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Mary Kay Clunies-Ross

Executive Director

Mary Kay Clunies-Ross has been working to inform and engage the public for more than 20 years-- a mission she continues as Executive Director of the Chronic Disease Coalition.

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Nathaniel Brown

Director of Advocacy

Nathaniel joined the Chronic Disease Coalition in 2021, bringing several years’ experience in government relations, communications, and policy analysis to the role. As the CDC’s Director of Advocacy, Nathaniel manages the organization’s engagement in statehouses across the country, connecting advocates with legislators and ensuring that the CDC makes meaningful progress in achieving our legislative goals.

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Lauren Garetto

Director of Communications

Lauren joined the Chronic Disease Coalition in 2020 to act as the organization’s director of communications. Lauren has years of media relations experience, working for both global and local organizations. With her experience, she oversees the CDC’s earned and social media efforts.