Gannett Education

Gannett Healthcare Group Senior Leadership

Melyni Serpa

Chief Executive Officer

Melyni Serpa began her publishing career more than 25 years ago at McClatchy Newspapers in Modesto, Calif. In 1992, she moved to Chicago, where she worked for the Chicago Sun-Times Company and Copley Newspapers before joining Gannett Healthcare Group (formerly Nursing Spectrum) as Director of Circulation in January 1996.

Eric Kalter

Executive Vice President, Finance/CFO

Before joining Gannett in 2004, Eric Kalter served in several different industries, such as telecommunications, software, and manufacturing, including positions with Fortune 500 companies.

Ken Ramirez

Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Gannett Education

With more than 15 years of experience, Ken Ramirez has become an accomplished sales and marketing executive who excels at new business development and strategic growth.

Robert Hess, RN, PhD, FAAN

Robert Hess, RN, PhD, FAAN

Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming

As Executive Vice President of Global Programming for Gannett Healthcare Group, Robert Hess is responsible for the development, marketing, and dissemination of continuing education to nurses and allied health professionals.

Michael Pierce

Michael Pierce

Executive Vice President, Digital

Michael Pierce is Executive Vice President, Digital. Michael has been with the company for over six years, overseeing the online functions of our publications — including,, and

Meg Donnelly

Executive Vice President, Information Technology and Business Integration

Meg Donnelly joined Gannett Healthcare Group in 2005. Before being named Executive Vice President of Information Services, she served as Vice President of Planning and Analysis and Director of Business Applications at GHG.

Ray Riordan

Executive Vice President, Advertising

Ray Riordan has more than 30 years of management experience in multimedia publishing, consumer product marketing, and business-to-business sales. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Program, Riordan also attended Purdue University and Indiana University.

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