Kellie Hawkins is a Partner at Englander Knabe & Allen (EKA), a strategic communications firm specializing in lobbying, public affairs, and crisis communications. Prior to joining EKA, Kellie served as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Health Foundation. From 2010-2015, she served in the Obama Administration, advising administration officials on healthcare investments. Prior to her federal service, she served the administration of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where she served as a policy advisor and later as a general manager for a city agency.
She’s a graduate of Howard University and received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Southern California. In addition to her professional career, Kellie is civically engaged, serving currently on the boards of Climate Resolve and St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation. She was an American Marshall Memorial Fellow in 2013 and a graduate of CORO’s Health Leadership Program.