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Kathy Bonk Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC)

Kathy Bonk is the co-founded the Communications Consortium Media Center (CCMC) in 1988 and serves as its executive director. She is co-author of Guide to Strategic Communications for Nonprofits (1999). Kathy has worked on many multi-year, issue-oriented efforts for prominent foundations since 1988. These include: child welfare, for the Annie E. Casey, W.K. Kellogg and Edna McConnell Clark Foundations; international trainings for the Ford Foundation; and population and global health, for the Open Society Institute, Pew Charitable Trusts and the Compton, Dodge, Hewlett, Packard and Turner Foundations. In 1989, Kathy was awarded a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship, which enabled her to work with women's organizations in Russia, the Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Previously, she was a public information officer for the U.S. Department of State and developed media policy recommendations for the International Women's Year Commission under Presidents Ford and Carter. Her government career also includes four years with the Justice Department in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division and she was a founder of the Center for Women and Work at the National Manpower Institute. She also directed the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund's Women Media Project and the NOW FCC/Media Committee.