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Health Assistant

Madison, Wisconsin, 53705, United States
March 19, 2011

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. Highly skilled in meeting tight deadlines, multitasking, and


. Award-winning writer with strong communications and publication

relation skills

Professional Experience_______________________________

Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Jim Doyle, Madison, WI


. Served as policy advisor and agency liaison on behalf of Wisconsin

Governor Jim Doyle for 10 state agencies

. Worked closely with state government agency leaders, legislators,

business leaders, and constituents to carry out Governor Doyle's


. Performed key communications, policy analysis, and research roles for

Governor Doyle's legislative and policy priorities

. Wrote policy briefing memos, talking points, speeches, press releases,

and informational materials for Governor Doyle's outreach initiatives

Deputy Press Secretary, Office of Governor Jim Doyle, Madison, WI 2008-


. Developed, maintained, and executed communications plans for Governor

Doyle's key initiatives including efforts to increase renewable energy

. Developed strong working relationships with state and national media

. Provided policy and communications expertise and advice to leadership

in state agencies and Governor's office

. Gained strong working knowledge of Wisconsin State government,

Wisconsin legislative process, and federal policy making process

Editor in Chief, Oregon Health Forum, Portland, OR


. Managed communications and information division of health policy


. Supervised, hired, trained, and disciplined team of regular and

contract employees

. Wrote, researched, and edited reports on complex and controversial

health policy

. Worked closely with health care leaders including hospital CEOs,

insurance CEOs, union leaders, business owners, lawmakers, and


. Designed publications, maintained editorial content of organization's

Web site

Sports Editor, The Central Oregonian, Prineville, OR


. Awarded 2004 Best Sports Column for Oregon Non-Daily Papers by the

Society of Professional Journalists

. Supervised four regular freelance writers

. Responsible for content, editing and design of twice-weekly sports


. Maintained sports and community sections of publication's Web site

Sports Assistant, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI


. Wrote full length articles and short game summaries on deadline


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Arts, December 2002

Double Major: Economics and History

University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, Spring 2001

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