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Parkinson’s Unity Walk Announces the Election of New Board Member

Ms. Perlman is a partner at Continuum Solutions where she provides communications counsel and image building strategies for emerging biotech/biopharma companies.  She also specializes in preparing companies for managing crisis situations that could have serious impact on company image, reputation, productivity and market value.

Ms. Perlman has experience in healthcare marketing, corporate communications, public relations and public affairs in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and consumer products sectors. Areas of expertise include Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Global Media Relations, Crisis Preparedness and Management, Culture Change, Merger and Divestiture Communications, Investor Relations Communications, Marketing and New Business Development, Industry Relations, Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Relations.

Prior to joining Continuum Solutions, Ms. Perlman was a Senior Vice President in Global Healthcare at MSL; a public relations firm, where she worked on Parkinson’s disease and where she became a passionate supporter of the Unity Walk. 

Before MSL, Ms. Perlman served as the Vice President of Corporate Communications for the global pharmaceutical business of Amersham plc, a FTSE 100 company and member of the NYSE from 1997 to 2002. The company was acquired by GE Healthcare. Ms. Perlman reported directly to the Chief Executive Officer until his retirement in 2002.

Prior to Amersham, Ms. Perlman was President and Co-founder of AEGIS Management Group LLC, a crisis communications and public relations company established in 1994. 

Ms. Perlman began her career in marketing and communications with Sterling Winthrop Inc, a pharmaceuticals and consumer health products company and division of the Eastman Kodak Company. Over the span of fourteen years with the company, Ms. Perlman held management positions of increasing responsibilities, culminating in her appointment to Vice President of Corporate Communications, reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 1990 to 1994, Ms. Perlman was responsible for leading the team that successfully re-staged Sterling Winthrop’s global image and alliance with Sanofi. Sterling Winthrop was divested by Kodak in 1994.

Ms. Perlman was the recipient of the 1991 YWCA Woman Achiever of the Year Award.  She was also a member of PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) and a founding member of HINJ (Healthcare Institute of New Jersey). Ms. Perlman received a B.S. degree in Political Science and Sociology and an MBA degree. She provided US support for “Save Canterbury Cathedral,” a non-profit campaign to raise £50m for essential conservation work.

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