Moffitt Cancer Center Welcomes New Media Relations Coordinators

October 28, 2015

Steven BlanchardTAMPA, Fla. — Steven Blanchard and Lisa Chillura have joined Moffitt Cancer Center’s Public Relations & Strategic Communications team as media relations coordinators. Blanchard and Chillura will continue building Moffitt’s local, state and national media relations program. 

Blanchard brings more than 15 years of journalism experience to his role at Moffitt. He most recently spent 10 years ­— nearly six of which were as editor-in-chief —with the Orlando-based biweekly newsmagazine published by Watermark Media, Inc. 

“I am excited to use my knowledge of the news media in this position and hope to cultivate relationships with journalists while sharing the incredible work that is being done here at Moffitt Cancer Center,” Blanchard said. 

Blanchard holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in English with a related field in Communications. 

Blanchard can be reached at 813-745-1718 or

Lisa Chillura

Chillura has been with Moffitt for three years in the Strategic Marketing department. Her background and professional experience prior to joining Moffitt in 2012 include public relations, communications and event planning for Tampa Bay & Company and Bloomin’ Brands. 

“My commitment to Moffitt’s mission is leading me in a new direction where I can share the groundbreaking work being done here. There are so many positive stories to share, and I look forward to working with the media on these,” Chillura said. 

Chillura holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida in Mass Communications.

Chillura can be reached at 813-745-1353 or 

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.