Healthcare Communicators Northwest (HCNW) is the Pacific Northwest’s only professional and networking organization created specifically for communicators in the healthcare field.
Meet our Board of Directors
Piseth PichFor nearly 20 years, Piseth Pich has counseled clients to understand and build meaningful and lasting communication strategies. Within the healthcare industry, he’s worked as a firefighter/EMT providing emergency response, public education, media and government relations. That work in public affairs led to his current role in PR & Community Relations for Legacy Health at Good Samaritan Medical Center with additional leadership roles in emergency communications, social media, and digital innovation. In addition to serving as a board leader for Healthcare Communicators Northwest, he also serves on the board of directors for 211Info.
Jess ColumboJess Columbo is a strategist, professor, and CEO of Med|Ed Digital – a Portland-based consulting firm, specializing in digital and social media marketing for regulated industries. Jess has spent more than a decade weathering crises and developing award-winning campaigns for national brands, institutions, and non-profits. In addition to her work at HCNW, Jess sits on the board of The Blanchet House and the Oregon Symphony.
Jack ColemanJack Coleman is a healthcare communications expert with more than a decade of experience across the marcom spectrum — from advertising and public relations to digital and social media. Jack spent eight years as a strategic communications consultant working with clients including The Standard, Huron Healthcare, Acumentra Health and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. He served for two years as communications director for Oregon’s second largest Coordinated Care Organization, FamilyCare Health. He currently serves as communications director for Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health.
Vice President at Pac/West Communications HCNW Membership ChairA 20-year industry veteran, Kelly Bantle applies her expertise and knowledge toward advancing HCNW and its mission of promoting excellence in healthcare marketing, communications and public affairs. In her role as Membership Chair, she leads HCNW’s membership retention and expansion efforts. Throughout her career, Bantle has developed and executed numerous successful health-focused marketing and public relations efforts. This includes multiplatform branding and marketing campaigns promoting medical facilities and services.
Digital ChairNick Winkleblack is the co-founder of Ox Media, a digital marketing company based in Portland, OR. Ox Media is focused on delivering highly efficient, data-driven marketing initiatives in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for their clients. Nick has an MBA from the University of Oregon and has worked closely with some of Portland’s largest companies. In addition to serving as Digital Chair for HCNW, Nick also serves on the board of the OEMBA Alumni Association
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