PATH appoints vice president for Policy and Advocacy

September 13, 2016 by PATH

PATH welcomes Carolyn Reynolds in the newly created position of vice president for Policy and Advocacy.

Based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Reynolds will lead PATH's global policy and advocacy portfolio and cultivate engagement with leaders in government, development partners, the private sector and civil society in the United States and around the world to advance forward-looking global health policies and programs, research and development, sustainable financing and other efforts to increase development impact. She will serve as PATH's senior advisor on global health policy and represent PATH in Washington, D.C. and to multilateral organizations.

Strengthening PATH's global policy and advocacy efforts

"Carolyn brings us senior and seasoned experience that will invigorate PATH's advocacy and global engagement with decision-makers, thinkers, and change agents who are critical to achieving visionary, sustainable change. Her impressive track record in global health advocacy and communications bolsters our leadership team and will ensure that PATH helps build and support the enabling environment to improve innovation that advances the health of women and children," said Steve Davis, PATH's president and CEO.

Ms. Reynolds oversees a multinational team based in the United States and across sub-Saharan Africa that develops and implements advocacy strategies, provides technical advice on policy development and implementation, and builds local policy advocacy capacity and support to advance a wide range of health priorities.

Global, US, and country-level experience to share

Ms. Reynolds most recently was manager for external and corporate relations at the World Bank Group. In this senior role, she led the Bank Group's strategic communications and advocacy for global health and human development, and played a key role in the Bank's efforts to advance women's and children's access to high-quality health, nutrition, and population services and universal health coverage, respond to the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa, strengthen pandemic preparedness and response, and expand safety net coverage and high-quality learning opportunities for all.

Previously, Ms. Reynolds was managing director for the US Global Leadership Campaign, where she led the Impact '08 issue advocacy campaign to elevate global health, development, and "smart power" as priority issues during the 2008 presidential election and for the incoming Obama Administration.

In earlier roles, she shaped and led the expansion of the Bank Group's global civil society engagement; directed advocacy and legislative efforts for InterAction; served as legislative aide and acting Africa subcommittee director for the late US Senator Paul Simon (D-IL); and worked to advance secondary education in rural Africa.

Ms. Reynolds holds an MA in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Virginia.