Founder at Pulse + Signal. Integrating smart digital branding & communications to bolster the platforms for next generation of leaders in health. Co-founder of FastForward Health Film Project. Mentor.
I work to empower a new generation of health innovators through digital branding, platform building and strategic digital PR. I have been involved in traditional and digital campaigns for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focused on areas such as disease informatics, HIV/AIDS and chronic disease management.
I also serve on the following advisory boards: CDC’s National Health Communications, Marketing and Media Conference; Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media; IntraHealth International OPEN; SXSW Interactive Conference Advisory Board and am the co-founder of the FastForward Health Film Festival - an event dedicated to highlighting the stories of forward thinking in health initiatives around the world.
By connecting with me you'll gain insights on the world of digital health, get to know the key players and influencers, and learn about relevant case studies. You will also learn about relevant events and how to get involved.
Andre is everything that I look for in a colleague. He's trustworthy, hard working, extremely bright and he is able to consistently produce great work for the company and its clients. I have recently seen Andre leading the charge for Healthcare in Social Marketing and can't wait to see where his next ideas will take him.
Andre is an extremely savvy social marketing expert whose passion and experience in the online space is hard to match. In my time working alongside Andre, I was not only impressed with his ability to merge so many Web 2.0 platforms, but also inspired by his willingness to share tips and impart his knowledge with others. Andre has mastered the art of taking his passion for social media and channeling it into his client campaigns.
Andre is a professional, trustworthy and dependable comrade who has earned my utmost respect as a person and an online marketing expert.
Andre is a true renaissance man. A master of networking - both on and offline, a social media guru, and a driven professional. I love to work with Andre because I know that things will get done - he just makes it happen! He is easy-going and laid back at work, but is a perfectionist in the quality of his deliverables. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their team - I sure am.
I've known Andre since the birth of the Health 2.0 movement. From the start, he's been a passionate pioneer in building and leveraging the online world to improve individual person- and public-health. From patient communities to blogs and the use of film-making to tell powerful stories that inform public policy and empower personal decisions, he helps organizations committed to moving the needle on health do so. Andre's M.O. is creative, pragmatic, and collaborative.
Andre's interest and enthusiasm is contagious, and his "can do it, will do it" attitude is truly motivating. He's got the digital itch, and his slam dunk on social media tools and ideas is evinced by his blog, his commitment to building relationships in online and off-line spaces, and the fact that he landed a great position that allows him to get down and dirty with digital. Oh, and he's an authentically nice guy. "Rare," then, would be an accurate word for someone like Andre.
Andre is an outstanding person overall, with incredible ideas and connections. He is a valuable asset to my firm, and a joy to work with.
I have had the pleasure of working with, and learning from Andre for a few years. He is one of a very small handful of eHealth innovators who understand the intersection of social media and social marketing. I respect his knowledge and his work immensely and look forward to future collaborations.
I've had the pleasure of following Andre's work for the last two years, and as far as I'm concerned, he is "the go-to-guy" relative to public health 2.0. He's passionate, committed, smart and well-connected. He's a generous and open partner. And he's one of the few people I know who's truly willing to put all of his time and talent into a field that's often a thankless one - helping everyone, regardless of social or economic status, to live healthier lives.
Andre is at the edge of what it means to leverage social media for the greater good of Public Health. He is an excellent resource and point of contact for anyone attempting to reach their targeted audience, spread a message and educate people across the web. He possesses the knowledge of the technology tools and communications skills required to build a community around a common cause and the passion for making a difference by helping people live healthier lifestyles.
Andre was a tremendous asset to the teams I worked on with him. He is detail oriented, enthusiastic, supportive, conscientious, and always displays a high level of professionalism.
Andre adds a great and forward thinking perspective to Healthcare topics, tele-health, and its' intersection with technology and social media. He is a thought leader in this arena and uses past data and research on the subject along with the constant change of new media to truly expose a new era in health care and public health knowledge.