Our Leadership

J. Allen Scoggin, PharmD, MPA


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).

Colleen Battaglini, RPh

Vice President, Contact Center Operations

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.

Maria Anitan, MD

Global Head of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety

Maria is an experienced pharmaceutical industry professional, with over 15 years in leadership roles covering pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, healthcare compliance, patient advocacy, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), medical education and communication, and clinical development, which she has practiced in the United States and Europe.

Maria graduated as a Medical Doctor in General Medicine from “Iuliu Hatieganu” Medicine and Pharmacy University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She joined the pharmaceutical industry from clinical practice and held different positions in Eli Lilly, Genzyme-Sanofi, UCB, and Ipsen, being involved in or leading multiple cross-functional projects in the areas of rare diseases, neurology, oncology, bone marrow transplant, and hematology. She is a subject matter expert for pharmacovigilance issues, regulatory interpretation and best practices, and management of safety data and analysis in both clinical trials and post-marketing around the world.

Liza Rinehart, PharmD

Director, Scientific Content Development and Review

Liza received her PharmD from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Following her residency, Liza had broad experiences in clinical pharmacy, including 10 years as the clinical pharmacist for the Sheldon B. Korones neonatal intensive care unit and the high-risk OB service, 7 years for a physical rehabilitation unit, with other experiences in ambulatory care, general medicine, neurology, trauma ICU, and burn ICU. Dr. Rinehart has experience in contact center activities related to oncology and rare diseases for multiple pharmaceutical and device companies. She has been with Med Communications for almost ten years and is experienced in the development of scientific content for promotional review activities, dossiers, standard clinical responses, and professional slide decks.

Stacy Witham, PharmD

Director, Business Development

Stacy received her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Stacy has 15+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry including medical affairs, medical information call center, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials, and regulatory and publications writing. Before pharmacy school, she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. During her time in the pharmaceutical industry, she has worked for both small and large pharmaceutical companies. She has been part of the Med Communications team since 2012.