Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Melanie Husk oversees marketing, planning, advertising, brand management, public relations and corporate communications for the Baptist Health system. Husk leads a team of more than 20 professionals who ensure that the company’s image is conveyed consistently across all channels to meet the organization’s goal of changing health care for good.
Husk joined Baptist Health in 2006 after a 26-year career as a founding partner of Husk Jennings, a Jacksonville-based advertising agency with local, regional and national clients in industries ranging from health care to financial services. In 2002, Husk Jennings was ranked as Jacksonville’s number-one woman-owned business.
Husk 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 serves on the boards of various organizations, including the YMCA Metro Board and Bright Holidays, and she is a past board member of the 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.
A graphic designer by training, 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.