Gloria “Glo” Janata is an award-winning public relations strategist, marketing communications expert and issues management specialist with more than 25 years of agency, corporate and non-profit experience, focusing on health, well-being and beauty. As president of TogoRun, she is responsible for global operations, business development and the financial management of the agency, and provides senior counsel across accounts.
Since joining TogoRun in November 2012, Glo has led the team to achieve several of the most prestigious industry awards, including TogoRun being named by PRWeek Global as 2014 International Agency of the Year and best in class for Corporate Social Responsibility. TogoRun also is shortlisted by PRWeek Global as 2015 International Agency of the Year and is driving unprecedented growth among all Omnicom agencies.
Known for her creativity, passion and drive for excellence, Glo played a pivotal role elevating corporate reputations and brands for several world-leading pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Allergan, Schering-Plough, Bayer and Amgen. All told, programs under Glo’s leadership have won more than 220 industry awards.
Glo is also a seasoned advocate and licensed attorney, admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her proudest accomplishments include serving as senior vice president for non-profit Children’s Health Fund (CHF) where she focused on driving support for policy changes to provide access to healthcare for homeless and indigent U.S. children. She currently serves on CHF’s Advisory Council.
Glo began her public relations career at APCO and Hill & Knowlton in Washington, D.C. She was also part of the original leadership team at Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), serving 16 years in various roles including co-head of the New York office, digital lead and the first managing director of Biosector 2. Immediately prior to assuming the helm of TogoRun, Glo served as Cohn & Wolfe’s global head of health and well-being.
She lives in Nyack with her husband Hank, son Jake and one fabulous Siberian Husky Scarlett, who is said to be a direct descendant of the legendary Togo…
Joe Gorelick brings 20 years of hands-on experience in concept and strategy development for interactive PR and advertising campaigns across traditional and multi-platform digital marketing, global branding and eCommerce.
At TogoRun, Joe serves as Global Creative Director and head of StudioTogo, the in-house creative services bureau for TogoRun. His team has completed countless creative projects for medical device industry leader Ethicon (a division of Johnson & Johnson), crafted and launched a successful, multi-channel, unbranded awareness campaign for KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals “Submental Fullness in Focus” which led to further successful work for the branded KYBELLA™ launch. His work with L’Oréal Paris, and its partnership with the MRA (Melanoma Research Alliance), led to a multi-award-winning, star studded awareness campaign titled “It’s THAT Worth It” with it’s key mission to encourage women in stopping melanoma by wearing sunscreen every day and supporting melanoma research to find a cure.
Joe has managed numerous successful product launches in healthcare, beauty, and wellness, including Colgate, J&J, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Shire, Schering-Plough and many more. In 2012, he was awarded the Web Health Merit Award for his conceptual and design work on Merck’s popular AIDS awareness campaign “Project I-Design” website with Project Runway’s superstar Mondo Guerra.
As Vice President of Creative and Digital Experience at Cohn & Wolfe Group, Joe commanded many accounts as well as new business. In 2012 he designed, directed and edited multiple graphics and video spots for the Children’s Health Fund’s annual Paul Simon Radio City Music Hall concert and directed Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and many others. His three directed/edited commercials for Nokia gained national attention and won several PR awards including “Best Consumer Launch” 2012/2013 for the PR Week Awards as well as a 2012 Sabre and Popcorn award.
oe began his career in Health, Beauty and Wellness at Moxie with countless launches for Garnier and Maybelline and at Dallas based, NYC agency IMC2, where he worked on many high profile brands like Dr. Scholls, Celebrex, Levitra, Seasonique, Miralax, Coppertone & others.
Joe has a B.A. in Graphic Design/Illustration from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has also completed post-graduate studies in Flash and Final Cut Pro at Pratt Manhattan Center.
Jason Farrell is a fully-integrated creative director with 25 years of experience offering a unique perspective on concept, aesthetics, and their consistency across print, mobile, web and broadcast media.
An award-winning director of films, videos, and commercials, Jason has worked with national brands such as Variety, Purina, Reynolds, Gaylord Hotels (Marriott) and Vans Shoes, as well as national musical acts Bonnie Raitt, N*E*R*D/Pharrell, OFF!, and Jonas Brothers.
Jason has a rich history in music and lifestyle marketing, branding and design, incuding packaging, websites, and hundereds of album covers. Through his work in publishing (Primedia, Variety, Deadline/ Awardsline), he has rebranded national magazines and led the creative and aesthetics of each issue.
For the last seven years, Jason has brought all these skills to bear for top clients in health, wellness, beauty and aesthetics including Kythera, Lilly, L’Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, and Novo Nordisk. Recently, he concepted, produced, co-directed, and edited the video campaign for Obagi SKINCLUSION—a global awareness initiative on diversity and inclusion featuring Priyanka Chopra Jonas—which has garnered 2 PRSA Prism Awards in 2019, along with over 5 Million views and over 3 Billion impressions to date across traditional and social media.
With decades of public and media relations experience in and passion for consumer health, beauty, health & wellness, pharma & biopharma, advocacy and consumer public relations, Dawn plays a valuable role in developing and implementing a broad range of integrated national and grassroots media campaigns and marketing communications initiatives that generate results for our clients.
Her creative and strategic counsel, plan development, and the implementation of national and grassroots integrated media campaigns that generate results for clients including Obagi Cosmeceuticals, LANEIGE North America and Canada, Thermi LLC, Solta Medical and Inovio, among others.
