Contributors

Amelia Benner

Amelia Benner

Communications Editor
Memorial Health System

Amelia draws on her background as a small-town newspaper editor to give a personal touch to the stories that make Memorial unique. When she’s not writing, she also enjoys reading, knitting and spending time outdoors.

Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown

Marketing Consultant
Memorial Health System

Olivia’s background in public relations, event management and digital communication lends itself to her role in managing social media for Memorial Health System. She also manages our online blog, LiveWell Magazine. She earned her bachelors in psychology from Penn State and her masters in communication management from Towson University. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog.

Ginny Evans, MBA

Ginny Evans, MBA

Communications Consultant
Memorial Health System

Ginny’s background in organization development and business shapes her expertise in creating efficient and streamlined communication plans, internal communication tactics, patient materials and event planning. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and son, four rescue kitties and cattle dog.

Julie Kaiser, MFA

Marketing Consultant
Memorial Health System

Julie enjoys uncovering stories that showcase Memorial as a great place to work and receive care, a true testament to her experience as a freelance writer for news and feature publications. She is an avid baseball fan (Go, Cards!) and enjoys following her kids’ activities as well as traveling with her husband.

Michael Leathers

Michael Leathers

Media Relations Consultant
Memorial Health System

Michael connects news media with Memorial’s patient stories, services and events and showcases Memorial’s impact on the community. Prior to joining Memorial in 2003, he spent 10 years working in print journalism and has worked in various corporate communication roles. In his free time, Michael pens plays for national competitions and enjoys supporting the Springfield, Illinois theater scene.

Jessica Michael

Jessica Michael

Marketing Consultant
Memorial Health System

Jessica is a healthcare communicator and marketer who leverages her professional and personal experiences to produce engaging content for the LiveWell blog. She manages service line advertising, and website and social media data analysis for the health system. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political studies and a master’s degree in communication. In her free time, she is a minivan mom of four and dog mom of one.

Bryant Morrison

Bryant Morrison

Multimedia Consultant
Memorial Health System

Bryant conceptualizes and creates videos that showcase dynamic patient stories and the vast services available at Memorial. Prior to his work at Memorial, he served as a video producer, videographer and technical director for media agencies in Illinois and Kentucky. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis in mass media from Millkin University.

Mary Beth Williams

Mary Beth Williams

Communications Consultant
Memorial Health System

Mary Beth manages all marketing, internal communication for the ambulatory group. She earned a bachelor’s in corporate communication from Eastern Illinois University and received a master’s in communication from the University of Illinois Springfield. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, walking her dogs and working on DIY house projects.