Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Melanie Husk oversees marketing, planning, advertising, brand management, digital, social and public relations and corporate communications for Baptist Health, to ensure that the health system communications are aligned with its brand promise of changing health care for good.
Melanie joined Baptist Health in 2006 after a 26-year career as a founding partner and president of Husk Jennings, a Jacksonville-based advertising agency with local, regional and national clients in industries ranging from health care to financial services. She has earned a number of awards for her professional and volunteer work, including being selected as a Florida Times-Union EVE Award finalist, a Tribute to Women (TWIN) winner, and a Jacksonville Business Journal Woman of Influence.
Active in the community, Husk has served on the boards of various organizations, including the YMCA Metro Board, United Way of Northeast Florida, The University of North Florida Foundation and International Women’s Foundation. She served on the Board of Easter Seals for 12 years, earning recognition as the first individual outside of the medical profession to receive its Professional Advisor of the Year Award. She also is a member of the American Marketing Association’s Healthcare Executives group.
Husk graduated with honors from the University of North Florida in 1977. In 2006, the UNF College of Arts & Sciences named her an Outstanding Alumnus and in 2013, she was selected to receive the Presidential Medallion.