Carol Dobies, MBA
Carol, President and Owner of Dobies Healthcare Group since 1992, has more than 30 years of healthcare marketing experience in privately operated and publicly traded healthcare firms. Carol’s expertise in marketing strategy and branding keeps campaigns strategically aligned with senior leader expectations. Prior to founding the company, Carol was on the executive team for an alliance of children’s hospitals, served as business editor for a national alternate site industry publication, and led marketing efforts for a national home care and nurse staffing chain.
Carol maintains a high level of involvement in the community and was named one of the Top 25 Women Who Mean Business by The Kansas City Business Journal in 2007. She was also honored among 2010 Influential Women by Kansas City Business magazine. She is an active member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Central Exchange, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation, and Vistage, an international chief executive officer leadership program.
Hometown: Liberty, Missouri
Education: MBA, Rockhurst University
Hobbies: Adventure sports, kayaking, backpacking, skiing and golf
Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz
Favorite Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Favorite Vacation Spot: At the top of a mountain during any season
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? Owner of a Colorado-based adventure sports business for women
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? The ability to be in multiple places at once
Randee has more than 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, media and public relations. As Vice President of Client Services, she brings over a decade of healthcare-specific marketing, branding and advertising expertise to our clients. She leads the development, implementation and measurement of strategic healthcare marketing plans and advertising campaigns, and supervises our client service teams.
Hometown: Junction City, Kansas
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Kansas State University; Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications, University of Kansas (expected graduation date: 2013)
Hobbies: Drinking wine while watching my husband cook, reading, boating and floating
Favorite Movies: Titanic, Crash, Slumdog Millionaire
Favorite Book: Too many to list! Now that I have my Kindle, I’m out of control!
Favorite Vacation Spot: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? Hmmm, today I’ll say a sailor…tomorrow, who knows? I never could answer this question in elementary school either!
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? To win every hand at blackjack
Amy, Director, Strategy and Media, has a 20+ year background in strategic direction and business planning within the healthcare industry. Her extensive experience also includes project management and tactical creative execution across a comprehensive marketing mix, including online and traditional media. At Dobies Healthcare Group, Amy directs marketing initiatives for our large hospital and health system accounts to align creative execution with client marketing and business plans.
Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
Education: Bachelors of Journalism, University of Missouri; Master’s in Marketing, Webster University
Hobbies: Junking, traveling and cheering on my kids
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump…from chocolate to never giving up, it explores so many lessons in life
Favorite Book: The Help
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii…anywhere with a beach frankly, where I can put my toes in the sand
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? Interior Decorator
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? To have more energy than my kids
Kelley, Senior Manager of Creative Services, has been with Dobies Healthcare Group since 2000. She works closely with the creative and account teams to oversee the development of a broad range of creative media, including print, digital, TV/radio/video production, photography, business document packaging and other client collaterals.
Hometown: Hoople, North Dakota
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business, Mayville State University
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends including my dogs, Cooper and Harley, volleyball, working out, watching movies and traveling
Favorite Movies: A Christmas Story and anything with Johnny Depp!
Favorite Book: The Kite Runner and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Favorite Vacation Spot: Jamaica or any beach
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? Owner of a winery with enough land to build a doggie day care and a workout facility
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? To have lightening-fast speed
Diane Morgan has several years of experience in content development for a wide range of marketing and advertising initiatives, and she has specialized in healthcare communications since 2006. As Content Development Specialist, Diane creates and finalizes written content across a broad spectrum of projects and media, including digital, print, TV, radio, video and more.
Hometown: Prairie Village, Kansas
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Kansas
Hobbies: Reading, traveling and spending time with my family
Favorite Movie: Office Space
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree – I will never stop loving that story
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Caribbean
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? A writer for National Geographic
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? Charismatic public speaking
Teri is an associate of Dobies Healthcare Group. She has more than 25 years of experience in advertising and design and has provided art direction for Dobies Healthcare Group since our inception. Her background also includes 10 years of art direction with two of the largest advertising agencies in Kansas City. Teri’s work delivers results that communicate and motivate the vision of our clients’ objectives.
Hometown: Greensburg, Kansas
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas State University
Hobbies: Tennis and music
Favorite Movie: Waiting for Guffman
Favorite Book: Naked by David Sedaris
Favorite Vacation Spot: Saint Martin and Aspen, Colorado
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? A pastry chef
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? To play the guitar really well
Karen is the Financial Manager for Dobies Healthcare Group and has been with the Dobies Healthcare Group team since 2007. Her background includes 30 years of accounting experience. With a specialty in accounts payable and receivables, Karen ensures that all billing and financial relationships run smoothly for our clients and vendors.
Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southwest Missouri State
Hobbies: Golf and antiquing
Favorite Movie: White Christmas
Favorite Book: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hilton Head, South Carolina
If you weren’t in the advertising/marketing industry, what would you be? An accountant
If you could have a special talent, what would it be? To have a green thumb