Free consultation with  the Harris Communications Group on Thursday, April 21, 2011
Social media is a wonderful outreach tool—but for landing customers, it’s only as good at the Web site it sends visitors to. During the recession, many companies and organizations neglected their Web sites —but as the economy improves, we are seeing great interest in replacing outdated content and clunky, old fashioned Web technologies with new material and functionality that is easy and inexpensive to use.
As part of Harriscom’s Third Thursday speaker series,  we will evaluate five Web sites for free.
If you’ll send your url to, we’ll   meet with the first five companies to respond.
Meetings will be scheduled for Thursday, April 21, between three and five PM  at in the Cambridge (MA)  Innovation Center at 1 Broadway in a room yet to be determined.
  We’d  also be happy to look over forthcoming press releases and other marketing materials if you’ll send them ahead of time.
—Anita M. Harris
Anita  M. Harris is president of the award-winning  Harris Communications Group, a Cambridge, MA agency specializing in  strategic marketing communications, public relations and thought leadership for emerging companies in health, science, technology and energy fields.
  A former national journalist, Anita has reported for Newsday and the MacNeil/Lehrer Report of PBS, and served as a regular columnist for MSN.  She has taught communications at Harvard, Yale, Tufts and Babson and served as Public Affairs Director for the Harvard School of Public Health. 
In more than 12 years as a commumications consultant, she has developed Web content and navigation systems for  Inforonics, DIAMED, Radcliffe College, Center for the Study of Aging, and the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, among other clients. She has provided media relations and thought leadership services to  a variety of companies in the US and abroad. 


I’m on the team for this event; I hope you can make it! Anita


All are welcome to attend the Combined Jewish PhilanthropiesHealthcare Innovations Team Spring Networking Breakfast

Meet the VCs: Venture Capital Outlook on Healthcare
Featuring Mark Levin of Third Rock Ventures and Darren Black of SV Life Sciences

Thursday, March 11
7:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Networking 7:15 a.m. | Program 8:00 a.m.

British Consulate, One Broadway, Cambridge

$18 in advance | $25 at the door

Register Now!

Breakfast will be served and dietary laws will be observed. Attendees must bring a photo ID.

Parking is available at One Broadway ($13 for three hours or less). Additional parking is available on Main Street and at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, which at Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway. Access is also available via the MBTA Red Line at the Kendall/MIT station.

For more information, please contact Kendra at or 617-457-8781.

  Mark Levin is an industry visionary with more than 35 years of experience in building and operating leading biotech companies. Mark co-founded Third Rock Ventures in 2007 and focuses on the formation, development and business strategy of their portfolio companies, and actively identifies and evaluates new investments. He also assumes active leadership roles in Third Rock Venture portfolio companies, functioning as CEO for the first 12-18 months after their launch. Mark was co-founder of Mayfield Fund’s life sciences effort, where he was also the founding CEO of Turalik, Cell Genesys/Abgenix, Focal, Stem Cells and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He served as CEO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals for 12 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a founder of UpStart, a non-profit organization that develops young adults into entrepreneurs. Earlier in his career, Mark was a scientist at Lilly and Genentech.
  Darren Black joined SV Life Sciences in 2003, became a Partner in 2008 and is focused on healthcare service, pharmaceutical service and healthcare technology investments. Darren currently serves on the boards of Ricerca, Vitalize Consulting Solutions, CRI Worldwide, CR and Spectrum Professional Services, and also holds several active board observer roles. He co-chairs the CJP Commission on Caring and Social Justice. Prior to joining SV Life Sciences, Darren was co-founder and president of two companies: ClinCare, a site management organization and PharmStar (sold to United BioSource Corporation), a central nervous system education services company. Earlier, he was a healthcare consultant for Accenture, assisting managed care and provider-based clients on strategy formulation and implementation.

CJP’s Healthcare Innovations Team (HIT)
enhances connections between professionals working on the business side of healthcare and life sciences by extending partnerships developed in the workplace to the Jewish community. HIT gathers members from biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, information technology and other healthcare organizations, as well as law and finance firms who want to connect and support Jewish culture and values.


In case of bad weather, please call 617-457-8888 or visit for event updates.

Bradley M. Bloom
Chair, Board of Directors
Barry Shrage
Myra H. Kraft
Jonathan M. Sandler

Chairs, 2010 Annual Campaign Stephen D. Lebovitz
Chair, Committee on Development
Zamira Korff
Vice President, Development

David J. Dykeman, J.D.
Ilonna J. Rimm, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairs, Healthcare Innovations Team

Nathan S. Birnbaum, D.D.S.,
C.A.G.S. (Prosth.)

Chair, Health Professions Team

Carolyn Langer Lilly, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Health Professions Campaign

Honorary Committee Members
Claudia Gilman, J.D.
Elazer Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
Elkan Gamzu, Ph.D.
Irving Fox, M.D.
Jonathan Fleming
Julia Greenstein, Ph.D.
Lee R. Brettman, M.D.
Matthew L. Sherman, M.D.
Neal Farber, Ph.D.
Paul Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D.
Roberta N. Clarke, M.B.A., D.B.A

HIT Committee Members
Aaron Schwartz
Alan Kaul
Allan Weeks, J.D.
Alison J. Osattin, M.P.H.
Anita Harris
Carolyn Fuchs
Carolyn Langer Lilly, M.D., M.P.H.
Carolyn Morrill
Dan Davis
Dan Landmann, M.D.
Daniel Katzman
Daniel Rabinowitz
David Barone
David Diamond
David Kaufman
Elliot Rothman
Gayle Squires
Gil Brodsky, M.D.
Hadar Sharfi
Jason Skolnick
John Gitelman
John Norris, J.D.
Jonathan M. Niloff, M.D.
Karen Harr Lamkin, J.D.
Martha L. Rothman
Matthew Kleiman
Michael A. Grossman
Michael Kaiser
Michael D. Miller, M.D.
Norman Priebatsch
Rebecca Ashkenazy, M.D.
Rich Miller
Robin Blatt
Robin Sutherland
Shai Schubert, Ph.D.
Tanya Shnaydman

The fee for attending this event reflects the cost of goods and services provided and is not tax-deductible. Any donations above and beyond the fee are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

CJP welcomes and encourages the participation of interfaith families and significant others in all its activities.


For more information, contact 
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

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