I am honored to have worked alongside government agencies, private businesses and individuals committed to improving individual health, regardless of who they are and where they live.  The examples below reflect a cross section of initiatives I have supported to help respond to both day-to-day health needs, long term health improvement opportunities and crises.

National – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Inside Knowledge: Get The Facts About Gynecologic Cancer

Helped CDC reach out to African American women to increase awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. It encourages women to pay attention to their bodies, so they can recognize any warning signs and seek medical care.

Research Guide

CDC has called on hundreds of individuals representing thousands of researchers, professional associations, businesses, private citizens, tribal leaders, universities, and federal, state, and local health departments to help create the first united vision for research priorities, “The Health Protection Research Agenda.” I helped CDC reach out and engage diverse audiences to provide input into the “Agenda.” I also created messages that would help audiences understand the guide and how it could be used as a tool to help advance their objectives.

Choose Respect Interactive Outreach

Supported CDC is developing strategies to help adolescents form healthy relationships in order to prevent dating abuse and violence.

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Material Video

Helped CDC develop training materials for the first of its kind standards related to mass fatality response operations and the required coordination of mortuary response teams, search and rescue teams, and supporting entities. They specifically targeted implementation of radiation safety protocols for workers, conducting screening and decontamination of decedents, and preparing decedents for handling, transport, and burial.

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Communicating Health Protection Messages to Teens

Helped CDC create the first of its kind guidelines for communication of teen-focused health programs. Seven approaches were used to ensure that principles and messages were built on an evidence-based foundation.  For the first time, health communicators could rely on overarching psychosocial factors in teens, rather than on trends, allowing the principles to be relied on over time.

Washington State

Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH)

To help individuals who were victims of domestic violence, developed and implemented a plan to reach out to every licensed medical professional to enlist their participation and train each of their employees on how to engage individuals, and then help them based on their response.

University of Washington/ Children’s Hospital

The University of Washington School of Dentistry and Seattle Children’s joined forces to create a new early childhood oral health institution focused on combating the growing crisis of childhood dental disease. Provided research, naming, branding, comprehensive marketing, customer service and public relations support as well as establishing performance metrics for the new organization.

WSDOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Lead is one of the oldest chemical toxins. Lead-based home remedies and lead-glazed pottery is prevalent among Washington’s Latino families. Develop a plan to eradicate lead poisoning Central Washington, the region most densely populated by Latinos.

Maryland “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids” Oral Health Literacy Program

Tooth decay is nearly 100 percent preventable, yet it remains the single-most common childhood disease nationwide. Helped the state create and implement a multifaceted outreach program involving hundreds of organizations. The program targeted the poorest of the poor in the state. 96,000 oral health kits were delivered to parents with dental visits increasing 7% by this segment of the population in just a few months.

Virginia Department of Aging

Developed outreach to seniors and their families as part of the Virginia Department for the Aging and Rehabilitative Services “GrandDriver” Campaign.

Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT)

Helped provide communication support among stakeholders related to the use of biosolids.

Washington State Department of Ecology Dare to Care About the Air

Children are at significant health risks from vehicle emissions. Created and implemented a program to reduce idle time at schools by parents, bus drivers and delivery people.  Idle times were reduced by 60%.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Apple Health for Kids

Up to 75,000 children in Washington State did not have health insurance despite many families being eligible for coverage. In addition to creating the program brand, an 18-city bus tour was developed to increase awareness and applications.

Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Provided ongoing support to help the state reach out to highway drivers with information to reduce accidents and deaths.

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHP)

Provided ongoing support to help increase and improve access to healthcare for those individuals enrolled in Washington Apple Health.

Washington State Hospital Association

Provided support to increase health parity across the state for those with mental health issues.  Also, created and implemented a program resulting in 12,000 young people enrolling in health insurance, representing 60% of those eligible.


Puget Sound Offices of Emergency Management – Catastrophic Preparedness Planning

Local agencies across the Puget Sound teamed up to educate and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with a regional campaign, “What to do to Make it Through.” Created strategy and led team to develop outreach and partnerships with government agencies, media, and retailers to increase the number of families who built preparedness kits and followed the top three actions that will help them survive catastrophes.

Metro (Oregon) Household Hazardous Waste Law Changes

Facilitated a series of stakeholder meetings regarding the potential creation of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for household hazardous wastes (HHW) in Oregon. Stakeholders included manufactures, trade associations, realtors, government agencies and elected officials, environmental organizations, and lawyers for each of those.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Helped strategy development, partnership development and program implementation for initiatives, including helping homeowners find healthier alternatives to wood burning fireplaces, increasing preferences for electric vehicles, increasing preference and demand for clean taxi services, encouraging use of electric lawn equipment over gas.

County / City Examples

Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Health Care Enrollment.
  • Nutritional Labeling Education Project.
  • Children’s Health Initiative Marketing.
  • Tacoma Smelter Plume Awareness Campaign.

City of Seattle

  • Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance.
  • Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Pedestrian Safety for Students Program.
  • Mayor’s Road Safety Summit Facilitation.
  • Combined Sewer Overflow Communications.

King County:  Department of Natural Resources

  • Take Back Your Meds.
  • Mercury Thermometer Collection Program.
  • Dentist Outreach Mercury Collection.
  • Mercury Fluorescent Bulb Collection.
  • Pesticide Removal.
  • Clopyralid Alerts.
  • Haul the Hazards.
  • Rehab the Lab.

Other Private / Non-Profit Organizations Supported

  • Arbor Centers for EyeCare Chicago.
  • Cincinnati Weight Loss Surgery.
  • Day One Health.
  • Evergreen Bariatrics.
  • Evergreen Orthopedics.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • Hospice of Spokane.
  • Northwest Weight Loss Surgery.
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.
  • Philips Sonicare.
  • Pullman Regional Hospital.
  • Valley Radiology.
  • Washington Gas/Washington Area Fuel Fund.
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.