Geraldine Henrich-Koenis

Geraldine Henrich-Koenis, Director, Media Relations

Geraldine has worked in a communications/media/PR capacity for the last 15 years designing and implementing advocacy campaigns, strategic communications plans, and media strategies for mission-driven organizations. She joins the Center after 5 years at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a global environmental organization where she led media strategies for the organization’s key priorities.

Prior to joining TNC, Geraldine served for seven years as Deputy Communications Director for Families USA, a national, health advocacy organization where she developed communications and media strategies, built reporter relationships and coordinated national and state media campaigns. She also led the National Health Policy Journalist Training Alliance for Communities of Color designed to equip reporters with the skills and resources to report on health care issues.

Prior to Families USA, Geraldine worked in the international communications department at Conservation International. In addition to her years of experience in media relations functions, she held positions as a reporter/on-air talent, producer and multimedia director at companies such as Univision,, “Hablemos de Salud” (a syndicated TV program), and the local CBS channel in D.C.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from George Mason University and an MA in International Development from the University of Amsterdam. She speaks fluent Spanish and has working knowledge of Dutch and basic Portuguese.