Liz Irons

Washington, DC – Reservoir Communications Group recently welcomed six new team members, including Gina Comottor as Vice President. Their unique backgrounds in public affairs, corporate communications, advocacy, and health policy reflect the firm’s commitment to continuing to build on its strengths in these areas.

Gina joins Reservoir as a Vice President following her most recent role as Director of Corporate Communications at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). There, she led executive, employee, and volunteer leadership communications to advance the organization’s mission to conquer cancer. Previously, Gina managed innovative programs for health care and biopharmaceutical companies at the global advisory and advocacy firm APCO. She has also held corporate communications and public relations positions at VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, and The Moore Agency. Gina holds a B.A. in Communication from Florida State University.

Reservoir also announced the additions of Mara Novak, Allison Kight, Amanda Scott, Elizabeth Kayzman, and Elana Charlson.

Mara returns to Reservoir as a Senior Manager with a strong background in health policy research and public health advocacy with specific expertise in the biopharmaceutical and vaccines spaces. Prior to rejoining Reservoir, Mara worked at Avalere where she focused on vaccine coverage and reimbursement policy in addition to work across broader preventive services. In this role, she supported efforts to address barriers to vaccination through stakeholder education, policy analyses, and thought leadership. Mara holds a B.A. in International Studies from American University and an M.P.H. from The George Washington University.

Allison joins Reservoir as a Manager from The Reilly Group, a public affairs firm specializing in improving mental health and wellbeing. There, she managed an advocacy initiative to ensure perinatal mental health is a national and state priority, carried out through a broad national coalition and state-level policy work. Prior, she worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting cutting-edge biomedical research and advising senior scientific staff on lab administration. Allison holds a B.A. in English and Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.P.H. from The George Washington University.

Amanda comes to Reservoir as a Senior Associate with a background in global health and child welfare, and a passion for promoting health equity. Previously, Amanda worked at PATH, a global health nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. In her role, she supported the introduction and scale-up of new health technologies and people-centered service delivery models to enhance the accessibility, uptake, and continuity of HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis services across the continuums of care. Amanda holds a B.S. in Public Health with a minor in Education from American University and an M.P.H. from The George Washington University.

Elizabeth joins Reservoir as an Associate, bringing expertise in health policy, research, and communications with a focus on promoting access to care. Prior to Reservoir, Elizabeth worked at Avalere supporting policy projects. Her work centered on federal drug pricing and health care reform, vaccines, and health equity in oncology. As an undergraduate student, Elizabeth worked as a research assistant at the Duke Margolis Institute for Health Policy where she investigated challenges with global access to hearing loss health care and opportunities for policymakers to address access barriers. Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and Global Health with a minor in Chemistry from Duke University.

Elana joins Reservoir as an Associate with a background in health policy research and a passion for advancing health equity. Previously, Elana worked at Avalere, where she conducted health equity research on issues related to women’s brain health, Medicaid expansion, and vaccine coverage and access. Across projects, she crafted analytical insights and messaging toolkits to help life sciences companies and advocacy groups understand the sociopolitical factors impacting patient access to and uptake of healthcare services. Elana holds a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Global Health Studies from Northwestern University.


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