Veronica Lewin is the FXB Center’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, where she is responsible for implementing internal and external strategic communications plans, and coordinating the Center’s special events and public-facing efforts.
Veronica has a wealth of experience in public health communications. Prior to joining the FXB Center, Veronica held increasingly responsible communications roles in New York City government. Previous roles include First Deputy Press Secretary, Assistant Director of Social Media, and Communications Advisor to the Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services.
While in the Health Department’s Press Office, Veronica placed positive stories about the agency in a variety of news outlets and organized press conferences to announce Department initiatives. She also informed the public and media about public health emergencies, including the City’s response to Ebola. As Communications Advisor to the Commissioner, Veronica managed the Health Commissioner’s Twitter account, oversaw the development of the Department’s advertising campaigns, and edited publications. She also co-authored the Department’s 2018 Community Health Profiles, which provides New Yorkers with an in-depth look at the health of their community district.
Before working at the Health Department, Veronica was the Deputy Editor at The Queens Tribune. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, cum laude, from the University at Albany.