"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein -
Katie Gallo, BA, MS
Founder and CEO
Bronze Aster Award
Social Media Category for HealthBytes, a former health and wellness blog of Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Silver Award of Distinction
"The Child and Family Institute Story", a video produced with Morgan Stanley.
Gold MarCom Award
Award for my design of a brochure set for The Child and Family Institute.
MarCom Honorable Mention
Newsletter Category for Healthy Neighbors Newsletter, which I was the editor of.
Whether it's a product, a service or a nonprofit, everything starts as an idea. I have been a daydreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit since I was a little kid. I was always making products to sell to my family and dreamed of running my own business someday. As I sat in high school classes, my mind wandered to the future and I started thinking about all of the possibilities. I wanted to find a career that allowed me to be creative and write. After taking a variety of classes, I found myself in marketing.
As a teenager all I wanted to do was to leave my small town and get to the big city -- New York City. After receiving my undergraduate degree, that’s just what I did. During the day I worked for a boutique public relations firm in Manhattan where I managed accounts for architecture and design clients. At night I attended classes at The New School to earn my master’s degree in nonprofit management.
After spending time in the agency world, I transitioned to nonprofits. I began doing public relations and social media management for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. From there I moved into a senior marketing management position for a Continuum Health Partners (now Mt. Sinai); the hospital system encompassed Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. I was responsible for marketing neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, addiction services and senior health. I also co-chaired the corporate social media committee and produced community newsletters.
In 2013, I left Manhattan and became a digital marketing specialist at Silver Hill Hospital, a renowned psychiatric and addiction treatment facility in Connecticut. After having my first child, I finally turned my daydream of running a business into a reality and created Daydream Communications.
My background is very diverse, but I consider that an asset. I have acquired different skills and knowledge in each of my roles and I have proven that I can seamlessly adapt to any industry, workplace culture and business. When I partner with you, I immerse myself in your industry and work with you to develop a marketing plan that meets your unique business needs.
Successful marketing campaigns start with an idea; maybe one that popped into your head while daydreaming! Let me help you bring that idea to life.
Bachelor's degree in communications/journalism: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY
Master's degree in nonprofit management: The New School in New York, NY
The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT, Greenwich Together, TONK Art, Keystone House, Spectrum Healthcare Partners, City of Stamford Youth Services
Chemical Abuse Services Agency, Inc. (CASA), Communities 4 Action, Liberation Programs, New Canaan CARES, Silver Hill Hospital, Talalay Global, Youth Mental Health Project