Change Your Story, Change the World

Andy Goodman
Director, The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications. Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field.

Andy is best known for his speeches and workshops on storytelling, presenting, and strategic communications, and has been invited to speak at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, as well as at many national nonprofit conferences. His clients include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.

When not teaching, traveling, or recovering from teaching and traveling, Andy also serves as a Senior Advisor for Encore.org and is on the advisory boards of VolunteerMatch and Great Nonprofits. He is also host of "Rant & Rave: The Podcast," a weekly program featuring spoken word performances by writers in Los Angeles. For more information about his work, please visitwww.thegoodmancenter.com<http://www.thegoodmancenter.com/>.

Eliminating Health Disparities to Build a Culture of Health in America

Dwayne Proctor

Dwayne Proctor, PhD, is the Senior Advisor to the President and Director of RWJF’s Eliminating Health Disparities Portfolio. He believes that the Foundation’s vision for building a Culture of Health presents a unique opportunity to achieve health equity by advancing and promoting innovative systems changes related to the social determinants of health.   

Proctor came to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2002 as a senior communications and program officer, providing strategic guidance and resources for several child health and risk-prevention initiatives like the Nurse-Family Partnership, Free to Grow, Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-Free, Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. In 2005, Proctor was tapped to lead RWJF’s national strategies to reverse the rise in childhood obesity rates. In this role, he worked with his colleagues to: (1) promote effective changes to public policies and industry practices; (2) test and demonstrate innovative community and school-based environmental changes; and (3) use both “grassroots” and “treetops” advocacy approaches to educate leaders on their roles in preventing childhood obesity. Proctor is known for his strategic collaborations he worked on several cross-sector initiatives (e.g., Partnership for a Healthier America, the evaluation of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, ChildObesity 180) and national programs that focused on decreasing childhood obesity disparities gaps (e.g., Healthy Schools Program, Salud America!, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, Communities Creating Healthy Environments, National Policy and Legal Action Network and Voices for Healthy Kids). In 2014, as multiple municipalities and states were reporting signs of progress in reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, Proctor was reassigned to direct RWJF’s work to eliminating health disparities. 

Before coming to the Foundation, Proctor was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he taught courses on health communication and marketing to multicultural populations. During his Fulbright Fellowship in Senegal, West Africa, his research team investigated how HIV/AIDS prevention messages raised awareness of AIDS as a national health problem. Proctor received his doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in marketing and communication science from the University of Connecticut. He is the former chairman of the board of directors for the Association of Black Foundation Executives and currently is the chairman of the board of trustees for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

How CDC Works to Improve Health Literacy

John Parmer, PhD
Health Communication Specialist
Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. John Parmer is a Health Communication Specialist in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication.  His work focuses on using insights from health literacy research to improve public health communication.  He tracks and reports CDC’s progress in implementing the agency’s health literacy action plan, has developed online health literacy training courses, and revises existing webpages and fact sheets to conform to clear communication principles. His work in public health over the past ten years includes HIV testing promotion, evaluating injury prevention programs, and exploring the use of new media channels to reach target audiences and  promote healthy behaviors.

Jeanne M. Priester Awards Luncheon Program Speaker
Noon, Friday, may 8, 2015

Rear Admiral Peter J. Delany, Ph.D., LCSW-C
Director, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Rear Admiral (RADM) Peter J. Delany, Ph.D., LCSW-C, serves as the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In this role he leads a diverse team of professionals engaged in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of critical public health data on substance use, mental illness, and other health topics. These efforts include contracts totaling more than $500 million in support of comprehensive, national data-collection efforts focusing on the incidence and prevalence of substance use and mental disorders, their treatment, and adverse health consequences stemming from behavioral-health conditions. He led the creation of this Center on behalf of the agency. He also served as the agency's senior official coordinating the strategic initiative for data, outcomes, and quality for the period 2011-2014.

Dr. Delany received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Master in Social Work and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Catholic University of America. He also completed the Senior Executive Fellows program from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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