Sandra Rattley

Sandra Rattley is a behavior change communications specialist with over 40-years experience as a media and information leader. In 1999, she launched the Africa Learning Channel, a Pan-African information service broadcast via WorldSpace Satellite Radio, providing first-voice, best practices and health information to over 100 million listeners in 51 African countries. She also led a 3-year HIV/AIDS information campaign in rural villages in Uganda and Zambia to increase AIDS awareness and reduce stigma. Ms. Rattley has directed numerous federal and local programs such as a D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration program to establish HIV/AIDS Drop-In Centers at churches and other faith-based organizations to offer services and support to D.C. residents infected and affected by the virus. She also managed programs to provide technical assistance to the D.C. Tobacco Free Coalition. Ms. Rattley has served as Vice President of Cultural Programming, National News Editor, and manager of public information, marketing, community outreach and audience research for National Public Radio. She was also News Director for WHUR-FM, Director of Communications for the Congressional Black Caucus, press spokesperson for Nelson Mandela’s first national US tour, and media representative and speechwriter for Winnie Mandela. She is currently executive producer for TV for the Futuro Media Group in New York and manages and conducts qualitative research for the Howard University Center for Urban Progress.