Our Team

Meet Our Team of Experts

Hannah Lilly

Client Manager

Hannah joined the Broadreach team in 2024 after ten years of experience in news and marketing. Her previous experience includes working as a local news producer in two New England television markets, including in Boston where she earned an Emmy nomination; running a children’s program…

Linda Varrell, APR

President/CEO

Linda Varrell has more than 25 years of experience in communications, public relations, crisis handling, and project and sales management. As a former vice president and company spokesperson for a publicly traded financial institution, she created and executed external and internal communications campaigns supporting expansive growth, product…

Paula Stanton

Director of Client Operations

With more than a decade of experience in the newsroom and public relations, Paula is skilled at managing complex projects with a cool head and focus on results. She has led public opinion research and messaging for higher education institutions, on the ground media for…

Jennifer Van Allen

Associate Director of Client Services

As Associate Director of Client Services, Jen provides public relations, strategic communications, and content strategy support for Broadreach clients. Jen has 26 years of experience writing for daily newspapers, magazines, and digital channels. She loves helping organizations develop creative ways to leverage communications to achieve…

Josiah Petrin

Senior Client Manager

As Senior Client Manager, Josiah leads a range of accounts primarily in financial services, professional services, and government. He is trained in advanced public relations measurement, certified in Crisis Communication through the Public Relations Society of America, and has more than eight years of experience…

Chance Viles

Client Associate

Chance joined Broadreach in 2022 after spending five years in the newsroom, covering everything from local government to arts and entertainment. The newsroom helped foster a work ethic focused on direct communication, collaboration and clarity. When not working with clients or keeping up with statewide…

Autumn Hall

Senior Client Associate

Autumn joined Broadreach in October of 2022 after completing an internship at a mid-size communications agency in Boston, Massachusetts. During her internship, she got a glimpse of life in the world of Public Relations while focusing on client and media relations. Outside of Broadreach, Autumn…

Melissa Curran

Multimedia Specialist

As Multimedia Specialist, Melissa embraces the PESO model to deliver forward-looking visibility results for Broadreach clients. Melissa joined Broadreach in October 2022 after working in marketing for a large non-profit. Her experience includes social media, videography and photography, graphic design and copy writing. Melissa is…

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