Julie J. Martin, MS has been the Communications Manager since 2006 and focuses on internal and external communications to promote the activities of the Center. She is the liaison to the Mass General Development Office, was certified as an advance care planning facilitator through a Stoeckle Center initiative, and has training in Plain Language. Julie received her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College, and her master's degree in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine. She has been a member of the American Medical Writer's Association since 2003, and has held the offices of Program Manager, President-Elect and President in recent years; in 2009 she was a member of the nominating committee for both the local chapter and the national organization. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Communication in Healthcare.