Carla Costa Sandine

Chief of External Affairs

Carla Costa Sandine, PATH’s Chief of External Affairs, oversees communications and marketing, advocacy and public policy, and philanthropic development for the global organization.

Carla joined PATH in 2016 and served four years as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer overseeing internal and external communications, marketing, media relations, audience strategy, creative, global events, and library and knowledge services.

During her tenure in the role, she established a data-driven, audience-centric approach for the global function and led several initiatives, including PATH’s rebrand, to drive the organization toward more diverse, equitable, and inclusive brand and communications practices.

Prior to joining PATH, Carla was the Founder and President of Highway Twenty, a marketing and communications agency acquired by another firm in 2016. Combining her career in marketing and public affairs with a focus on equity and justice, she established the agency to serve organizations and political campaigns focused on improving public health, education, transportation, human rights, and other social issues.

Previously Carla served in multiple roles with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), first as a program manager and health advocate for people living with HIV, then as a public affairs officer. She was also the head of marketing for a health care recruiting firm and a digital advertising consultant.

Carla has served in board and committee roles with Social Venture Partners, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Planned Parenthood.