Manager | Communications

Yvonne Bokhour serves as HITLAB’s Manager, Communications and is the editor of our e-newsletter, Innovation Highlights.

Yvonne brings years of experience in health-oriented public relations and communications. Her expertise, honed at both non-profit and for-profit companies, includes research, writing, and strategic planning for public health awareness campaigns. Yvonne’s many communications projects, on multiple media platforms, have had real impact—creating tangible, positive change for patients, organizations, communities, and policies. 

Yvonne’s solid background in healthcare communications is supplemented by her training in, and dedication to, health advocacy. Yvonne has been a grassroots organizer, support group facilitator, and non-profit fundraiser. She has published educational articles for consumers and scholarly work for professionals. She has also testified before the Connecticut legislature.  

Of note, Yvonne has initiated key strategic and creative contributions to action plans facilitating partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and non-profit advocacy organizations, which served to increase national awareness of several health conditions including epilepsy and knee osteoarthritis.

In addition to her work at HITLAB, Yvonne is the founder of Sweet Water Health Advocates, LLC, helping patients face health challenges and professionals promote health causes. Her training includes a Master’s degree in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College, a Certificate in Editing from Fairfield University, and a BA in Philosophical Anthropology from Connecticut College.