Lea-Ann O'Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA

Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA

Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, Editor & Publisher of Goodnewsforpets.com, is a longtime leader and advocate for accurate online veterinary and pet care information who continues to innovate and create amidst a changing media landscape. She is also President & Founder of Germinder & Associates, Inc., a New York City-based public relations firm.

She and her team first launched Goodnewsforpets.com with a virtual newsroom to communicate good news about veterinary medicine at the Western Veterinary Conference in 2000. Nearly 18 years later, she continues to oversee a team of writers and content providers with a refreshed site and the newly launched related GNFP Digital Services.

Germinder was an early proponent of the power of the Internet, beginning work in this area in 1995 with one of the first niche pet veterinary web sites, petdental.com. She has authored articles and delivered seminars, speeches and media appearances on both veterinary and pet-related issues to a wide variety of pet and vet audiences at domestic and international venues including the Veterinary Medicines Summit in Nice, France.

Germinder is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, the Cat Writers Association of America, and numerous veterinary organizations including Veterinary Partners and Veterinary Management Association Executives (VMAE) . She is an Accredited Fellow of PRSA, one of the most prestigious honors of the public relations profession. She served on the national PRSA board and the PRSA Foundation board of directors from 2015-2016. She is a member of the PR Council, the NY Women in Communications and the national Women Presidents Organization. She is also a member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

To contact Lea-Ann Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA, email her at lgerminder@goodnewsforpets.com.