Office of Marketing & Communications

Staff Contacts


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Lisa Mallow
Manager Marketing & Communications Work M2-301A

Lisa Mallow joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in 2015. She has broad experience in marketing, public relations and communications gained through work in not-for-profit, public-sector, corporate and agency environments. Lisa is a life-long Kansas City-area resident and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Journalism.


Ann Aylward
Web Coordinator & Database Designer Marketing & Communications Work M2-312 Work Phone: (816) 235-1897

Ann Aylward is a graduate of UMKC with a B.A. in psychology. She joined the School of Medicine in 1991 as an administrative associate in the Department of Evaluation and Computer Resources. In 2005, she moved to the School of Law as a systems support administrator returning to the SOM in 2007 as a web and database administrator.

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John Carmody
Photographer Marketing & Communications Work M2-307 Work Phone: (816) 235-1836

John Carmody joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in July of 1992. Prior to joining the School, he worked as a photographer at Sun Publications in Overland Park, Kansas.
Carmody received his Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education from UMKC.

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Joseph Cook
Web Development & Design Marketing & Communications Work M2-311 Work Phone: (816) 235-1834

Joe Cook joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in October 2012. He has more then a decade of experience in interactive web and graphic design. Prior to joining the School, Joe received a bachelor’s degree in commercial art from Missouri Western State University with a minor in general business management.

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Kelly Edwards
Editor & PRN Editor Marketing & Communications Work M2-304 Work Phone: (816) 235-1835

Edwards has been an editor at the School of Medicine since 1998. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he previously spent more than 17 years working in radio and newspapers as a reporter and editor.

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Greg Hack
Editor Marketing & Communications Home M2-304 Work Phone: (816) 235-1706

Greg Hack joined the School of Medicine staff in 2016 after many years editing and reporting for The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and The Wichita Eagle. He has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas and has taught there and at Rockhurst University.

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Jason Yates
Graphic Designer Marketing & Communications Home M2-301 Work Phone: (816) 235-1734

Jason Yates joined the UMKC School of Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications in April of 2017. Yates has over 12 years of experience as an Art Director/Graphic Designer and previously worked at Osborn Barr and Verdesian Life Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri and Leawood, Kansas respectively. He obtained his BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University. Additionally, he holds a BFA in Art & Design and a BA in Mathematics.