Senior Coordinator, Public Health
Michele Alexander, Senior Coordinator for Public Health, joined Burness in August 2017. She provides a range of communications support, from drafting digital content and building media lists to researching health topics and contributing to communications plans. She supports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Communities, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, and Culture of Health Prize.
Prior to joining Burness, Michele was a digital strategy assistant with Veracity Media, where she designed and implemented digital media strategies and created content for high-profile clients, political candidates, and nonprofit organizations. She was also a policy, advocacy, and communications associate at the global health nonprofit, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), where she communicated MSH’s expertise and impact to influence and educate key internal and external stakeholders, such as the CEO and US congressional staff. Before working with MSH, Michele interned with the US House of Representatives Committee on the Budget and was a Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine studying the public health consequences of Chernobyl.
Michele graduated from American University with a M.A. in strategic communication and from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in political science with minors in economics and Middle Eastern studies. During her studies at AU, Michele worked as a graduate fellow with AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact.
Why I'm at Burness
Because I believe in the work we do – I think communication is a powerful tool for change
To always find the funny and laugh