Clarice G. Conley
Clarice G. Conley

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Clarice Conley is a CDC contractor from McKing Consulting, Inc., who is currently assigned to the CDC Emergency Risk Communications Branch , Joint Information Center, in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.  In her role as Health Communications Specialist, Conley functions in dual roles.  When the Joint Information Center (JIC) is activated during public health emergencies, Conley is a co-lead for the response. When the JIC is not activated, she is the JIC coordinator, charged with creating materials for internal and external audiences to introduce and promote the JIC to various audiences.  Two projects were recently completed.  One is the JIC brochure, which will soon be available for download on the web.  The second is a video called “The JIC Never Sleeps,” a brief introduction to the JIC’s mission and methods.  As JIC co-lead during activations, Conley works with the JIC lead, other co-leads and teams to help manage the message gathering, creating, clearance, and distribution process.  Conley is also the weekend lead during activations.

Conley began working as a contractor for CDC as a writer/editor in 2007. She subsequently accepted an assignment as team lead for communicators writing pandemic flu materials for various audiences. Following this assignment, she joined the Emergency Risk Communications Branch as Joint Information Center coordinator/co-lead.  Before coming to CDC, Conley was the director of Communications for the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) for six years.  Prior to MSM, Conley was the director of Public Relations for a small private college in Memphis for eight years.  Conley’s broadcast career spans 15 years including working for the Memphis NBC affiliate as news editor.

A native of Memphis, TN, Conley received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Memphis.  Her professional memberships include Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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