Beth Toner, communications officer for the Pioneer Portfolio, has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications. She is also a registered nurse with clinical experience in long-term care and community health settings.
Toner, who joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2012, is delighted to bring her two areas of expertise together for her work on the Pioneer team. She sees Pioneer’s ongoing examination of health and health care innovation as “an exciting opportunity to talk with people who are taking unique approaches to the most pressing problems our nation faces.”
Toner came to the Foundation from The Hartford, where she was director of marketing initiatives for the Advanced Markets Group. As part of that team, she coordinated marketing efforts designed to educate financial advisors and consumers about the needs created by increasing longevity. She also coordinated the development of educational and marketing materials based on The Hartford’s collaborative work with the MIT AgeLab.
Prior to her work with The Hartford, Toner served as senior web content developer for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has also served as a multimedia communications specialist for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and a public relations coordinator for Harleysville Insurance.
Toner holds an associate of applied science in nursing from Delaware County Community College, a bachelor’s degree in communications from Messiah College, and a master of journalism degree from Temple University.
Born in Detroit, Toner currently lives in Elverson, PA, with her husband, Joe, and her three children. She enjoys hiking, camping, and running marathons, and has completed 22 marathons to date.