The Society is comprised of leading health communication professionals across various industries, including academia, non-profits, government, and the private sector. Our Steering Committee is actively involved in Society infrastructure and regularly interacts with our members.

Society Leadership

Erin Norvell, Executive Director

Jennifer Salopek, Communication Manager

Chelsea Dade, Social Media Manager

Shahd Husein, Communication Associate

Jay Bernhardt, Founder and Steering Committee Chair


2018-2019 Elected Leadership

Tony Foleno, President

Terry Savage, Vice President

Lenora Johnson, Member at Large

Learn more about our elected leadership.


Steering Committee Members

  • Heather Cole-Lewis, Johnson & Johnson
  • Tony Foleno, The Ad Council
  • Micheal Grela, KYNE
  • Nancy Harrington, University of Kentucky
  • Lenora Johnson, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Gary Kreps, George Mason University (GMU)
  • Mike Mackert, University of Texas at Austin
  • Don L. Mullins, Jr., AIR
  • Claudia Parvanta, University of South Florida
  • Scott Ratzan, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Stacy Robison, CommunicateHealth
  • Terry Savage, Westat
  • Shelly Spoeth, Porter Novelli
  • Suzanne Suggs, Universitia della Svizzera Italiana 

The Society would like to recognize and honor Dr. Tim Edgar, who was an inaugural member of the steering committee and founding member of the organization. Dr. Edgar's passing was a great loss to his colleagues, the Society, and entire field of public health.