In this episode
Kerry Jones Waring, Vice President for Communications, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Kerry Jones Waring joined the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York in 2019. In this role, Kerry oversees the strategy, management, and implementation of all communications and public relations initiatives in support of the Health Foundation’s mission. Kerry brings more than 15 years of experience in health care and nonprofit communications to her role. Previously, she provided strategic marketing services to a variety of clients through her firm KJW Communications. She also served as marketing communications manager at the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and senior communications coordinator at the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Pratt Institute. Kerry is a volunteer with Just Buffalo Writing Center, an organization that empowers young people through literary programs and workshops.
In this episode, Tony and Kerry discuss the importance of making changes to your organization’s infrastructure and internal communications to enact change that creates an equitable space for your staff and constituents. No matter how small the changes may seem, it is important to build in order to make progress toward achieving long-term goals. Change is slow but necessary for the kind of “urgent lifelong work” many organizations are doing. Putting a finer focus on your platform to call out disparities can produce a more accessible and equitable world for everyone.