At Minding the Gap, LLC we believe that experience, in any situation, is the most valuable tool to bridge "gaps" in information and learning.  

We only employ consultants with at least 20 years of experience in a given field, who have proven themselves as true leaders.

Alicia Curran - Owner                                                           

Alicia is the owner of Minding the Gap, LLC and has over 16 years of pharmaceutical and consumer goods marketing, research, training, facilitation and material development experience. Alicia is also AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and CPR/AED certified and currently teaches group fitness for both Sport and Health and Golds gyms.  Alicia is D.C. area-based.

Cynthia Klaja-McLaughlin


In loving memory of our dear friend Cindy - we miss you in every way.

Michele Petruccelli


Michele has over 20 years of experience in Brand Management, Marketing and Product Development. Michele currently owns her own Strategic Marketing Consulting business and is starting a non-profit – Michele’s Picture Garden, art for service. Michele is Pittsburgh/PA-based.

Katie Pusey

Consultant / Copywriter / Editor

Katie has worked in the market research field, both as an analyst and copywriter, for 10 years. Katie graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Business Management and a minor in English. Katie is Philadelphia/PA area-based.

Amy Salamone

CPA / Consultant

Amy's past experience in innovation and product development includes her position as Senior Analyst with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Washington, DC. Amy is New Jersey-based.

Lily Vandermolen


Lily currently owns her own strategic marketing consulting business, LMV Consulting, LLC, delivering her insights and expertise to Consumer Packaged Goods and non-profit industries.  Lily is Philadelphia/PA-based.

Laurie Garvey    


Laurie is currently a private public relations and communications contractor with almost 20 years of experience at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthcareLaurie attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a degree in Health and Human Services.  Laurie is Pittsburgh/PA- based.

Jean Nagy


Jean is a small business consultant, specializing in financial forecasting and planning.  Jean brings a broad base of experience to help her clients improve sales, profit, cash flow and stress levels.  Jean is Pittsburgh/PA-based.

Laurie Gottlieb                 

Laurie has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, including 15 years of non-profit work.  Laurie has an M.S.I.S from the University of Pittsburgh and two B.S. degrees (Applied Mathematics/Operational Research) from Carnegie Mellon University.  Laurie is Pittsburgh/PA-based.