Elizabeth Brink received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations in 1992, and her masters in Organizational Communication in 1994. Upon receiving her master's degree, Elizabeth accepted a position with the Hospital Purchasing Service, in Middleville, Michigan, where she presently serves as marketing/public relations coordinator. She serves on the executive staff and is responsible for all marketing, communications, public relations, Web design and development, and strategic planning for this organization which serves almost 2,000 health care and educational entities within the Midwest. Elizabeth also works as a liaison to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association in an effort to increase and enhance communication to hospitals and long-term care facilities in Michigan, with state legislators, and with other key decision-makers. Among Elizabeth's many accomplishments while at the HPS includes receiving three Apollo Awards, from the Michigan Health Care Communicators Association, which recognizes excellence in health care communication. She is a member of the Michigan Health Care Communicators Association and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association. In addition to her HPS work, she also has served as an organizational communication consultant for SPECTRA Communication Associates, and has conducted strategic planning and goal setting sessions, communication analyses/audits and employee educational/training seminars for corporations throughout Michigan and Florida. In 1999, she was an associate editor of the Journal of the International Listening Association. When not at work, Elizabeth finds herself busy with several philanthropic endeavors. She has served on the Barry County United Way board of directors since 1994, has been on the executive committee of the BCUW, and has chaired their public relations committee for the last four years. She's been an active member of the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber of Commerce since 1998. As part of her work with the Jaycees, she has been responsible for all public relations and media relations for four years for the Senior PGA Tour event in Grand Rapids, presently known as the Farmers Charity Classic. This past year, she worked with the tour overseeing all scoring areas and directly overseeing 500 volunteers. Last year she also served as the public relations executive for the Special Olympics Michigan statewide basketball tournament. Elizabeth and her husband, Cliff, live in Grand Rapids.