Trista McGlamery – Senior Director

Trista McGlamery has over 15 years of experience in strategic and crisis communications, community outreach, stakeholder engagement, and program management. She brings a wealth of experience in providing health communication leadership across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Trista currently leads hurricane-related communications support at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Prior to Powell Strategies, Trista led internal communications and community outreach for a variety of nonprofits. This work included overseeing grant management, state and federal advocacy, fundraising campaigns, capacity building, leadership development, and employee engagement. She is passionate about addressing health inequities at the intersections of race, gender, and poverty.


Trista earned her Master of Public Administration at The University of Georgia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She currently sits on the public policy committee of the United Way of Greater Atlanta.

John P. Williams


Nicole Pearce

Vice President

Sandra Perez

Vice President

Trista McGlamery

Senior Director

Andrew Vernon


Kayla Tooma

Senior Consultant

Anna Chun


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