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Maureen Cozine (Secretary)

Senior Director, Communications New York State Health Foundation
I work for a relatively small foundation with a three-person communications team, but The Communications Network gives me access to literally hundreds of colleagues across the country who are using smart communications to advance social change. We bounce ideas off each other, share advice and resources, and make each other better at our jobs.

Maureen Cozine is Senior Director, Communications, for the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). She oversees all of the Foundation’s communications activities and is responsible for developing the overall communications strategy to advance NYSHealth’s mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. The Foundation’s key communications priorities include sharing the results and lessons of the Foundation’s grantmaking; developing and disseminating timely, credible analyses of and commentary on pressing policy issues; and serving as a neutral convener of health care leaders and stakeholders throughout New York State.

Prior to joining NYSHealth in January 2010, Maureen held a number of positions at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), most recently as senior communications officer and director of policy connections. In that role, she managed RWJF’s relationships with federal policymakers and worked with grantees to communicate effectively and build relationships with elected officials, the media, and other key audiences.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colgate University and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She serves on the board of the Communications Network, the communications committee of Philanthropy New York, and the advisory board of the Paul Jackson Fund.