EXCELSIOR, MN – September 3, 2021 – INNOVATION PARTNERS LLC today announced the appointment of Megan Ilnicki, Project and Client Relations Manager in July of 2021.

Megan comes to Innovation Partners with 9 years of experience in high-quality project management and execution with a focus in oncology and hematology markets through her previous roles at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Cancer Society.

Megan is highly skilled in relationship building and event management and is known for her ability to lead projects through development, execution, and delivery of quality results to increase healthcare access for patients. Megan will work closely with the Innovation Partners team leading and supporting in project management. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University – Berks Campus.

Holly Ponder, who joined the team in January 2020, is appointed to a new role, Senior Director, Client Strategy and Human Resources. Holly will continue to work closely with our key clients overseeing client strategy and project execution and will provide general strategy and Human Resources leadership across the organization.


Innovation Partners, LLC (IP) is high-touch biomedical consulting company that inquires to illuminate and inform healthcare connections, to make lives better. IP serves U.S. and global manufacturers seeking access for their innovations, across the product development continuum, for patients, providers, and payers. Through influential and wide-reaching relationships, extensive experience, deep expertise, and actionable insights, IP helps biopharmaceutical, medical device, and molecular diagnostic manufactures bring their healthcare innovations to a successful market launch and commercialization. With a focus in oncology, hematology and rare diseases, their core services and capabilities include medical affairs and education, market and payer access, and quantitative and qualitative market research. Since 2011, IP has partnered with more than 50 clients to support nearly 50 brand development and launch strategies. https://innovationpartners.org/

Dave Melin
Founder and Managing Director