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Each year, Health Care Communicators of San Diego requests nominations and holds an election for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer positions, and appoints other members to board positions representing key roles within the organization.  This process takes place each year in December and the new board assumes their role immediately following the annual Finest Awards Dinner and Presentation. All board member positions are served within a volunteer capacity.

2016/2017 HCCSD Board of Directors

Christina Campo

President 2016-17

Christina Campo has more than 20 years in the healthcare industry, with experience including clinic settings, medical device, and project management. Christina is the campaign manager at Scripps Health in their Marketing and Communications department. She works as project manager for their large marketing campaigns and is their CRM platform SME. Christina’s communication skills are at the forefront of her work. With her bachelors in communication, she is an expert in deciphering technical lingo and relaying it in novice terms, allowing the Scripps Health marketing team to work cohesively. She is also responsible for delivering communication to patients regarding physician changes within Scripps Coastal and Scripps Clinic. In her spare time she is training for half marathons, hiking with her family, and mentoring recent graduates at her alumni university. Contact Christina at campo.christina@scrippshealth.org.


Vice President | Past President

Susana Medrano

Susana Medrano has over 8 years of health care marketing experience. She is currently a Sr. Marketing Specialist for Scripps Health where her duties include community outreach events from planning to reporting outcomes. She also works closely with other departments within marketing to support care line, community relations and system wide events. Prior to Scripps Health, Susana was in the mortgage banking industry for 12 years working at banks such as Washington Mutual and First Bank. In her spare time, Susana is working on completing her graduate degree. Projected graduate date is late 2016. Contact Susana at medrano.susana@scrippshealth.org.

Pam Nagata
Membership Chair

Pam Nagata joined Scripps Health in 1991 as the Parent Connection Coordinator. In 2015, she  joined the Marketing and Communication department as a Senior Marketing Specialist in addition to her duties as Parent Connection Coordinator. She is responsible for development and execution of complex, system-wide marketing and communication projects. This includes developing and implementing tactics that attract and retain patients for the Scripps system and its business units including physicians, hospitals, specialty centers, outpatient centers, programs and services.  This is her first year as a member of HCC and looking forward to meeting members in the organization and to serve as the board secretary. Contact Pam at nagata.pamela@scrippshealth.org.

Taliyah Ferris
Programming Chair

Taliyah was born in South Africa and moved to the States when she was 16. She worked as a teacher for 12 years. Her education includes a Primary Montessori credential and a BA in History. In her spare time, Taliyah sails competitively on a French team in San Diego and loves to travel the world. She got into marketing about 3 years ago and currently works as an Account Executive at Anderson Direct & Digital. Taliyah develops and executes marketing programs for multiple clients. Taliyah says, “I love my job because it’s always changing and always interesting.” Contact Taliyah at tferris@andersondd.com.

Julia Contreras
Social Media and SEO

Julia Contreras currently works for iProspect where she works closely within the SEO channel team on the day-to-day management of SEO campaigns and delivering strong business results. Responsible for supporting and executing SEO strategies, ensuring that all SEO deliverables are executed on time and of a high quality. She got involved with Health Care Communicators of San Diego in 2011 while working for Sharp Healthcare. Julia is a graduate of a business marketing program offering over three years of experience in marketing, public relations, and event planning functions. She has also demonstrated success in elevating brand awareness as evidenced by marketing initiatives that have yielded significant turnout and financial gains through in-kind donations. Julia remains active within the community by volunteering with several organizations including Sharp HealthCare and Mana de San Diego. Contact Julia at julia.contreras723@gmail.com

Open                                                                                           Events Chair

Responsible for planning relevant events based on our annual member survey. Includes event copy, working with designer for promotional pieces, and approves social posts. If you are interested in learning more about this role, contact us at hccsdevents@gmail.com.

Heidi Everly
Scholarship Chair

Heidi Everly is a Senior Corporate Communications Specialist at AMN Healthcare, where she is responsible for managing the company’s intranet, writing a variety of internal and external communications, and developing engaging social media content. Previously, she was the Marketing and Online Community Specialist for Mission Federal Credit Union, playing a vital role in expanding the credit union’s social reach through marketing campaigns. Outside of work, Heidi enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, and the occasional night out with her best friends. Contact Heidi at heidi.everly@amnhealthcare.com

Saurav Rimal

Website Chair

Saurav Rimal is a marketing manager at Gazelle/ecoATM. He has more than 9 years experience in content marketing, SEO, social media and digital PR in diverse settings including b2c and b2b organizations (national & global) from retail, financial to education. He has a Business Information Technology degree from Coventry University in UK. He moved to US 6 years ago and has continued to support several non-profit organizations locally. Contact Saurav at rimalsaurav@gmail.com

Lucy Alvarez

Finest Website Chair

Lucy Alvarez has been a Web Developer for 8 years. She earned her Web Design and Developing degree while gaining experience at Southwestern College as the official Web Developer. Her career has given her many opportunities to work with companies from different cultures including Mexico and Central America. Lucy currently works as a travelling consultant for the EPIC software. She is currently in the PeaceHealth project in Washington and Oregon regions, working as a trainer to help transition from the old EMR documentation to the new CareConnect/Epic software for Ancillary and Clinical services. Lucy is grateful to have the opportunity to teach caregivers a new software and help improve not only the caregivers daily lives but also the patient(s) experience and support when they need it the most. Contact Lucy at lmadrid.web@gmail.com.

Annemarie Haydel
Strategic Partnerships / PR Chair

Annemarie Haydel is a senior marketing specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. She has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, public affairs, marketing and community relations in diverse settings including health care, higher education and non-profit organizations. At Rady Children’s, Annemarie coordinates media relations, social media strategy and content as well as marketing efforts for the hospital and 21 pediatric clinics in San Diego and southern Riverside counties. She earned a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing a professional certificate in digital media. Contact Annemarie at ahaydel@rchsd.org 

Mariana Pereira

Contact Mariana at marina.pereira@amnhealthcare.com

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