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April Douglas

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I am an award-winning Public Relations professional and former Broadcast Journalist, with 20 years of experience. I know how to prepare you for what to do when the media calls. I am also a skilled and effective communicator who knows how to establish and maintain relationships with local, state and federal leaders.

I am the Director of Public Relations for AltaPointe Health. It is Alabama's largest community behavioral healthcare provider, with more than 1,400 staff members who serve more than 33 thousand children, adolescents, and adults annually.

My broadcast career took me all over the Gulf Coast, including stops in Mobile; Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida. I have covered natural disasters (including Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina), the 2000 presidential recount, and flown with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

I am also an experienced courtroom reporter, who has covered numerous high-profile capital murder cases, the prosecution of a former circuit court judge and political corruption cases at the federal level.

I have served as a Weekend Anchor, Daybreak Anchor, Live@Five Anchor and 4 p.m. Weekday Anchor. While at the helm, the Daybreak show was 16th in the nation for its time slot. I was also a part of the Capital Press Corps under Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

The Associated Press has recognized, National Press Photographers Association Clip Contest, Public Relations Council of Alabama, Southern Public Relations Federation, and the Alabama Hospital Association have all recognized my work.

I have served on numerous community boards and committees including the following organizations: Public Relations Council of Alabama - Mobile Chapter, Daphne Strike Soccer Club, Village Park Vision Committee, and the Better Business Bureau.