Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Account Supervisor

Curro, Rankin & Williams
  • Key liaison between 10 client-side project managers in the development and execution of multiple internal and external marketing campaigns for Central DuPage Hospital
  • Supervise marketing campaigns for 3 other healthcare clients: Community Memorial Healthcare (WI), Ingalls Health System and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Create project budgets, timelines and job estimates for clients with $1 million+ in agency billings
  • Supervise a team of 6-12 designers, web developers and writers
  • Build client relationships, including cultivating new business relationships
Jan 2007 - Present

Independent writer

Self
  • Work with hospitals, healthcare IT companies and consultancies to create editorial and marketing content for print and online media publication. Specific projects have included:
    • Articles covering health/medicine and healthcare business topics
    • Editing content for print and online publication
    • Media strategy development
    • Developing thought leadership initiatives such as white papers
    • Creating and delivering business development presentations
    • Managing web projects, including content development
    • Creating marketing collateral, including multi-page brochures, folders, postcards, and tradeshow displays
  • Author of two books, Twin Sense, A Sanity-Saving Guide to Raising Twins—From Pregnancy Through the First Year (Amacom, 2008) and The Everything Health Guide to PMS (Adams Media, 2007)
2000 - 2006

Senior Writer at Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine

American Hospital Association
  • Conceptualized, researched and wrote cover and feature stories for Hospitals & Health Networks, an American Hospital Association (AHA) magazine that is the leading publication for hospital management.
  • Developed an expertise in health care quality, patient safety, health care legislation and healthcare information technology issues. Promoted from staff writer in February 2003.
  • Researched, wrote and worked with designers to produce graphic-driven “how-to” guides on business issues and trends, such as health policy, Six Sigma, and IT
  • Researched, contacted and interviewed sources; kept abreast of important trends
  • Participated in editorial process: proofing pages, developing editorial calendar, creating cover concepts
AWARDS From the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors:

Gold Award, Feature, 2003 for “Doctor Discontent” (team-authored)

Gold Award, How-To Article, 2002 for “A Commitment to Safety”

Silver Award, Best Feature Article 2006 for “Where the Patient & Technology Meet”

Silver Award, How-To Article, 2004 for “The Patient Experience”

Silver Award, Legislative/Government, 2003 for “America’s Uninsured” (co-authored)

Silver Award, Series, 2003 for quarterly clinical management series (team-authored)

Bronze Award, Case Study, 2004 for “A Major Difference”

From the American Society of Business Publication Editors:

Midwest Silver Award, Feature, 2003 for “America’s Uninsured” (co-authored)

Midwest Bronze Award, Special Section, 2003 “Point & Click” (team-authored)

From the Association of Health Care Journalists:

Third Place, Trade Publications, 2005 Award of Excellence for “25 Things You Can Do to Save Lives Now”

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Account Executive

GCI/Dragonette Public Relations
  • Managed client accounts in healthcare and shelter industries, including correspondence, media pitches for articles and media follow-ups calls
  • Wrote press releases and marketing materials
  • Presented agency to potential new accounts
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

Adjunct Faculty

DePaul University, Chicago
Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

Graduate Assistant

Loyola University Chicago
Jan 1995 - Jan 1996

Teaching Fellow

Freshman Writing Program
Jan 1993 - Jan 1994

Partner's Assistant

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, Inc
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993

Project Manager

Marketing Solutions, Chicago
Jan 1990 - Jan 1991

Marketing Manager

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Education

Education
1990 - Present

B.A

Syracuse University
1996 - 1999

ABD

Loyola University of Chicago
1994 - 1996

M.A.

Boston College