Meet the coalition team

About our staff members

Rachel Wilson, MPH
Senior Advisor

Rachel Wilson is the senior director of policy and advocacy at PATH, where the coalition is housed, and serves as senior advisor on the coalition’s advocacy outreach. She is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of PATH’s public policy and advocacy initiatives. With more than 15 years of experience in public health policy, research, and communications, Rachel most recently served as director of policy communications at the Global Health Council. Rachel has held numerous public policy leadership roles in women’s health, health disparities, and infectious diseases, including positions at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Massachusetts Public Health Association, the Boston University School of Public Health, and the Crittenton Hastings House in Boston. She earned her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Ashley Bennett, MHS
Policy Officer

Ashley Bennett assists with the implementation of the coalition’s advocacy strategy and initiatives. Previously, she worked as a researcher on a U-5 child health evaluation in Tanzania while pursuing her MHS in International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Prior to her graduate studies, Ashley worked with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the health policy team of Senator Edward Kennedy. She received her BA in Political Science from Wellesley College.

Marissa Chmiola
Communications Officer

Marissa Chmiola assists with the development and implementation of the coalition’s communications strategy and activities. Previously, she worked as a senior associate at the public policy firm of Manatos & Manatos where she addressed the communications, public policy, and event planning needs of clients in a variety of fields. She received her BA in Public Communications and C.L.E.G. (Communications, Law, Economics and Government) from American University.

Kat Kelley
Senior Program Assistant

Kat Kelley provides overall support for coalition activities. Prior to joining GHTC, Kat served as a Communications Intern at Advocates for Youth, and held additional internships with the Population Reference Bureau, Population Action International, and the Center for Health and Gender Equity. She received a BS in International Health from Georgetown University.

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