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Liz Eckert

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Liz Eckert is a dedicated nonprofit brand leader with over ten years of experience crafting strategy and elevating the reputation of mission-driven organizations. As Vice President of Marketing and Communications, she is responsible for building PAN’s brand strategy to increase mission visibility and share the impact of PAN’s work with key audiences.

Since joining PAN in 2018, she has led the organization through a brand refresh, a best-in-class website redesign, and used strategic communications to support PAN’s million patients and counting.

Liz believes that communications teams help organizations achieve their goals. She has built a team of adept communications professionals to raise the organization’s visibility and enable PAN to reach patients in need and influence long-term policy change.

Prior to joining the PAN Foundation, Liz led communications strategy for several nonprofits in the health and education sectors. She managed communications for an international network of health policymakers from over 30 countries at Results for Development, raising the profile of their work to achieve universal health coverage in their respective countries. This experience was transformative in developing her passion for and commitment to expanding healthcare access.

Liz holds a master’s degree in political communication from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is a certified professional coach and is passionate about mentoring and supporting communications professionals. She is also active in The Communications Network, a national group of nonprofit communicators. She co-leads their Washington, D.C. chapter, organizing events to bring professionals together to elevate their field by sharing learnings and best practices.

I am energized by the work PAN does and truly inspired by the passion each of my colleagues have for helping others and the empathy they bring to their work. The people who come to PAN for help are often facing impossible choices, and I’m humbled to play a part in easing their journeys.

Liz Eckert