There is nowhere our brains won’t stretch to create amazing. After all, ideas abound when you’re boundless…

For almost 4 decades, McCann Health NJ has unflinchingly taken on new challenges and been rewarded with wins we celebrate together.


About Us

In the new world of healthcare, why limit yourself? Why just build brands when you can create amazing?

It’s no secret that the industry of healthcare has lived in the status quo for a long time. But the world has moved on–from local to global, from advertising to engagement, from constrained to unlimited.

Now with a full-service offering–seamlessly spanning consumer to professional, including pharmacy--we promise to deliver the most exceptional experience for client partners and team members alike.

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Amazing work

Open-minded. Inspired. Bold. Anyone can create—but we dare to create amazing.

McCann Health NJ specializes in delivering fearless, groundbreaking healthcare communications to professionals and patients via print and interactive media. Nothing thrills us more than finding the most creative solutions to the healthcare problems we all see every day.

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Amazing clients

There is no limit to what we can accomplish together. Let’s create amazing—from launch through life.

From sparking intrigue during market development to rekindling interest in the story of a well-established brand, McCann Health NJ lives to help our client partners solve their most pressing challenges.

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We believe...

We’re built on a foundation of risk takers and game changers—courageous creators of truly amazing things.

At McCann Health NJ, our leaders pave the way by embodying and instilling our core values:

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+ we vs i.
+ winning
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Create amazing with us

Whether you are an interested client, a potential teammate, or just curious, we’d love to create amazing with you.

McCann Health NJ prides itself on having both amazing clients and amazing teams. We work hard, we win awards, but most importantly, we help people. We also give ourselves (and our ideas!) room to breathe. We’re most inspired when we’re limitless and living life.

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Where we create amazing each and every day...

New Jersey
3 Sylvan Way, 2nd Floor
Parsippany, NJ 07054
San Francisco
600 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Are We Smoking Blind to the Truth?

Smoking Blind: An experiential initiative to bring awareness to the link between smoking and blindness


Next to aging, smoking is the number 1 risk factor for irreversible vision loss and blindness, affecting more than 11 million people in the United States alone. People know about the risks of cancer and death from smoking, but only 76% of Americans are aware that it can also cause blindness.


What you don’t know can hurt you.


We partnered with Prevent Blindness to create an experiential stunt to bring people eye-to-eye with the truth about the risk of blindness caused by smoking. Smokers unknowingly made purchases from our cigarette machine, only to discover braille packs containing glasses that simulated blindness. By reimagining well-known icons of smoking–the cigarette pack, the cigarette machine, and the cigarette itself–we are spreading the word to help save people’s sight.

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What If You Could Save A Life?

#Worthliving: The Orange Project,
A suicide prevention initiative created by teens for teens


Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in teens around the world with more than 5000 young people aged 11 to 18 years attempting to take their lives every day. The stigma that surrounds suicide and mental health prevents today’s youth from talking about how they are feeling. This is compounded by the fact that most teens share only curated, perfected versions of their worlds on social media, leading others who may be struggling to withdraw instead of reaching out for help.


A kind word can make a difference.


Connectedness is crucial to individuals who may be vulnerable to suicide. The Orange Project helps teens connect to teens by stripping away the technology they use to project a perfect self, and using “low-tech,” deeply personal, handwritten notes of hope. By reaching out to crisis counselors and anti-bullying advisors with school kits, The Orange Project has been incorporated into classes, health and wellness days, and other school events.

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Live2Thrive Patient Support Program

Bringing Help And Hope To The Cystic Fibrosis Community


Imagine life ending at 39. Imagine spending several hours a day with therapeutic devices that clear mucus from your lungs. Imagine all the things missed because your body–your life–is not like other people’s. Add to that the looming threat of financial ruin—hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on digestive enzymes and supplements because your body can’t absorb or break down food properly. This is life with cystic fibrosis (CF).


Our clients asked a simple question: “How can we make life easier for people with CF?”


The average person with CF will consume more than 10,000 pills and require 640 hours of therapy each year. Healthcare costs can run as high as $100,000 a year for prescriptions alone. To address this financial burden, we created an online community that educates and provides assistance to thousands of patients who would otherwise not be able to meet the expense of their CF care regimen. Live2Thrive offers a generous copay assistance program, even offering vitamins and supplements free of charge. Patients can also earn and redeem points for helpful products, ranging from nebulizers and lancets to an iPod touch. With the reward center and the educational content on the site, the Live2Thrive initiative aims to ease the challenges of CF for patients and their caregivers. Perhaps most importantly, it offers a way for the CF community to connect and find hope.

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OINeVer Knew

A nauseating side effect finally gets the attention it deserves


Immediate-release opioids are oftentimes necessary after an injury or surgical procedure, but they come with numerous side effects including opioid-induced nausea and vomiting (OINV). Most HCPs do not realize how prevalent, severe, and unpredictable OINV is and how damaging it can be to their patients’ recoveries.


The smallest flaw in even the most perfect thing becomes the biggest distraction.


Help HCPs understand the impact that OINV has on their patients’ recoveries by making them feel it themselves, so they can start to “See OINV Differently.”

