President, The Reilly Group, Inc.
Colleen Reilly has more than twenty five years experience in communications, public affairs and health. Having worked in senior positions in the government, non-profit organizations, media and the private sector, she uses this multi-dimensional experience to conceive and implement communications strategies to achieve clients’ goals.
Reilly is a recognized communications and branding expert on women’s health, mental health and integrative medicine. She brings creativity and innovation to her work in public education and advocacy campaigns, alliance building, public and private sector partnerships, global philanthropy, conferences and forums.
Reilly works directly with executives from a diverse group of national and multinational public and private organizations to take ideas from creative inception to effective detailed execution.
Colleen is a notable expert in new media and health 2.0 tools, and advises clients on leveraging digital technologies to advance global health issues, patient education and advocacy.
Prior to starting The Reilly Group, Inc, Colleen served as senior communications advisor to the US Public Health Service Office on Women’s Health in Washington, DC, where she was responsible for designing and implementing national partnership and public education campaigns on a range of women’s health issues with other government agencies, non-profit groups and corporations. She also served as the Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing for the National Mental Health Association where she oversaw national media, public education and advocacy campaigns on mental health issues for over 300 affiliated chapters. Before founding The Reilly Group, she worked as a newspaper journalist and political consultant in Colorado and California.
Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.