Media Contacts

Alex Prevost

Alex joined the Health System in 2015 as a marketing/PR specialist. He is a graduate of James Madison University. Alex's primary accounts include orthopedics, sports medicine and media sponsorship coordination.

Eileen Schmidt

Eileen joined the Health System in 2014. She previously worked in the University of Virginia Athletic Department. Eileen completed her undergraduate work at UVA and graduate work at the University of Arkansas. Eileen's primary account is UVA Heart & Vascular Center.

Eric Swensen

Eric has been with the Health System's marketing department since 2006, writing for and editing a variety of publications and websites. Before working at UVA, he spent about eight years as a reporter with The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., and the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C. Eric primarily handles corporate communications and major events.

Hannah Humphrey

Hannah joined UVA Health System as a marketing & public relations specialist in 2016. Before joining UVA, she served as a marketing and sales director for Brookdale Arlington Senior Living in northern Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. Hannah's primary accounts include community primary and specialty care and UVA Physicians Group.

Joshua Barney

Josh joined the Health System in 2011 as a writer and editor. He previously worked at The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., first as a reporter and then as an editor. He is a graduate of UVA. Josh primarily covers research and the School of Medicine.

Justina Sutphin

Justina joined the Health System in 2015. She has an extensive healthcare marketing background, having served as a senior marketing manager at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received her MBA from Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management. Justina's primary accounts include UVA Cancer Center, digestive health, radiology and medical imaging.

Kim Walter

Kim Walter joined the UVA Health System team in 2017. Before that, she served as a marketing communications specialist for Virginia Blood Services. She also has experience as a news reporter for The Northern Virginia Daily. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Kim's primary accounts include women's services, UVA Children's Hospital and the Transplant Center.

Meghan Bradley

Meghan is a marketing communications specialist with experience in brand management, campaign development and public relations. Before joining UVA Health System in 2010, she was in Chicago, where she worked in the marketing department of the American Lung Association followed by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Meghan's accounts include medical subspecialties, ophthalmology and surgical subspecialties.

Sarah Ridgeway

Sarah joined the UVA Health System in 2018. Before that, she was a content manager at Plow & Hearth. She has experience in public relations, brand management and digital marketing. Sarah’s primary account is Neurosciences and Behavioral Health.