Emily Gresham Wherle
Senior Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement
Emily Gresham Wherle oversees all of Interact for Health's internal and external communications activities. She works closely with staff members and key stakeholders to implement communications strategies, including media relations, social media, brand management and sponsorships. Emily also manages Interact for Health's COVID-19 community outreach and grant-making, representing an investment of more than $1.5 million in 2021.
Before coming to Interact for Health, Emily was the public information administrator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. During her 14 years with NKY Health, Emily managed communications efforts, including media relations, employee communications, marketing communications and crisis communications. She was the lead public health spokesperson during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, and assisted with advocacy around syringe access exchange programs. Early in her career, Emily worked at a Cincinnati-based public relations agency.
Emily holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism. She is a member of the National Public Health Information Coalition and a 2016 graduate of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Northern Kentucky program.