Creating Value via Scientific Storytelling

Amplifying Scientific Innovation


Headquartered in Brooklyn, The Sophia Consulting Firm is an integrated scientific communications and alliance management firm with a specialty focus in oncology.

The firm partners with US and non-US development-stage life science and healthcare technology companies to amplify scientific innovation, increase corporate visibility and attract investors.

The Sophia Consulting Firm specializes in two main service offerings, scientific communications and alliance management, which can be provided virtually or in-person as needed.  These services  are uniquely designed to evolve the corporate narrative for client partners and to identify white space opportunities.

Developing Credible Content



Create and showcase credible scientific to attract investors and increase corporate visibility via:

  • Data-driven communications strategy development 
  • Scientific communications platform development
  • Mechanism of action  (MOA) videos
  • Disease state education 
  • Promotional & scientific brand slide deck creation
  • Social media engagement

Partnering with Thought Leaders



Build relationships with US and/or global thought leaders, medical experts and investors at leading medical and investor conferences with the goal of increasing scientific credibility and advocacy via:


  • Stakeholder mapping
  • KOL interviews
  • Presentations at medical congresses
  • Advisory board planning
  • 1-1 Touchpoint meeting planning & participation

Maximizing Impact & Message Reach


In oncology and hematology, we have supported client partners with innovative work in:

  • Epigenetics
  • CAR T cell therapies
  • Checkpoint inhibitors
  • Antibody-drug conjugates
  • Combination therapies

The firm also provides consulting services in diverse therapeutic areas including: 

  • Mental health
  • Rare diseases
  • Stem cell & regenerative medicine
  • Dermatology & aesthetic medicine
  • Women's health 
  • Pain management 

About Dr. Sophia Ononye


Multidisciplinary Background

BS Honors, Biochemistry, BGSU
MPH, Public Health Administration, UTOLEDO

MBA, Healthcare Administration, UCONN

PhD, Medicinal Chemistry, UCONN

Advanced Business Certificate, Healthcare Finance, UCONN

Predoctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Science, AFPE

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Oncology, YALE

9 peer-reviewed scientific publications

1 patent on epigenetic agents (WO2013192554A1)


Professional Summary

Dr. Sophia Nnenna Ononye is a Nigerian-American business strategist with interests in and passion for oncology, innovative drug development, digital health and value-based care.  She recently founded The Sophia Consulting Firm where she leverages her multidisciplinary education, broad therapeutic area experience and passion for amplifying scientific innovation to lead the provision of fully integrated communication services for clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare technology and consumer space. 

A Yale and UCONN alumna and former Pfizer Scientist, Sophia's niche for fostering partnerships has resulted in a diverse range of experiences where she has supported emerging and established biopharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics companies with personalized marketing, launch preparedness, strategic alliance management, scientific communications, strategic alliance management, public relations and investor relations. She is trained in hematology and oncology with demonstrated experience in epigenetics, targeted therapies, combination therapies, checkpoint inhibitors, CAR T cell therapies and other cancer immunotherapies. Sophia also has broad therapeutic experience in rare diseases, women's health, pain management, and infectious diseases.


Professional Affiliations

Virtual Entrepreneur-in-Residence, YALE

Venture Partner, FundRx

Advisor, Harvard Biomedical Careers Science Program

Panelist, MIT Technology Review

Contributor, PharmaBoardRoom

Member, BIO CT

Member, Healthcare Businesswomen Association

Member, NYC Health Business Leaders

Face2Face Africa 30 Black Stars Transformational  Leader

Advisory Team

James G. Boyle, Ph.D.


Dr. James (Jim) Boyle is a co-founder and the Managing Director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), a business/educational unit within Yale University that was formed with the mission of mentoring students with new venture ideas and that has expanded to include the development of faculty ventures. Prior to forming YEI, Jim was responsible within the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) for the licensing and venture startup of a number of engineering-based technologies. Before joining OCR, he developed and actively managed the University’s largest corporate research alliance, managing a large array of both Yale and external scientists in bioimaging-based collaborations. Earlier, Jim co-founded and grew a predictive analytics consulting practice, providing both technical and pricing guidance on new product development to a wide array of Fortune 1000 companies in the scientific equipment industry. Jim began his entrepreneurial career while still a Yale graduate student, developing novel instruments for characterizing trace biomolecules with the support of the National Institutes of Health, and later commercializing these devices through a wide array of OEM partnerships as part of a Yale startup.

Ellen Wingard


An early innovator in the field of leadership development, Ms. Ellen Wingard has for 30 years coached and advised CEOs and emerging leaders in health care, financial services, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, technology and higher education. She is co-author of Enlightened Leadership: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership. She is past Board Chair of World Pulse Media, an media channel linking 50,000 grassroots leaders across 190 countries, and a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School, where she engages with 150 top global corporate leaders on the latest practices in global talent development, gender inclusion and socially responsible business. She is part of the Executive Coaching pool of the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program and has been a commentator on career navigation and intergenerational mentoring to the Committee of 200, the Fletcher School International Business Program, Harvard Kennedy School, and NPR Marketplace. She has also served as a Mentor for the Impact Center a program affiliated with the Federal Leadership Program for distinguished public sector women leaders.

Munachimso Onyia


Mr. Munachimso (Muna) Onyia is the Chief Operating Officer of The Sophia Consulting Firm. With education and training in Business Administration and Management from Purdue University, Muna draws from his diverse experiences across multiple industries in the private and public sectors to lead strategic operations management, financial management, HR and recruiting for the firm. Most recently, Muna worked as an Assistant to the Financial Attaché at the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations (Nigerian House) in New York City where he fostered international relations and diplomacy between the US and Nigerian governments through diligent operations and hospitality management. Muna is also a volunteer for the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).

Our Partners


Thought Leadership

Sample 3D MOA Video: Macrophage Bacteria Phagocytosis

Scientific animation video that shows how a type of white blood cell known as a macrophage engulfs and digests bacteria in a process called phagocytosis. 

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The Sophia Consulting Firm

186 Lenox Road, Suite 4B, Brooklyn, New York 11226, United States