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Kara Rowland is Vice President of Communications for Mental Health America, where she leverages her strategic communications chops and insider’s knowledge of how newsrooms work to craft and execute media strategy in support of MHA’s mission and vision.

Kara’s nearly 19 years of experience includes time as a member of both the White House and Capitol Hill press corps, reporting on everything from the economy, health care and foreign policy to politics. With a background in print as well as television, Kara helps organizations take advantage of press opportunities across all media platforms. She has successfully applied her expertise on behalf of commercial, government and nonprofit clients to secure positive coverage and op-eds in national outlets such as CNN, the New York Times, USA Today and ABC News, as well as key trade and community media.

Kara received her bachelor’s degree in American Government from the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.