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About Kris

I have more than a dozen years of experience working with clients in the education, health care, and nonprofit sectors. My tasks have ranged from conducting focus groups and message research, to developing creative concepts and communications strategies, to copywriting for print and Web communications. 

As an independent consultant, I have collaborated with hospitals and health care systems, advocacy groups, government organizations, independent schools, and foundations. My clients have included Living Beyond Breast Cancer,, the National Cancer Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Center, The Chester County Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, P4 Healthcare, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I have worked on projects for Philadelphia communications firms such as Steege Thomson Communications, Sage Communications, and MCL Consulting, all of which specialize in projects for nonprofits. I also co-authored the book Ovarian Cancer: Your Guide to Taking Control (O’Reilly, 2003), a comprehensive guide to living with ovarian cancer, and the educational booklets Ovarian Cancer Risk-Reducing Surgery: A Decision-Making Resource (Fox Chase Cancer Center, 2006) and LBBC's Guide to Understanding Treatment Decisions (Living Beyond Breast Cancer, 2009).

Before becoming a full-time independent  consultant, I was a senior writer at Kelsh Wilson Design, a strategic communications firm that serves colleges and universities, independent schools, and corporations. I continue to partner with the firm on a per-project basis, working with a wide range of educational clients, including independent day schools, boarding schools, small to mid-sized private colleges, and large universities. Selected clients have included the University of Delaware, Oregon State University, Rowan University, the State University of New York-College at Oneonta, Rumson Country Day School, and Gilman School. 

I hold two master's degrees in English literature: the first from Georgetown University and the second from the University of Virginia, where I taught undergraduate writing and literature courses and worked for the Office of University Publications. I earned my bachelor's degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, also in English, from the University of Pennsylvania. 

I always wanted to put my research and writing skills to good use on behalf of organizations that create a better world for all of us. This career allows me to do that.

Kristine Conner,
Sep 16, 2013, 12:31 PM