridge clients, having worked in both corporate and agency environments with creative leadership positions in a wide array of healthcare-focused industries. He leads creative at Ten Bridge, developing brand, web, interactive, print, and communications solutions for clients across the firm. Prior to joining Ten Bridge, Dean served as creative director and SVP at a healthcare focused agency where he worked with large pharmaceutical firms, emerging biotech companies, medical device and diagnostics manufacturers and a number of government agencies and non-profit/advocacy organizations to develop branding and communications solutions. Previously, Dean spent 5 years at McKesson Health Solutions where he led creative initiatives for corporate marketing, web, brand, event, UI/product design, and internal communications. Dean has been recognized with several design and healthcare industry awards for his innovative approaches to creative challenges.

Lynnea Olivarez

Director

Lynnea Olivarez has deep experience as a biopharma communicator across a variety of organizations in the space. Prior to joining Ten Bridge in 2015, Lynnea guided public relations strategy for more than a dozen life science companies as a member of media practice of a healthcare focused agency. Lynnea spearheaded a range of strategic communications initiatives for her clients, including corporate messaging, media programs, social media engagement and crisis communications. Previously, Lynnea led marketing and communications activities for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the agency charged with implementing the state's $1-billion life science initiative. She helped elevate Massachusetts' reputation as a leading life science hub, overseeing the center's rebranding and launching targeted awareness campaigns for new funding programs, both internationally and domestically. Before her time in government, Lynnea managed global internal communications for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research's informatics and technology team. She began her career in biopharma at the state's industry trade association, MassBio.

Sarah Sutton, PhD

Director

Sarah Sutton, PhD, has a decade of experience in scientific communications, having worked as a journalist, an author on academic papers, and behind the scenes as a media strategist. Prior to joining Ten Bridge Communications, Sarah led writing projects for the Broad Institute's fundraising team, helping to secure millions of dollars in grants and private funding for biomedical research. Previously, she managed web and media communications for Brown University's Alumni Relations team, serving as project manager, editor, and writer for a range of communications initiatives designed to enhance ties between the University and its constituents. She also spent several years as a medico-legal researcher at a small consulting firm, where she co-authored medical journal articles and consulted for mass-tort litigators in class-action environmental and occupational health lawsuits. Sarah is an experienced writing instructor, and she spent five years teaching undergraduate courses in science writing at Brandeis University, where she also directed the University's Writing Center. Sarah began her career as a journalist at the Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star, covering business and environmental issues. Her writing has appeared on NPR. She earned her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her PhD from Brandeis University, where she studied the history of science and technology.

Steven Mousterakis

Art Director

Steven Mousterakis has provided creative support to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies for 20 years. Prior to joining Ten Bridge, Steven led all creative strategy, design and production efforts internally at Infinity Pharmaceuticals and Vertex Pharmaceuticals focusing on corporate and product websites, investor relations materials, highly regulated labeling and package inserts, product identity systems, advertisements, and conference exhibits and materials. Steven also has extensive agency experience, having founded creative departments at two communications firms supporting a wide range of healthcare companies, hospitals, advocacy organizations, and government agencies. Steven's strengths include corporate branding, creative strategy development and execution, and web and print design.

Paul Goldsmith

Director

Paul Goldsmith is a veteran writer and communications strategist with a deep understanding of the science shaping the future of medicine. Prior to joining Ten Bridge Communications, Paul managed media relations for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where he worked closely with local and national reporters to tell the story of the Institute's efforts with CRISPR technology, Zika virus, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak. During his time at the Broad, he also worked as a science writer, reporting on the Institute's scientific programs, events, and staff. Previously, he developed targeted donor reports for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he helped the fundraising team meet and exceed its annual goals. Before turning to science, Paul spent a decade as a journalist, covering a range of topics including food, sports, and business. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and numerous other national outlets. In addition, he worked as a narrative copywriter creating digital content and marketing collateral for companies like Whole Foods Market and Deloitte. Paul earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and his Master of Arts in journalism from Syracuse University.

Danielle Cantey

Associate

Danielle Cantey is an associate at Ten Bridge Communications supporting several clients. She first joined the company as an intern. Prior to Ten Bridge, Danielle worked with companies and political coalitions in the healthcare sector as an intern at Blue Engine Message and Media. Danielle has also supported many brands in establishing a social media presence. Previously, she taught high school workshops for urban youth focused on effective communication and sexual health through the nonprofit Peer Health Exchange. She earned a B.S. from Boston University in public relations and political science.

Riley Calhoun

Associate

Riley Calhoun is an associate at Ten Bridge Communications supporting several clients. She first joined the Ten Bridge team as an intern. Prior to Ten Bridge, Riley worked at Suffolk Construction as an intern on their Community and Employee Engagement team and has experience as an executive assistant in commercial real estate. Riley also spent several summers coaching sailing. She earned a B.A. from Boston College in English and was on the varsity sailing team at BC.

