Joelle Ballew – Senior Consultant

Joelle Ballew has experience as a successful project manager in various aspects of the healthcare system ranging from establishing a successful Medical Education Department in a teaching hospital to enhancing client communication processes for a healthcare non-profit. Her expertise is in Public Health Marketing and Communication.


During her time at Powell Strategies, Joelle supports the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention as a Health Communications Specialist.


Joelle is passionate about leveraging strategic communication and social marketing techniques with behavior change theory to affect meaningful advancements in public health and healthcare. She is an advocate for using data to create and evaluate initiatives that drive meaningful social change. Joelle values working with mission-driven organizations that support marginalized and underrepresented groups.


Joelle earned her Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on Marketing and Communication from The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and Bachelors of Science in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from The University of California, Santa Cruz.

John P. Williams


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Joelle Ballew

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Kayla Tooma

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    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

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    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.