WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Biden Foundation announced two new additions to its policy team. Rory Brosius will serve as an Advisor for Military Families, and Kassamira Carter-Howard is a new Policy Associate for Violence Against Women Initiatives.
“We’re fortunate to have these two women on our team,” said Louisa Terrell, Executive Director of the Biden Foundation. “Rory and Kassamira both come with experience that uniquely equips them to help advance our mission in two key policy areas: supporting military families and ending violence against women. They are already raising our work to a new level.”
Rory Brosius is a consultant focused on supporting the well-being of veterans, service members, and their families. From 2017 to 2018, Rory served as a Vice President at ScoutComms, Inc., where she managed communications, strategy, and outreach efforts for corporate and non-profit clients supporting service members, veterans, and their families. Previously, she served as Deputy Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces Initiative, which achieved success in advancing veteran and military spouse hiring efforts, reducing veteran homelessness, driving mental health awareness, and engaging the healthcare and educational communities in support of the military and veteran communities.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration and while completing her master’s degree in social work, Rory completed clinical social work training in San Diego, California, and Washington, D.C. She also served as a Match Support Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, where she was responsible for the growth of the Operation BIGS program, a mentoring program supportin g children of deployable military personnel. Rory has also worked as a career civilian employee for both the Marine Corps and the Army.
Kassamira Carter-Howard is a policy associate who works to end gender-based violence by creating cultural change and supporting survivors. Before joining the Biden Foundation, Kassamira interned for U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Prior to that, Kassamira served as a legal policy intern in the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. In her role, she worked to create and expand resources to be inclusive of marginalized communities, in particular, women of color, queer and trans folks, people with disabilities, and the tribal community. She also served on the White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault in the Office of Vice President Biden.
About the Biden Foundation:
The Biden Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established to carry on Vice President and Dr. Biden’s lifelong commitment to public service. Through educational programming and public policy analysis, the Foundation works to build a world where all people are equal in dignity and opportunity.