Kena Lewis is a seasoned communications professional and an accredited public relations practitioner (APR) with a diverse background in news, public affairs, marketing and public relations. She is currently the Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations for Orlando Health, a $2.6 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of hospitals, physician practices, diagnostic centers and other care centers in the Orlando region. In that role, Mrs. Lewis directs the hospital group’s public affairs and media relations team and provides lead support on issues management and crisis communications.
Prior to joining Orlando Health, Mrs. Lewis served as Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Florida operation of Bright House Networks, the nation’s sixth largest multiple cable system operator. At Bright House, Mrs. Lewis was responsible for developing and implementing internal and external public affairs programs for the Florida Group, which consists of more than 1.8 million customers across 16 counties.
Mrs. Lewis also served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Heart of Florida United Way, the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. She also managed publicity and public relations efforts for the Universal Orlando resort and Time Warner Cable.
Mrs. Lewis is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis on Mass Communication at the University of Central Florida. She and her husband, Alvin, reside in Orlando with their 16 year old son, Akeen.