Joan Lebow started her career in journalism then transitioned into public relations, corporate communications and marketing. She's touted shiny fabrics, brilliant doctors and political stars and is ever on the lookout for the bright side of life's absurdities. As a flack, she's handled a few doozies -- some fun, many serious. In the public sector, Lebow has been a spokesperson for two NYC mayors, the Housing Authority, the NY State comptroller; and CUNY's Hunter College. She spent ten years in healthcare and hospitals where a steady supply of human interest stories pumped life into the job.