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 Joanne Locke.

Board of Directors

Susan Kleimann (View Susan Kleimann LinkedIn profile), Chair (President, Kleimann Communication Group)
Karen Baker (View Karen Baker LinkedIn profile), Vice Chair (Former Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience, Healthwise)
Rebecca Askew (View Rebecca Askew LinkedIn profile) (CEO, Circuit Media)
Brian Berkenstock (View Brian Berkenstock LinkedIn profile), (Content Strategist, Aetna)
Julie Clement (View Julie Clement LinkedIn profile), Treasurer (Principal, J Clement Communications)
Deborah Bosley (View Deborah Bosley LinkedIn profile), (Principal, The Plain Language Group)
Christopher “Chip” Crane (View Chip Crane LinkedIn profile), (CEO, CPoint Consulting)
Jeff Greer (View Jeff Greer LinkedIn profile), (Associate Director, Content Strategy, MRM//McCann)
Jennifer Pearce (View Jennifer Pearce LinkedIn profile), (Founder, Plain Language Health)
Joanne Locke (View Joanne Locke LinkedIn profile), (Principal, J. Locke Plain Language Consulting)
William Ryan (View William Ryan LinkedIn profile), (Supervisory Program Manager at Transportation Security Administration, Office of the Administrator)
Meghan Codd Walker (View Meghan Walker LinkedIn profile), (Principal, Zuula Consulting)

Executive Director: Andrea “Deedee” Moxley (View Andrea Moxley LinkedIn profile), Associate Director, Multicultural Resources at The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Deputy Executive Director: Amy Hasselkus (View Amy Hasselkus LinkedIn profile), Adjunct Instructor, Health Communicator and Speech-Language Pathologist