Policy and Public Affairs Director
Carolyn has been in the maternal and child health field for over 15 years. Prior to her current position, Carolyn was the Maternal Health Administrator with the Indiana State Department of Health. In this role, she was responsible for grant management and programming that sought to improve the health and well-being of women of childbearing age throughout Indiana. Carolyn also holds certification as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Carolyn Runge is the Policy and Public Affairs Director at WELCO, LKA Inc., working to raise the national profile, as well as scale and sustainability efforts, of the BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program.
Carolyn received her Master of Public Health (MPH), with a concentration in Policy & Management from the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago.