Ms. Kimberly Torguson currently serves as the Director of Engagement & Communications for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), housed at Education Development Center. In this role, she is responsible for generating and executing engagement and communication strategies to increase awareness of the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. Torguson brings nearly 20 years of health care communications experience working in a variety of settings including national and local governments, non-profits, and private sector agency.
Prior to joining the Action Alliance, Torguson served as the Director of Communications for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) – one of the largest behavioral health systems in the country. In this role she was responsible for managing and overseeing DBHIDS’ Communications Department and implementing a variety of communications strategies, including website content, social media, and media outreach.
Torguson served as the Senior Account Executive at GYMR Public Relations – an award winning, top 10 independent health care public relations firm – working with a wide range of clients including Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Avalere Health, and Physician Assistant Education Association.
Torguson started her career at the U.S. Senate Democratic Communications Center, a multi-media center for members of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
She is a magna cum laude graduate from Hofstra University, where she studied broadcast journalism and political science.