NEW YORK—Chandler Chicco Companies, the healthcare public relations group that is part of inVentiv Health, has hired Jeanine O’Kane as managing director of its Biosector 2 subsidiary in New York. She will take over from Lisa Stockman, who becomes managing director of CCC New York, a newly-created role, reporting directly to agency founder and principal Bob Chandler.

O’Kane joins with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently as leader of the healthcare group at MSLGroup in North America. Prior to MSLGroup, she served for five years as director of the New York healthcare practice and executive vice president at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.

Stockman, who has been with Chandler Chicco Companies since its inception, has directed campaigns for clients such as Celebrex, Zoloft and Boniva. As head of Biosector 2, she was responsible for significant year-on-year growth at a unit with its roots in biotech but a growing roster of big pharma, biopharma, diagnostics and device companies.