Here’s what a few folks have said about Daphne Yousem and Gilko Consulting…
















Joe Zouzounis Kaiser Permanente, Director
I have worked with Daphne for about three years as a customer of marketing and communications support from her team and a thought partner. In retrospect, it was a pleasure dealing with her because she is always up, energetic and in a good mood. Daphne is a good listener and a quick study. Once she comprehends the need she has the ability to quickly come up with solutions that are creative and out of the box.

Over the last year or so we moved into multimedia and video production for some of our customer development activities. In this space Daphne’s talent and support was invaluable. Her knowledge, expertise and vision helped guide us to completion of a unique and excellent product that was on time and within budget. What more can anyone ask for? I highly recommend Daphne Yousem!

Tamara Reza Kaiser Permanente, Manager
I’m an 8 year colleague of Daphne Yousem both HealthNet and Kaiser Permanente. Daphne is a professional. She’s an extremely effective, motivational, team leader and mentor. Daphne can do it all from developing marketing strategy, creative execution to delivering reports showing results. She was instrumental with her talents towards delivering B2B testimonials and a video series for Kaiser Permanente. All departments involved were impressed with Daphne’s performance. She’s a great asset to any marketing organization and I strongly recommend hiring her

Dianne Malliaras Freelance Producer/Director
Daphne and I have worked on a number of videos for Kaiser Permanente over the last few years. In my 20 years of producing & directing corporate videos I would be hard pressed to find a client who was as committed to quality, who understood messaging and branding and who could juggle as many balls as Daphne did. Her project management and communications skills are unmatched. She is dedicated to creating products that exceed all expectations, and the success of the videos that we produced are due in large part to Daphne’s talent, passion and intelligence. Lastly, she is a truly wonderful and caring person and would be a great asset to any company or project that she became involved with.
Rachel Karu RAE Development, Owner
Daphne Yousem has the rare combination of a keen eye for design and being business savvy. She brings these talents together to design and create amazing marketing collateral. I hired Daphne to design and build my website as well as create marketing pieces. She understood my business as well as the brand I am creating. I have received rave reviews from clients and colleagues on her work. I continue to work with her and highly recommend her for any marketing needs.

Bob Rowan Ad Design Associates, LLC, VP Creative Director
I have worked with Daphne for 5 years and have found her Graphic Design and Copy Writing to be very professional and creative. I must say she is one of the best communication experts I have worked with in Los Angeles. Beyond talent she has a positive and caring attitude towards her work and clients.

Marla Kaufman Kaiser Permanente, Executive Consultant
I worked with Daphne in a small group to gather, and produce, client workforce heatlh Testimonials (including video). Her energy level, and ability to develop quality relationships both internally, and with our customers, is a true gift. Through an extensive interview process, she was able to develop inspiring, meaningful stories. The video production quality, and versitility, was outstanding. I highly recommed Daphne as a valued addition to any company’s Marketing team!

Bill Stavru Kaiser Permanente, Sr. Manager
Daphne quickly became a very valuable colleague at Kaiser Permanente. As managers of the B2B Marketing group, we had to be responsive to the market and deal with difficult clients who didn’t understand branding, messaging strategies, etc. Daphne handled her difficult clients with grace and a firm hand, often getting them positive results that they didn’t anticipate. She is a strategic thinker who is also very hands-on and creative–she can very adeptly take something from strategy development to planning to creative execution and delivery. That goes for both in the print and digital worlds. And she’ll do it with a minimum of fuss–she’s a low-key high performer!

David Greene Health Net, Director
In working with Daphne on the launch of the individual product line, she was instrumental in applying metrics to an iterative marketing campaign. This work contributed to us exceeding two year launch projections.

Christa Nonnemaker NAWBO Ventura County
Daphne Yousem (Gilko Consulting) has been wonderful in providing graphic design and PR for NAWBO-Ventura County! NAWBO-VC has benefitted from her consistent and eye-catching flyers and ads