Allyn Brooks-LaSure has joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as VP of communications.
Brooks-LaSure comes to RWJF from the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights, where he served as executive vice president for communications. He was previously a State Department foreign service officer, and was on the communications staff of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Before that, Brooks-LaSure was Washington press secretary for Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and served as deputy press secretary for New Jersey governor Jon Corzine.
In his new position, he leads the RWJF’s communications department and is responsible for implementing strategy to support initiatives that address health equity and the social determinants of health.
“His success in managing diverse teams with a variety of backgrounds and skills reflects a commitment to bringing out the best in those with whom he works,” said RWJF executive vice president Julie Morita.