Donald R. Giller, the principal of D. R. Giller Associates of Cambridge, MA, helps health-care organizations, biomedical research institutions and human-service groups better define and initiate communications and branding strategies aimed at advancing their missions. Among the institutions that have called upon his services are the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, BioSquare (a biomedical research park in Boston) and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. Before entering the consultancy field, Giller was vice president of marketing/development at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, a regional health care provider. Prior to that he held a variety of communications, planning, network development and managed care roles at Boston University’s medical center, now known as Boston Medical Center. Giller earned his AB from Columbia University and an initial graduate degree in science communication from Boston University’s College of Communication while working as as science writer at MIT and, later, an MBA, also from Boston University.