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Marcia Goddard / President

By partnering with clients and leveraging her extensive category and customer knowledge, Marcia demonstrates her commitment to building successful brands. With enthusiasm and dedication, she pushes the exceptional minds at McCann Health to generate work that is strategically sound, uniquely creative, and consistently recognized by industry accolades. Leading our talented teams, Marcia champions work that makes an impact for clients. Marcia‘s dedication over the past 23 years has helped MHNJ develop a well-known reputation for a strong award-winning product; a bold, creative spirit; and long-standing client partnerships.

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Pete Irizarry / EVP, Managing Director, Growth Officer

Pete has led a distinguished career working on a diversified group of blockbuster brands for large, blue-chip global pharmaceutical and biotech companies such as Gilead, Novo Nordisk, Shire, Janssen, AstraZeneca, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. During his career, Pete has participated in the marketing of brands from every vantage point. As part of the Wyeth sales team, he saw firsthand the impact healthcare communications and programs have within the patient community.

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

John Kenny / Finance Director

John has spent the past 13 years as a member of the McCann Health family, collaborating with leadership in the creation of annual and quarterly budgets including client revenue forecasts and detailed operating expenses. He is known for his attention to detail and is characterized as an invaluable partner not only for clients but for internal teams. Beyond extensive budget and analytical support for the agency, John has been a leader in advancing and improving financial policies and processes for the network. His many accomplishments include developing the McCann Health revenue recognition policies that guide the rest of the network today.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
—Walt Disney

Deb Jamer / EVP, Operations

Deb’s practical, dynamic attitude is what makes McCann Health NJ–and its people–so special. A 27-year agency veteran, Deb has spearheaded many of the operational processes that have become the industry gold standard—for both global and regional accounts. She started in Account Services, where she helped to launch and grow business for a variety of clients, including GSK’s vaccine franchise and Pfizer’s Zyvox. Her unique ability to organize, anticipate, and act upon the needs of clients and staff propelled her to the position of EVP, Operations. In this role, Deb has implemented programs that streamline agency procedures as well as those for employee recruitment, orientation, and training.

“Take a chance. You never know how perfect something might turn out to be.”

John Reid / Chief Creative Officer

John has spent 20 years assembling teams, expanding businesses, and crafting work for a variety of clients ranging from Pfizer and AbbVie to Microsoft and HBO. His talents have been recognized globally by Lions, Cannes Lions Health, Clios, Clio Health, Communication Arts, Effies, Webbys, and W3. John’s passion for blending storytelling, advertising, and technology has cultivated many seamless experiences that have pushed boundaries and broken barriers in marketing. He believes that nothing is more personal than a person's health and strives to create work that starts real, meaningful conversations that motivate audiences to act and live healthier lives.

“Rules are what the artist breaks; the memorable never emerged from a formula.”
—Bill Bernbach

Rodney Sexton / EVP, Director of Strategic Services

As EVP, Director of Strategic Services, Rodney leads all areas of strategy and has a perfect background to do so. He is passionate about buying psychology and searching for the why under the why until no more whys exist. Changing a belief does not change a behavior; only motivation changes behavior. With 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing, Rodney has led professional and DTP promotion, medical education, and multichannel assignments (promotion, digital, medical education, managed care, PR). He has deep experience in oncology, cardiovascular, CNS, endocrinology, pain management, and vaccines, as well as corporate/franchise/product-level branding and strategy development. Rodney believes it is no longer sufficient to just build brands and engagements; we must build movements that create a “healthstyle”—the integration of healthcare with lifestyle.

“Content is king, but engagement is queen, and the lady rules the house.”
—Mari Smith

Pat Howard / Human Resources Director

Pat joins McCann Health New Jersey from LabCorp, where she led the HR function for the Northeast with particular focus on HR transformation, leadership and talent development, and retention strategies. Prior to that, Pat was a Strategic HR Partner at Emblem Health, where she was part of a team that implemented a new HR Business Partner model while supporting the Chief Clinical Officer and Medical Management leaders in organizational redesign, talent, and change management. Pat also held an HR leadership position at Stryker Medical Devices, where the primary focus was driving Gallup employee engagement, leadership and succession planning, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion for the R&D and Global Marketing functions. Prior to that, Pat held various HR positions at Wells Fargo, Prudential Financial, and Citibank. Pat holds an MS.Ed degree in counseling from Fordham University and a BBA degree in industrial psychology from Baruch College.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Perks

Enjoy amazing perks at McCann Health NJ

We create amazing, but treating people amazing is even more important. A wellness room, an employee concierge service, and volunteer time off are just some of the ways MHNJ commits to the culture of amazing. See what other perks we offer to make us a premiere destination for the industry’s top‑notch talent:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off
  • Extra summer days off
  • Monthly work-from-anywhere days
  • Volunteer time off
  • Yearly, all-expenses-paid domestic humanitarian aid competition
  • Pro bono work
  • On-site massage therapist
  • Concierge service
  • Café meeting space (Monday Munchies, Bagel Fridays, daily fresh fruit, Bevi water machine, and more)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mentorship programs
  • Training and career development
  • Degreed education portal
  • Free on-site, state-of-the-art gym
  • Free shuttle from Morristown Station
  • Access to Teladoc®
  • COMING SOON: Free access to Milk Stork®
  • Child adoption support
  • Pet insurance support
  • Wellness room
  • … and more!