Amy Clark has joined NLIHC as its new communications director. Previously, Amy was deputy director and communications director at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, an NLIHC state partner, and communications director at CodeBlueNow!, a Seattle-based health care reform coalition. She began her career as a speechwriter to the consul general of the Republic of Korea in Seattle. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and her master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Patrice Guillory is the new outreach associate for the West and Southwest. Prior to joining NLIHC, she was a national campus organizer and project coordinator for the Feminist Majority Foundation; she engaged students in the Gulf Coast region and at historically black colleges and universities in campaigns to advance women’s rights and greater access to safe reproductive health care. She also provided advocacy and outreach for a Maryland state delegate candidate, CARE USA and the U.N. Institute for Training and Research. Patrice attended Spelman College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in comparative Women’s Studies and Sociology.
Mary Kolar is the new outreach associate for New England and the Midwest. Originally from the Washington, DC area, she graduated from Fordham University, after which she spent time with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Following this experience, she worked for several years as an organizer for the New York City-based Tenants & Neighbors, an NLIHC partner. There, she focused on tenant issues in project-based Section 8 developments. Most recently, Mary worked with a grassroots community-based organization in Arlington, Virginia.
Sarah Brundage, who started at NLIHC as a communications intern and has served as the assistant to the president for the last year, will move to the communications associate position in the coming weeks.