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YWCA’s Panelists For Our YWomenVote: A Non-Partisan Discussion on Health

On Thursday, October 8 at 12:30pm, join CapTech and YWCA Central Carolinas for our YWomenVote: A Non-Partisan Conversation on Health panel discussion. Our panelists include Caitlin Lowry of YWCA USA and Dr. Kim Barbel-Johnson. CapTech’s Elena Broscious will be moderating the discussion.

Caitlin Lowry, Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy for YWCA USA

Caitlin Lowry is the Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy for YWCA USA, where she provides research and guidance on policies and legislation related to racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and the health and safety of women. She has more than a decade of experience addressing human rights issues in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings.

Most recently, she worked with the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, assisting individuals with gaining access to health insurance coverage. Previously, she worked with various nonprofit organizations on issues related to health care, civil rights, and violence against women, including Amnesty International USA, Legal Momentum, and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. Caitlin earned her BA from Wilmington College and her JD and MA from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Arthur Russell Morgan Human Rights Fellow.

Dr. Kim Barbel-Johnson

Dr. Kim Barbel-Johnson, a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program, is a practicing Florida physician for more than 20 years.

A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Dr. Barbel-Johnson gained an undergraduate Pre-Med Biology studies at Hampton University, a MPA at West Virginia University, a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Southeastern University, and a Graduate Certificate in Community Health Leadership at Duke University. Over the past two decades, she has served patients in both Academic Medicine and Community Health Departments in Jacksonville, FL, is the Medical Director for Clinical Trials at Family Care Partners, and serves as the Senior Principal Investigator at Care Partners Clinical Research. Dr. Barbel-Johnson has served on the Board of the Florida Academy of Family Medicine and is a member of multiple medical organizations, community associations, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She is the proud mother of Joshua (a Senior Musical Theatre candidate at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music), and Joi Kennedy (a Communications Academy Senior scholar at Nease High School).

Elena Broscious, Moderator

Elena Broscious CapTech

Elena Broscious is a Principal, Marketing & Operations at CapTech. She is an accomplished leader known for developing innovative strategies and best-in-class product solutions that delight customers. Her experience spans tech delivery, risk management, supply chain optimization, and product management; having driven $1B+ in value generation across her career. Elena has a passion for coaching and development, and is known for fostering innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

Elena enjoys going to the mountains with her husband and three girls. She studied Renewable Energy at James Madison University and holds an M.S. in Program Management from The George Washington University. She will be moderating the YWomenVote Series: A Non-Partisan Conversation on Health conversation.