Elizabeth Blackney is the Media and Communications Director for the Panzi Hospital and Foundations, a partner organization to the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, founded by renowned gynecologist and humanitarian Dr. Denis Mukwege. Blackney has led creative teams on numerous advocacy campaigns, developed reputation management strategies for thought leaders, corporate clients, and advocacy organizations. Her expertise in blending media, advocacy, good governance, and diplomatic accountability, informs every campaign. She has written for numerous NGO and advocacy organizations, and speaks to schools, universities, and conferences on building awareness strategies. An author, mother, and survivor, she develops training for core constituencies in the human rights, political, and philanthropic environments. Her latest columns may be found on The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter @MediaLizzy.