David J. Olson

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Communications
Location Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
Introduction David has +25 years of strategic communications, advocacy and nonprofit management experience that produced measurable results on five continents and in four languages. Managed development programs in Paraguay, Bangladesh, Zambia and Mali. Founded NGOs in Zambia and Paraguay that have become leading health programs and a grass-roots network in Mali that is still thriving. Played significant role in starting PSI programs in five countries which, in 2013, accounted for over 18.6% of PSI's total disability-adjusted life years worldwide (a measure of health impact). Advised and developed external relations capacity of African, Asian and Russian non-profits. Lectured widely on social marketing and media relations at major universities. Blogger on Huffington Post and Impatient Optimists.