Jen McCall

Designer

With over 18 years under her belt at various design firms and ad agencies, Jennifer's experience runs the gamut in both traditional and interactive media. She develops solutions that engage the audience while aligning with the brand, inspiring awareness, and driving business results. Jenn has won numerous industry awards for her consumer-facing creative campaigns, and her design has been highlighted in numerous industry magazines. Jenn's enthusiasm and thoughtful approach to design, as well as her interdisciplinary skills, have enabled Jenn to produce breakthrough visual work for diverse clients such as GE, Biogen, The Ritz Carlton, Harvard and Aetna.

We're growing!

Want to join our fast-growing team? Ten Bridge is hiring. Learn more about current openings.

Director

Position Description: Director

The Director at Ten Bridge Communications will be a key leader in all aspects of a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup agency that is working with the leading companies in biotech and healthcare.

We are seeking a highly collaborative, energetic and confident professional who is eager to learn and work alongside seasoned professionals who are recognized leaders in the biotech communications space. We have created a new kind of agency, optimally designed to support the needs of pre-commercial and commercial biotech companies. Our clients rely on us to deliver strategic and tactical support that reflects a deep understanding of the industry. Our services include corporate branding, strategy and positioning, media relations, patient advocacy engagement, social media, investor communications strategy, employee communications, community relations and scientific communications. For many clients we work directly with C-level executives, and always strive to act as a seamless extension of our clients' teams, as invested as they are in furthering their success and mission.


Must-haves for the position include:

  • Proven ability to immerse oneself in our industry and the world-changing work of our clients
  • Passion for building value for clients in the biotech and pharmaceutical spaces through highly strategic communications approaches
  • Ability to lead and inspire a talented staff of motivated professionals at all levels
  • Experience formulating successful strategies for and utilizing digital communications channels, including Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Strong writing and editing abilities and demonstrated aptitude in adapting writing style to fit a given audience or application (media, web, internal, etc.); proficiency in AP style preferred
  • Awareness of industry media and publications, foundational understanding of the news cycle and experience with media outreach
  • Fantastic client service skills
  • A desire to help build and nurture a culture of collaboration, excellence and growth as we grow the Ten Bridge team and behind-the-scenes company operations
  • A creative mind that's very far "out of the box"
  • 7-15 years of relevant industry experience

Key responsibilities of the Director position include:

  • Help to lead Ten Bridge efforts across multiple client accounts, working with account teams to plan and implement the full range of client responsibilities
  • Foster highly collaborative long-term client relationships
  • Develop content for wide range of client projects, including messaging and positioning platforms, press releases, pitch materials, website copy and investor materials
  • Cultivate ongoing media relationships, pitching stories and delivering measurable benefits for clients
  • Develop and implement digital/social strategies for corporate, clinical trial recruitment and patient advocacy initiatives
  • Help to nurture the career growth and professional development of junior staff
  • Highly collaborative contribution to corporate branding and Creative work, including management of external vendors and partnering with internal colleagues

This position offers ample learning and growth opportunities, and the ability over time to assume increasing levels of responsibility for writing and account management. We are located in vibrant Central Square in Cambridge, convenient to the Red Line, commuter rail, a thriving restaurant scene, and many of our clients.

We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

Associate

Position Description: Associate

The Communications Associate will support all aspects of a rapidly growing, fast-paced startup working with leading companies in biotech and healthcare.

We are seeking a highly collaborative, energetic and confident professional who is eager to learn and work alongside seasoned professionals who are recognized leaders in the biotech communications space. We are creating a new kind of agency, and we support a growing number of biotech companies who rely on us to deliver strategic and tactical support that reflects a deep understanding of the industry. Our services include corporate branding, strategy and positioning, media relations, social media, investor communications strategy, employee communications, community relations, and scientific communications. We work directly with C-level executives, and always strive to act as a seamless extension of our clients’ teams, as invested as they are in furthering their success and mission.

Must-haves for the position include an eagerness to immerse oneself in our industry and the world-changing work of our clients, a desire to help build and nurture a culture of collaboration, excellence and growth, and an ability to think creatively at all times. One to four years of relevant experience required.

Key responsibilities of the Communications Associate position include:


  • Support for multiple client accounts, working with senior account leaders to plan and implement the full range of client responsibilities
  • Primary research and market analysis in support of client-level communications initiatives, new business pitches, and other needs
  • Development of target media lists and media targeting strategies
  • Timely monitoring, analysis and reporting of coverage from a variety of news outlets covering our clients and issues related to their business
  • Strong writing ability and demonstrated aptitude in adapting writing style to fit a given audience or application (media, web, internal, etc.)
  • The proven ability to understand technical subject matter, and convey its essence through written and verbal communications
  • Social media strategy and implementation
  • Administrative support for all aspects of firm business, including time tracking, billing and infrastructure/capacity building

This position offers ample learning and growth opportunities, and the ability over time to assume increasing levels of responsibility for writing and account management. Ten Bridge offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. We are located in vibrant Central Square in Cambridge, convenient to the Red Line, commuter rail, a thriving restaurant scene, and many of our clients.

We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

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