Back Issues of PDAA Today

Back issues of PDAA Today, PDAA’s quarterly print newsletter are now online and available for download.

April 20 Virtual Program – Health Public Diplomacy and COVID-19

PDAA invites you to a virtual meeting Monday, April 20, 2020, on “Health Public Diplomacy and COVID-19.” The program will take place at noon and replaces our original program scheduled to take place at DACOR-Bacon House.

Kia Henry

Michael Zeltakalns

The speakers are Kia Henry, a health public diplomacy officer with the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), and Michael Zeltakalns, director of crisis response at the State Department’s Global Public Affairs bureau.

Henry joined the State Department in 2005 as a program coordinator. Since then, she has worked as a management analyst and as a public diplomacy officer. She helped coordinate responses to earlier outbreaks including Zika and Ebola. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Henry holds an M.A. from Webster University.

Zeltakalns joined the Department in 2013 after nearly a decade as a communications specialist with the U.S. Navy. Since joining DOS, he has worked in press and public affairs at the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) and the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). He is a graduate of Averett University and holds an M.A. from George Washington University.

The program will take place via Zoom. To receive log-on details, register your interest in the event at We hope to post a recording of the program on PDAA’s Vimeo site.

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