Judy Lubin is president of Public Square Communications, a Washington, D.C. area strategic communications, policy and social marketing firm. She has managed strategy and messaging for several local and national public outreach campaigns, speech writing for members of Congress, and authored numerous policy and issue briefs, advocacy communications and media statements on behalf of government agencies, nonprofit and political organizations, foundations, and trade associations.
Recently honored with Washington Women in Public Relation’s 2011 Emerging Leader Award, she has built an impressive track record for raising money, awareness, and support for some of today’s most pressing women’s, health and social issues. Her fundraising, grant writing and partnership development efforts have garnered more than $5 million for nonprofit, public policy and political organizations. Clients have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), American Lung Association, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), GreatSchools, Collaborative for Education Organizing, Leadership for Healthy Communities/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, WomenHeart, Black Women’s Health Imperative, National Urban League, among others.
She has held several leadership positions including serving as acting Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Communications and Partnerships Director for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, Program Director for the CBCF’s Congressional and Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows programs, and coordinator of the National Minority AIDS Council’s Women of Color and online advocacy programs. She also currently serves on the advisory board of the Tigerlily Foundation, an education and advocacy organization that provides support services and raises awareness of breast cancer in young women.
The founder of Heart and Style, an award-winning social marketing heart health initiative that features educational conferences and events, lifestyle coaching and an interactive blog and website for African American Women, Judy has also worked on several national women’s health campaigns including the OWH/Ad Council National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign, CBCF Black Health Empowerment Program, Atlanta Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day and Super Sunday Church-Based Breast Cancer Awareness Program.
A contributor to The Huffington Post and Politic365.com, she has written for websites, television and radio has been featured on national and local media including The Wall Street Journal, NPR.org, Boston Women’s Journal, Ebony Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Reuters, XM Satellite Radio, NetPulse, Onyx Woman Magazine, Star Telegram and Observer Newspapers. She also blogs about the intersection of media, politics and public opinion, with special attention to race, class and gender issues. A 2nd generation Haitian American, in 2004, Judy launched her first blog–HaitianVoices, a political and voter education resource featured in multiple Knight Ridder newspapers in advance of the presidential election.
From 2005-2006 she edited HeartandStyleWoman.com, a multi-author women’s health and lifestyle blog. An author and frequent guest speaker, Judy has served as a spokesperson for the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts national women’s heart health campaign and is a 2007 recipient of the Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts award.
A former CBCF Public Health Fellow and Ronald McNair Research Fellow (University of Tennessee), she holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology (cum laude) from Florida State University, Masters in Public Health from Emory University and certificate for specialized study in political psychology from Stanford University. She is currently working on a PhD in sociology at Howard University.