You need to make sure that you're not the only one creating the world view for your company. That view needs to be created by your management team. You work through it, you have good discussions, you have debate and you figure out where you're going. If you do those things you won't have as many problems.

- Larry Hausner

Our Team

John Seng

Principal

As the founder of leading independent health care and life science public relations firm Spectrum Science Communications, and co-founder of GLOBALHealthPR, the leading international partnership of independent, health-focused PR firms; John brings his 22-year entrepreneurial experience to bear for Grayscale clients. John founded Grayscale in 2016. He also serves as senior advisor to Prosper Group.

A 36-year veteran of major public relations agencies, John’s expertise includes counsel for large to start-up sized corporations, communications agency leadership on service, management and personnel issues; branding, marketing and trouble-shooting; as well as PR firm procurement.

In 2017, John was named to the Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter Hall of Fame. He has received the PRSA Health Academy Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as The Genetic Alliance Art of Reporting Award.

Previously, he chaired the Society for Women’s Health Research, and served on the Board of Visitors of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism.

He was elected to the Arthur W. Page Society of communications counselors in 2015.

Stephanie Hartwig

Senior Advisor

Stephanie is an accomplished social media, content marketing and communications strategist with 20+ years of public relations, branding and marketing experience.

She is passionate about working closely with clients to achieve their goals by creating unique campaigns that are relevant, strategic and aligned across traditional and social media platforms and channels.

For national clients, Stephanie has directed PR and communications activities around major issues, special events, product launches and partner endorsements.

Stephanie’s clients include Fortune 500 to start-up organizations across a broad range of industries from healthcare, medical device and pharmaceuticals to social services, textiles, education and electronics.

She is skilled in uncovering and amplifying brand stories and is adept at leveraging multiple media networks to create emotional connections and strategic affiliations with consumers to drive growth.

Larry Hausner

Senior Advisor

Larry Hausner has established his own management consulting company, ConStrat, utilizing his 30+ years of senior leadership to help organizations, both for and not-for-profit, to improve their effectiveness.

He is a recognized thought leader who brings a practical approach to strategic and operational planning, along with expertise in board governance/effectiveness, executive leadership transitions, branding and organizational assessment. Larry recently completed an assignment serving as the Interim President & CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research.

Previously, Larry was Chief Executive Officer of the American Diabetes Association. His focus on mission resulted not only in the American Diabetes Association's commitment to funding research, but also led to a greater emphasis on advocacy efforts, local programs, education initiatives and prevention programs.

Before joining the American Diabetes Association, Hausner served as Chief Operating Officer for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Prior to his tenure at LLS, he was employed by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for 15 years, where he rose to the position of Chief of Staff.

Hausner currently serves on the Research!America Board and Executive Committee, is Chairman of the Campaign for Medical Discovery and serves on the Advisory Boards of two start-up companies, Wellth and Sensulin. He served as Chairperson of the National Health Council, was awarded the VIDA National Hispanic Leadership award and received the Invisible Disabilities Association’s Impact award.

Hausner earned an MBA and a BS in marketing management from the University of Rhode Island. He also extended his education through a performance management systems and governance as leadership at Harvard University, strategic planning at MIT, and nonprofit strategic planning at Wharton.