- Hawaiian Islands
Lance Agena's Overview
- Communications Consultant at Kaiser Permanente
- Publications Specialist at University of Hawaii Myron B. Thompson School of Soclal Work
- Multimedia Coordinator at Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant
- Information Dissemination and Communications Unit Supervisor at The MHSRET Program
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lance Agena's Summary
Versatile communications professional with a 15 year record of quality graphic design, writing, and website creation. Exceptionally creative, results-oriented, and self-motivated both as a freelancer and an employee.
Writing, editing, graphic design, illustration, photography.
Lance Agena's Experience
Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry
July 2010 – Present (3 years 3 months)
Responsible for providing communications consultation, support, planning, and execution for multiple KP programs and projects to meet organizational brand reputation goals. Ensures that copy standards are consistently applied to a wide range of print publications and electronic media. Edits and proofreads drafts for style, accuracy, clarity, and appropriateness, taking into consideration conventions of copywriting, KP style, branding, voice guidelines, reading level, and other requirements as needed. Primary focus is on internal communication and audiences using a variety of media, including the Web and social media.
Educational Institution; 11-50 employees; Higher Education industry
March 2010 – December 2010 (10 months)
Implemented the redesign and maintenance of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work website (http://web41.its.hawaii.edu/www.hawaii.edu/sswork/) including the use of SEO best practices. Planned and implemented the use of social media into alumni and student communications. Published and designed e-newsletters. Monitored website statistics and generated reports on Web traffic.
Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant
August 2009 – July 2010 (1 year)
Wrote external communications including press releases and content for press kits. Designed and edited marketing materials including brochures, posters, flyers, and e-newsletters. Planned and implemented strategic use of electronic assets including grant website and social media presence. Shot and edited video and photography to document public events and internal training sessions. Trained community participants in media and public speaking.
Information Dissemination and Communications Unit Supervisor
The MHSRET Program
March 2005 – January 2010 (4 years 11 months)
Wrote, edited, and published a monthly newsletter for the State of Hawai‘i Department of Health Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) via postal mail and email. Designed and coordinated the publication of annual reports, brochures, collateral materials, banners, posters, and infographics in support of the AMHD and MHSRET Program. Assisted in the coordination of annual conference. Disseminated information through Web 2.0 strategies and methods, including the use of social networking sites. Designed, maintained, and optimized the MHSRET Program and related AMHD websites. Edited video for distribution via DVD and video podcasts. Prepared press releases for distribution. Coordinated brand consistency for the MHSRET Program and maintained brand consistency for the Department of Health. Provided photo coverage of prominent events for state and private agencies, including the Governor’s office.
Corporate Communications Associate
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Higher Education industry
June 2001 – February 2005 (3 years 9 months)
Wrote and designed brochures, newsletters, print ads, annual reports, and support materials for JAIMS and Fujitsu, Ltd. Maintained alumni communications through the use of emerging Web technology and strategies. Acted as webmaster for the JAIMS and Fujitsu Scholarship website, ensuring optimized quality and usability. Wrote articles for press and Web releases covering JAIMS events and special functions. Maintained JAIMS’ branding while implementing campaigns through print, Web, and television broadcast media. Localized English translations of Japanese text to ensure readability and adherence to professional business standards. Coordinated, compiled, and designed event materials for the Japan-Hawai‘i Economic Council.
Computer Service Specialist
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
January 1999 – January 2001 (2 years 1 month)
Conducted workshops on educational software use for students and faculty. Trained and supported faculty in launch of WebCT online instruction via the HPU website. Reviewed and suggested multimedia software to faculty for implementation into curriculum. Promoted Instructional Media Services (IMS) and the Learning Assistance Center through brochures, flyers, presentations, and school newspaper ads. Supervised student assistants and computer assistants responsible for computer lab and student service desks. Troubleshot software, hardware, and multimedia equipment in a networked lab and an in-class environment.
Lance Agena's Skills & Expertise
Lance Agena's Education
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1991 – 1995
Lance Agena's Additional Information
- Honors and Awards:
Awarded “Gold Award for Excellence in Public Health Communication” in 2008.
Nominated by Robert Shapard, Director of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Creative Writing Department, for the UH Young Hemingway Award for Fiction Spring 1995.
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