Jodie Curtis

Washington Representative

Jodie has been the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s (ATMH) Washington Representative for nine years and is the Executive Vice President of the District Policy Group. In her work for ASTMH, Jodie focuses on global health R&D policy and funding, working with Congress and federal agencies to advance global health R&D policy.

Jodie has more than 20 years of experience in government; congressional affairs; and representing the legislative and regulatory interests of for-profit, nonprofit, and global organizations. In her work with the District Policy Group, Jodie is adept at fostering relationships with elected officials and their staff, working with the federal appropriations and authorization processes, building coalitions, and developing public policies and setting organizational priorities.

Jodie, a frequent lecturer, regularly provides training programs to teach citizens about their government and how to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to her current position, Jodie served as an assistant director with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, deputy chief of staff for US Representative Thomas M. Barrett (D-WI), executive assistant for US Representatives Lynn Rivers (D-MI) and Peter Barca (D-WI), and district director/legislative assistant for Wisconsin State Senator Barbara Ulichny. Jodie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Emily Conron

Policy and Advocacy Officer

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Philip Kenol

Policy & Advocacy Officer

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Julien Rashid

Policy and Advocacy Associate

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Ansley Kahn

Senior Program Assistant

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Steering Committee


Rachel M. Cohen, MA

Regional Executive Director, North America

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Jodie Curtis

Washington Representative

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Kevin Fisher

Director of Policy, Data & Analytics


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Karen A. Goraleski, MA

Executive Director

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Heather Ignatius, MA

Director, US and Global Advocacy


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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Director, External Affairs and Product Access

International Partnership for Microbicides

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