In 2005, Kara Nadeau Della Vecchia founded KDV Communications, Inc. to offer healthcare companies and organizations strategic, results-oriented communications support that is delivered with integrity, reliability and efficiency. Della Vecchia brings 15 years of experience to her practice, having served medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare facilities, software and service providers, non-profit organizations and industry associations.
During her career, she has launched emerging companies into the spotlight in the face of well-established competitors, repositioned leaders as innovators in their fields, maintained positive media exposure in the midst of crisis situations, and cultivated credible and vocal customer advocates driving market momentum for clients and their products.
Before founding KDV Communications, Della Vecchia served as a senior member of the life sciences and technology teams at Mullen Advertising and Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, two of Boston’s leading communications agencies. In these roles, she oversaw day-to-day program implementation for a broad range of healthcare clients. Previously, Della Vecchia was public relations manager for Prevent Blindness Massachusetts, leading a statewide communications campaign to support the organization’s mission of preventing blindness and saving sight.
Della Vecchia’s current and past clients include GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange), GlySure Limited, Microline Surgical, Starion Instruments, Easter Seals Massachusetts, Sparta Systems, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), Agion Technologies (now Sciessent LLC), VasoNova, Caritas Christi Healthcare (now Steward Health Care), Nellcor, Puritan Bennett, B. Braun Medical, Aesculap, Families for Depression Awareness, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Standing Stone Partners, Bite Communications and Virgin HealthMiles.
In 2013, Della Vecchia was appointed associate features editor for Healthcare Purchasing News magazine, covering topics related to the operating room (OR), central sterile (CS) and sterile processing and distribution (SPD) departments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Hartford.
Kara is the consummate professional. She does her background work, is always prepared and consistently develops superior product in a timely manner. She efficiently integrates herself into the client organization, employing just the right amount of prodding to keep the client on schedule. She writes extremely well, and within 1-2 projects gains enough understanding that future projects require little if any supervision. Kara is one of those rare professionals that combines talent, an incredible work ethic and uncanny ability to get along with anyone. She does exactly what you want a consultant to do, but rarely does…she delivers.
Kara is without a doubt one of the most talented communications professionals with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. As a consultant to my company, Kara has become an indispensable member of our team. She is a quick study and has the ability to produce outstanding work products, sometimes under very short deadlines. She is both an excellent communications strategist and one of the best writers I know, and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
I’ve been very impressed by Kara’s ability to quickly grasp the scientific aspects of our technology and write sharp, coherent pieces for a variety of outlets. I look forward to our ongoing collaboration and the high quality results we always see in Kara’s work. In addition, her energy and enthusiasm make Kara a joy to work with on any project.
I’ve worked with Kara for over five years and she is my “go-to” person for any public relations work! She has a keen sense of what is newsworthy and the professional experience to determine the best form to deliver the key messages whether it be via a new wire press release, a white paper, a periodical article or case study. She is responsive and insightful in her questioning of executives and customers to deliver clear and concise copy. But even beyond the creation of material, she is by far the best person to pitch news to the influential editors and social networks to maximize your exposure to your target audience. Kara will always be on my rolodex.
Kara’s support of our public relations activity was second to none. She was able to drive proactive and reactive planning and execution that supported all of our company’s activities. She was excellent in her strategic outlook and recommendations. As well, her tactical execution was flawless and spot on target. I would recommend her to any firm looking to upgrade and optimize their PR ability.
For the past few years, Kara and I have worked together as consultants on communications for Easter Seals. Most of her work has involved pitching stories and consulting with me on public relations issues. I’ve worked in corporate public relations, where I managed the work of several outside PR firms, and was a newspaper reporter,so I know PR from both sides. And without a doubt, Kara is the most talented PR specialist I’ve ever worked with. She is outstanding when it comes to pitching. Kara’s also diligent, thorough and creative. She returns calls promptly and always follows up when needed. It’s a pleasure working with her.
Kara is absolutely amazing. She is incredibly organized and enthusiastic. She handled our event with ease and responded to last minute issues very smoothly.
Provides senior level support to all clients – Founder and President, Kara Della Vecchia, plans, manages and executes every aspect of every client account.
Understands that public relations cannot be a “cookie cutter approach” – Kara works closely with clients to develop strategic public relations programs that meet individualized goals and evolve with the changing needs of the client.
Has experience working with companies and organizations at every stage – from start-ups to established industry leaders.
Offers clients the option of contracting on a project-by-project, hourly or retainer basis and can work within practically any budget.
Kara Della Vecchia is your one and only point of contact so you know exactly who to call for anything and everything.
You will receive only the highest quality counsel and support – there is no chance that your
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There is no “one size fits all” approach – you can choose a customized package of public relations services to meet your specific needs and budget.
There are no hidden costs – you will always
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