Hosting celebrity book signings
Launching Award events
Generating synergistic partnerships
Celebrating children's advocates
Fully leveraging brand assets
Throughout her career as a writer, editor, communications executive, and consultant, Miriam Arond has been committed to championing children, families, health, and mental health.
She is coauthor, with Samuel L. Pauker, M.D., of Depression: A Guide for the Perplexed, a blog on psychologytoday.com. She and Dr. Pauker also coauthored the first and foremost authoritative book on the transition to marriage: The First Year of Marriage: What to Expect, What to Accept and What You Can Change. Based on an exclusive nationwide survey of newlyweds, the book has been published in six editions, reviewed and excerpted in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, and translated for international publication.
From 2000-2007, Miriam was Editor in Chief of Child magazine and child.com, which won over 40+ awards for editorial and design excellence. She introduced numerous signature features, including a "10 Best" series (including the biannual "10 Best Children’s Hospitals"), brand extensions, including children’s fashion shows , Children’s Book Awards in partnership with Barnes & Noble, and Children’s Champion Award Galas, honoring such child advocates and luminaries as Marlo Thomas, Marion Wright Edelman, Geoffrey Canada, and Erin Brockovich. She spearheaded the publication of Feeling Safe: Talking to Children About War and Terrorism (Barnes & Noble Books), for which she wrote the foreword. n
Miriam was Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, the legendary consumer product testing and advocacy organization from 2007-2015. She launched the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, the award-winning Product Reviews channel on goodhousekeeping.com, Toy, Beauty, and Car Awards, the Good Housekeeping Institute blog, books, and public tours of the GH Institute. As Editor in Chief of American Health magazine from 1998-2000, she published award-winning articles on women's health, spearheaded AH Advocacy Awards celebrating women's health heroes, and helped develop Reader’s Digest's health website. g
on Today, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, CN, Miriam works as Director of Communications for WJCS, the largest provider of community-based mental health services in Westchester County. She is also president of Miriam Arond Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in brand strategy and cross-channel content development.
Miriam has been interviewed on Today, Good Morning America, CNN American Morning, Extra, Hollywood Access, and for the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Time Out NY, and dozens of other media outlets. She has presented insights about marriage, sustainability, parenting, and consumer attitudes and behaviors at thought leadership conferences nationwide.
Miriam has been a member of the March of Dimes Board of Trustees, Board of Directors of American Friends of Soroka Medical Center, Professional Advisory Board of the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Nora Magid Mentorship Prize Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Gazette Alumni Board, Entertainment Software Review Board, and Media Advisory Committee for SKIP (Sick Kids Need Involved People).
Miriam Arond earned her B.A. degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has a Master's degree in Journalism from New York University. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University—Kellogg School of Management, hosted by Hearst Corporation.