Beth Battaglino, RN, CEO, Women's Health Expert
Beth Battaglino, RN, Chief Executive Officer, HealthyWomen, brings a unique combination of sharp business expertise and women's health insight to her leadership of the organization. Beth has worked in the health care industry for more than 25 years helping to define and drive public education programs on a broad range of women's health issues. She launched and has expanded the HealthyWomen.org brand. As a result of her leadership, HealthyWomen was recognized as one of the top 100 women's health web sites by Forbes for three consecutive years, and was recognized by Oprah magazine as one of the top women's health web sites. HealthyWomen now connects to millions of women across the country through its wide program distribution and innovative use of technology.
Beth is responsible for the business development and strategic positioning of HealthyWomen. She creates partnerships with key health care professionals and consumer groups to provide strategic, engaging and informative award-winning programs. She serves as the organization's chief spokesperson, regularly participating in corporate, non-profit, community and media events. She also is a practicing nurse in maternal child health at Riverview Medical Center- Hackensack Meridian Health, in Red Bank, NJ.
In addition to her nursing degree, Beth holds degrees in political science, business and public administration from Marymount University.
To stay sane, she loves to run and compete in road races. She enjoys skiing and sailing with her husband and five-year-old son, and welcoming new babies into the world.
Phyllis E. Greenberger, MSW
Senior Vice President of Science & Health Policy
Phyllis E. Greenberger, MSW, is Senior Vice President of Science & Health Policy for HealthyWomen. She directs HealthyWomen's effort to publicize and support health policy that improves women's lives. Phyllis leads HealthyWomen's focus on raising awareness for inclusion of women and minorities in clinical trials and support for considering sex as a biological variable in research studies. From 1990 through 2016, Phyllis was the president and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research.
As a well-respected women's health advocate, Phyllis has earned widespread recognition for her contributions to advancing women's health. She is the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career including the 2013 "Woman of the Year" award from the National Association of Professional Women. In 2016, Phyllis was awarded the Trailblazer award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health in recognition of her work.
Heidi Rosvold-Brenholtz, M.Ed.
Senior Vice President for Strategic Engagement and Health Policy
Heidi Rosvold-Brenholtz, M.Ed., brings 30 years' experience advancing women's health knowledge and engaging health advocates to HealthyWomen as vice president for strategic engagement and health policy. Her diverse editorial portfolio includes clients from nonprofit, federal, industry, public health, advocacy and academic settings. Heidi was a founding partner of HealthyWomen (formerly the National Women's Health Resource Center), and from 1992 to 2010, helped establish the organization's reputation for credible, evidence-based consumer health information. From 2010 to 2014 at the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), Heidi articulated and promoted the new ORWH director's vision for sex differences research at NIH, and the office's effort to raise awareness of the critical importance of sex as a biological variable. Heidi is responsible for expanding HealthyWomen's reputation as a leader in women's health policy and educating HealthyWomen's audiences about policy issues important to their health.
Michael D. Miller, MD
Senior Health Policy Advisor
In his role as a senior health policy advisor to HealthyWomen, Dr. Miller collaborates with HealthyWomen's health policy team to achieve its objectives for policy engagement and advocacy. These objectives include broadening HealthyWomen's outreach to stakeholders with interests in women's health policy; building a Policy Center at HealthyWomen.org to educate women on policy issues that may affect their health; and leveraging the organization's visibility and impact on policy-related activities. In particular, Dr. Miller helps HealthyWomen and its partners highlight the impact women's health has on the health of their children, and families, and to sustaining vibrant and growing local communities and economies. He is committed to helping women and their health care providers better understand how to navigate the health care system to optimize access, safety and outcomes.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Miller has worked as a health care and life sciences expert to improve the U.S. health care system by engaging and educating stakeholders, and advancing the development and adoption of innovations. His work has spanned government and corporate positions, and extensive consulting engagements though his company HealthPolCom. Dr. Miller has spoken and written extensively about the interactions across the health care delivery, financing, research, public health systems (including the role social determinants of health in health care costs and outcome); has volunteered in Bread for the City's free medical clinic in Washington DC, served on its Board of Directors, and chaired its Fundraising Committee. He is the longstanding honorary "Team Physician" for the political satire troupe the Capitol Steps.
Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc.
Advisor, Strategic Development and Stakeholder Engagement
Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc. is an independent scientific consultant and a long-term advocate for advancement of women's health research. She has 15 years of progressive experience in science, advocacy and management and has worked in the government and non-profit sector. Dr. Mallampalli has broad subject matter expertise in several health areas including cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal health, mental health, breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, clinical trials, sleep health and urological health. She likes to combine her understanding of complex scientific issues with her strong analytic and problem-solving skills to help better advocate, communicate and educate the scientific community, policymakers and the advocacy community.
Dr. Mallampalli has been interviewed by the media on several occasions to discuss women's health issues, including a live on the NBC Today show to provide expert opinion about women's sleep health. Dr. Mallampalli has authored many publications in scientific journals and magazines including advocacy reports on topics related to women's health. She has been invited on several occasions as a guest speaker at both science and policy forums.
