SHSMD Announces 2024 President, President-elect and New Advisory Board Members


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Chicago (September 13, 2023) – The Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD), a professional membership group for health care marketers, communicators, strategic planners and business developers of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has announced Christine Albert, MPP, APR will serve as president of the SHSMD Advisory Board for 2024. Albert is chief experience officer, LCMC Health in New Orleans. SHSMD 2023 Board President Alan Shoebridge will remain on the board as immediate past president. Shoebridge is associate vice president, national communications at Providence, in the Portland, OR metropolitan area.  

SHSMD also announced the election of David Grandy, FACHE as president-elect of the 2024 board. Grandy is vice president, innovation, Garfield Innovation Group, Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA.

In addition, SHSMD announced the election of the following new board members:

  1. Lindsay Cosimano, APR, senior director of marketing and communications, Nebraska Health Network, Omaha, NE.
  2. Amy Stevens, vice president and chief marketing officer, Tidelands Health, Murrells Inlet, SC.
  3. Julia Yoder, marketing and PR director, Brookings Health System, Brookings, SD.

Reelected to the board are:

  1. Lisa Crockett, vice president, system strategy and planning, Providence, Olympia, WA.
  2. Adam Higman, partner, strategic consulting, Press Ganey, St. Petersburg, FL.
  3. Shay Pratt, vice president, health care research, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC.

Returning as board members for 2024 are:

  1. Terri Flood, MHA, vice president of business development, Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, OH.
  2. Dorian L. Harriston, MA, chief marketing and communications officer, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
  3. Suzanne B. Hendery, MA, APR, CPXP, chief marketing, communications and customer officer, Renown Health, Reno, NV.
  4. Jennifer D. Horton, MBA, vice president of strategy and account services, Ten Adams, Evansville, IN.
  5. Dennis S. Jolley, MPH, M.Ed., system vice president, strategy & planning, UW Health, Madison, WI.
  6. Dan Miers, chief strategy officer, SPM Marketing & Communications, LaGrange, IL.
  7. Ryan Younger, vice president of marketing, Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ.

About the Organization
The Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD), a professional membership group of the AHA, is the largest and most prominent voice for health care strategists. SHSMD serves strategists across diverse disciplines, providing essential knowledge, leading-edge tools and invaluable connections. SHSMD empowers members to overcome obstacles, foresee the future and drive change, towards the vision of a world with healthier people and communities achieved through bold, actionable, and inclusive strategies.