About Us

A Women-Owned Small Business

Catalyst  Research & Communication is a women-owned small business that  brings seasoned expertise to your health education and health promotion  efforts. Located in metropolitan Washington, DC, Catalyst serves the  government and nonprofit sectors. Originally known as Catalyst Health  Concepts, Catalyst was founded in 2006 by partners Gloria Stables,  Ph.D., R.D., and Donna Lloyd-Kolkin, Ph.D. Together, they bring over 50  years of combined experience in the field.

Gloria Stables, Ph.D., R.D.

Dr.  Stables has over 25 years of experience in education, community-based education programs, and behavior change research and practice.  As National  Director of the National Cancer Institute’s 5 A Day for Better Health Program, a nationwide nutrition social marketing campaign, she oversaw development of mass communication education materials, curricula, and  program design and evaluation. A Registered Dietitian,  Dr. Stables holds an M.S. in Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning.   

Donna Lloyd-Jones, Ph.D.

Dr.  Lloyd-Jones (formerly Lloyd-Kolkin) has over 30 years of experience in health promotion and health  communication.  She began her career at Far West Laboratory for  Educational  Research and Development (now  WestEd), co-founded Health  & Education Communication Consultants, and previously directed the health communication business practice at Abt Associates. She holds an M.A. and  Ph.D. in Communication.