Peter Taback is AJWS’s Vice President for Marketing and Communications, supporting the organization’s mission to advance human rights among marginalized communities across the world. As a writer, speaker and strategist, he has guided health and education organizations to understand and engage new audiences for more than 20 years. He began his career as a speechwriter and still loves to hear people tell their own stories, even as the storytelling marketplace has grown more competitive.
Peter most recently served as Chief Engagement and External Affairs Officer at YAI, charged with building awareness about the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities. He has led teams at the Center for Reproductive Rights, amfAR, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, where he still serves as a faculty member. At the Mailman School, Peter is an advisor to the CPC Learning Network, creating a new generation of researchers and advocates for children and families worldwide. He also serves as a Board member of iHOPE, a school in New York for young people with traumatic brain injury. Peter earned his B.A. in American Civilization and English from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center, CUNY.