Welcoming nine more to the team and celebrating three promos!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce nine new recruits and three staff moves. And soon enough (fingers crossed), we’ll get to congratulate all these folks in person. In the meantime, we wanted to share a bit more about this wonderful group!


sara root. praxis new hires and promotions. patient recruitment organization.Sara Root has been promoted to account director within Praxis. Since 2016, Sara has effortlessly led countless campaigns for some of Praxis’ biggest clients. And despite juggling a considerable workload, Sara has managed to serve as one of the go-to mentors for the project management team.

Kim TaddeoKim Taddeo has been promoted to outreach and events planner within Praxis. A delight to work with, Kim has been a key player since joining the team in 2014. In her new role, she is tasked with organizing and coordinating Praxis’ outreach efforts. She’s also our resident conference planner, making sure Praxis is represented at all the important industry events.

Lauren LernerLauren Lerner has been named writer/proofreader. Since joining the team in 2019, Lauren has quickly become a reliable resource, making sure client deliverables are in tip-top shape before heading out the door. In Lauren’s new role, she’ll put her skill set to good use in writing and editing for Praxis’ clients.



Megan Harrington

Title: Project Manager
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
B.A. English Literature and Psychology, Canisius College
Previous Role: Assistant Director of Advancement Events, Canisius College
Why She Works in Healthcare:
“Knowing that I play a small role in helping others find treatment options to make their lives happier and healthier makes me feel fulfilled.”
Things She Loves: Her family and friends, just about every dog she meets, and being on or near a body of water
Addictions: Discovering perfect wine and cheese pairings, spending her savings at Sephora, and Real Housewives marathons
Healthiest Habit: Spinning since she purchased a bike in quarantine

Amy Palombo

Amy PalomboTitle: Operations and Compliance Manager
Hometown: Fulton, NY
Education: B.S. Psychology and English, State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S. Library and Information Science, University at Buffalo
Previous Role: Documented Information Coordinator, Kaleida Health
Why She Works in Healthcare: “Because I’m able to contribute to improving people’s quality of life.”
Things She Loves: Dogs, the movie White Christmas, and fireworks
Addictions: Extra spicy chai lattes
Healthiest Habit: Daily workouts

Ashley Griffin

Ashley GriffinTitle: Project Manager
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Education: B.S. Community Health Education and Promotion, Daemen College; M.A. Integrated Marketing Communications, St. Bonaventure University
Previous Role: Community Relations Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
Why She Works in Healthcare: “I was inspired to enter the field as I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at a young age.”
Things She Loves: Her family, friends, and dog
Addictions: Netflix, chocolate, and the Bills
Healthiest Habit: Stress management

Danielle Nesselbush

Danielle NesselbushTitle: Project Manager
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Jamestown, NY
B.A. History, St. Lawrence University; M.S. Higher Education Administration, Buffalo State College
Previous Role:
Director of Housing and Residence Life, Daemen College
Why She Works in Healthcare:
“I have a passion for trying to make this world a better place for others and those who come after me.”
Things She Loves:
The beach, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, the roller coaster that is Buffalo sports, and her husband
Ham and cheese sandwiches and crime shows
Healthiest Habit:
Going for walks around her neighborhood

Tyler Stanley

Tyler StanleyTitle: Project Manager
East Aurora, NY
B.S. Audio/Radio Production and Public Relations, State University of New York at Fredonia
Previous Role:
Project Manager, Mower
Why He Works in Healthcare:
“I’ve worked with healthcare clients for the last five years, so it’s a familiar space for me. There’s also an altruistic component that comes with playing a role in clinical trials for potentially lifesaving drugs. It can be rare to feel good about the work you’re doing, and I’m lucky to be in this position.”
Things He Loves:
His niece and nephew, fresh haircuts, Halloween, thunderstorms, dance parties, low lighting, and flannel shirts
Early 2000s VH1 dating shows (e.g., Flavor of Love), crispy chicken sandwiches, and shopping online for things he doesn’t need
Healthiest Habits:
Taking vitamins every day and drinking plenty of water

Kimisha Houston

Title: Operations Coordinator
Buffalo, NY
B.A. Psychology, Buffalo State College; M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Rochester
Previous Role:
Office Administrator, HarpData
Why She Works in Healthcare:
“My family has a strong presence in the healthcare field. Their influence led me to learn more about mental health and human behavior. I believe this knowledge is useful in various aspects of work and life.”
Things She Loves:
Reading, yoga, cooking, and playing with her children
Netflix and reality TV
Healthiest Habit:
Practicing yoga

James Walleshauser

James Walleshauser Title: Project Coordinator
Hometown: Clarence Center, NY
Education: B.S. Marketing, John Carroll University; M.B.A., John Carroll University
Previous Role: Marketing Intern, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
Why He Works in Healthcare: “I was inspired by my dad, who works in the healthcare industry.”
Things He Loves: His family, friends, movies, music, working out, taking walks, video games, cars, and plenty of other things but he doesn’t want to make this list too long
Addictions: Coffee
Healthiest Habit: Staying hydrated throughout the day

Kayla LaForest

Kayla LaForestTitle: Project Coordinator
Lockport, NY
B.S. Marketing, Niagara University; M.B.A., Niagara University
Previous Role:
Communication and Engagement Analyst, Delaware North
Why She Works in Healthcare:
“I can use my marketing and communication skills in a way that can help people.”
Things She Loves:
Her dogs, organizing, a good book, carbs, and spinning (well, most of the time)
Online shopping and ice cream
Healthiest Habit:
Her Peloton

Kendra O’Connor

Kendra O'ConnorTitle: Strategy Coordinator
Tonawanda, NY
B.S. Marketing Management, Syracuse University; M.B.A., University at Buffalo
Previous Role:
Director of Business Development, Mueller Reports
Why She Works in Healthcare:
“Having a career that I can feel good about is so important to me. I’ve also been reliant on various treatments/medications throughout my life, and this is the best way I can give back.”
Things She Loves:
Dogs, traveling, music, cooking, and being around people
Browsing social media
Healthiest Habits:
Morning reflection and meditation

Cheers to our all-stars and new faces! If you’re interested in joining our team, feel free to submit your résumé to our careers page.

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