Kent Olden joined the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York in 2020 as Communications Content Manager. In this role, Kent manages the creation of relevant communications content while ensuring the proper execution of public relations initiatives that align with and support the Health Foundation’s strategic plan. He also develops content for the Health Foundation’s website and social media platforms.
Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Kent was the Creative Media Manager for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. and Coordinator of Development & Communications at the Buffalo Urban League. He also handled clients in the entertainment industry as a freelance publicist.
Kent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a concentration in communications from Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia) and a Master of Science degree in public relations management from Buffalo State College.
Outside of his role at the Health Foundation, Kent also serves as public relations coordinator for the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the National Action Network, editor-at-large for Bleu Magazine (New York, New York), treasurer of the Buffalo Association for Black Journalists, and is active in two fraternal organizations: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Paramount Lodge #73 of the Prince Hall Affiliated Free & Accepted Masons. Kent was also featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as a 2019 Modern Man of Distinction for his work in public relations and communications, and served as the January Spotlight for the 2019 Buffalo-Niagara Partnership BN360 Spotlight Professionals.
Kent is a creative who enjoys anything that causes him to expand his horizons. He lives in Buffalo with his two daughters, Kendall and Khloe, who are scholars at both Nardin Academy and Frederick Law Olmsted School #156, respectively.