Ariane Le Chevallier (pronounced aa-ree-on le che-vol-yay) is a strategic communications consultant and long-time Friends of the Children advisor. She has spent her career raising awareness to inspire action around some of our nation’s most pressing social issues. Her areas of expertise are in strategic communications, media relations, messaging, crisis communications, and thought leadership. Her career is rooted in Washington, D.C. where she spent more than a decade working for some of the nation’s largest foundations and nonprofits. Before joining Friends of the Children, Ariane was a media relations strategist at academic medical center Oregon Health & Science University where she was brought on to raise the national profile of the university. She generated media coverage in hundreds of national, state, and local media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, NBC, CBS News’s 60 Minutes, and NPR. Before relocating to Portland in 2013, Ariane managed state expansion communications for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign in Washington, D.C. Ariane also spent six years at issue communications firm GMMB where she worked extensively with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other mission-driven organizations on dozens of communications initiatives. Ariane received her B.S. in mass communications at the University of Utah and completed master-level coursework at George Washington University. She enjoys exploring Oregon with her husband, son, and their dog Joanie.