Director of Public Relations and Internal Communications
Baptist Memorial Health
Ayoka Pond is the director of public relations and internal communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care, one of the South's largest not-for-profit health care systems. She supervises and supports a team of communications professionals who provide media relations, issues management, coaching and counsel to Baptist's 22 hospitals and dozens of entities and services. She also supervises internal communications and performs a number of executive communications functions. She has won a number of awards, including a national RPSA Silver Anvil award and the Memphis Advertising Federation's Ad Woman of the Year award. In her spare time, she enjoys ballroom dancing and spending time with her friends and family.