Sarah has been with Johnson & Johnson for over 20 years in a variety of communications capacities. She is currently Vice President of Corporate Communication, with responsibility for equity communication and strategic publications. This includes major communication events such as the Annual Report, Annual Meeting of Shareholders and on-line activities impacting company reputation, as well as key initiatives such as Safe Kids Worldwide, Text4Baby and philanthropic communications.
Sarah most recently was Vice President, Worldwide Communications, for the DePuy Franchise, including DePuy Orthopaedics, DePuy Spine, DePuy Mitek and Codman. She built key strategies and oversaw external and internal communications globally, including activities such as issues management, direct-to-consumer communication (advertising, public relations and internet), advocacy group relationships and tools to enhance overall DePuy internal communications.
Sarah previously worked in the Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Care Group. She began the global communications discipline, handling public relations issues and professional relations. She also had responsibility for US Public Relations, Professional Marketing and Consumer Promotions, with a focus on leveraging communications messages across these disciplines for stronger programs. She additionally managed the US SAFE KIDS Program for Johnson & Johnson, and handled public relations activities for the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute.
Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 1989, Sarah has been responsible for building communications groups at several Johnson & Johnson companies. She was an important member of the start-up team at Ortho Biotech, leading public relations, professional relations and direct-to-consumer communications. Sarah then led the communications team at Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, where she built strong customer and internal communications programs and developed advertising and internet strategies for the Medical Devices & Diagnostics Group.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Sarah worked at a New York public relations firm on a variety of pharmaceutical and consumer health care accounts, as well as in several positions in hospital public relations and marketing.