The Center for Plain Language is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We help government agencies and businesses write so clearly that everyone understands what they are saying the first time they read or hear it.
Board of Directors
The Center is run by an elected executive board. Members serve 3-year terms. Elections are held each spring.
Interested in running for the board? Contact Joanne Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Kleimann, Chair and President, Kleimann Communication Group
Jeff Greer, Vice Chair and Associate Director, Content Strategy, MRM//McCann
Christopher “Chip” Crane, Corporate Secretary and CEO, CPoint Consulting
Jennifer Pearce, Recording Secretary and Founder, Plain Language Health
Julie Clement, Treasurer and Principal, J Clement Communications
At-Large Board Members
Rebecca Askew, CEO, Circuit Media
Deborah Bosley, Principal, The Plain Language Group
Donna Creason, Principal, Summit Publications Design
Alissa Gavrilescu, Principal, Solstice Benefits
Joanne Locke, Principal, J. Locke Plain Language Consulting
William Ryan, Supervisory Program Manager at Transportation Security Administration, Office of the Administrator
Meghan Codd Walker, Principal, Zuula Consulting
Executive Director: Christine LaFortune, Senior Manager, MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy
Deputy Executive Director: Amy Hasselkus, Adjunct Instructor, Health Communicator and Speech-Language Pathologist