Safiya Jafari Simmons, MA

Our Director of Communications, Safiya Jafari Simmons, has more than 15 years of experience and serves us in a consulting role as she’s also the CEO of her own firm where her clients rely on her for communications and PR strategy as well as media management and crisis communications counsel. An adjunct professor in PR and public affairs at Howard University, she’s had the honor of being the spokeswoman and publicist for a number of great folks, including U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; former DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee; former President Obama advisor Joshua DuBois, and his firm as well.  She’s also worked as the lead media manager for the White House’s United State of Women Summit, National Media and Communications Consultant for Save The Children’s Campaign for Healthy Kids, and media and communications strategist to several local and federal government officials and nonprofits.