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Interact for Health promotes members of research/evaluation, communications teams

Jan 20, 2022

Cincinnati, Jan. 20, 2022 – As Interact for Health continues its efforts to improve the health of all people in Greater Cincinnati, it announces the promotion of Colleen Desmond to Research and Evaluation Officer and Emily Gresham Wherle to Senior Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement. 

Desmond will work with the Research and Evaluation team to design and implement strategies to collect and disseminate data about the region’s health as well as evaluate the impact of Interact for Health’s focus areas, grantmaking portfolios and organizational functions. She will continue to serve as the lead evaluator for the school-based health center focus area.  

Wherle will continue to oversee all of Interact for Health's internal and external communications activities, working closely with staff members and key stakeholders to implement communications strategies, including media relations, social media, brand management and  sponsorships. Emily also will continue to manage Interact for Health's COVID-19 community outreach and grantmaking, an investment of more than $1.2 million since 2021.  
“Emily and Colleen help tell both Interact for Health’s story and the story of health in our region,” said Kate Schroder, President and CEO. “Colleen does so by analyzing and presenting key health data, including community surveys and other research, and by evaluating the work we do in school-based health. Emily and team help deliver information to the right audience at the right time and via the right medium, using both traditional and digital means. This expertise has also been useful as we assist community partners in the COVID-19 response, working to increase vaccination rates and spread accurate information throughout the region.”   

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