Amy Sheyer, Assistant Vice President, External Relations for Beacon Health Options, is responsible for media relations, while also supporting Beacon's government and association relations programs. As a 15-year health care communications veteran, Ms. Sheyer is concerned about how mental illness is portrayed in the news media and its role in promoting stigma around mental illness. In 2012, she was part of the team that developed and launched the company's Stamp Out Stigma campaign, which continues today. Ms. Sheyer began her career on Capitol Hill, where she served as a congressional Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant for health, education and social welfare issues.
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