Phillips Group

Meet Our Team

Our strong team of experts is at the heart of everything we do.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips, PharmD, MBA


Mark Phillips is the President of The Phillips Group Oncology Communications. Mark is an experienced medical communications expert with a 17-year history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. He is skilled in all aspects of medical communications, including proven leadership, medical writing, editing, publications management, meeting management, CME, and strategic planning. Mark has a strong background in oncology with a BS in Biology from Siena College, a PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, an MBA from Union College, and a medical publication professional certification (CMPP) from ISMPP. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading, training for marathons, and spending time with his wife Vita, his three daughters, Mila, Ella, and Lana, and his Maltese Shih Tzu named Candy.

Olivia Adams

Olivia Adams, PharmD

Senior Scientific Manager

Olivia Adams is a Senior Scientific Manager at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications. She joined the team In February 2022 and has earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, cooking, exercising, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

Lina Alia

Lina Alia

Assistant Business Manager

Lina Alia has been a member of The Phillips Group Oncology Communications for 1 month. Lina’s educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Business Administration with concentrations in Finance/ISBA (Information Systems and Business Analytics) from the University at Albany, SUNY. Lina Alia is currently pursuing her masters in forensic accounting from the University at Albany, SUNY, and is striving towards becoming a licensed CPA. In her free time, Lina enjoys traveling and catching up on her reading.

Sarah Baxter

Sarah Baxter

Business Manager

Sarah Baxter is a Business Manager at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications and was born, raised, and educated in England. Sarah worked for Glaxo as a financial analyst for 10 years before moving to Philadelphia where she took some time out to raise her two children. Sarah started working at The Phillips Group in 2006 and went virtual when she moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2018. Sarah is married and enjoys spending time with her blended family of 5 adult children. She enjoys all racket sports, hiking, and cooking for family and friends. 

Nancy Chidel (new)

Nancy Chidel

Creative Director

Nancy Chidel is a Creative Director at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications, and has been with the company for 7 years. Nancy attended the University of Illinois-Urbana where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design. In her free time, Nancy likes to work with glass fusing to create jewelry, bowls, plates, and more! Nancy spent most of her life in Chicago as a Cubs fan, but now lives in sunny Arizona and cheers her team on from afar.

Lucie Eckert

Lucie Eckert

Senior Project Manager

Lucie Eckert is a Senior Project Manager at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications and has been with the team for 20 years (since 2003). She has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Foreign Language from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Lucie is originally from France and outside of the work environment, she enjoys traveling, reading, biking, and cooking for her family.

Alexis Frehse (new)

Alexis Frehse, MHA

Project Director

Alexis Frehse is a Project Director at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications and has been a member of the team for 5 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and her Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Health Professions. In her free time, Alexis loves to play tennis, read, listen to podcasts, and spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys keeping up with the British Royal Family!

Jamey Gilmore

Jamey Gilmore

Project Manager

James (Jamey) Gilmore is a Project Coordinator at The Phillips Group Oncology Communications and will be celebrating 1 year with the company in December. Jamey attended Mercer University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Outside of the work environment, Jamey enjoys writing, hiking, and cooking. His favorite activities of the day consist of watching the sun rise and set!

Stacey Shehin

Stacey E. Shehin, Ph.D.

Director of Scientific Communications

Stacey is a talented medical communications professional with over 20 years of experience in medical writing, publication process management, and development of promotional/educational peer-to-peer materials in oncology.  She earned her PhD in Pharmacology from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, with a research focus in cancer biology.  In her free time, Stacey enjoys beekeeping, gardening, and attempting to keep up with her English Springer Spaniels.

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