Prior to joining VegaRun, Dawn spent a number of years leading successful public and media relations programs at agencies including Spectrum Science Communications (Astellas C3 Prize, Amgen Breakaway from Cancer), Chandler Chico Companies (The Coca-Cola Company, Allergan’s BOTOX, Juvederm, Vivite; Lap-Band; Drive 4 COPD, Nu Skin Enterprises, Get Schooled on Anaphylaxis, Rethink Varicose Veins), Edelman (Fujifilm, Dove Real Beauty campaign). Additionally, Dawn managed her own consultancy where she counseled her own roster of clients including Remington Products Company, Allstar Products Group (Snuggie, Topsy Turvy) and Russo Law Group (Elder Law, Special Needs & Estate Planning firm) among others.
Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and a double-minor degree in psychology and creative writing from Ithaca College, New York. She holds a position on the Board of Directors for 321 Empower, a U.S. and Canada charity founded by celebrity fitness trainer Ramona Braganza, with a mission of changing girls lives from survivors of India’s human trafficking to certified fitness trainers. The goal is to empower young women through the strength of mind, body, and spirit and provide them with educational skills to help them to seek employment to live healthy, independent lives.
Brittany is a Managing Supervisor and Partner at TogoRun, with experience in the health and wellness public relations industry including a focus on metastatic breast cancer. She is driven, enthusiastic, and believes that good energy is contagious. Her passion for making an impact in the healthcare industry helps to drive her day-to-day work.
Brittany specializes in beauty, skincare and medical aesthetics. She also has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic areas for pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as oncology, diabetes, women’s health, and infectious diseases.
Brittany’s expertise ranges from media relations and event planning to social media and corporate communications. She has helped to spearhead several unbranded campaigns, such as Obagi’s SKINCLUSION™ and Pfizer’s Find Your MBC Voice (metastatic breast cancer). She also helped to lead a variety of product launches, including Obagi’s Professional-C™ Microdermabrasion Polish+ Mask and Obagi’s ELASTIderm® Facial Serum. Brittany also played a key role in the launch of the Obagi Clinical brand into Sephora, as well as the launch of Revance Therapeutic’s RHA® Collection into the United States.
Brittany leads TogoRun’s Boston Office and is a lead volunteer for Young Women in Digital.
Jon is a seasoned, insight-driven strategist with a proven ability to plan and execute successful stakeholder engagement and market access initiatives that increase brand awareness and influence target audiences. Jon is responsible for strategic development and execution of integrated public perception programs for our clients, focusing on product, policy, and corporate communications and leveraging paid, earned, shared, and owned media to shape opinions across government, investor, payor, HCP, and consumer audiences.
With over two decades in Washington, D.C., Jon began his career on Capitol Hill with a focus on health policy initiatives. Jon served as in-house strategic communications and advocacy counsel at America’s Health Insurance Plans – the national health insurance trade association representing 1,300 health plans focused on access, pricing, and integrated care delivery.
Prior to joining TogoRun, Jon spent several years driving strategy for successful integrated communications programs and clients such as: Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes, Pfizer, Virginia for Medicaid Expansion, Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace (Get Covered Illinois), the LIVESTRONG Foundation, MedStar Health System, Humana, Anthem’s Caremore, and Genworth LTCi.
Jon is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences in Dallas, Texas and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a double minor in Art History and Business. Jon lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Diane. They have two children, enjoy playing tennis and boating on the Chesapeake Bay.
Shafali has nearly 15 years of experience in business operations, strategic program development, project and event management and integrated marketing communications for medical aesthetics, healthcare and global consumer brands. Her broad range of experience includes managing and supporting the implementation of national campaigns, product launches, media relations and events.
Shafali is currently Vice President, Partner for Global Operations at TogoRun, a woman-owned, independent global health and well-being agency, where she drives global operations and internal programs. She joined TogoRun in 2015 as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, and helped the agency drive double-digit growth while creating a vibrant and efficient global operations infrastructure. She helped successfully drive the agency’s industry awards and pro bono programs, that led to TogoRun being named as winner or finalist for PRWeek Global’s International Agency of the Year for an unprecedented four consecutive years and winning the 2018 Sabre Award for Best Global Campaign.
At TogoRun, Shafali supports the development and implementation of corporate and brand positioning, project and event management for major clients, including high-profile programs featuring the President of Italy, A-list celebrities, and key opinion leaders. Shafali has expertise managing communication, advertising, speaker/sponsor engagement, and driving awareness for clients. She has worked on projects for companies such as Revance Therapeutics, INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Solta Medical, Obagi, LANEIGE and Italian Trade Agency.
Prior to TogoRun, Shafali began her career at O Positive, an award-winning commercial production company, in New York City, where she was responsible for managing production timelines, driving cost-savings across multiple activities, and paying acute attention to detail. There she worked with companies such as ESPN, FedEx, Coca-Cola North America, and AT&T. She then ventured to Chicago where she moved to the agency-side at Interpublic Group (IPG) and honed her skills as a senior executive assistant to C-Suite executives. As in all her roles, Shafali became an indispensable member of high-functioning project management and business organization teams, always driving operating excellence and increasing win rates. At IPG she worked with corporate brands such as MillerCoors and MillerCoors brands (BlueMoon, Coors, Leinenkugel’s), Serta, Samsung, Kia, and others.
Shafali is a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/International Marketing and a minor degree in Communication Studies. She has two daughters under the age of three and lives in New Jersey. She is a proud daughter to immigrant parents and takes pride in knowing that she is helping to pave the way for future South Asians in the field of communications.