Member Spotlight

Dorian Wanzer
Grassroots Advocacy Manager, Outreach & Communications
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite DC Restaurant:
HalfSmoke. Check out their brunch!

Fun Fact:
I thoroughly enjoy public speaking, which is uncommon for most people.

About Dorian:
I direct communications, outreach, and social media for NACHCís Health Center Advocacy Network, a group of 175,000+ community health activists. In addition to working in public health, I am an active program volunteer for the National Museum of African American History & Culture. I graduated from Elon University and earned my MPA degree from Rutgers University-Newark. I am passionate about social justice, health equity, wrap dresses, and dancehall music.

What attracted you to WGR and how has it helped you personally & professionally?  I was attracted to WGR after hearing a number of my colleagues discuss the organizationís focus on professional development. I am looking forward to leadership, advocacy and policy focused mentorship opportunities that will support continued learning in the field.

What advice do you have for young women entering the field?
Lift as you climb.

What originally brought you to Washington? I came to Washington after college in 2009 for the James E. Webb Internship for Minority Students in Business and Public Administration at the Smithsonian Institution. After spending one long, hot, and busy summer in the District, I knew I could call this place  home.

What inspires you? I am constantly motivated by the accomplishments of my energetic, change-making, and unapologetically bold lady friends who lead amazing initiatives in various professional arenas. I am also inspired by my beautiful parents, who are both pillars of their local community. From an early age, they emphasized the importance of helping others through community engagement, the arts, and public service. 

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