Gustavo Suárez joined the Guttmacher Institute in April 2007. He is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic communications plan that advances the goals of the Institute and maximizes the policy impact of Guttmacher’s research findings and policy analyses. Mr. Suárez also serves as co-director of the Dissemination Core of the NIH-funded Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination. Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Suárez was the managing director of media relations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where he oversaw the organization’s national media activities and provided media support to Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide. Before joining PPFA, he was the director of communications at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation from 1999–2002. In that role, Gustavo oversaw all aspects of the foundation’s public affairs activities, including developing and implementing media and marketing strategies. Prior to entering the nonprofit world, Gustavo was a Foreign Service officer and served in press offices in U.S. embassies in Rome, New Delhi and Tel Aviv, as well as in the United States. Gustavo holds a B.A. in history from the State University of New York at New Paltz.