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. CARE's Regional Advocacy Coordinators are available to work directly with you on influencing your Members of Congress, organizing local events, conducting in-district meetings, submitting pieces to your local media, and participating in national CARE events.

Interested in learning more about CARE's citizen advocacy? Use this list to find a Regional Advocacy Coordinator near you and join our network of more than 27,000 CARE Action advocates dedicated to global change. 

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.


Live in ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH or WV?
Meet Katie Kraft, Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Midwest

Katie, based in St, Paul, MN, comes to CARE from The United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and 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 D.C. Women's Agenda.

Live in WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, MT, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, TX, AK or HI?
Meet Jonathan Young, Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the West

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.

Live in KY, OK, AR, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC or FL?
Meet Whitney Griggs, Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Southeast

Whitney, based in Atlanta, GA, previously managed grassroots strategies and implementation plans for various healthcare issue campaigns for several local non-profits.

Live in ME, VT, NH, MA, NY, CT, RI, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC or VA?
Meet Savannah Fox, Regional Advocacy Coordinator for the Northeast

Savannah, based in Washington, D.C., comes to CARE from 10 years at Amnesty International USA. Savannah served as the 2017 Human Right Fellow for the Young Professionals In Foreign Policy and is currently serves on the Executive Board of the New Leaders Council in Washington, D.C.


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