We believe in a world where everyone is created equal.
That’s why we got into this business. And nothing gives us greater satisfaction than tugging people toward the right side of history. We work with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to combat racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity through the rule of law. We’ve worked with the Law School Admission Council and the Association of American Medical Schools to increase diversity in the legal and medical professions. And we worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to reduce racial disparities in health care. This country has come a long way toward providing equality and justice for all, but not nearly far enough. And we’ll keep helping our clients break down walls, punch through glass ceilings, and make the world a better place, until the job is done.
Partner / Issue Communications / Global Health / Social Justice
Kaia is an expert in comprehensive communications and advocacy strategies who leads the firm’s global health and development portfolio, focusing on maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition and disease prevention.
She has managed in-country issue campaigns with local governments and partners, and developed U.S. and international media and advocacy strategies for some of the world’s most high-profile clients. Kaia’s secret sauce — individually designed campaigns that are culturally fluent and combine wide-ranging tactics to engage decision-makers, raise awareness and visibility, and move policy forward.
Kaia has directed award-winning issue and brand campaigns to advance causes ranging from reproductive health to maternal and child nutrition in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Israel and Viet Nam. She serves as senior strategic advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, among others.
Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Issue Communications / Education / Social Justice
Megan works with a diverse array of organizations that share a common goal: improving conditions for people living in poverty. She takes on some of the toughest local and global challenges, leading campaigns on advancing scientific breakthroughs, increasing access to health technologies, improving education outcomes, and reducing family homelessness.
A seasoned strategist, Megan’s career spans more than two decades in electoral politics, communications, and advocacy. On behalf of leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, Megan has designed strategies to change attitudes, inspire action, and shape public policy. Her clients have included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, The Lancet, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, and the Washington State Charter Schools Association.
Partner / Corporate Social Impact / Issue Communications / Political Campaigns / Education / Social Justice
Whether it’s casting a video to engage Mexican-American audiences in southern California or developing content that conveys complex information to D.C. opinion leaders, Jaime always aims for exact. A multi-talented communications guru with expertise in areas as diverse as labor, small business, aerospace and education, Jaime combines the grit of a Bronx-raised Colombian road cyclist with the savvy and eloquence of a Georgetown-trained Washingtonian.
Jaime began his career on Capitol Hill and has more than 20 years of policy and communications experience. He thrives on finding untapped opportunities, dives deep into issue areas, helps clients see around corners, and ensures every strategy is designed and implemented correctly from the start.
Jaime has managed major advertising and positioning accounts for corporations that include United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney. He is on the board of Operation Homefront and leads GMMB teams for a broad spectrum of nonprofit clients including Scholarship America, the National Council of La Raza, the Opportunity Finance Network, and the Council of the Great City Schools. He is also an advisor on teams for the American Beverage Association, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AFSCME and a host of political clients.
Partner / Brand Positioning / Issue Communications / Social Justice
Janet specializes in helping nonprofits raise their profiles through branding and reputation management. She offers sharp insights and wisdom to help organizations successfully navigate change. Both qualities make her a natural leader of GMMB’s brand group and an adept counselor for her clients’ challenges. For more than 20 years, she’s brought an audience-centric approach to communications, helping clients like AFSCME, the College of the Holy Cross and the American Heart Association make stronger connections with the people that matter to them. The result: communications work that isn’t simply adopted, but embraced.
Janet forges deep and lasting relationships with her clients because she cares as much as they do about issues like the environment, education, health and social justice. She provides expert counsel on message development, paid and earned media outreach and online engagement strategies. An expert in designing communications matched for each client’s specific need, she’s worked with leading philanthropies like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, trade associations like the Auto Care Association and national nonprofits like the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Janet’s distinctive imprint transforms her clients’ communications strategies, making them ever smarter, more human and more relevant.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director / Issue Communications / Global Health / Social Justice
Micheline has 25 years of experience in strategic communications, advocacy and event planning for campaigns around the world that have elevated global health issues and influenced progress and policies on behalf of women and children. She is a leader in the global reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) field and is responsible for a diverse portfolio of clients at GMMB, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of America, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health.
Prior to joining GMMB, she spent 15 years in nonprofit communications, working on global population, health and development issues, creating awareness about learning disabilities and advancing women’s reproductive health and rights in the U.S.
Jacquie Lawing Ebert
Jacquie Lawing Ebert
Partner / Issue Communications / Education / Social Justice
Jacquie develops and executes research-based strategies that ensure powerful change takes hold and is sustainable in our nation’s communities. She has spearheaded much of GMMB’s work to improve the nation’s education system so all young people can succeed.
Years of experience working in Congress, on the 1992 Presidential campaign and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief of Staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development give her a deep understanding of the nexus of politics, policy, and advocacy.
Whether it’s developing and executing a strategy to ensure bipartisan support for and strong implementation of high standards for advocacy organizations, working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to elevate the perspectives of critical stakeholders like students and teachers through insightful and fresh research, or advising clients on Personalized Learning communications, Jacquie will not stop until the job is done.