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Better Together Webinar Series presents One Year Into COVID: Healthcare Communication Lessons Learned on the Frontlines

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Orest Holubec and Gail Baker join host, Donna Davis, in a conversation about the challenges faced from day one of COVID through today. From the first case to the lack of PPE, through the mis- and disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines, to the power of emerging communication technology that helped them discover new opportunities to build more effective communication.

About the Speakers:

Orest Holubec, EVP, Chief Communications Officer at Providence Health System

As chief communication officer at Providence, Orest leads national communication and external affairs, organizational communication, media relations, crisis communication, reputation and issues management, social media and influencer strategy for Providence and its family of diverse organizations. Previously, Orest served as director of external communication for Mercy Health in Ohio. Prior to working in health care, he was director of communication and press secretary to Ohio Governor Bob Taft; led communication strategy for statewide political campaigns; and held communication leadership roles for the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Orest serves as a board member for the Catholic Health Association and the Seattle Science Foundation. Orest holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from John Carroll University and is pursuing a Master’s in clinical ethics at Georgetown University.


Gail Baker, Senior VP Strategic Communications at Cambia Health Solutions

Gail leads corporate and executive messaging, stakeholder and employee communications, public relations, social media and brand strategy. With a mission-driven, collaborative approach, she drives strategic communications and engagement with key internal and external constituents. She has a track record of measurable results as she supports Cambia’s vision of creating a consumer-centric health care system for all. Before joining Cambia in 2012, Gail was director of Corporate Communication and Community Affairs at Portland General Electric where she led branding, advertising, community engagement, public relations, social and interactive media as well as customer, employee and financial communications. Gail is an active member of the community and passionate about helping children, serving on various nonprofit boards and committees over the years, and has won the Cambia Values Award for Trust, as well as various Spotlight awards through the Public Relations Society of America

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