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Two New Members Join Award-Winning Health Collaborative Board
Bayer and Posey Offer Perspectives from Business/Media and Education Sectors

CINCINNATI – Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine, and Dr. Monica Posey, President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, are the two newest members elected to The Health Collaborative’s (THC’s) Board of Directors. They were elected in late May with terms beginning immediately and ending 12/31/19.

Ivy Bayer, Publisher, Cincinnati Magazine

Ivy Bayer, Publisher, Cincinnati Magazine

Ivy Bayer is a philanthropic and editorial powerhouse with a passion for local health and fitness, which she has welded seamlessly with an accomplished career in magazine publishing.

“I’m honored to be welcomed among such esteemed thought leaders in our great city who are forging new paths toward community-wide solutions that improve healthcare, social services, and cultivate healthy neighborhoods,” said Bayer. “Cincinnati Magazine is our city’s magazine, and I’m thrilled to offer an editorial and mass media perspective to a health-focused collaborative working together to make Cincinnati a place where we all want to live, work, learn, and play.”

Ms. Bayer holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and English Literature from Miami University, and worked at WKRC/Local 12 News before joining the award-winning Cincinnati Magazine in 2004. She became publisher of the magazine in 2015. She holds several volunteer leadership roles at prominent local and national organizations including The University of Cincinnati Foundation and NCI Cabinet, Magazine Publishers of America, and the Madeira Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Bayer serves as the Madeira Chamber of Commerce Vice President and Marketing Chair, and helps organize the Madeira Criterium & Run each year. She also established Cincinnati Magazine’s Cincinnati Gives Challenge, a fundraising competition among local charities which has generated over $500,000 for Cincinnati non-profits since its inception in 2016.

Ms. Bayer loves everything about Cincinnati. She enjoys staying fit while spending time outdoors and in the community. She lives in Madeira with her husband and two children.

Dr. Monica Posey, President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Dr. Monica Posey, President, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Dr. Monica J. Posey is President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She began her career at Cincinnati State in 1992. Her past service at the College includes positions as Assistant Dean, Director of Institutional Research & Planning, Academic Vice President, and Provost. Prior to joining Cincinnati State, she worked at the University of Cincinnati as Assistant Director of Career Development and for the AT&T Company in Cincinnati and New Jersey.

“I am honored and excited to be named to The Health Collaborative’s Board of Directors,” Posey said. “Healthcare and higher education are essential to the well-being and advancement of our community.”

Dr. Posey graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an EdD in Educational Foundations in 1999. She holds an MBA from The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from Cornell University. In 2003, she completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management. She is a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Cincinnati Class of 2010.

Credibility, Neutrality, and Integrity
The Health Collaborative, a healthcare improvement nonprofit based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has made a concerted effort to invite a diversity of thought, background, and expertise to its Board. The nonprofit’s governing body is composed of decision-making leadership from sectors as disparate as regional hospital systems, public health, and specialist care, to startup incubators and chambers of commerce, to social service providers and major manufacturers.

The resulting variety of perspectives lends credibility, neutrality, and integrity to THC’s leadership of health and healthcare improvement initiatives across the region. The exceptional talent it comprises has been recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier with an Outstanding Directors Award for Outstanding Board Excellence.

Craig Brammer, Chief Executive Officer of The Health Collaborative, is enthusiastic about the newest additions to the board. “We are very lucky to have leaders of their caliber joining THC,” he shared. “Ivy’s background in communications and marketing, and Monica’s expertise in education (and from an institution with strong health careers programs) will be valuable additions to the diverse perspectives represented on our Board.”


About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is a non-profit organization that strives to positively impact health status, experience, outcomes, and affordability by fostering a connected system of healthcare and community health through innovation, integration, and informatics in the greater Cincinnati region. For more information about The Health Collaborative, visit