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Executive Committee


Candace Steele Flippin, APR
Vice President, Public Relations & External Communications
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
St. Paul, MN


Ellen Beth Levitt
Asst. Director, Internal Communications
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Immediate Past Chair

Joyce A. Lofstrom, APR
Senior Director, Corp Communications
Chicago, IL

Members At-Large

Lisa Arledge-Powell
Columbus, OH

Christopher Boyle
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group
Bristol, CT

Christopher D. Brown
Director of Media Relations and Integrated Marketing
Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Fremont, CA

Kelley F. Daspit, APR
Dir. Planning & Community Relations
Iredell Health System
Statesville, NC

Lorri Rishar Jandron
Edge Partnerships
Lansing, MI

Elizabeth E. Johnson
VP, Pub Affrs & Mktg
Blue Mountain Health System
Lehighton, PA

Marc Kaplan
Associate Dean, Marketing and Communications
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY

Christine E. Kotler
Assistant Vice President
Baptist Health South Florida
Coral Gables, FL

John W. Palmer
Director, Public Affairs
Ohio Hospital Association
Columbus, OH

John C. Senall
Principal & Founder
Digital Healthcom Group / Mobile First Media
Buffalo, NY

Brendon Thomas Shank
Associate Vice President, Communications
Society of Hospital Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Marisa Avallone Sharkey, APR
Avalon Communications, LLC
Marlton, NJ

Diana Sousa
VP, Corporate Business Communications
Bloomfield, CT

Edward Michael Stevens, APR
Chairman & CEO
Stevens Strategic Communications, Inc.
Westlake, OH

Heidi K. Zuhl
Senior Consultant
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA


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