Kristy KadeKristy Kade has 15 years of policy, advocacy, and communications experience. She most recently served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at PATH, where she was responsible for developing and implementing PATH’s strategy for advocacy in low-income countries, including the development of multi-year strategic partnerships and subgranting relationships with large international NGOs and local civil society organizations. She oversaw the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and capacity-building initiatives, was the primary donor liaison for country advocacy implementation and reporting, and has managed advocacy staff and projects in a portfolio of projects totaling over $20 million in more than ten countries across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe and spanning maternal, newborn, and child health, HIV, TB, malaria, family planning, nutrition, immunization, and global health research and development. She was the recipient of two PATH Vision Awards for organizational excellence and partnership.
Ms. Kade’s previous experience as Associate Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Pathfinder International included leading advocacy with US policymakers and building capacity for advocacy in program countries. She helped found the Youth Health and Rights Coalition to provide a forum for the exchange of lessons learned and best practices related to improving policies and programs for young people in low- and middle-income countries. She also provided technical assistance to support Pathfinder field offices in the development of advocacy initiatives in the areas of reproductive rights, contraception, and young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Ms. Kade received her MPH in international health from Boston University School of Public Health and her BA in sociology/anthropology and women’s studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.