The CSEM Advisory Group

Carolyn Reynolds

Carolyn Reynolds

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, PATH

Carolyn Reynolds, MA, has more than 25 years of proven success in policy and advocacy for global development. At PATH, she leads a team of more than 40 across seven countries to apply PATH’s technical expertise, experience and evidence to inform and improve policies, strengthen advocacy capacity, and increase resources to improve the health and well-being of people living in low-resource settings across Asia and Africa. In this role, she also serves as the senior executive in PATH’s Washington, DC, office and PATH’s principal representative to the US government and multilateral organizations.

Prior to joining PATH in 2016, Carolyn was senior adviser and manager for external and corporate relations at the World Bank Group. In this senior position, she led the Bank’s strategic communications and policy advocacy efforts in global health, education and human development. In earlier positions, she also shaped and led the expansion of the Bank’s global engagement with civil society organizations (CSOs).

Previously, Carolyn was managing director for the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign,  directed advocacy and legislative efforts for InterAction, and served as legislative aide and acting Africa subcommittee director for the late U.S. Senator Paul Simon (D-IL). She started her career in international development as a volunteer teacher in rural Kenya with WorldTeach and on a USAID-funded project to facilitate partnerships between the U.S. and African CSOs.

Carolyn holds an M.A. in economic and political development from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.