Our Team

The 6 Degrees team offers distinct perspectives and diverse expertise, including that of PR and communication professionals, award-winning former journalists and MBAs. We work together to provide our clients with best-in-breed counsel and tactical support.


Tony Plohoros - Principal

Tony has accumulated a track record of superior results as a strategist, company spokesperson, marketer and counselor to senior management over more than 20 years. He has created and executed communication programs that drive business results in multiple industries, including health care, financial services and B2B. And he has guided companies through most every type of event, including M&A, product launches / withdrawals, litigation and C-suite turnover. Since founding 6 Degrees in 2007, clients have relied on Tony for his unmatched connections with influential media and business savvy. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Tony lives in the Philly suburbs with his family, including three dogs.

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Annie Starr - Chief Operating Officer

Annie has been an integral member of the 6 Degrees team since 2008. She keeps the trains moving for clients and provides strategic and tactical communication support with an impeccable attention to detail. Her experience in both corporate and agency settings, as well as her graduate-level education from NYU, has given her a strong foundation for servicing the life sciences industry. Annie lives in New Jersey with her family, including her dogs Riley and Chazz.

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Heather Anderson – Account Supervisor

Heather brings a unique blend of public relations and product marketing experience to 6 Degrees’ clients. Her background includes work in both agency and corporate settings, advancing communication and business objectives for healthcare and technology companies. Heather draws from a marketing communications skill set to tell compelling stories and deliver results. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill journalism school alumna, Heather is based in The Tar Heel State.

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Lisa Guiterman - Media Specialist

Lisa has nearly 20 years of media experience focused on pharmaceuticals and health-related issues. She has well-established relationships with the journalists who matter, particularly those who cover life sciences and women’s health. Her understanding of what journalists want and ability to frame a story the right way gets impressive results for clients. Lisa is based in Maryland, where she lives with her husband, two kids and two Pugs.

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Laura Bagby - Account Director

Laura delivers world-class support and flawless results for clients. She works across various specialties, including media relations and social media. With a background in political and financial communications and a master’s degree from NYU in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Laura brings a diverse set of skills to the table. Originally from Missouri, Laura runs 6 Degrees’ Chicago office with her Chihuahua named Manny.

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Sarah Hall - Account Executive

Sarah brings a diverse skillset in public relations, marketing, and event planning to the 6 Degrees team. With a decade of experience in various healthcare settings and a degree in biology, she is well-equipped to support clients in the life sciences industry. Sarah resides in Bucks County, PA with her husband and two kids.

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Shawna Anderson - Account Coordinator

Originally from the rural Midwest, Shawna moved to New York in 2012 to pursue her master’s degree in public relations and corporate communication from NYU. Combining her PR agency background with her love of writing, storytelling, and strategy, Shawna is excited to help deliver results for 6 Degrees’ clients. Shawna currently resides in New York City.

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Virgie Townsend – Account Executive

Virgie offers outstanding communications skills and a comprehensive background in the life sciences, healthcare and law to 6 Degrees' clients. She previously held roles at a public health nonprofit, medical device manufacturer and biotechnology and life sciences trade association. Her writing has been featured in a wide variety of national publications. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University and her J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.

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Stacey Isaacs - Media Specialist

Stacey has been working with journalists for more than two decades and knows how to get their attention. She has placed countless significant stories for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and advocacy groups. Her impressive rolodex includes media outlets on both the national and local levels. Stacey and her family live in New Jersey.

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