This month we're pleased to announce two more additions, this time to our Social Media Health Network staff: Meredith Gould, Ph.D. as our new Editorial Director and Dan Hinmon as our Community Director.
Meredith isn't really new. For the last year, she's been in a Jill-of-all-trades contracted staff position for SMHN, writing and editing articles for the Web site, standardizing the curriculum for Social Media Residency and otherwise helping with events. Before that she was one of the original members of our External Advisory Board and one of our first SMHN Platinum Fellows. With Dan moving into his new role, Meredith will be able to focus on website content and leading other writing projects.
Dan has been with us for a while, too. His firm, Hive Strategies, became a Network member in 2012. He has volunteered several times as a faculty member for Social Media Residency and presented on building community during our 2014 Member Meeting. He recently joined our External Advisory Board, and now we're glad to be putting him to work in the Community Director role within SMHN. Dan will be cultivating conversations, curating relevant news and working with us to enhance the value of membership.
To help Dan re-vision the SMHN community, we've asked Colleen Young, also an Advisory Board member, to conduct an audit of the SMHN site and recommend improvements. We look forward to Colleen's report, and you can expect significant changes as we process her feedback. Speaking of which, we welcome your ideas for improving SMHN, too. Leave your comment below, or reach out to Colleen, Dan, Meredith or me here on the SMHN site or on Twitter.