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Thursday, October, 15, 2020 | 22nd Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign LiveStream Virtual Awards

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES - ANITA BRINKMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHPA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Anita Brikman joined CHPA in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the association’s communications and public affairs functions, as well as leading the CHPA Educational Foundation. She is a member of the senior management team and responsible for establishing and directing the organization’s communications and public affairs strategies and goals.

Anita leads all external and internal association communications and public affairs campaigns, including educational initiatives aimed at curbing medicine abuse and misuse.

In addition, Anita acts as the executive director of the CHPA Educational Foundation.  She works directly with her board of directors to establish priorities and ensure successful execution of the foundation’s consumer education campaigns on over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safe use, storage and disposal.

Prior to joining CHPA, Anita served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), where she led communications and marketing for the association and its affiliates, including the National Hospice Foundation. She worked closely with the health policy team to protect the Medicare hospice benefit, while also advocating for greater reimbursement of palliative care.

For more than two decades prior to her association work, Brikman worked as a news anchor and health reporter in the major television markets of Philadelphia, Pa., (WPVI 6ABC) and Washington, D.C., (WUSA 9), where she served as chief medical correspondent directing coverage on a wide range of healthcare issues.

Education: B.S., Mass Communications, Miami University, Oxford, Oh., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 

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