Part health educator, part advocacy strategist and part creator of big ideas, I have a passion for understanding people and organizations and bringing them together to create powerful change. I specialize in women’s health issues and am passionate about helping people understand how to prevent disease, have healthy lives, and become advocates for their own health.
For the past 20 years, I’ve been working in women’s and children’s health – from breast cancer research at the National Cancer Institute to multimedia education of kids with leukemia to support of advocacy campaigns around HPV and cervical cancer. I have worked in hospitals, labs, small nonprofit organizations, medium-sized biotech companies, and large pharmaceutical companies.
I have extensive experience as a writer and have written content for websites, training materials, video scripts, educational and marketing brochures, and white papers. I am the co-author of a successful women’s health textbook titled New Dimensions in Women’s Health. The book is currently in its 7th edition and is used in undergraduate nursing and community health programs throughout the U.S.
For the past 10 years, I have worked with cancer survivors, helping them to craft and deliver their stories. We then work together to create an advocacy and media strategy. Working with survivors and seeing them use their stories to become advocates for whatever cause they feel most passionate about has been the most fulfilling part of my career.
By empowering people to become advocates for their own health, helping healthcare providers communicate better with their patients, and working as partners to find innovative solutions to challenging health issues, we can make a difference in the health of people and their communities.
My clear writing style based on health literacy concepts; a knack for creating and helping to implement exciting projects that bring out an organization’s strengths; an ability to really get to know people and their organizations; and my interest in really listening to people, hearing their stories, and helping them deliver them most effectively.