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Medboard Matters Podcast

In this episode of MedBoard Matters, host, Jean Fisher Brinkley highlights the Board's 2020 annual report and speaks with the Board's Chief Communications Officer and Legislative Liaison, Evelyn Contre about the Board's Covid-19 response.

Posted April 5, 2021 | 
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Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Evelyn Contre

Chief Communications Officer and Legislative Liaison, North Carolina Medical Board

Evelyn Contre, Chief Communications Officer and Legislative Liaison

Evelyn Contre is the Chief Communications Officer for the North Carolina Medical Board. She leads communication strategy for the organization and is responsible for communication planning including messaging, social media, public outreach, identity development, and developing programs to position NCMB as a trusted resource for the public and licensees. Her goal is to build broader awareness of NCMB’s mission and constituent support for the organization.

With more than 19 years of professional experience, Evelyn’s work includes communication strategy, sustainability consulting, corporate social responsibility, project management, and community outreach. Prior to joining NCMB, Evelyn founded and led a communication strategy firm for 8 years. She graduated with honors from North Carolina State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Evelyn lives in Raleigh with her husband and two young daughters.