Previously, Dr. Mallampalli served as the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR®) where she provided strategic vision and leadership role towards developing and executing scientific initiatives related to women's health and sex-based biology research. Prior to working at SWHR, Dr. Mallampalli served as a Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). She was also a Post-doctoral Fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Cell Biology. She earned her PhD at the University of Utah in Human Genetics and received a Master of Sciences with a concentration in Biochemistry from Osmania University in India.
Director of Development
In this role, Amy Takis oversees internal and external communications initiatives including media announcements and annual events, working closely with the CEO, policy, digital and marketing-focused members of the team. As part of the development team, Amy is responsible for ideation, writing and strategic development of campaigns and education initiatives spanning a multitude of conditions, diseases and lifestyle challenges impacting women's health. Amy also works closely with HealthyWomen's partner network of influencers spanning social and traditional media, patient and professional advocacy and consumer groups to both maintain and grow relationships at the center of the organization's success.
Stefanie Williamson is a seasoned publicist with over 15 years experience working with clients in the health and lifestyle arena. Throughout her career she has implemented and executed successful marketing and public relations campaigns for both national and internationally-renowned clients, as well as smaller start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her results driven portfolio includes Christie's Auction House, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, MUD Cosmetics and Nualime Athletic Wear, to name a few.
Her broad experience and knowledge of the industry has helped build strong relationships with top-tier media, including print and broadcast. In addition to securing media placements, Stefanie specializes in developing creative content, marketing strategies, planning and executing media events, and media training.
She received her bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island and lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three children.
Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy
Jennifer Owens is SVP, Digital Strategy for HealthyWomen.org and founder and president of Jennwork, a content agency helping organizations and companies focused on serving women, their families, careers and communities.
Previously, Jennifer launched Spring.St, the place for smart women, and before that served as editorial director of Working Mother Media, reaching millions of women each month. In 2010, she founded the Working Mother Research Institute (WMRI), home to the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Best Companies for Multicultural Women, Best Law Firms for Women and the National Association of Female Executives Top 50 Companies.
Under her leadership, WMRI published more than a dozen white papers studying the intersection of career and gender, including Breadwinning Moms, How We Flex and Caregivers Crisis.
Jennifer blogs on CNBC, IvyExec and The Huffington Post and has been quoted worldwide, including in The New York Times, CNN, Fox Business News, ABC News and Fast Company. "Women Are Overburdened With Their Families' "Mental Loads" is her most recent essay for New America Foundation's Better Life Lab on Slate. She is a sought-after public speaker and working mom to Gwendolyn and Owen.
Vice President of Digital Strategy
Vera Sizensky comes to HealthyWomen after several years editing and producing content for the popular digital editions of SHAPE and Women's Health magazines. Her keen understanding of what women want and need to know, paired with her digital expertise, offer HealthyWomen users an exciting, interactive way to stay in the loop. Vera earned a journalism degree from the University of Florida and lives with her husband and two daughters in Southport, Connecticut.
Marcia Mangum Cronin
Senior Managing Editor
Marcia Mangum Cronin brings three decades of varied editing experience to her managing editor role at HealthyWomen. She is first and foremost a professional wordsmith, always trying to ensure accuracy and clarity of content through good writing. Before joining HealthyWomen in 2005, Marcia had worked for many years as a writer, copy editor and supervising editor at newspapers (including the Los Angeles Times) and magazines. Marcia has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and completed some business courses at Old Dominion University. She lives with her husband and two teenaged daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.
Julie Leff Buchanan
Senior Web Producer
Julie Leff Buchanan has been a member of the HealthyWomen staff for over ten years. As web producer, she brings her Web design, coding and imaging skills to manage the technical aspects of HealthyWomen.org. Prior to joining HealthyWomen, she worked in the Web department at the Foundation Center and HarperCollins Publishers. She received her bachelor's degree in information systems management, with a specialization in Web design, from The College of New Jersey.
Sheryl Kraft has been writing for HealthyWomen since 2008. She is passionate about communicating the message of healthy living and healthy aging to her readers and has published essays and hundreds of articles on health, nutrition, fitness, beauty and wellness for major publications and online media including AARP The Magazine, Prevention, Family Circle, Chicago Tribune, Parade, JAMA, WebMD, Everyday Health, CNBC and many more. Sheryl, whose past experience includes advertising sales, marketing and personal training, has two adult sons and lives with her husband, Alan, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She earned her MFA in nonfiction writing in 2005 from Sarah Lawrence College and is fond of saying, "You're never to old to pursue your passion."
Jayne Jang Belz
Manager, Digital Engagement & Analytics
Jayne Jang Belz brings years of experience in healthy living content editing, writing and producing to her role. Prior to joining HealthyWomen, she managed the digital content and strategy at the American Council on Exercise and Earth Fare, Inc., a healthy supermarket chain in the Southeast. She is passionate about communicating relevant, accurate health news and information to women through the web and social media. Jayne earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Georgetown University. She lives with her husband, daughter and son in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
As the Administrative Assistant for HealthyWomen, Kerri Agnello is the first person to greet HealthyWomen constituents who call our office. With a positive attitude and a wealth of knowledge about HealthyWomen resources, Kerri makes sure our constituents find information to answer their health care questions. Her main tasks include scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements and organizing daily calendars as well as the helping the entire HealthyWomen team on various research, marketing and web-based projects. Before heading to HealthyWomen, the Rutgers University graduate worked in industrial marketing and market research. She currently resides in NJ with her husband and two children.