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Roll Call: GCI Health, NBCUniversal, Media Connect, and More

GCI Health has announced three executive hires. Andrea Pellicciari joins the firm as SVP handling neurology, urology, and advocacy accounts. She comes to the firm with 15 years of experience including work with clients like Allergan and Roche Molecular Systems. Mary Kate Watkins has joined the firm as VP, focused on consumer health and beauty. And Jennifer Gordon joins as senior media specialist. She was previously a producer at CNN and a line producer at Maryland NBC station, WBAL-TV.

NBCUniversal‘s Integrated Media group has announced four promotions to newly-created positions. Hilary Smith has been named SVP of comms and integrated media marketing, managing consumer and trade marketing and making her an overall strategist for the group. She’ll continue to lead comms for for iVillage, Fandango, DailyCandy, and Television Without Pity. She was previously SVP of comms for NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. Bari Komitee has been promoted from director of Women at NBCU, Integrated Media, to VP of marketing. She joined the company in 2010. Lenore Moritz is now VP of comms for Integrated Media and iVillage. She joined the company last spring from Dan Klores Communications. And Craig Coleman is now VP of partnership marketing for the group. He was previously Director of marketing for Green is Universal, Healthy at NBC, and Hispanics at NBCU.

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Smith Promoted to SVP of Comms at NBCUniversal

Hilary Smith has been promoted to SVP of communications for NBCUniversal‘s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division.

Smith was previously SVP of comms for the media company’s Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks Division, handling Women at NBCU, iVillage, Green is Universal, and other programs and initiatives. Now she’ll also oversee a variety of sites including Fandango, DailyCandy, and Swirl, in addition to the Hispanics at NBCU initiative.

Smith joined NBCU in 2002 as VP of media relations in the corporate communications department.

iVillage Names Syfy Exec. Mirian Arias VP of Communications

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Mirian Arias has made a move within the NBC Universal family, jumping Syfy, formerly Sci Fi Channel to iVillage as vice president of communications.

At iVillage, she will lead external and internal communications, overseeing press outreach, media-relations strategy, and employee communications and reporting to executive VP Jodi Kahn and Hilary Smith, senior VP of communications for NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks.

Lauren A. Meller joined iVillage as VP of communications in October 2009 from Yahoo! An iVillage spokesperson told PRNewser today that she “left to pursue other interests.”

iVillage previously worked with agency Kaplow Communications on a project basis. They now work with Zeno Group.

Here’s one area where iVillage can use an update: their press release page. The last release posted is from August 2008, and returns an error page when one clicks on the link. “That is a project we need to work on” said the iVillage spokesperson PRNewser spoke with.

Lauren A. Meller Joins iVillage as VP of Communications

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Lauren A. Meller, former Director of Corporate Communications for Advertising & Sales at Yahoo!, has joined iVillage as Vice President of Communications. Meller spent seven years at Yahoo. In her knew role, she will jointly report to Jodi Kahn, Executive Vice President of iVillage and Hilary Smith, Senior Vice President of Communications for NBC Universal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks.

Meller’s background includes work as Senior Public Relations Manager for Epinions, Inc. and Public Relations Manager for Excite @ Home. She began her career in 1995 at Porter Novelli.

iVillage is in the midst of a re-launch and Director of Communications Mary Ellen Mooney said that most PR is being handled internally, however the company does have a “limited engagement” with agency Kaplow Communications to assist with re-launch PR efforts.