Fawn Lopez


National Board of Advisors

Fawn Lopez is Publisher of Modern Healthcare and Vice President of Crain Communications, a position she has held since February 2005. As the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, Modern Healthcare serves the needs of top healthcare executives by reporting on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen. In her role as publisher, Ms. Lopez oversees the editorial, sales and marketing, digital, and audience development associates who together power the Modern Healthcare media brand.

Under her leadership, Modern Healthcare has grown from a weekly publication to a robust content platform including a website, several e-newsletters, data, and analytics, and by hosting a dozen annual events and conferences across the country. Modern Healthcare has also won numerous national awards for editorial excellence under her leadership.

Ms. Lopez has a passion for developing diverse leaders at all levels in her organization. Throughout her career, she is a champion and advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion in healthcare. During her first year as publisher of Modern Healthcare, Ms. Lopez introduced the first ever Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare list and the inaugural Top 25 Minority Leaders list the following year, in 2006. Over the last 15 years, Modern Healthcare has recognized hundreds of women and minority leaders who have made significant impact and contributions to the healthcare industry.

In 2008, Modern Healthcare was one of the first companies in healthcare to launch Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference. The event has become one of the most anticipated events for female professionals to learn, share, network and develop their professional careers.

Currently, Ms. Lopez serves on CTCA’s National Board of Advisors, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate and SourceOne Global Partners. She’s a Regular Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, a member of the DePaul University-School of Communications Dean’s Advisory Board, the Women of Impact in Healthcare, and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation. Ms. Lopez is an ardent supporter of the Gender Equity Collaborative and the Carol Emmott Foundation.

Fawn Lopez is the first-ever recipient of the Gertrude Crain Award, honored by ABM. In 2020, she was honored as one of the 2020 Top Women in Media, presented by Folio and AdMonster. Fawn was also the first recipient of the Leadership Award by the Asian Health Care Leaders Association for her leadership and diversity efforts.