THE CSG TEAM

Edward Agne
President
Margie Ross Decter
Principal
Anita M. Harris
Principal
Barbara Holtz
Principal
Monroe B. Scharf
Senior Consultant
Wendy Wolfson
Principal
Marianne Wojnar
Principal

Margie Ross Decter
Principal

Margie recently joined the Communications Strategy Group from Porter Novelli, a leading public relations firm, where she was Vice President and Health Care Practice Director. She specializes in providing creative insight and strategic communications counsel to early stage and established health care companies including pharmaceutical/biotechnology/device manufacturers, managed care/providers, health technology and government/non-profit organizations.

Using a research intensive and marketing-based approach, Margie’s client-side perspective uniquely positions her to craft strategic and persuasive communications initiatives for brand differentiation, reputation management and thought leadership while measurably achieving program and business objectives. Her regulatory and health policy expertise additionally enables her to competitively position diverse organizations in a complex and rapidly changing health care environment. Past clients include Purdue Pharma, Pfizer, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Control Delivery Systems, Massachusetts Hospital Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Midwest Research Institute and Mid-America Cardiology.

Margie’s health care career also includes experience in operations management, marketing strategy, and health research. She has directed medical management, operations and physician relations for a large Physician-Hospital Organization, managed government relations and business development for an emerging national managed care organization, and staffed health reform policy development for the White House Health Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Margie also has managed sales and medical marketing for a leading global pharmaceutical company, and performed basic science research in molecular neuroendocrinology.

Margie holds a Masters Degree in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors Degree in Biology and French from Lehigh University. She is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician.