Charlie Thaxton is a senior communications officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). He provides communications oversight and editorial support for CHCS initiatives related to health equity and community and family engagement, while helping expand the reach and visibility of CHCS’ work overall. He is interested in the intersections of health and social equity, mental and behavioral health, community connectedness, and well-being.

Prior to joining CHCS, Charlie worked for a decade across the nonprofit sector in development, communications, research, and editorial roles, including positions at the grant maker, National Philanthropic Trust; SteegeThomson Communications; The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a public policy think tank; and the academic database, JSTOR.

He also works with Social Ventures Partners Philadelphia, a volunteer partnership offering general operating support and skills-based engagement to Philadelphia nonprofits confronting intergenerational poverty, including through areas like criminal justice reform and re-entry services, youth engagement, and workforce development.

Charlie is originally from Maine and graduated from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and English literature. He enjoys movies, baseball, Wikipedia rabbit holes, and spending time outdoors, especially via bicycle.