Great Conversations 2022 Healthcare Experts

You’ll feel better than ever after your conversation with one of these healthcare/wellness executives!

John Gallucci Jr., Rebecca Wessler, Linda McHugh, Tanya Silva Alcorn, Kieran Fagan, Wendy Lund

Sports & Wellness

  • JOHN GALLUCCI JR., CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

John Gallucci Jr., CEO of JAG-ONE Physical Therapy, is widely known for his expertise in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Recognized by ROI-NJ as one of the top 20 influencers in healthcare, Gallucci’s forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirit is the driving force behind JAG-ONE Physical Therapy’s success. He also sits on the governor-appointed NJ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and is the Medical Coordinator for Major League Soccer (MLS). Prior to opening JAG Physical Therapy in 2005, Gallucci served as the Program Director of Barnabas Health’s Sports Medicine Institute. He is the former Head Athletic Trainer of the NY Red Bulls MLS team and is a Sports Medicine consultant for professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB. Most recently, John was honored by the American Physical Therapy Association of NJ as the Distinguished Professional of the Year. Gallucci is also a noted author of two books on sports injuries. In the local community, John’s philanthropic efforts have included a leading role in the fundraisers for The Valerie Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, The Arthritis Foundation, The American Cancer Society and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He supports more than 200 high schools, college programs and athletic clubs throughout the tristate area.


  • REBECCA WESSLER, Executive Director of National Patient Services
Responsible for managing Quest’s network of 2,200 Patient Service Centers and 4,000 In-Office Phlebotomist locations, Rebecca Wessler, as Executive Director of National Patient Services, has an established track record of driving strategy, innovation, and operational efficiencies. Previously she was a Senior Director leading the Advanced Diagnostics’ Customer Operations function and the Corporate Strategy team, where she managed the Corporate Governance process. Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics in 2014, Rebecca was a management consultant for Booz & Company (now Strategy&) where she focused on healthcare operations and strategy. Rebecca earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. She lives in NYC, is a mother to three children (ages 9-15), and loves to run, having completed the 2021 NYC Marathon.
  • LINDA McHUGH, Hackensack Meridian Health – EVP, Chief Experience & People Officer
Linda McHugh, M.T., MBA, is a healthcare executive with extensive Human Resources experience in developing strategies to optimize an organization’s culture and support change management. As Chief Experience and People Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network with more than 35,000 team members, Linda is responsible for the strategic management and delivery of all experience, hospitality and people programs, policies, processes and practices in support of the network’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. Prior to joining Hackensack Meridian Health, Linda spent 35 years at the Cleveland Clinic, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer spearheading an overarching transformation in the HR shared services function. As a passionate advocate for the value of art in medicine, Linda was instrumental in formalizing the Arts & Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic with the purpose of integrating the visual and performing arts, and music to promote healing and enhance the lives of patients, employees and visitors. The visual arts program anchors spaces throughout the facilities with 3,500 pieces of modern and contemporary art (there is art in every room), the art and music therapy programs provide patients with a therapeutic respite during their healing process, and several musicians-in-residence perform almost daily to enhance the environment. Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Bowling Green University, and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University.


  • TANYA SILVA ALCORN, Pfizer – VP, BioPharma Global Supply Chain
During the last almost two years of her two-decade Pfizer career, Tanya has guided, engineered and orchestrated the distribution of over 2 billion doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to human beings all over the globe. Tanya and her team are accountable for the global supply planning, management and delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccine. This includes the development of a new industry leading cold chain distribution process, the creation of the innovative thermal shipper (now a part of the Smithsonian collection) and 24/7 supply chain control tower. Beyond her impactful work on the COVID-19 Vaccine, this daughter of Portuguese immigrants oversees a team of 1,500 responsible for global demand, supply, logistics and inventory management for all Pfizer biopharmacological products, including over 600 medications and 15,000 SKUs across 175 markets. Tanya is a Jersey girl through and through – born, raised and living in New Jersey, earning her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers and master’s at Stevens Institute of Technology. This wife and mother of three enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors – and stays motivated, believing that the glass is always half full and anything is possible.

Healthcare Communications

  • KIERAN FAGAN – CVS Health – VP, Communications
Kieran Fagan has been communicating all his life, from his first cries as a newborn to a communications career that on most days involves a bit less crying and a lot more writing. As VP of Communications at CVS Health, he leads the teams responsible for the company’s content strategy, digital and social media, and reputation research. Through two years of Covid, Kieran’s worked with teams across CVS Health to communicate information about testing, vaccinations and other ways the company’s been supporting millions across the country as we all navigate the challenges of the pandemic. He’s spent most of his career helping companies like CVS, Aetna, Novartis and BNY Mellon get through to people. This requires a fluency in the written and spoken word, video and images, and digital and social media. But more than anything, it demands his skills in untangling, deciphering and translating corporate-speak into plain English. New Jersey born and raised, Kieran has left the Garden State on occasion, traveling extensively and living in locales including Switzerland and Colorado where he indulged his love of the outdoors and developed an appreciation for foods including leckerle and “not quite bagels.” His decidedly unhandy day job keeps him looking for excuses to use his hands, which he finds as an amateur guitarist and even more amateur blacksmith.
  • WENDY LUND – Organon – Chief Communications Officer
As Chief Communications Officer at Organon, the largest women’s healthcare company of its kind, Wendy Lund is responsible for overseeing global communications and related advocacy to build corporate reputation, drive growth and help advance the health of women. Throughout her career, Wendy has maintained a focus on women and their health, educating and advocating for women around the world. Before joining Organon, Wendy was CEO of GCI Health, a full-service, integrated healthcare communications agency. In that role, she set and carried out a vision of excellence, growing the agency 1,000% to solidify GCI Health as a best-in-class agency. She began her career in the non-profit sector, serving as VP of Marketing of Planned Parenthood and before that, as VP of Marketing of the National League for Nursing. Wendy is passionate in her pursuit to improve the lives of women and has been recognized for her efforts including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by MM&M, a leading industry publication. She is a member of the Page Society and active in other communications organizations and initiatives. Wendy earned a Master’s degree in Women’s History from NYU and lives in the metro New York area