Carolyn Mullen

Chief of Government Affairs & Public Relations

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

As a seasoned government affairs and public relations professional in public health, Carolyn Mullen is a dynamic leader who has greatly influenced health policy and advocacy. As the Chief of Government Affairs and Public Relations at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), she works to create coalitions, advance policies, and increase funding to improve the health of communities across the country. While at ASTHO, Carolyn helped secured the largest increase in public health funding in over a decade, and educated senior public health officials about policy that influences public health.

Carolyn is currently the president-elect for the Coalition for Health Funding, and throughout her career she held numerous positions on planning committees and boards. She is a graduate of Villanova University.

BOLD SOLUTION: Carolyn built a coalition composed of patient groups, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and government officials to advance the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act. This bill was ultimately signed into law by President Bush, and as a result of this law, thousands of children’s lives have been saved.
I never want to take my success for granted, and taking time to be grateful is extremely important for me. My goals are to always have a thirst for more knowledge, help those who are beginning their career, and wake up every day excited to work on behalf of my members.