Crystal Lander is an experienced senior policy and development expert both in the United States and globally. Ms. Lander joined Pathfinder in 2020 as the executive director of global affairs leading the design and delivering of advocacy campaigns, overseeing external engagement strategies, and serving as an ambassador for the organization globally. Recently she has been announced as the new Chief Strategic Engagement Officer where she now manages the global advocacy, communications and engagement teams and sits on the management team. Prior to this role, Ms. Lander developed and led the advocacy team at Living Goods, where she managed the organization’s engagement on global health policy. She and her team worked to drive lasting and systemic impact that will enable every family to access quality health care in the community in which they live. Ms. Lander also developed and led the advocacy unit at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for more than seven years where she successfully managed the organization’s engagement on global health policy in the United States and in more than 30 countries. Ms. Lander is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Economics and a Master of Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a degree in International Health Policy. She is engaged in her local community as an active member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, Alexandria West Rotary Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer