Healthcare Marketing Experts

The people of Dobies Healthcare Group are highly trained healthcare marketing strategists, creative directors, designers, writers, digital developers and project managers. We are also brand builders, storytellers, social marketers, web traffic controllers and more – and we make your life easier by working as an extension of your team.

Carol Dobies, CEO and Founder of Dobies Healthcare Group

Carol Dobies, MBA

CEO & Founder

Carol has 30+ years of healthcare marketing experience in privately operated and publicly traded healthcare firms. Her expertise in marketing strategy and branding keeps campaigns strategically aligned with senior leader expectations. Carol was named one of 25 Women Who Mean Business by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2007 and honored among 2010 Influential Women by Kansas City Business magazine.

Julie Amor, Associate Principal

Julie Amor, MHA

Chief Strategy Officer

Having spent 20+ years elevating healthcare brands, Julie is a highly esteemed healthcare executive and business leader. She was the lead hospital representative in establishing The University of Kansas Hospital academic medical center brand and developing its market-leading cardiovascular and oncology service lines. She also led the marketing and communication strategy that contributed to The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s NCI designation in 2012, as well as overall health system branding and marketing efforts.

Thom Ludtke, Vice President, Client Services

Thom Ludtke

Vice President, Client Services

A proven and results-focused marketer of 20 years, Thom has helped a diverse set of businesses build strong brands and grow revenue through integrated marketing programs. As an experienced leader in data-driven strategic planning and account management, he is highly engaged with his clients and committed to working collaboratively to achieve their business goals.

Maurine Kierl, PMP, Strategic Marketing Manager

Maurine Kierl, PMP

Strategic Marketing Manager

Maurine is a certified Project Management Professional with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, project management and client relationship management. Having worked extensively with hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers, she knows how to create and coordinate strategic marketing plans that help clients grow and succeed.

Edna Rindner, Associate Principal

Edna Rindner, MBA

Strategy Lead

Edna consults with national health systems on overall financial/business strategies and shared services contracting. She has 30 years’ experience in hospital association, provider and managed care settings. Edna facilitates strategic planning related to marketing, sales and product development. She participated on development teams of start-up HMO plans in Connecticut and New Mexico. She currently serves as the Prime Health Foundation’s Program Officer.

Donna Payne, Associate Principal

Donna Payne

Strategy Lead

Donna Payne is an executive coach and strategic business developer with 30 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare. She devoted much of her career to developing and implementing shared visions among senior executives and physicians in pediatric academic medical centers. Her coaching and consulting clients include the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Applied Measurement Professionals, MarketSmartz, Innara Health and others. Donna is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

JoMarie, founder of bertoncinMEDIA, has 20 years’ experience in media and advertising, serving many clients within the healthcare industry. As our Associate Media Buyer, JoMarie helps ensure all creative communications reach target audiences with the right mix and frequency. She was honored twice by Media Mix of Kansas City as Buyer of the Year (nominated again in 2015), and nominated twice for Agency Director of the Year. She is also named in Who’s Who in Successful Professionals and Business.

Diane Morgan, Content Development Manager

Diane Morgan

Content Development Director

Diane oversees the development and transformation of ideas, key messages and strategic focus into final copy for all client deliverables. She has specialized in healthcare communications since 2006 and works across all media, including web/digital, print, TV/radio, email marketing, direct mail, and more. Through a combination of copywriting expertise, technical competency and deep healthcare knowledge, Diane brings a uniquely comprehensive approach to content marketing.

Shelly Searles, Creative Services Manager

Shelly Searles

Creative Services Manager

Shelly has 20 years of experience helping clients develop brands and promote products in highly effective ways. Specializing in design and creative services for healthcare organizations, she oversees the integration of marketing communications across a comprehensive range of media. Shelly also manages video production, photography and business document packaging, bringing creative strength and a collaborative spirit to her role in establishing the creative vision for high-visibility campaigns.

Melissa Coon, public relations manager, healthcare marketing

Melissa Coon

Public Relations Manager

Melissa writes, edits, distributes and manages content for a variety of marketing communications, public relations and digital/social media projects. She has five years of experience in communications and advertising, and has specialized in healthcare marketing since 2013. With her background in strategic communication and integrated marketing – and her deep passion for healthcare – Melissa knows how to bring meaningful content to people where they live, work and play.

Alexandria Fenske, Account Coordinator at Dobies Healthcare Group

Alexandria Fenske

Account Coordinator

With her background in marketing, web communications and visual media, Alexandria brings the right mix of hands-on experience to her role as Account Coordinator. In addition to daily coordination of client accounts and deliverables, Alexandria assists with project execution, search engine marketing, research initiatives and more, helping us ensure timely, seamless service for every client.

Darrin leads interactive strategy and oversees digital advertising campaigns. He has more than two decades of communications experience and has served our healthcare clients since 1995 through our partner company and digital marketing division, Group 3 Solutions. His extensive background in integrated interactive marketing strategy, PR and web development helps our clients effectively communicate digital messages.

Eva Doleshal, Digital Project Manager

Eva Doleshal

Digital Project Manager

Eva has 15 years of experience serving the healthcare industry with integrated marketing and communication services. She currently serves as project manager for numerous interactive and digital clients. Her background includes client service, project coordination, creative development, and SEO/SEM services. She has deep knowledge of Google paid and tracking digital services and experience with production of all marketing media from traditional to digital development.

Sean Noyes, Software Developer

Sean Noyes

Software Developer

Sean’s background includes more than a decade of experience as an Internet software developer. He specializes in data mining, e-commerce, CPG websites and email campaigns. Sean provides interactive project management for Group 3 Solutions and many of our healthcare clients’ web development initiatives. He also supports healthcare SEO, technology-neutral information delivery and integration with enterprise-level data sources.

Brad Kelley, Interactive Developer

Brad Kelley

Interactive Developer

With expertise in visual interface design since 1993, Brad has worked with Dobies Healthcare Group clients since 2000. His background includes digital pre-press, art direction, game development and web development. Brad helps our clients communicate their messages online through the construction of visually stimulating and creative sites and applications.

Chris Morris, Interactive Developer

Chris Morris

Interactive Developer

With web development experience spanning the last decade, Chris brings extensive expertise to the digital team at Dobies Healthcare Group. His work includes a wide variety of interactive projects for clients of all industries, including healthcare, communications and technology. As Interactive Developer, Chris supports many web-based initiatives for Group 3 Solutions and Dobies Healthcare Group clients.

Ryan Kesner, Search Marketing Specialist

Ryan Kesner

Search Marketing Specialist

Ryan analyzes client search visibility, monitors social media presence and tracks website analytics to develop client strategies and implement search and social marketing efforts. He is currently continuing his education in Business Administration and Computer Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Darcie Mundy, Client Finance Manager

Darcie Mundy

Client Finance Manager

Darcie ensures all billing and financial relationships run smoothly for our clients and vendors. Her background includes six years of experience in accounting and finance across various industries as a certified public accountant (CPA).