Jess Mack, Vice President of Strategy and Communications

Injustice is everywhere we look; the antidote is a generation of enlightened, compassionate, and fierce social justice leaders from every continent. I am proud to be part of that community. Health is a human right and through a commitment to excellence in leadership, we are working everyday to realize that right.

Jess is the Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Global Health Corps (GHC). She leads communications and advocacy across the organization and oversees new fellow recruitment. Before joining GHC, Jess managed a large grant portfolio as a Program Officer on the global tobacco control policy and advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that, Jess spent nearly five years as an independent communications and advocacy consultant in Asia, Africa, and the US specializing in women’s rights and health. She led projects on policy research and analysis, and strategy and message development for such clients as UN Women, Ipas, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Women Deliver. Previously Jess was a Manager at Global Health Strategies where she managed women’s health clients including the 2010 Women Deliver conference, hailed by The Lancet as “the most significant event for the future of women in 20 years.” She got her start at Planned Parenthood Global where she managed communications for programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Jess has written widely for publications such as The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Rewire, and Ms. Magazine. Until recently relocating to Los Angeles, she sat on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the Pacific Northwest Abortion Fund.
Jess earned her Master of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on applied ethics, gender, and Tibetan Buddhism. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a BA in religion and philosophy where she received the Richard Ellis Katz Award in Religion.