JoAnne Clobus

Freelance Copywriter & Ghostwriter

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Location:Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joanneclobus
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JoAnne K. Clobus
459 Latonka Drive • Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137
Office (724) 450-7192 • Cell (724) 651-3205 • jamink75@hotmail.com

Summary

Results-driven marketing/public relations professional with a record of success and proven skills in strategic planning, marketing communications, media relations, publicity and community relations gained through corporate experience. An accomplished writer with strong presentation skills and an effective, resourceful manager of staff, vendors and budgets. Dynamic, innovative part-time college instructor.

Experience

GROVE CITY MEDICAL CENTER, Grove City, Pennsylvania 2005 - Present
Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing
95-bed acute-care, community-based hospital with full complement of in- and out-patient services, including a 20-bed transitional care center. With 45 active staff physicians and 490 employees, the hospital serves the health and medical needs of those who live in and around Grove City.

FORUM HEALTH, Youngstown, Ohio 2002 – 2004
Corporate Director of Marketing & Public Relations

The result of a 1997 merger, Forum Health was comprised of four hospitals, three medical parks and 27 patient service sites located throughout Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Hired to expand the public relations and marketing functions and cultivate a dynamic team to drive the process, while overseeing all routine business of the department.

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN RETIREMENT SERVICES, INC., Youngstown, Ohio 2000 –2002
Director of Community Relations

Founded 40 years ago by a group of visionary Lutheran women as a single 75-bed nursing home for the aged, today, Shepherd of the Valley operates four continuum-of-care locations throughout the Mahoning Valley, serving over 1,000 residents and employing 650. Since the non-profit organization relies heavily upon local philanthropy to help support its mission of providing care for those who can or cannot afford to pay, preservation and promotion of its outstanding reputation and image in the community is vital. The organization’s board of directors appropriates a modest annual budget for promotional purposes and closely scrutinizes how it is allocated. Appointed to develop community awareness about the organization and the positive impact it has on the area’s elderly population and their families predominantly through the use of publicity.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, Youngstown, Ohio 2001 - 2005 (Concurrent)
Part-Time College Instructor, Marketing Department

Instructor for Basic Public Relations. This intensive condensed class is offered each Spring Semester for eight consecutive Saturdays for upper-division students majoring in business.

DR. MACE J. LANDAU, Youngstown, Ohio 1979 – 1998
Business Manager
Managed all aspects of this specialty pediatric dental office, including staffing, bookkeeping, patient and pay0r relations. .

Education
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, Youngstown, Ohio
Graduate Certificate, Bioethics, 2008
M.A., English; Graduate Certificate, Professional Writing and Editing, 2001
B.A., Professional Writing and Editing, 1999
•Summa *** Laude graduate
•Minors in Journalism, Public Relations/Advertising/Marketing
•Recipient, 1998 Margaret Pfau Scholarship award for academic excellence in English
•Recipient, first Anne Bernard Schafer Scholarship award in 1996 for academic excellence in professional writing
•Member, Clarence P. Gould Honor Society for College of Arts and Sciences

Affiliations

•Society for Professional Journalists
•Society for Technical Communicators
•Public Relations Society of America
•Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

Special Accomplishments

•Member, Board of Directors, Community Health Partnership of Mercer County
•Chair, Community Relations Committee, CHPMC
•Member, Board of Directors, Grove City Chamber of Commerce
•Member, Grove City Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee
•Athena Award nominee, 2002
•Leadership Mahoning Valley, Class of 2004
•Chair, YMCA Community Cup Publicity Committee, 2004
•Member, NEOHealthforce Publicity Committee, 2002-2004

Publications

•The Metro Monthly, special features, 1994-2001
•Tribune Chronicle, regular contributing health and medical feature writer, 2000-2003
•The Business Journal, 2002
•Magazines:
oPittsburgh Magazine
oContemporary Long-Term Care
oNursing Home Management
oThe Lutheran
oThe Antique Collector
Skills (2) Rating
Copywriting
Ghostwriting