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Communicators Roundtable: Global Health Advocacy

April 8, 2021

Join WGHA on April 8 for our first Communicators Roundtable of 2021!

We’re excited to host a roundtable discussion on global health advocacy for everyday communicators.

Our program will include best practices, case studies, and breakout discussions for real time learning and collaboration. Share this event with a colleague and bring your questions!

Reach more about our speakers below:


Kiki Kalkstein, Director, Advocacy and Engagement, Global Health Council:  

Kiki Kalkstein is Global Health Council’s Director of Advocacy and Engagement. In this role Kiki leads GHC’s strategic advocacy and engagement initiatives across the global health community. Kiki has more than 10 years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, and coalition building in the DC global health advocacy space. Before GHC, Kiki worked at Pathfinder International as the implementing organization’s lead DC advocate, working to improve US and global health policy environments by influencing and informing policy and appropriations decisions. Kiki also worked at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an advocacy organization, where she advanced gender equality by shaping public discourse around sexual and reproductive health and rights and influencing the US government policies.  


 Laura Lockard, Director, Public Affairs and Global Media Relations, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health 

Laura is the Director of Public Affairs and Global Media Relations for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Her public affairs and international outreach serves to advance science, people, and policy to discover novel approaches for disease intervention and delivery of preventive health care for animals and humans. Laura’s former leadership positions include serving as Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at Woodland Park Zoo where she led strategic communications, public affairs initiatives, digital media, and local government relations efforts. Laura has worked for several elected officials in Washington state as the Communications Director and Strategic Advisor for the Seattle City Council, and as the Deputy Communications Director and external affairs liaison for Gov. Chris Gregoire.  


Carrie NicholsSenior Manager, International Programs, Malaria No More 

Carrie Nichols is Malaria No More’s Senior Manager of International Programs, where she focuses on the India program and Forecasting Healthy Futures. Prior to MNM, Carrie was a Program Officer with FHI 360 and John Snow, Inc., where she managed USAID, UN, and Gates Foundation projects in India, Myanmar, Nigeria, Haiti, and Ethiopia focusing on public health supply chain and financial inclusion for the bottom billion. She began her career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali and as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Zambia. 


April 8, 2021
Event Category:


Virtual Event


Washington Global Health Alliance
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