health enews staff

Adam Mesirow

Adam Mesirow, health enews managing editor, is manager of public affairs at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. A media relations specialist with more than six years’ experience securing high-profile media placements, he loves to tell a good story. Adam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan. He lives in Chicago and enjoys playing sports, reading TIME magazine and a little nonsense now and then.


jackieJackie Goldman, health enews co-managing editor, is a public affairs and marketing coordinator at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She earned her BA in psychology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Jackie has 10 plus years experience working in television and media and most recently worked at NBC 5 in Chicago. In her free time she enjoys swimming, going to the movies and spending time with her family.


Sarah SCroggins

Sarah Scrogginshealth enews contributor, is manager of social media at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove. She has more than 9 years of public relations and marketing experience with a Masters degree in Communications with an emphasis in PR. Sarah loves spending time with her husband and her two pups. She loves keeping up with fitness trends and is training for the Chicago Marathon.


 

Amanda-Greep

Amanda Jo Greep, health enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. She has almost ten years experience in communications and public affairs for nonprofits and health care organizations and holds a Masters degree in Health Policy from New York University.


 

Chris Vicik

Chris Vicikhealth enews contributor, is the director of public affairs and marketing for Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She has more than 20 year of health care marketing and public affairs experience with hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Chris has two teenage children who keep her busy with sporting events. She enjoys playing racquetball, biking and running. Chris is a dog lover and spends a lot of time playing with her clever beagle, Zoey.


 

Eric Alvin

Eric Alvinhealth enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill. He has nearly 20 years of experience in both internal and external health care communications, media relations, and creating online and print marketing content. He has a great love of classic cinema and can often be found volunteering at a local town-owned art house theater.


 

Evonne Woloshyn

Evonne Woloshynhealth enews contributor, is director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Evonne began her career as an anchor and reporter in broadcast news. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in health care marketing in both Ohio and Illinois. Evonne loves to travel, spend time with family and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan!



hollyHolly Brenza
health enews contributor, is a public affairs and marketing specialist at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Holly loves spending her free time outside, watching the White Sox and Blackhawks and playing with her dog, Bear.


 


 

Julie Nakis

Julie Nakishealth enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn. She picked up a love for travel after working for a summer in London. In her free time, Julie enjoys exercising, attending concerts, staying up to date on social media marketing trends and cheering on the Blackhawks!


 

Kate Eller

Kate Eller, health enews contributor, is director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Kate came to Advocate in 2014 after spending eight years with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, TX, where she was a marketing director and a physician liaison. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Chicago by foot accompanied by her dog, reading and organizing other people’s clutter.


 

Kathleen Troher

Kathleen Troher, health enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. She has more than 20 years of journalism experience, with her primary focus in the newspaper and magazine industry. Kathleen graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, earning her degree in journalism with an emphasis on science writing and broadcasting. She loves to travel with her husband. They share their home with two dogs, a sweet Samoyed and a determined little Australian cattle dog.


 

 

Lisa O'Neil

Lisa O’Neilhealth enews contributor, is director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. She loves spending time with her husband, three children and cocker-spaniel. In her spare time, you will most likely find her on the tennis court or on the back of her husband’s Harley, cruising the many scenic routes around the Northwest Suburbs.


 

Lisa Parro

Lisa Parrohealth enews contributor, is manager of public affairs at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. A former journalist, Lisa has been in healthcare public relations for six years and has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She and her family live in Chicago’s western suburbs.


 

Lynn Huntley

Lynn Huntleyhealth enews contributor, is coordinator of public affairs and marketing at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital in Bloomington/Normal. Having grown up in a family-owned drug store, it is no surprise that Lynn has spent the last 15 years in the health care industry. She has a degree in human resources management from Illinois State University and a knack for remembering volumes of useless information.


 

Mickey Ramirez

Mickey Ramirezhealth enews contributor, is manager of public affairs and marketing at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He claims to not be a writer…but occasionally he learns information that is just too important to keep to himself. He enjoys kimchi, honesty and a room with a view. When he grows up, he wants to be Anthony Bourdain.


 

Nate Llewellyn

Nate Llewellynhealth enews contributor, is director of public affairs and marketing at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. Nate began his career as a journalist and builds daily on his nearly 20 years of writing experience. He spends most of his free time following his wife to their two sons’ various activities.


 

Sonja Vojcic

Sonja Vojcic, health enews contributor, is a public affairs and marketing manager at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. She has several years of international public relations and marketing experience with a Master’s degree in Communications from DePaul University. In her free time, Sonja enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and keeping up with the latest health news and fashion trends.