Regional Advocacy Coordinators

Meet your CARE Action Network representative!

CARE has a team spread across the U.S. working to educate and update advocates on CARE's legislative agenda, facilitate local events to raise awareness for CARE's work and help advocates build local networks to give a voice to issues in the developing world. Use this list to find a representative near you:

Interested in learning more about CARE's citizen advocacy?

Deputy Director of Citizen Advocacy 
Meet Ellen Carmichael

Ellen Carmichael is Deputy Director of Citizen Advocacy for CARE.  Ellen leads the CARE Action Network Team’s strategy to engage supporters across the U.S. to lend their voice to the movement to end global poverty and injustice.  Prior to joining CARE in 2008, Ellen worked for the Ohio Sierra Club and was an organizer for Green Corps, the field school for environmental organizing.

ecarmichael@care.org
729 9th Ave, #307
Huntington, WV 25701  
614-592-6030


Live in DC, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, NC, OH, VA, WI or WV?
Meet Katie Kraft

Katie, based in St. Paul, MN, comes to CARE from The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church & Society where she led efforts to organize a team of faith-based advocates to build support for international family planning programs in local communities and on Capitol Hill. Prior to her work with The United Methodist Church, she developed communications and advocacy strategies for the Patient Access Network Foundation and the DC Women’s Agenda.

katie.kraft@care.org
1360 University Ave West #118
Saint Paul, MN 55104  
612-423-7981


Live in CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI or VT?
Meet Margie Lauter

Prior to joining CARE, Margie lived and worked in Chennai, India for the Freedom Foundation where she worked with advocacy groups supporting the rights of populations living with HIV/AIDS. Margie formerly worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Health Policy Program and was a regional grassroots organizer for the Obama/Biden 2008 Presidential Campaign. She has a BA in International Relations and U.S. History from the University of California Berkeley.

mlauter@care.org
535 8th Avenue, Suite 401
New York, NY 10018
212-803-2901


Live in AR, CO, IA, KS, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX or WY?
Meet Philippe Nassif

Philippe served as a Field Organizer in Florida for the Obama for America campaign during the 2012 Presidential election cycle. He was also Regional Political Director for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and served on President Obama's Advance team at The White House. Philippe has an MA in International Conflict Resolution and is based in Houston, TX.

pnassif@care.org
832-716-5990


Live in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC or TN?
Meet Terriah Proechel

Terriah has been working with CARE since 2008 and has extensive experience in Latin America. Prior to coming to CARE, Terriah worked for CRISPAZ in El Salvador, leading delegations to post-conflict zones throughout the country. Terriah has a BA in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.

tproechel@care.org
1521 Alton Rd. #104
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-923-2379


Live in AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT or WA?
Meet Jonathan Young

Jonathan, based in Seattle, WA, comes to CARE from the ONE Campaign where he led efforts to engage and mobilize advocates in the Northwest part of the country. Prior to joining ONE, he worked for a variety of nonprofits including the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Experience Music Project.

jyoung@care.org
206-356-4824


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