WASHINGTON, DC—Heather Gartman has joined Chandler Chicco Agency to lead the organization’s Washington, DC, operations.

Gartman has more than 20 years of experience in public relations for healthcare clients including patient advocacy groups, medical societies, trade associations, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, and non-profits. She joins from Ruder Finn, where she opened and oversaw the DC office. Prior to Ruder Finn, she served as managing director and head of healthcare for Zeno Group in Washington.

In addition, CCA sister agency Allidura Consumer has hired Tracy Naden as co-managing director from W20 Group, where she worked for seven years, most recently in the role of managing director, consumer, at Twist Mktg. And Sharon Bukspan joins the Allidura team from GenYouth Foundation, where she was a research specialist.

Priya Namjoshi joins CCA sister agency Biosector 2’s New York office from Feinstein Kean Healthcare, where she was vice president, and Kathleen Gallagher joins from Cohn & Wolfe, where she was an account director.

Other new hires include Andrea Dagger, who joins Chandler Chicco Agency New York from WCG where she was a director; Shannon Coughlin, who joins CCA New York from WCG/Twist Mktg; and Lisa Benoit, from The Ruth Group where she was an account supervisor; and Carly McLean, who joins CCA West from Weber Shandwick, where she was a group manager.