Meet the MedShadow Team

Jonathan Block

Content Editor

As MedShadow’s content editor, Jonathan Block brings more than a decade of experience covering the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, health insurers, the Affordable Care Act, and mental health. Before joining MedShadow, he was medical editor of Psychiatry Advisor. Other editorial positions include reporter with Modern Healthcare, editor with Health Plan Continue Reading →

Julie Livingston

Communications Director

Julie Livingston

Julie Livingston brings more than 20 years of strategic communications and public relations expertise to her role as Director, Communications, MedShadow Foundation and DES Action USA. She has created and implemented diverse media programming, for trade associations, education companies and global brands, managed high-profile public information campaigns, and has served Continue Reading →

Deirdre Wyeth

Digital Director

Leading MedShadow’s online presence and user experience, Deirdre Wyeth has nearly two decades as a digital strategist. She directs and edits all of MedShadow’s video content, oversees search engine optimization and identifies partnership and alliance opportunities as a means of connecting to a larger audience. Deirdre started working on the Continue Reading →

Kimberly Bliss


Kimberly Bliss has worked with non-profits for the past decade, with an emphasis on community engagement and public awareness. Her roles have included Executive Director, Equitable Communities; Teaching Artist Fellow, Community Word Project; Consultant, Marquis Studios, and Network Faculty, National Center for Economic Education, a program of The Council for Continue Reading →

Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is a senior Communications major at Pace University. She is originally from Northern Virginia where she discovered her love for Broadcast Journalism through an internship with the 2012 presidential campaign.

Alanna recently won a prestigious scholarship from New York Women in Communications, Inc., and will be interning Continue Reading →