Meet Your Membership, Communications and Recognition Committee

01/29/2019 8:17 PM | Rebecca Kindall Nelson (Administrator)

The Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network thanks these members for adding their expertise and energy to the MHSCN Board of Directors:

Interested in joining our great group of volunteer board members? Email Katie Johnson

Cory Docken

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Director of Client Service

Bluespire Marketing

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Cory studied communications and graphic design at Minnesota State University. He worked for agencies such as Carmichael Lynch, Fallon and BI Worldwide creating brand identity systems and marketing communications for companies such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic and Cargill, earning numerous awards in the process from Print Magazine and GDUSA.

At Bluespire, Cory is responsible for guiding clients to modern marketing solutions, leveraging his 20 years of experience in digital strategy development, custom software development and marketing communications, he is passionate about driving digital transformation in healthcare and a true client advocate. 

Stephanie Holden

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Chief Marketing and Development Officer

River's Edge Hospital

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Stephanie holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Health and Human Services Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and Bachelor of Science Degrees in English and Mass Communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Prior to working at River’s Edge Hospital, Stephanie worked for more than 15 years at the editor and publisher of three community newspapers. Since joining River’s Edge, Stephanie has taken special interest in Strategic Planning and Patient Experience.

Stephanie is a member of the St. Peter Lions Club, the St. Peter Chamber Diplomats and Chamber Board of Directors. She will be serving as the Chair of the St. Peter Chamber of Commerce board in 2019.

Emily Lowther

Communications Director

Minnesota Hospital Association

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Emily Lowther is a strategic communications and public relations professional with expertise in leadership counsel, writing and editing, media relations, marketing, internal communications and social media.

As communications director for the Minnesota Hospital Association, she partners with MHA’s senior leadership team and staff to serve the association’s members, which include 142 nonprofit hospitals and health systems, and position MHA as a leader in health care policy and advocacy. Emily has spent her professional career in the public service sector.

Prior to entering the health care arena at MHA, she served on the communications team at Minneapolis Public Schools for nearly eight years, where she led internal, external and crisis communications efforts.

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