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Executive Vice President, Health Sector DEI
Amira Barger is an executive vice president on the Global Health Sector team at Edelman, providing senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Multicultural counsel to clients. A scholar, practitioner and thought leader, she brings more than 16 years of experience in strategic communications that reach stakeholders, mobilize the community and inspire action. At California State University East Bay she serves as a lecturer in marketing and communications, joining the faculty in 2019. She also lectures at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the new Public Health for Business Leaders program. She is a data-driven/data-informed, organizational architect who leverages design thinking to advance DEI and solve complex challenges. Prior to joining Edelman, Amira served as senior vice president, public relations and public affairs at Ogilvy. She also worked in the nonprofit sector for 14 years tackling pressing, public issues that impact us all with organizations like the Public Health Institute, Feeding America and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Throughout her career, Amira has curated and led DEI and Multicultural activities for clients such as: Genentech, Children’s Miracle Network, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, First 5 Los Angeles, Covered California, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA, and California Community Colleges. She holds DEI Certifications from Cornell University and SDS Global Enterprises Inc. She also serves on the board of By the Bay Health, the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, Valero-Benicia Refinery Community Advisory Board, and the City of Benicia Commission United for Racial Equity.