at the University of Washington and celebrated 20 years of community organizing.
Daniel Drummond is serving his first term on the Fairfax City Council, in Fairfax, Virginia. He serves as the city’s representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors, the Transportation Planning Board, and the Virginia Municipal League’s General Laws Committee. Previously, he served on the city’s Economic Development Authority, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Crossings Condominiums Board of Directors, and the 2004 School Bonds Task Force Steering Committee. Mr. Drummond is also on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Economic Bridge, a partnership between George Mason University and Southwest Virginia communities; the Board of Directors for the Barter Theater (Virginia’s state theater); the Southeast Fairfax Citizens Association; the Knights of Columbus; and various other economic development task forces throughout Virginia. Professionally, Mr. Drummond is a Director in the public affairs practice of Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and strategic communications firm. Prior to joining the private sector, he was communications director for Virginia Congressman Jim Moran. He also had a career in journalism, last working as a reporter at The Washington Times, as well as other small and regional newspapers across Virginia.
Rebecca Flournoy is Associate Director with PolicyLink in Oakland, California, where she leads research, policy analysis, capacity-building, and advocacy efforts to improve community environments in ways that support good health. Her work focuses on ensuring equitable access to high-quality and affordable healthy food, as well as healthy school and housing environments, clean air, appealing and safe opportunities for physical activity, and other components of healthy communities. Ms. Flournoy has more than 15 years of experience in public health and holds an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. Before joining PolicyLink, she was a researcher at the Kaiser Family Foundation, collaborating on survey projects with reporters at The Washington Post and National Public Radio.
Canary Girardeau has been a leader in nursing for more than five decades. After completing her Registered Nurse certification at the University of Wisconsin, she served as Head Nurse at Milwaukee County Hospital. She served as a Public Health Nurse in the Milwaukee City Health Department and completed her certification in public health nursing at Marquette University. Ms. Girardeau went on to complete her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early childhood and child development. In 1972, she was called to Washington, DC, to work with the Child Development Associate