Today we are announcing the appointment of Jan Baskin to our Board of Directors.
Jan Baskin is a globally recognized expert in marketing communications and business growth, turn-around, and sustainability. She has established a proven reputation for successfully introducing new products and services, turning stagnant or lackluster parts of businesses into vital ones, and handling crisis situations. During her tenures at St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation in Tampa, Florida, and 11 years at AT&T, including service as Vice President of Public Relations for AT&T and AT&T Canada, Jan increased assets by millions. At Florida Hospital Carrollwood, she was part of a team that created a new approach to healthcare delivery in Tampa. She focused on the federally-mandated Community Health Plan, creating unique, life-changing, innovative, and landmark programs throughout the community. Her creation of the nationally-recognized and innovative Food Is Medicine program, a model for collective impact, has resulted in substantive health improvements.
“The mission of Health Access Connect and its commitment to improving and saving lives resonates deeply with me,” Jan Baskin said. “It is an honor to join with this organization to help it grow and continue to save and improve the lives of those without access to healthcare.”
She currently chairs and serves on several health-related boards and committees in the Tampa Bay area, throughout Florida, and at the national and global levels. She earned her degree at The Ohio State University with a focus on Sino/Soviet Relations and minors in Russian and Chinese languages. She is a popular speaker, focusing on motivation, strategic business growth, collective impact, and the social side of business.
“We are thrilled that Jan Baskin has joined the Health Access Connect Advisory Board. By expanding the board with members of such outstanding contributions, like Jan, HAC is assured of achieving its strategic goals of substantially increasing our outreach to the farming communities we serve,” said Kevin Gibbons, Executive Director.
You can read more in our press release: HAC Board Member Jan Baskin Press Relsease 2017-10-23 (doc).