Emily Avila

//  Senior Consultant

Emily Avila is a business communications consultant who has worked in television and public relations for sixteen years. She has focused on health care communications for the last nine years. Her career started in television as a news reporter, producer, assignment editor and public affairs director.

She formerly managed production of an award-winning weekly television medical news magazine, PULSE, which aired on the local ABC affiliate in Sacramento, CA, as well as eleven countries throughout the Pacific Rim. Currently this program is featured on cable channel Discovery Health.

She has been the media spokesperson for major academic medical centers in California, representing the organizations to national, regional and local media. She also trained and prepared clinicians and administrators for a variety of print and broadcast media interviews.

She has taught public relations and business communications classes at San Jose State University’s Professional Development program and has written for several public relations and marketing magazines, including the e-business magazine ClickZ. She won the C. Everett Koop American Heart Association Media Award in 1995, as well as the International Association of Business Communicators video production and writing awards in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996.