Erin Hart, director of communications, oversees internal and external communications efforts to support the foundation’s programs, initiatives, grantees and other partners.
Before coming to Moore, Erin was an executive vice president at Fenton, where she managed the health practice, guided non-profit branding work and developed campaigns for clients including The California Wellness Foundation, YMCA, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Beacon Initiative and others. Prior to joining Fenton, Erin managed her own firm and was a senior vice president with GolinHarris. She also served as Florida’s environmental education director and held posts at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Marine Research Institute, among others.
Developing a public education campaign to grow and diversify California’s healthcare workforce, Erin led a team that put health workforce issues on the map for policymakers and that promoted opportunities for youth and young adults through the Health Jobs Start Here campaign. Her work with the American Legacy Foundation and state and local health agencies has played a role in lowering youth-smoking rates, reducing tobacco sales to minors and creating access to quit-smoking resources. She served as Florida’s environmental education director and developed campaigns on water quality and quantity, at-risk habitats and endangered species. This work has included everything from media relations (traditional and online) and advertising to special events and advocacy training.
Erin’s crisis communications experience includes work with drinking water, fish kills, oil spills, litigation and high-profile crimes. She has worked with online and traditional media outlets for stories with Today, The Washington
Post, The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Wired, regional news outlets and CNN–ranging from TV coverage to its popular Twitter feed. She’s built social media campaigns on a variety of topics and connects online efforts to traditional news media outreach, brand development work and organizing efforts.
Erin has received recognition including SABRE, Wilmer and Women in Social Responsibility awards, and she earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida. She speaks and conducts training at various universities and events and currently works with her alma mater to support the Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications.