Audrey has worked in public relations for over 25 years. Backed by diverse experience in public relations, marketing and advertising, Audrey launched OverCat Communications in 1990. OverCat specializes in full service communications and event planning for lifestyle brands.  Her broad skill set includes strategic development, public relations, media relations, crisis management, event planning, and social media strategy.  Audrey works with a variety of industries including the retail sector, fashion and beauty, food and restaurant, film and entertainment, the financial sector, trade and consumer shows and not-for-profit organizations.  Audrey has been named a top PR executive for seven consecutive years by Cosmetics Magazine and nominated for PR Professional of the Year by BizBash.

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Audrey Hyams Romoff

President and Owner

After graduating from the University of Guelph with bachelor of commerce degree in Marketing Management, Gillian began an internship at Fashion Magazine in their beauty department. It was during her eight months there that she became fully entrenched in the communications field, learning how the industry functions from all angles. Gillian then went to work for Holt Renfrew where she coordinated events for the Womenswear department, including personal appearances with high profile designers and consumer events. During her time at OverCat, Gillian has managed projects and events for clients including Estée Lauder, AERIN Beauty and PZ Cussons Beauty, as well as charitable initiatives Look Good Feel Better and The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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Gillian DiCesare

Vice President

Chelsea began her journey at the University of Western Ontario where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Information and Technoculture, graduating with distinction. During her time in university, she explored her passion for advertising and completed a marketing internship with Canadian Living Magazine. After this experience, she completed a Public Relations Diploma at Western Continuing Studies, which led her to an internship with OverCat Communications. Also during this diploma program, she worked with many non-for-profit clients such as the YMCA, Growing Chefs and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada where she created communications plans, executed events and conducted public relations research.

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Chelsea Brooks

Account Director

Valerie dedicated most of her life to a career as a professional classical ballet dancer, ultimately performing with the Israel Ballet on multiple stages across the world for over 3 years. After deciding to change her path, Valerie attended the Raphael Recanati International School in Israel, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a specialization in Interactive Media and graduating with distinction. While completing her degree, Valerie gained experience working at various start-ups for creative design and marketing and volunteered at the Make a Wish Foundation as a community manager as well as The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center in Israel. Valerie became highly active in the social and events department at the Lone Soldier Center reinforcing her interest in event planning and public relations. Upon re-locating to Toronto, Valerie joined the OverCat team.

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Valerie Ackerman

Account Director

The summer after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in History from Queen’s University, Simona spent time at OverCat assisting with several projects. During this period, she realized she had a passion for Public Relations. She then decided to complete a graduate certificate in Public Relations & Corporate Communications at Fanshawe College where she further developed her communication skills. She also worked on various Public Relations projects, including planning and executing events and creating communication plans for local companies in London, Ontario. Upon completing her diploma, Simona became an intern at OverCat which resulted in a full-time position as an Account Coordinator.

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Simona Newton

Account Manager

Taylor started her journey at Carleton University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. While working in the hospitality industry, Taylor realized her passion for events which pushed her to move to Toronto to complete an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from Humber College. Through the program, she was able to participate in an internship at OverCat which resulted in a full-time position as an Account Coordinator. In addition to Taylor’s experience at OverCat, she also has experience planning and executing the Vegandale Festival, as well as assisting with the opening of multiple restaurants such as Doomie’s and Vegandale Brewery in Toronto.

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Taylor Donovan

Account Coordinator

Upon obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Communications at York University, Kathy knew she wanted to work in an environment that would allow her to build relationships and creatively express herself. This pushed Kathy to pursue various volunteer positions in the beauty and entertainment industry. This ultimately led her to Humber College where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations. During her time at Humber, Kathy interned with OverCat, which led to a full-time position as an Account Coordinator with the team.

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KATHY SWIETOCHOWSKA

Account Coordinator