Ann Marie Gothard
Co-Founder, Pride Live + Communications + Branding Advisor
Ann Marie Gothard is Vice President, Global Corporate Media Relations for Henry Schein, Inc. In this role, she leads all strategic media relations for the company’s corporate brand, including its core business units – dental, medical, and technology and value-added services – and Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.
A seasoned communications professional, Ann Marie’s experience in the health care industry spans nearly two decades, across sectors, and geographies. Prior to joining Henry Schein, she was Senior Director, Communications Strategy, for EmblemHealth, a New York City-based health benefits and wellness company, where she was responsible for all corporate communications and employee brand engagement. Ann Marie also led marketing and communications for The Mount Sinai Medical Center; global communications and branding for ORBIS International, the nonprofit dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness worldwide; internal and business communications for Aetna; and held leadership positions at several boutique PR firms, representing clients in the automotive, energy, and government sectors.
Ann Marie has also served as a communications advisor to Pride Live since 2015. As a member of the Pride Live’s leadership team and co-founder of Stonewall Day, Ann Marie has helped to frame communications strategies and messaging in support of the organization’s mission and public relations activities.
In addition to supporting Henry Schein’s philanthropic initiatives, Ann Marie has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations. She is an Associate Board of NAF, and is a member of Professional Women in Healthcare, a delegate with SocialMedia.org, and a mentor with Stony Brook University’s Diversity Professional Leadership Network. Ann Marie is also a founding member and Co-Executive Sponsor of Henry Schein’s Women’s Leadership Network and Executive Sponsor of PRIDE & ALLIES, the company’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. She earned her BA in Government from Georgetown University, where she achieved athletic honors as a member of the women’s basketball team.