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Anchor 1

I am an accomplished writer and consultant with 20 years’ experience in message research, communications strategy, concept development, writing, editing, and project management for educational institutions, hospitals and health systems, nonprofit organizations, and some corporate clients. 

Health and Medical Communications

2000 - present


I research and write patient education materials, feature articles, and marketing and fundraising communications for health-related nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and hospitals and healthcare systems. My projects involve interviewing physicians, nurses, researchers, and patients; consulting with medical experts; and collaborating with other creative professionals. Recent clients include Cancer Today magazine, Geisinger Magazine,, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and MaineHealth. 


Strategic Communications for Colleges, Schools, and Nonprofits
2000 - present


I develop creative concepts, brands and visual identities, and print and digital communications for colleges, universities, independent schools, nonprofits, and some corporate clients. I am involved in all aspects of each project, from initial research and interviews, to visual concept development, to copywriting and editing. I often work collaboratively with a team of graphic designers, web developers, photographers, account directors, and other writers. Often I partner with design and communications firms such as art270, Kelsh Wilson Design (former staff member, 1999-2006), Snavely Associates, and Swivel Studios.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

​Master of Arts, English Literature

Full-tuition scholarship and Presidential Fellowship 

Graduate instructor (first-year writing, British Literature I)

Assistant to the Director of University Publications 

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

​Master of Arts, English Literature

Full-tuition scholarship, graduated with distinction

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

​Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

Benjamin Franklin Scholars General Honors Program

Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

Selected Clients

Health and Medicine
Cancer Today magazine
Children's Hospital of                 Philadelphia
Cleveland Clinic
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Lucile Packard Children's           Health Foundation
Young Survival Coalition

Education/ Cultural/ Nonprofit
Arizona State University
College Possible Philadelphia
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Virginia Medical             School
Friends Select School
Oregon State University
Sacred Heart University
Smithsonian Latino Center
Susquehanna University
University of Delaware
University of Vermont
Villanova University - Charles   Widger School of Law

Design and Communications Firms
Masters Group Design
Merz Branding
Snavely Associates/Ovrture

Steege Thomson         Communications
Swivel Studios

Wyndetryst Design Studio


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