Prior to joining PatientsLikeMe, I worked in marketing and communications at CXO Media and IDC (subsidiaries of the largest technology publishing company in the world, IDG). My experience is in designing and implementing integrated marketing campaigns to establish and build products and brands in the marketplace. As part of my previous work, I also did government relations and worked on a series of co-marketing projects with entities like the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S Department of Homeland Security.
In addition to my daytime job, I spent my recent past serving as a supporting caregiver for my maternal grandparents, my Nana & Papa. I come from a close-knit extended Italian family (Piscatelli is my maiden name) and grandparents lived downstairs from us, often playing the role of second parents. In recent years, my Papa battled pancreatic cancer and my Nana, who had ongoing congestive heart failure, developed dementia. My mom and I helped care for them. They both died (a week apart) back in December 2005. As much as I miss them, I've also come to realize how much I missed the act of helping them. By working at PatientsLikeMe, I'm given the chance to align my professional path with my passion for helping people.
I earned my Bachelor's from Boston College and MBA from Suffolk University. Last but not least…my loving husband, Sean, and I are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl named Alexa Rose (“Rose” after my Nana). She is our everything.