NEW YORK — Former Johnson & Johnson senior leader Brenna Terry is joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies as global chair of healthcare.

Starting Sept. 19, Terry will be responsible for the vision, strategy, client relationships and development of H+K’s healthcare business. She also will oversee talent.

Terry will report to global chairman and CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva and will join H+K’s Global Leadership Council. The firm hasn’t had a global healthcare lead since David Bowen stepped down in 2020.

Terry joins H+K from Johnson & Johnson, where she most recently served as head of enterprise engagement and communications for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies North America.  Before that, she led global executive communications and public affairs at Johnson & Johnson corporate headquarters, where she directly supported the former vice chairman of the executive committee who is now CEO.

“Healthcare is in a perpetual cycle of growth and transformation, demanding superior communication and stakeholder strategies," said DeSalva. "We are thrilled to appoint Brenna to this critically important role. She deeply understands the scientific, regulatory, and commercial dynamics across the industry; she is a respected agency veteran; and she brings substantial client-side experience. I value her business acumen as well as her global perspective, which will benefit our clients as they continue to solve for the greatest health challenges of our time. Brenna is also passionate about developing culturally diverse and high performing teams. I’m eager to partner with her to unlock our full potential in healthcare.”