Teddi Dineley Nicolaus, BS
Teddi Dineley Nicolaus is the Communications Manager at the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), which administers the national, voluntary accreditation program for state, Tribal, local, and territorial health departments. In that role, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing PHAB’s communications programs and activities in order to effectively and accurately promote PHAB’s mission and foster a greater understanding of accreditation’s impact. She also supports accredited health departments’ efforts to effectively promote the value and benefits of PHAB accreditation and raise awareness of national public health department accreditation among their key audiences.
Her journalism experience spans more than two decades as a reporter, writer, and editor for newspapers and magazines. Prior to joining PHAB in 2012, she worked at the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Washington, DC, where from 2005 to 2012 she reported on a range of public health issues for APHA’s official newspaper, The Nation’s Health, garnering four national writing awards for the newspaper during that time. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a staff writer and editor covering the US daily newspaper industry for the Newspaper Association of America, including serving as a staff writer for the organization’s flagship magazine, Presstime (now defunct).
She has served as a contributing writer for numerous publications, including The Washington Post’s “Weekend” section (Saturday’s Child column), and most recently was a contributing writer for the Baltimore Sun Media Group’s Howard Magazine.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
Areas of Expertise: accreditation, health journalism, newspaper industry