Kathy Barbour, APR, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Brooks Rehabilitation

Kathy Barbour, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Fla., and a past national chair of the Public Relations Society of America. In her role, she is responsible for ensuring a positive patient and employee experience for the brand and the Enterprise Project Management Office for the system’s project portfolio. Her leadership is instrumental as Brooks leads the future of rehabilitation and extends its national footprint.

As a dynamic communications professional with more than 25 years of experience, Barbour has led teams for nationally renowned organizations including Mayo Clinic, Acosta, Florida Blue and Baptist Health South Florida. Her expertise ranges from integrated marketing to media relations, employee communications, strategic planning and crisis management.

Barbour received her accreditation in public relations in 2005 and was inducted into the prestigious PRSA College of Fellows in 2020. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of North Florida; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. She continues to serve in leadership capacities for the Public Relations Society of America, is a mother to two boys, a SCUBA dive master and a 140.6 Ironman triathlete.

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