The Task Force for Global Health is excited to welcome Lynn Heinisch, MA, as its new Chief Communications Officer. As The Task Force continues to grow and increase its global impact, she will guide our communications strategy and team, working closely with programs and partners to highlight global health progress, insights, and challenges we are tackling.
Heinisch’s global health communications expertise is a valuable addition to The Task Force’s executive team. Her career has included leadership roles at PATH and CARE, as well as consulting with organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CDC Foundation, and the Aspen Institute.
“Our Board of Directors and all of us on the senior leadership team enthusiastically welcome Lynn Heinisch,” says Dave Ross, CEO and President of The Task Force. “She brings to her new role the wealth of experience and expertise needed to elevate the profile of our fast growing organization and move our vision forward toward greater disease elimination efforts and health system strengthening.”
At PATH, Heinisch served as Director of Public Health Communications and Director of Executive and Internal Communications. At CARE, she held a variety of senior positions, including: Communications Officer for Africa, based in Johannesburg; Media Relations Manager in New York; and Director of Executive and Internal Communications. In these roles, she led communications assignments and reported from dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Heinisch began her career in journalism, worked for Intel in media relations, and served as a volunteer teacher in Benin. She earned a BA in English at Duke University and an MA in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
“I’m honored to join this team of talented, dedicated experts whose contributions save and improve the lives of people around the world,” said Heinisch. “In this time of extraordinary global challenges, the work of The Task Force and its partners is vital. I look forward to working with our long-time and new allies to promote the well-being of families and communities now and for the future.”