Melissa Beilhartz - Director
Melissa is a graduate of the Business Marketing program at Fanshawe College (1998) and has a Bachelor of Professional Arts degree in Communication Studies from Athabasca University.
Melissa is the Manager of Communications and Engagement at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). In this role, Melissa is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of all communication and engagement functions, as well as establishing collaborative working relationships among internal and external stakeholders.
Prior to joining STEGH, Melissa worked in both, a communications and project management capacity for the South West Regional Cancer Program at London Health Sciences Centre. Her position focused on cancer screening, health promotion, population health, and equity. Melissa also worked as a Communication Consultant for the Lawson Health Research Institute – a position that she held for over 10 years.
Over the years, Melissa has received numerous accolades for her work in the communication industry, including an IABC Gold Quill Award, the highest honour a communication professional can achieve.
Melissa is a proud supporter of the International Association of Business Communicators and served on the Board of Directors of the local branch for many years. She has also been a mentor in the Larry Myny Mentoring for Success program at Fanshawe College since 2011.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, travelling, and cheering on her 13-year old daughter at various sporting events.