I’m a veteran development & communications strategist known for making complex and even unpopular issues understandable and acceptable to the press, public, policy makers, and funders. I’ve successfully garnered both grants and ink in areas including human and constitutional rights, public health, reproductive rights/justice, LGBT issues, criminal justice, HIV/AIDS, drug policy, and homelessness. I’m also the co-editor of a well-received anthology from NYU Press on the gender politics of HIV in women.
I’ve placed individuals, organizations, and issues with first-class media outlets including the Rachel Maddow Show, the New York Times, Salon, Talking Points Memo, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Reproductive Health Reality Check, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Daily Oklahoman, the American Prospect, and all of the major networks. In addition, I’ve raised millions of dollars through grants of up to $725,000 from institutions including the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and the Samuel Rubin Foundation in NYC, the Tides Foundation in San Francisco, the General Service Foundation in Boulder, and the Irving Harris Fund in Chicago.
My work includes creating and leading effective press and development strategies for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, the Alliance for Justice, the Harm Reduction Coalition, the Women’s HIV Collaborative of New York, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Trust Women PAC; developing web strategy and content for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the ACLU; writing reports for the Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; and creating curriculum and leading training for a major AIDS in the Workplace Initiative.