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NWCPHP Welcomes M.J. Kelly to the Marketing and Communications Manager Role

NWCPHP is pleased to welcome M.J. Kelly, who will be taking over the role of Marketing and Communications Manager.
NWCPHP Welcomes M.J. Kelly to the Marketing and Communications Manager Role

M.J. Kelly and her cargo bike.

NWCPHP is pleased to welcome M.J. Kelly, who will be taking over the role of Marketing and Communications Manager.

January 21, 2014

M.J. Kelly joined the NWCPHP team in January to lead its marketing and communications work. She is responsible for the look, feel, and voice of the Center, its publications, and its activities. She comes to the team with broad communications experiences in writing, design, creative direction, brand management, media relations, outreach, and nonprofit leadership.

“I’m looking forward to helping NWCPHP increase its connections and exposure throughout the region,” M.J. said. “Ultimately, every connection and every relationship we build adds up to healthier and safer communities, which inspires me.”

M.J. noted that the NWCPHP communications is in great shape, thanks to the excellent team and the work of her predecessor, Missie Thurston. At the top of her list is getting to know the staff better, learning more about the interests and needs of our public health partners, and redesigning the Northwest Public Health journal.

Before joining the Center, M.J. most recently served as the communications and marketing director for the Cascade Bicycle Club.

“Having worked on active transportation issues for the last decade, I am personally interested in how our public policies shape the built landscape and community designs, which in turn affects population health,” she said. “This change takes years to occur, and I’m passionate about engaging people early in the process so that they can have a hand in these long-term decisions.”

M.J. has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (the other “UW.”) She is a walking and biking commuter and is already thinking about ways for Seattle’s University District to be safer and more comfortable for people on foot and bicycle.

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