Director of Communications
Paul Silva joined the International Women’s Health Coalition as Director of Communications in October 2012. From 2007 to 2012, he was a Senior Communications Officer at the Open Society Foundations, where he focused on health and human rights issues in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Previously, he was a Media Relations Associate at the American Civil Liberties Union where he helped develop media strategies for high-profile legal cases, including several U.S. Supreme Court challenges. Paul has also worked as a Communications Associate for Catholics for Choice and as Special Projects Manager for the Center to Prevent Youth Violence (formerly PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence).
Paul served for six years as a board member of the Positive Health Project, a harm reduction agency in New York City that provides HIV/AIDS services to highly vulnerable populations. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Heights CORNER Project.
He received a B.A. in Communication from The George Washington University and is a candidate for an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. He speaks Portuguese.