As the communications specialist for Healthi Kids, Portia Nisbeth promotes the initiative’s advocacy agenda by serving as an ambassador. She develops and executes the initiative’s communications plan, creates its newsletter and manages its social media presence.

Portia has more than a decade of experience in public relations and marketing communications, including writing, consulting and strategic communications planning. Previous roles included working as a freelance writer, copy editor and public relations/communications consultant, as well as a communications assistant at MVP Health Care.

In addition to her communications experience, Portia also has managed care experience, having served in contract development, case and disease management and enrollment roles at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Portia Nisbeth holds a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College, a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University at Buffalo, and she is graduate of the United Way of Greater Rochester’s African American Leadership Development Program. Her hobbies include keeping up with her active son, reading and spending time with family and friends.