It’s a personal passion of mine to demonstrate what great writing can achieve.
I currently serve as Communications Consultant III at HCSC (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK & TX). After being at the company less than one year, I was specifically chosen to support the incoming Chief Strategy Officer and moved onto the executive communications team, which also supports the CEO, Chief Administrative Officer and other executive leaders. I worked to create a communications plan from the ground up for the company strategy, assisted with the development and communications roll-out of the company business plan, and plan executive team meetings such as all-employee Town Halls.
I also supported communications for the Chief Clinical Officer and all of the departments who fall under the Health Care Management umbrella previously at HCSC.
Previously, I served as Senior Communications Specialist at AMITA Health. My responsibilities included interviewing SMEs to write content for monthly associate and physician newsletter articles, video/script writing, leadership announcements, HR materials, screensavers, intranet content management and more. I managed the editorial calendar and content, assigned stories to freelance writers and photographers and assisted with change management communications post-acquisition. I’ve supported and led communication plans for employee engagement, open enrollment, patient safety survey and employee wellness campaigns.
I’m obsessed with company voice, never miss a deadline and an AP Style junkie who’s been turned away from the Oxford comma.
Because I can’t not write (double negative, anyone?), I write fiction in my free time and have edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, agent submission packages (including query, synopsis and first ten pages), as well as professional resumes and cover letters. I also perform freelance editing and writing, and you can find me on Upwork!
I am a graduate of the University of Tampa where I received a Bachelor of Arts in English and writing. I graduated magna cum laude with Honors Program distinction in the top 10% of my class. I also received a graduate-level Publishing Certificate from the University of Denver Publishing Institute.