Kimberly Torguson, a national expert in health communications, is the director of engagement and communications for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). She leads strategic communications planning, national campaigns, and outreach and engagement. She brings 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field and expertise in policy, public relations, and project management.
Torguson is the architect of initiatives that advance national suicide prevention efforts and increase awareness of the Action Alliance’s work. She frequently speaks at and leads congressional briefings on key topics (e.g., 988, crisis services, messaging) and leads efforts to spotlight initiatives, research, and resources to end the tragedy of suicide.
A sought-after speaker and media spokesperson (e.g., HuffPost), Torguson presents at national convenings and is interviewed by and quoted in mainstream media. Previously, she was director of communications for Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services and a senior account executive at GYMR Public Relations. She started her career at the U.S. Senate.
Torguson holds a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Hofstra University.