Emily Smedley

Emily Smedley

Communications and Program Manager

Emily Smedley is the Communications and Program Manager for the Lancaster Clean Water Partners. She is a communications and marketing professional with nearly 5 years of experience working with nonprofits, foundations, and government entities.

For more than three years, Emily worked at The Hatcher Group, a full-service communications firm focused on progressive social change. There, she worked on several public health, education, and social justice initiatives, including providing communications, advertising, and media support to HealthCare Access Maryland, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and the Horizon Foundation. She also has worked on various social media and documentary-style video projects for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families, the Education Writers Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to joining The Hatcher Group, Emily served as a research fellow for The Beautiful Social Research Collaborative. There, she mentored students in partnering with nonprofits to produce social media, multimedia, and web design projects to foster positive social change. She also acted as Communications and Marketing intern at The Clery Center where she worked in a range of areas from print and digital communications to website management.

Emily grew up in Downingtown, PA, and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Communication & Digital Media Studies and a minor in Marketing.

For fun, Emily loves exploring craft breweries and coffee shops, hiking, reading, and snuggling with her hound mix, Marlo.

You can reach Emily at esmedley@lancastercleanwaterpartners.com or 717-598-6111.