Team

Meet Our Ultra-Talented Team of Results-Oriented Healthcare Marketing Experts and Consultants


We are very proud of the talented and dedicated people we have assembled to serve you.

Departments

Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director

Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Chief Executive Officer & Creative Director


Over the years Stewart has personally marketed and consulted for over 1,457 healthcare clients, ranging from private practices to multi-billion dollar corporations. Additionally, he has marketed a variety of America’s leading companies, including Citicorp, J. Walter Thompson, Grubb & Ellis, Bally Total Fitness, Wells Fargo and Chase Manhattan. Stewart co-founded our company, and today acts as Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director. He is also a frequent author and speaker on the topic of healthcare marketing. His personal accomplishments are supported by a loving wife and two beautiful daughters.

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Jeff Mancino

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Mancino

Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Roy Gaughran

Senior Marketing Strategist

Kathy Roy Gaughran

Senior Marketing Strategist


In her career, Kathy has helped over 4,000 clients all over North America achieve their growth goals. As an award-winning strategic marketing planner, Kathy has been involved in both the high level strategies required for long-term sustainability, plus the tactical execution used to accomplish the day-to-day successes. Kathy’s clients include practices with annual revenues well over $10 million and with annual marketing budgets up to $900,000. In addition, Kathy is an accomplished speaker, appearing at countless national, local and state healthcare associations. Kathy is a member of the American Marketing Association and The Direct Marketing Association.

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Deanna Drum

Director of Talent Development

Deanna Drum

Director of Talent Development

Lori Waltz

Director of Training

Lori Waltz

Director of Training


Lori has over 15 years of experience as a healthcare practice trainer and consultant. She has consulted with hundreds of medical and dental practices throughout the US, and in nearly every specialty. In addition to having a solid education in marketing, behavior training and business management, Lori has a very comprehensive approach. She will thoroughly analyze every aspect of your practice, identify areas that need improvement, and show you and your staff members how to implement a customized program for success. Lori is extremely energetic and personable and knows how to motivate staff members so they enjoy working as a team. In addition, Lori’s programs can help increase your efficiency, provide a better patient experience, increase your number of booked patients, increase patient referrals, and enhance your reputation.

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Steven Jacobs

SEO and Social Media Director

Steven Jacobs

SEO and Social Media Director


As Healthcare Success’ SEO & Social Media Director, Steven is responsible for overseeing long-term Search Engine Optimization strategy, helping healthcare practices rank in Google’s Search Results. He specializes in staying on the cutting edge of a constantly changing industry, developing SEO strategies to build an audience, increase website traffic and generate qualified leads that yield long term success. Steven graduated from Concordia University as one of the top graduates from the business department, he has worked and optimized over 250+ websites.

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Charlie DeNatale

Media Buyer

Charlie DeNatale

Media Buyer


Charlie has over 30 years of experience in media planning, buying and research with specific expertise in national, regional and local direct response broadcast strategies and analysis. He previously was media director of Christopher Thomas Associates and Lobo & Petrocine in New York and is currently overseeing and managing all media plans and budgets for more than 30 clients. During his career, he was instrumental in the successful multi-million-dollar media launch of the popular diet supplement, Metabolife. He has also served as a marketing consultant for AT&T, Playboy Enterprises and Tribune Entertainment, helping to develop revenue-generating strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and media outlets. Charlie attended Upsala College and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting.

Peter Do

Marketing Strategist

Peter Do

Marketing Strategist


Having worked in related business fields for over a decade, Peter brings a strong online marketing background to Healthcare Success. A lifelong resident of Southern California, his responsibilities for the company include marketing strategy, business development and establishing new client relationships. Peter studied Environmental Law and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, before returning to Orange County.

Nancy Toomey

Program Consultant

Nancy Toomey

Program Consultant


Nancy has been a marketing strategist for over 19 years in the healthcare industry. She finds it very rewarding to have helped over 1,000 physicians grow their practice through strategic and smart marketing with positive end results.

Nancy is a supermom to 8-year-old twins Francesca aka Frankie and Johnny. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, music, and speedway.

