Anne Mullens, President and Founder
Anne is an award-winning international journalist, author, editor and skilled communicator. An expert in making complex health and science information accessible to all audiences, Anne founded Santé Communications Group in 2013 as a way to bring a talented team together to help meet clients' diverse needs for sophisticated and effective communications. Her hands-on knowledge of the media world, plus her experience in complex knowledge translation and high-quality publishing enables the Santé team to provide exceptional results.
Anne earned at Bachelor of Science (University of Guelph), then a Bachelor of Journalism (Carleton). After working as the medical science reporter for The Vancouver Sun for 11 years, in 1993 Anne turned to a freelance career, writing for Canadian and international magazines, non-government agencies, health care organizations and private clients. She has written complex health reports for the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer, the multi-party BC Select Standing Committee for Health, Health Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association, as well as ghostwritten for numerous clients including academics, health professionals and business leaders. Her work appears regularly in Best Health and International Reader's Digest, where her articles on complex topics, such as stem research, the Human Genome Project, and the human microbiome, have appeared in more than 50 international editions in some 23 languages. Recently included in an anthology of Canada's top feature writing, Anne's work was cited for its "clarity of purpose, meticulous reporting and evocative, crystal-clear writing."
Anne is also the author of two critically acclaimed books, Missed Conceptions (1990) and Timely Death (1996), which won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. In her career, Anne has received more than a dozen awards for her writing, including some of Canada's top journalism honours such as the Atkinson Fellowship, the Southam Fellowship, two Canadian Science Writers Awards, and a National Magazine Award.
From 2009 to 2013 Anne was the Managing Editor of Boulevard magazine, Victoria's leading lifestyle magazine, where she led a creative team to produce each high-quality monthly issue. At Boulevard, Anne also oversaw two specialty publications, one for the United Way of Greater Victoria and one for the Victoria Hospital Foundation. It was the experience of high-pressure project management at Boulevard that convinced Anne to found Santé Communications Group to provide clients with her ability to bring together a coordinated creative team to meet their communications needs.