Mike Boehmer bio

Mike Boehmer

Mike Boehmer has helped organizations improve effectiveness through strategic communication for more than two decades. He has been recognized by his peers as an innovator and service-oriented leader. He’s a regular at meetings of Cincinnati PRSA, Cincinnati Social Media and other fine organizations. He also learns a lot through his organization’s membership in the Social Media Health Network (Mayo Clinic). He’s active on Twitter (@MikeBoehmer57), LinkedIn and other social media networks.

Boehmer graduated from Ohio University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/news writing. He was a reporter and editor at newspapers in Ohio and Maine for 12 years before entering corporate public relations. After a stint in corporate PR, he entered government communications in 1994. He shifted to the exciting world of health care communications in 2011.


Boehmer served as president of the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 2004. He was on the chapter’s board for five years and served as a National Assembly delegate. He earned PRSA accreditation in 1998. He received the chapter’s Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart award for service to the chapter, profession and community in 2006. In 2010, he returned to chapter leadership as its first social media chair.

Boehmer has won more than 40 writing and public relations awards, including Ohio Prep Sportswriter of the Year and New England Education Reporter of the Year. He was named 2009 Employee of the Year in Hamilton County in the Innovation category. In November 2010, New Media Cincinnati presented him with the 2010 NMC Digital Native Award “for exemplary dedication to the practice and promotion of digital literacy and community building in the Greater Cincinnati area over the past year.”


He is married to author and blogger Tami Boehmer, an Ohio University graduate.

Note from Mike: The views expressed on this blog are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer.

2010 Digital Native Award for New Media Cincinnati social media networking group



  1. Ray Metzger
    February 17, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Hi Mike. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Very well done. It looks like the WordPress.com platform will satisfy my needs as a newbie blogger. I’m thinking about putting out a blog to reach my current office patients. How much medico-legal risk is involved? Any idea where I can get advice?ray Metzger

    • mikeboehmer57
      February 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Thanks, Ray. WordPress.com is a free platform with templates — a good place to get started. That’s what I use for this blog. For a more advanced site, you could use WordPress.org. That would require the help of a web developer. The American Medical Association has social media guidelines. Basically, you need to put a disclaimer on your blog saying you are not giving individual patients advice about their conditions on this blog — that they need to contact you for that. The blog is a place where you can, however, comment on medical conditions and healthy practices in general. For example, if you were seeing lots of patients with flu or a certain injury, you could talk about that. Just not about a specific patient. You may want to enlist the help of a PR/Marketing consultant such as Joanne Maly to get you started.

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