Akoya is a woman-owned small business that delivers big results in strategic communications. Since 2000, our seasoned team has equipped federal, corporate, and non-profit clients to successfully persuade, engage, and partner with their critical audiences. Doing business with Akoya.
As co-founder and partner, Nancy provides strategic counsel and client service and directs the company’s creative team.
As president and partner, Holly oversees Akoya business and financial operations, client contracts, and resource allocations.
As partner, Genna leads client accounts, provides creative input across the company and applies her background in journalism and technical writing to produce compelling content for government and corporate clients.
Jane has more than three decades of experience in strategic communications, publication production, and event planning and management across the private, government, and nonprofit sectors.
Jennifer, an experienced writer with a background in online and print media covering local and military-related news, provides assistance in the creation of written content and photography.
Tommy Benz is a certified Project Management Professional in program management and business development. He brings 10 years of experience to maintaining client relationships and building industry partnerships in Washington, D.C.
A detail-oriented writer and editor, Annie supports the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life program and leads Akoya’s social media outreach.
Sarah’s expertise includes editorial review, concise summation, project management, information structuring, and quality control.
Tara offers broad national experience in the planning, management, and delivery of high-level strategic outreach and communications operations.
Neal, a retired Marine, holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and brings extensive career experience in public affairs, including expertise in strategic planning and communications, crisis communications, and reputation management.
As a strategic communications consultant, Ari applies his 20+ years of experience in speechwriting, op-eds, and media relations to special projects that strengthen the Defense Health Agency’s communications and outreach efforts.
Peter provides expert communications counsel to clients and senior leaders, specializing in media relations, crisis communications, strategic communications, speechwriting, web development, and public relations.
Wendy provides textual and technical acuity to client communication objectives for various platforms, including print, web, video, and interactive media.
Sue manages Akoya’s administrative operations, including information systems, purchasing, and equipment.
With extensive civilian experience in military public affairs and community relations, Angelica serves the Air Force Medical Service as a communications planner.
Karen provides strategic client counsel and creative direction for coordinated communications—from web and print to event planning and exhibits, speeches, articles, presentations, and video.
An award-winning film producer and a published author, Robert leads Akoya’s video production business.
Karen contributes to Akoya’s business development and marketing efforts, building strategic partnerships with industry and agencies.
Amy specializes in details, from meticulous quality control to tracking complex client projects through final deliverables.
With degrees in journalism and law and extensive experience in defense intelligence, communications planning, and management, Robert directs the communications planning efforts of our team of experts at the Defense Health Agency.
Dan is an accomplished writer whose experience spans feature articles, reports, web content, fact sheets, news briefs, press releases, editorials, brochures, books, newsletters, and advertising copy.
A published author of nonfiction books, Laura relies on her years of experience writing for military publications to develop engaging stories for our Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency contract.
With more than a decade of experience in health care communications and government public affairs, Laura uses her expertise to craft compelling stories about happenings across the Military Health System and health and wellness articles for MHS beneficiaries.
A skilled communications strategist with expertise in public relations, media, and digital strategies, Katie helps the Defense Health Agency keep its millions of beneficiaries up to speed on their health plan options.
Matt assists Akoya’s business development team and leverages his campaign experience to help the Military Health System with strategic outreach and planning.
Amelia’s diversified skill set includes a practiced design eye and the ability to manage heavy production workloads.
Thearon’s (T’s) concentration on achieving organizational goals through development and integration of plans, strategy, policy, and operations is anchored in almost three decades of service in the U.S. Army and extensive skills in solving complex, multi-disciplinary challenges.
Sofie balances a seasoned sense of joie de vivre with a dignified demeanor and mature attitude that promotes calm and gratitude among clients and staff.
Federal agencies can contract for Akoya services through the U.S. General Services Administration, under GSA professional Services Schedule (PSS), Akoya Contract No. GS-00F-162CA. See our capabilities. Interested in a sole-source contract with a woman-owned small business (WOSB) or an economically disadvantaged WOSB? See How to Sole Source Akoya.
Commonwealth agencies and suppliers can contract for Akoya services through the Department of General Services under Creative Services Schedule 4400008677, Akoya Contract No. 440014970. PA eMarketplace
Akoya services fall within these NAICS codes:
Disruptive Health Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
2015 Communicator Award of Distinction, Nonprofit Annual Report
2015 Communicator Award of Distinction, Annual Report Copy/Writing
U.S. Department of Defense—Defense Health Agency
2017 MarCom Gold Award, Benefits/HR Campaign, for Puget Sound Military Health System campaign for awareness and recapture of care
2017 MarCom Gold Award, Feature Article, for “D-Day through the eyes of a combat medic, 73 years later”
2017 MarCom Honorable Mention, for Military Health System inaugural National Nurses Week campaign
U.S. Department of Energy
2014 Communicator Award of Distinction, Video, for “Transforming the Lighting Landscape: L Prize PAR38 Competition”
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
2014 Communicator Award of Excellence, Integrated Campaign for Social Responsibility, for “Rethink Veterans”
2012 VA Certificate of Appreciation for exceptional services
2012 Bronze Telly for “You Served, You Deserve”
2010 VA Ace Achievement Award for “Health Campaign Poster Series”
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2014 PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR Award, Best Membership/Recruiting Campaign, for WPFL Hospital Organ Donation Campaign
2012 Communicator Award of Excellence, Video, Motivation, for “Let Life Bloom”
2012 Communicator Award of Excellence, Video, Recruitment, for “Let Life Bloom”
The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health
2017 MarCom Gold Award, Fundraising Campaign Report
2005 New York Festivals Finalist Award (Government) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Bronze Telly Award (Government Relations) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Gold Aurora Award (Convention/Exhibition) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Gold Aurora Award (Aerospace) for “Dreams of Aviation”
2005 Silver Crystal Vision Award (Aviation) for “Dreams of Aviation”