Being prepared is my mantra.

I have earned national and regional acclaim as a writer, podcaster, executive producer and communications professional. I have an exceptional talent for distilling complex information into clear and concise messages. For 28 years, I’ve worked in the public relations and communication field preparing high-end collateral pieces from strategy to production, managing electronic and hard-copy publications and corporate messages, as well as audio and video that meet aggressive deadlines and drive success. Delivering those messages to diverse audiences with informed intention is a priority.

I am currently a senior communicator for the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. I provide a robust array of internal communications and strategic direction.

Prior to OHSU, I served as executive director of communications & marketing for Clark College Foundation , I provided public relation assessments, strategic planning, solutions and evaluation. I was in charge of all internal and external content, advertising, audio and visual media production and overall brand management. I was also the editor in chief of Clark Partners magazine, a 28-page alumni publication, and the producer of Penguin Chats, Clark College Foundation’s podcast series.

As a senior executive practitioner, I solve daily problems with honesty and the highest of ethical standards, while bringing an inner drive to be successful and seek continuous improvement. I earned my APR in 2018.

Awards

Other Professional Work & Community Volunteerism
    • President, PRSA Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 2023
    • DEI Committee, PRSA Oregon and SW Washington Chapter, 2019-2023
    • National judge, PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards, 2019-2023
    • District judge, Institutional Awards, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII, 2015-2018
    • Sorella Forte, women’s cycling club, current webmaster and former board member
    • Wilderness Rescue Team, former member
    • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, former president of the board
    • North Carolina Outward Bound, former assistant instructor
    • Editor in chief of Oregon Health News, a health care business news source that reported on the dynamics of health care financing, delivery and policy. Transformed the publication from a two-color, printed newsletter to a modern Web site with breaking news, rotating content, graphics, special supplements, columns and white papers.
    • Editor of Thomas Magazine, a Thomas College alumni publication that explored higher education in New England. Rejuvenated the magazine with a fresh layout and compelling stories such as an Iraqi student’s escape from war to an American college and the reasons why women earn more collegiate degrees than men.
    • Created comprehensive, capital and referendum campaign materials for Clark College Foundation, Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Thomas College.
    • Wrote original stories for College Planning & Management Magazine
    • Produced online medical news for MDiTV.com
    • Assistant editor at Service News, a former business-to-business publication probing the computer service industry.
Education
      • Accreditation in public relations (APR)
      • Bachelor’s in journalism, University of Maine
      • Master’s in women’s studies, Eastern Michigan University
      • Certification in core and corrective exercise, Clark College
      • Licensed emergency medical technician with a background serving rural communities
      • Trained in wilderness rescue techniques
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