Press Release

West Health Names Kelly Quigley and Joshua Lamont to Lead Strategic and Executive Communications

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October 26, 2022

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2022 – West Health, a family of nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations focused on lowering the cost of healthcare to enable successful aging, has named Kelly Quigley director of communications and Joshua Lamont director of executive communications.

“We are thrilled Kelly and Josh have joined West Health to lead communications and advance our mission,” said Tim Lash, president of West Health. “Together they bring a depth of experience in health sciences, public affairs, philanthropy and innovative communications that will add unprecedented value and visibility across our family of organizations.”

Quigley, a former news reporter and editor, previously held leadership roles in communications at FINN Partners, Scripps Research, and a mission-driven biotechnology start-up. Honored for excellence by the San Diego Press Club many times over, she is a graduate of Marquette University and earned a Master of Arts in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. At West Health, she leads organizational communications, media relations, reputation management and digital strategy, and is overseeing the launch of West Health’s new web presence in the new year.

Lamont is a former White House administration spokesperson and Advance Associate for the Obama, Bush and Clinton families. He previously led communications at The Lehman Brothers Foundations, amfAR and GLSEN. His recent experience as a caregiver for his disabled father drew him to West Health. A graduate of Cornell University, Lamont will lead communications for West Health’s executive team, along with internal communications and employee engagement as the organization’s first director of executive communications.


About West Health

Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health is a family of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations including the Gary and Mary West Foundation and Gary and Mary West Health Institute in San Diego, and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. West Health is dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence. Learn more at and follow @westhealth.

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Kelly Quigley

West Health