Specializing in Multicultural Healthcare Marketing & Cross-Cultural Education

A native New Yorker, Sheila Thorne has been a marketing communications professional for more than two decades. A former senior executive in five of the nation’s preeminent marketing, advertising and communications companies, she has guided her team of seasoned marketing and media professionals of color in her own company since 2003. A former middle school and high school teacher of foreign languages, she has represented Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, Latin America and Western Europe.

About Sheila L. Thorne

The Chavis Chronicles

Coming This Fall On PBS Stations Nationwide

Go beyond the headlines with award-winning journalist, legendary civil rights icon and consummate intellectual influencer, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. The Chavis Chronicles explores the current and diverse conversations in engaging, enlightening and entertaining ways. Sheila will co-host a recurring segment, The Black HealthBEAT, the first national multimedia platform to engage the nation’s leading healthcare experts to deliver culturally relevant health information to the Black community on a weekly basis.

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Hear Sheila speak at upcoming events

Events | Schneps Media

Schneps Media Webinar
A Courageous Conversation
On Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Health
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Event Time: 1:00PM

Events | MS Views & News

MS Views & News
Race, Culture, and Community
While Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Wednesday, April 15, 2021
Event Time: 7:00PM

Events | Amgen 2021 Health Equity Summit

Amgen’s 2021 Health Equity Summit
Health Disparities Through Partnership
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Event Time: 11:00AM – 2:30PM


There is a diversity explosion in America. Before the middle of this century, one out of every two Americans will be a person of color or a person of color who speaks Spanish. Unparalleled, unprecedented, irreversible, dramatic demographic shifts demand a departure from multicultural-healthcare- marketing-business-as-usual in an intensely competitive environment. In an era of…Falling drug prices…Few innovative chemical compounds…Increasing generic threats…Intense regulatory scrutiny…Increasing R&D costs. Connecting with communities of color is the new frontier for organic growth in the healthcare industry. Competitive advantage will accrue to those organizations comfortable with multiculturalism and those who take strategic action.

Where are YOU, YOUR TEAM and YOUR ORGANIZATION on the cultural competence continuum?


Listen and learn from one of the nation’s leading experts in multicultural healthcare marketing and cross-cultural education.

Client Experience

What People Are Saying About Sheila Thorne…

We are truly grateful to the dynamic Sheila Thorne for taking the Camp Fire NJ Team on an inspiring and empowering Cultural Competency journey! Your intense 2-day educational program educated us, brought awareness and raised our consciousness to ensure that DIVERSITY is woven in the fabric of our organization. It’s going to take EACH of us to make a difference for ALL of us…one day at a time, one student at a time. We are truly grateful for this opportunity and so excited to continue this journey!

Testimonials | Kelly Nitti | Camp Fire NJ
Kelly Nitti
Camp Fire NJ

Associate Director

Sheila has been instrumental in partnering with us to help further drive our mission through Stand Against Racism Trainings provided to leadership and staff. Her knowledge of cultural competency and her ability to impart her knowledge in a way that is easy to understand has made a difference in our organization.

Testimonials | YWCA | Helen Archontou, MSW, LSW
Helen Archontou, MSW, LSW
YWCA Bergen County

Chief Executive Officer

I have had the opportunity to witness Sheila’s work as a consultant, speaker, trainer and facilitator on many occasions. She is truly a trailblazer in the multicultural healthcare marketing arena, with particular expertise in areas such as cultural competency and health disparities. Sheila’s work in the field of cultural competency is of the highest quality and demonstrates the expertise that she has honed over the years as a leader within her field.

Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH Vice Provost
Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Vice Provost

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