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Executive Committee


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


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

Immediate Past Chair

Ben Garrett
Chief Get It Done Officer
Ben Garrett Group, LLC
Marietta, GA

Members At-Large

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

Kajsa E. Haracz
Account Supervisor
ab+c Creative Intelligence
Wilmington, DE

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

Ellen Beth Levitt
Richardson, TX

Pam Lippincott
Vice President
Washington, DC

Felicia R. Phillips
Manager, Corporate Communications
Health Partners Plans
Philadelphia, PA

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


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