Program Developer - Story & Strategy, Texas McCombs Healthcare Innovation Initiative
Roanna Flowers is Program Developer, Story & Strategy for the Texas McCombs Healthcare Innovation Initiative. She has worked with the program since its inception in 2009. As Program Developer, she designs all educational and event programming, as well as leads all storytelling efforts on and offline, including curating and managing social media content. She is the head communications strategist and brand lead and provides strategic voice for the entire program. As of September 2016, she is also the program developer and advisor for the undergraduate Business of Healthcare Certificate program.
Prior to her time at McCombs, Roanna was the acquisitions editor and legislative and feature article writer for Treatment Today, a national trade magazine in behavioral health with nearly 200,000 subscribers per month. She interviewed saxophonist Buddy Miles, composer Paul Williams, General Colin Powell, Senator Paul Wellstone, and former Texas Governor Ann Richards on topics of sobriety, treatment, and patient bill of rights. She designed and curated future articles and issue focus for Treatment Today and two smaller, regional publications created for specific hospital systems.
Roanna is a local writer, screenwriter, and improviser. She has performed at The Institution Theater and the Hideout. Her award-winning comedy short films have been shown in more than 30 festivals worldwide. She received her B.A. in English Literature and Latin from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.