Emily (Emmie) Mediate has focused her professional career on providing vision while developing and executing strategy in nonprofit settings. She excels at building programs in dynamic and collaborative environments. Prior to joining Health Care Without Harm, Emmie oversaw COVID-19 response and recovery in the mid-Atlantic at the CDC Foundation. She has served as the Chief of Staff at the American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan group driving adaptation to rising seas and more frequent flooding. Emmie previously worked as the Director of Presidential Affairs at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as an International Development Fellow on a USAID-funded project in Uganda. Emmie graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Health Studies and Africana Studies. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Emmie is a Coloradan at heart. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing, and baking. She resides with her wife - who works on submarines for the U.S. Navy - in Newport News, Virginia. Emmie is also a “dog aunt” for many friends and hopes to adopt her own fluffy friend soon.
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