Scott Orchard

Senior Designer & Web Developer

Scott Orchard

Senior Designer & Web Developer


Professional designer and web developer with over 14 years of experience working with large brands and small businesses from multiple industries. Scott has a considerable amount of experience in web and print design, website development, online media, e-commerce, marketing, branding, problem solving and account management. Scott’s past clients include SALT. Optics, Rusack Vineyards, Thinkwell Group, Inc., Reiter Affiliated Companies, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Microdevices Laboratories JPL NASA, Archiv-e Fine Art Prints, Kontour Type, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Imperial Barber Products, Mercury Insurance, Dole Food Company, Inc. and one of his favorite restaurants, The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific. Scott is also an Eagle Scout.

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Eddie Olivas

Inbound Marketing Manager

Eddie Olivas

Inbound Marketing Manager


Eddie has been a web developer and graphic designer for over a decade. For 5 years, he took the freelance world by storm taking on projects large and small, gaining priceless knowledge and skills along the way, and leaving a mass of satisfied clients and good friends in his wake. In his free time, he enjoys writing, painting, playing & recording music, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and being Superdad for his 2 beautiful daughters.


Simona Ramos

Associate Creative Director

Simona Ramos

Associate Creative Director


A talented Art Director with years of experience, Simona helps to create unique and compelling design campaigns for Healthcare Success. For over 15 years, she has worked in association with Stewart and has served over 1,200 clients in the healthcare field alone. In addition to her expertise in healthcare marketing, she has also worked as a Senior Art Director for a major casino as well as an Internet search engine company. Simona began her career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in design, and fell in love with art upon frequenting museums as a child.

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Greg Ashbaugh

Senior Copywriter

Greg Ashbaugh

Senior Copywriter


A highly capable writer and strategic thinker, Greg has nearly 20 years’ experience writing marketing campaigns for a wide range of healthcare business and practice types. He has helped hundreds of clients across the U.S. achieve their goals by being thorough, dedicated and attentive to the details. A former Agency Director and Creative Director in healthcare marketing, Greg brings a broad understanding and perspective to each client’s situation, objectives and marketing success. Greg is known for his willingness and ability to handle any marketing challenge and produce top-quality messaging that gets results.

Jake Weber

Copywriter, Blogger

Jake Weber

Copywriter, Blogger


Jake is an experienced Healthcare Success writer and blogger who has worked with a wide variety of medical specialties. These include reproductive medicine, OB/GYN, oncology, medical weight loss, ophthalmology and many others. His creative responsibilities include concepting and preparing a range of projects, including complete websites, landing pages, TV commercials and branding materials.

With a formal education in philosophy and long-form journalism from University of California, Irvine, Jake brings extensive research, interview and analytical skills to the table. Away from the office, he spends as much time as possible hiking, camping and snowboarding.

Celeste Ethington

Media Coordinator

Celeste Ethington

Media Coordinator


Working in traditional media, Celeste coordinates and communicates with representatives from television, print, and radio. She is a key player in making sure all necessary steps are completed in order for the media to continue. Celeste is in constant communication with our media buyer, account managers, and the creative team. She started out at Healthcare Success as an intern in the summer, before being hired part-time. She will be graduating from San Diego State University in May 2017, with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in Human Resource Management.

Sam Jones

Managing Editor

Sam Jones

Managing Editor


Writer, editor, entrepreneur and healthcare marketer, Sam is responsible for much of our published content – on our website, blog, e-newsletters, as well as feature material in medical & dental industry publications. He is an experienced marketing and marcom resource guy, and a multi-channel advisor for practical and cost-effective bottom line results. Sam has a unique business background including the three practical sides of business communications, looking at his articles from the media, the agency and the client perspective. Industry experience includes healthcare, technology, transportation, and banking & finance sectors.

Roya Amiri

Controller

Roya Amiri

Controller

Elisa Negrete

Senior Accountant

Elisa Negrete

Senior Accountant

Kyle Hojem

Marketing Coordinator

Kyle Hojem

Marketing Coordinator


Kyle has been with Healthcare Success since 2013 and earned the distinction of the only person to work in almost every department of the agency. His current position is Marketing Coordinator. Before joining the team at HS, Kyle interned with a community newspaper in Long Beach, CA, and on the Marketing/PR team for the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival. He attended California State University, Fullerton, and holds a BA in Communications. In addition, he proudly holds an AS in Business Management from Irvine Valley College. Kyle is an avid music and radio fan, foodie and loves old TV shows.

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“Despite practicing in a hyper-competitive market, our new-patient counts are double what they were for the same time period last year. Hiring Healthcare Success was one of the best business decisions I have ever made.”


– Jonathan Calure, MD