Michelle Baker

Michelle Baker is a partner and head of client strategy on the Public Affairs team.

She is public affairs and communications leader experienced across major corporate, government and nonprofit stakeholders. With a broad understanding of today’s complex policy, communications, and advocacy landscape, Michelle crafts groundbreaking initiatives addressing today’s pressing policy and advocacy challenges.

Michelle has spearheaded major campaigns and programming in health care, education, food, agriculture, defense, tech, and other industries. Her broad health care experience includes leading corporate and public affairs work across health systems, biopharmaceutical companies, government agencies, payers, professional medical associations, and nonprofits. In addition, Michelle developed and led coalitions and campaigns focused on a range of health issues including heart disease, cancer, pharmaceutical safety, vaccinations, addiction, and emerging public health threats.

Previously she worked as Chief of Staff at Ketchum where she developed and led their health equity offering, as well as a mental health communications consultancy.  Other public affairs experience includes leading the health practice at Weber Shandwick/Powell Tate, and as a senior leader at Signal Group and Chandler Chicco Agency/Syneos Communications.

An advocate for family caregiving and memory care, Michelle is a board member of the Caregiver’s Action Network (CAN) and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Arts for the Aging (AFTA).