Former editor of Potential magazine, Kennedy Krieger Institute’s flagship publication, distributed to over 50,000 patients and families, donors, healthcare professionals, and members of the media.(3/2012 – 4/2016)
Former editor of Connection, newsletter for employees of Kennedy Krieger Institute, circulation 3,000+. (3/2012 – 4/2016)
Former editor of Johns Hopkins University PrimeTime News for retirees of Johns Hopkins University (1/2010-8/2011)
Marketing through Storytelling
“A Ray of Light Amidst Darkness” – A small Baltimore nonprofit works to bring awareness and research into the causes and prevention of stillbirth, bringing hope to parents who have lost a child.
“Unbroken: Pfeiffer’s Story” – At 4 years old, Pfeiffer is funny, precocious, very charming, and wise beyond her years. She loves dresses with flowers, Barbies, and all things girly. She is also partially paralyzed, a result of transverse myelitis.
“Back from Near-death” – Charnira was on life support and expected to remain in a vegetative state: Her amazing recovery from brain injury.
“Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain” – Kennedy Krieger researchers advance scientific discovery through collaborative efforts.
“Why Wait and See?: Matthew’s Story” – After early intervention helped her son, a mother helps educate minority communities about autism.
“Unraveling the Mystery of a Lifetime: Keith and Kevin’s Story” – Innovative genetic sequencing technology helps diagnose two brothers who were “undiagnosable”for more than 20 years, leading the way for other families to find answers.
“Unbreakable Spirit” – Imagine having not one, but two children with spinal cord injuries. For the Buckles family of Northern Virginia, this is their reality.
“Turning Today’s Research into Tomorrow’s Care” – Clinical Trials help advance treatment, prevention, and possible cures for pediatric psychiatric disorders.
“Rising Up” – Professional training program aims to reduce health disparities in Baltimore and beyond.
“Born to Run” – Despite severe autism and catatonia, Jamie Schneider’s triumphs have been far greater than his disability.
“The Neuroscience of Movement” – How brain stimulation post-injury can affect learning and recovery.
Urban Health Institute Publications – Social Determinants of Health – Health Equity Through Action: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward
“A New Life, Half a World Away” – Ostracized by her own people because of her son’s developmental disabilities, a mother’s journey to save her son leads her from Africa to Baltimore.
“Bringing it All Home for Patients with Tuberous Sclerosis” – New interdisciplinary clinic brings world-class research, care, and support for families of patients with complex neurodevelopmental disorder.
“A Place to Call Home” – A therapeutic foster care program helped Carl defy the odds more than 20 years ago. Now, he’s paying it forward.
“When Blowing Kisses is a Monumental Feat” – An in utero stroke left Allie without the use of her right arm, but early, targeted therapy is helping her get it back.
“Riding High” – Throughout her rehabilitation from paralysis, the dream of one day riding horses again kept Krystal motivated.
“Untapped Potential” – When behavior gets in the way of learning, a specialized school program helps bring out a student’s potential.
“Operation Save Megan” – A military dad requests and receives a compassionate reassignment to Baltimore so his daughter can once again receive the expert care she needs for her rare genetic disorder.
“Camp SOAR Brings Hope and Healing to Former Patients” – When Lily was three, her entire family was in a car accident that left her paralyzed and her family shattered. A camp for former patients and families helped them heal again.
“The Fight of His Life” – After a brain tumor blindsided Kokayi and left him without the ability to walk, talk, or even swallow, he fought to get his life back.
“One Step Closer to a Cure” – For the Heck family, who have raised over $1 million for Sturge-Weber syndrome research, a medical breakthrough offers hope for new treatments and possibly a cure in daughter Jenna’s lifetime.
“Healing Paws” – Animal assisted therapy helped motivate and lift the spirits of animal lover Destiny Fallas during her rehabilitation from transverse myelitis.
“Growing Up Great” – After suffering through anxiety and aggression at other schools, Jacob learned the skills he needed to thrive through a specialized autism education program.
“Rehabilitation: Three-time Cancer Survivor Finds Her Strength” – After cancer and chemotherapy left her so fragile doctors said she might never walk again, a young girl finds her strength.
“Beating the Pain” – When multiple doctors could not help relieve her suffering from pain so severe she could no longer walk, Katie Bickford now has her life back.
“Hope for Patients with ALD” – New center offers comprehensive treatment, research, and hope for patients with debilitating neurological disorders.
“The Cooling Cure” – A collaboration between doctors and engineers leads to an innovative, low-cost medical device that may help prevent cerebral palsy in developing countries.
“In My Own Words: John Manison” – John Manison is an 18-year-old freshman at Ashland University in Ohio. He is dedicated to his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury and focused on achieving therapy goals en route to living his life without a wheelchair.
“Bringing Back Matthew” – After surviving a horrific car crash, a young boy defied expectations in his recovery from traumatic brain injury.
“Learning Therapy: Rohan’s Story” – When brain injury happens at a young age, education can be a critical component of recovery.
“Finding the Right Fit: Diego’s Story” – After struggling to succeed in other schools, Diego found the support he needed to thrive, thanks to a specialized autism education program.
“The Transformation of James: James’s Story” – After more than 15 years of targeted autism services, James Williams III is redefining his potential.
“Lifeline” – Conquering complex medical conditions together: One family’s journey.
“Back into the Game” – The Bennett Institute helps athletes with disabilities get off the sidelines and into the game.
Profile of Sisters Together & Reaching (STAR) Co-founder, Rev. Debra Hickman – Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Newsletter
Retiree Profile: India Lowres – Johns Hopkins University PrimeTime News