Our Team

Patti A. Engel, R.N., B.S.N - CEO & President

As CEO and founder of Engage Health, Patti has helped define the rare disease space. She has had an outsized impact thanks to her background as a nurse and extensive experience in caregiver/patient mapping, clinical trial recruitment, distribution of specialty medical products, and market research. A leader and frequent presenter on challenges facing those developing rare disease therapies, she uses relationships built up over the years to tirelessly drive forward client initiatives. 

Bridget Knisely, MFA - Operations Manager

Bridget is a highly organized, detailed professional, and proactive anticipator. She has extensive experience managing projects and executives in academic, medical, and non-profit settings and is known for her logistics skills. Strength in communication and people skills makes her valuable to clients and company projects. 

Sherri Calton - Human Resources Manager

Sherri brings to Engage more than 10 years of experience in project management and human resources. Her expertise includes business planning, budgeting, team training, coaching and development. Sherri’s skill set has been all-important in the development and maintenance of a positive and productive culture and proves vital to clients on a mission to meet significant goals. 

Jennifer Greenberg - Project Manager

Jennifer’s experience managing people and processes as a founder, program director etc. at a multitude of institutions has positioned her well to progress client and company needs. Since joining us, she operationalized new department functions and launched collaboration between patient advocacy and healthcare provider groups. We are excited for the further impact her energy will have on rare diseases.

Patty Sibley - Sr. Medical Science Liaison

Patty has an understanding of the life sciences from her time as a research nurse at the University of Chicago. She developed expertise on the commercial side of therapy development throughout 16 years in the biotech industry. She is critical to clients and Engage thanks to her experience managing relationships as a director of field medical affairs prior to joining.

Jennifer Terrell - Medical Science Liaison

Jennifer brings a considerable and much-desired background in sales from over 10 years as a consultant and director at diagnostic and drug development firms. She has injected fresh ideas into client project and relationship management processes that derive from advancing awareness of clinical tools and involvement in the launch of the first pharmaceutical treatment for the very rare PKU disease.

Linda Montgomery - Patient Diagnosis and Recruitment Liaison

Linda brings to Engage varied experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including focuses on rare diseases, infectious diseases as well as respiratory, cardiology, and CNS related ailments. She spent time in the lab early on, and moved into data management before spending the majority of her career in clinical operations including trial conduct and recruitment. Most recently Linda has focused on work in patient advocacy. She capitalizes on her science background and her relationship skills to ensure clients meet their goals.

Zack Denoma - Survey Developer

Zack has five years of experience building web surveys, which include complex skip logic. He has an in-depth understanding of the health research process and because of an educational background in accounting, he is sensitive to client constraints and needs. His end-to-end understanding of our operations from survey development to billing is key to him spotting opportunities for clients.

Skyler Jackson - Data Analyst

Skyler’s background in sociology and political science and experience serving the Child Foster Care Review Board of the State of Nebraska bodes well for our data analytics department. Her grasp on the psychology underlying interactions between people and organizations complements an aptitude for crunching data to deliver actionable insights. Clients appreciate her ability to analyze qualitative and mixed methods research with text, audio, videos, and spreadsheet data, and to distill it into clear and actionable insight.

Elliot Reicher - Data Analyst & Graphic Designer

Elliot has been with Engage some time and has contributed greatly in his role as a data analyst and graphic designer. He develops methods to display complex data in a clear and concise manner and uses his imagination to generate intuitive graphics for clients and company. He makes valuable contributions to clients thanks to his practiced appreciation for aesthetics and design.

Dan Jacob - Medical Data Analyst

Dan is graduating this spring from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in business and marketing. He has years of experience in customer service and sales which translates well into our workplace as he assists with our inbound call centers. He is skilled in data processing which is invaluable to Engage and our clients.

Brianna Corey - Medical Data Analyst

Brianna studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and will graduate with a degree in business and marketing education. Her passion for project management is demonstrated in her support for Engage’s projects and presentations. Her skills with social media and data analysis have been crucial in the promotion of clients’ studies.