The Center for Plain Language is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We help government agencies and businesses write clearly.

The Center for Plain Language is run by an elected executive board. Members serve 3 year terms. Elections are held each spring. If you are interested in running for the board, contact Rebecca Gholson.

Board of Directors

Karen Baker, Senior Vice President, Healthwise
Brian Berkenstock, Senior Communications Consultant
Rohit Bhargava, Human Marketer, Keynote Speaker
Deborah Bosley, Principal, The Plain Language Group
Julie Clement, Associate Professor, Thomas Cooley Law School
Jana Goldman, Principal, Press Here
Susan Kleimann, President, Kleimann Communication Group
Joanne Locke, Principal, J. Locke Plain Language Consulting
Susan Ousley
Kath Straub, Principal, Usability.Org
Michael Villaire, MSLM, Chief Executive Officer for the Institute for Healthcare Advancement
Steven R. Rush, MA, LP, Director, UnitedHealth Group Health Literacy Innovations Program
Christopher “Chip” Crane, CEO, CPoint Consulting

Executive Director:  Rebecca Gholson, Independent Plain Language Consultant
Deputy Executive Director: Andrea “Deedee” Moxley, Associate Director, Multicultural Resources at The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

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