Meet the coalition team
About our staff members
Erin Will Morton, MA
Erin Will Morton is responsible for the development, management, and evaluation of GHTC's policy and advocacy initiatives. Previously she served as a Senior Policy and Advocacy advisor at the government relations firm District Policy Group and prior to that worked in the political department of the nonprofit women's reproductive health organizaiton NARAL. Erin received her BA in political science from Dickinson College and her MA in American Government and Politics from Johns Hopkins University.
Ashley Bennett, MHS
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 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.
Courtney Carson, MA
Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate
Courtney Carson assists with congressional outreach and policy analysis to support the advocacy and legislative priorities of the coalition. She previously managed outreach and policy development for a cross-sector coalition advancing international development and trade policy, and prior to that managed global health and foreign policy for US Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). Courtney received her MA in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of International Studies (SAIS) and her BA in International Relations, Economics, and French from the University of Delaware.
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.