In her role as Chief Communications Officer, Marie Kennedy brings extensive corporate communications, public affairs and advocacy experience to advance West Health’s mission to lower 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.

At West Health, Marie leads all strategic communications and public affairs iniatives. She helps guide the vision, strategy and execution of all high-level multimedia communications and public affairs programs, including media relations, digital media, public policy/affairs, issues advocacy and stakeholder engagement activities.

Prior to joining West Health, Marie held executive communication roles focused on healthcare at Dignity Health, Edelman, Baxter International, Amgen and Amgen Foundation, and Genentech, among others. She also serves on the board of several nonprofits including California CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), The Lily Project, and the Council on Accreditation.

Marie has lived throughout California and the Asia-Pacific region. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from San Jose State University.