Leadership Team

J. Allen Scoggin, PharmD, MPA
J. Allen Scoggin, PharmD, MPA President/CEO
Dr. Scoggin is the Founder, President, and CEO of Med Communications. Prior to founding Med Communications, Allen served on the College of Pharmacy faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Pharmacy (1967) and Doctor of Pharmacy degree (1971). Allen also received the Masters in Public Administration from the University of Memphis (1982). Dr. Scoggin served as a Pharmacy Officer in the US Air Force BioMedical Science Corps from 1967 to 1970 (Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts). He currently serves as a member of the Alumni Council for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, as well as the Alumni Council for Martin Methodist College.
Beth Miller, PharmD
Beth Miller, PharmD Vice President of Medical Communications
Beth obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. After graduation, she completed a residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She later joined the staff of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital to develop pharmacy-run outpatient internal medicine clinics. In 2000, she returned to Memphis as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management for Methodist University Hospital. In this role, she participated in outpatient care and investigational research protocol writing and management. She holds appointments as faculty for the College of Pharmacy for the University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas.
Isha Bhattacharyya, PharmD
Isha Bhattacharyya, PharmD Senior Director, Global Medical Services
Isha brings over 29 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to Med Communications. Throughout her career she has held positions in Europe, Japan, and the United States. After graduating from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Paris, France with a Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD), Isha worked in a hospital in Paris before moving into research and development in Nippon Roussel K.K. in Tokyo, Japan, now a subsidiary of Sanofi. After moving to the United States, she worked in roles of increasing responsibility in medical affairs functions at Wyeth, GSK, and Shire. Isha’s experience includes managing multi-functional teams, launching products, supporting legacy drugs, integrating departments and creating medical affairs processes for global functions such as medical information, publications, medical science liaisons, managed care support, and clinical trial patient recruitment and retention.
Sharon S. Bathory, PharmD
Sharon S. Bathory, PharmDDirector, Pharmacovigilance
Sharon is the Director of Pharmacovigilance Services with Med Communications. Sharon has 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience working in pharmacovigilance, clinical supply chain, and quality. She has worked for Eli Lilly and Company and has worked with YourEncore and RxLogix providing consulting services for Pfizer, Merck, Bayer, Astellas, Elanco, and other pharmaceutical companies.

Sharon previously practiced as a community pharmacist and a hospital pharmacist. She volunteers as a pharmacist and serves on the Board of Directors for the Good Shepherd Community Clinic, a non-profit free medical clinic for the uninsured population of Morgan County, Indiana. Sharon also serves on the Board of Directors for Stability First, a non-profit organization established to address multiple issues associated with the alleviation of poverty.

Sharon graduated from Butler University with a BS in Pharmacy and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida.

Julia C. Jones, PharmD, PhD, MWC
Julia C. Jones, PharmD, PhD, MWCSenior Director, Scientific Content Development
Julia joined Med Communications in 2009 as a medical information fellow after she received her PharmD degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Upon completion of this fellowship, Julia continued her career at Med Communications by working as a Content Medical Information Specialist with the responsibility of creating and maintaining a variety of medical information documents for multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. In 2014, she was promoted to Director of Scientific Content Development.

Before her pharmacy career, Julia served as Senior Scientific Editor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a global leader in the research and treatment of catastrophic pediatric diseases. While at St. Jude, she gained extensive experience in medical writing, particularly in developing medical and scientific articles for journal publication. JUlia is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (PhD, microbiology and immunology) and Mississippi College (BS, biological sciences).

Colleen Battaglini, RPh
Colleen Battaglini, RPhSenior Director, Medical Communications
Colleen has 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in investigational clinical pharmacy, medical affairs, and contact center roles. Colleen served as a medical team member at the Merck National Service Center and as the manager of the US contact center at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Her therapeutic area experience in medical information departments include cardiovascular, respiratory, and vaccines.
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