Laura Carter started at UNTHSC in 2000. She worked in Biomedical Communications, Media Services, and then joined the OBC in 2013. Before joining UNTHSC she worked for 22 years in retail sales as office manager for Larry’s Shoes home office.
Current duties: Carter is the production coordinator and tracks projects from intake to completion. She works with outside vendors and maintains the online printing portal for approved branded items and DIY templates.
Blair Chappell, a Fort Worth native and UT alum, joined UNTHSC in April 2007. Her experience includes four years of sales and marketing within her self-started company, as well as 12 years of physician recruitment within corporate and academic environments.
Current duties: Chappell focuses on new inquiries, client education and management, project timelines and efficiencies to enhance projects of the Brand and Communication team.
Rebekah Downing is an award-winning art instructor and free-lance cartoonist and designer with 10 years of experience. She earned her degree at Cedar Valley Community College, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. She came to UNTHSC in 2014.
Current duties: Since late 2016, Rebekah has been a junior graphic designer for the Office of Brand and Communication, where she has worked on brochures, flyers, ads, and various other visual communication projects.
Guillermo Gómez spent 11 years as a Graphic Designer at American Airlines, where he oversaw the design and collaborated in the editorial production of Nexos magazine, and as Senior Designer in the Marketing group. He joined UNTHSC in 2016.
Current duties: Gomez collaborates with the OBC team to promote the UNTHSC brand and create a strong visual image for the University.
Andrea Palaia joined UNTHSC in 2018. She discovered her passion for storytelling through video as a blogger writing about studying abroad in Paris. Since then, she has produced corporate, event promotion, & product branding videos as well as participated in several short film crews.
Current duties: Palaia produces video content in line with the UNTHSC branding strategy
Marco Rosales is an award-winning art director with 19 years of experience in the visual communication field. A graduate of UNT, Marco joined the HSC team in 2014 after a long gig with American Airlines and Tarrant County College.
Current duties: Rosales oversees the OBC’s design group and provides design direction for the creation of ads, brochures, posters, magazines and other print projects for UNTHSC.
Alex Branch has written about health care as a journalist and directed marketing communications at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Current duties: Branch writes stories that build an emotional connection between UNTHSC and the community. He can help identify compelling stories, their potential audiences and the appropriate communication channels to make the greatest impact.
Betsy Friauf’s decades-long journalism career culminated in transforming the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s health section into an interactive experience including a weight-management club. She also handled employee and leadership communications, media relations and emergency communications for the City of Fort Worth.
Current duties: Friauf writes and edits employee communications, including stories for Daily News and Insite. She also organizes Team Tours and consults on successful messaging for events, programs and initiatives.
Cari Hyden has 34 years of experience in strategic employee communications, media relations, leadership communications, communication surveys and speechwriting for Verizon Communications, the City of Fort Worth and UTA.
Current duties: Since 2008, she has led employee and campus communication for the Office of Brand and Communication. In June 2017 she was honored with Valubility of the Month.
Jill Johnson has been shooting photos for more than two decades, specializing in portraiture, photojournalism, animal and travel photography. A native Texan, she earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Current duties: Johnson handles photography needs for the Office of Brand and Communication, including taking photos for UNTHSC publications, websites and marketing materials.
Johnny Thompson has more than 20 years of web and application development experience, successfully launching and maintaining countless sites and utilities in industries ranging from defense to banking. He has called UNTHSC home since 2011.
Current duties: Thompson oversees all public-facing web properties, from the systems that run them to the systems that monitor them. With a small but skilled team of developers, he has managed numerous mission-critical endeavors to enhance user experiences for both internal and external audiences.