Jossie Flor Sapunar

National Communications Director

National Communications Director Jossie Flor Sapunar is a social justice warrior and an award-winning bilingual communications professional. She tackles inequity at the intersection of power and privilege, speaking out on behalf of those who don’t have either. She serves as CASA’s first-ever communications director, leading the organization’s recognition, branding and advocacy to a broader network of allies, members, and supporters. She has grown the communications team to its current size and launched the organization’s first ever communications intern program. In addition, she oversaw the overhaul of the website redesign, which won an award for design and functionality, as well as the website refresh.

In the past, Jossie advocated for the Latino community at LULAC, international human rights at Catholic Relief Services, and the American people at the U.S. House of Representatives. Her bilingual work has won the PRSA Silver Anvil Honorable Mention, and her writing Johns Hopkins’ Severn Teackle Wallis Award. She currently serves on CASA’s LGBT Committee and communications chair of Woodbridge Valley Pool. She was previously the racial equity advisor on the Justice Committee at St. John’s Grace United Church of Christ. She holds bachelor’s degrees in international studies as well as Spanish language and literature, focusing on economic development in Latin America, from the Johns Hopkins University. She is lives in Baltimore with her son, husband, dogs, and rabbits.

Media Mentions:

The Hill: Biden’s punt to Congress on immigration is wearing thin with advocates

Washington Post: 13 arrested at D.C. protest over 5th Circuit’s DACA ruling

USA Today: Business leaders call for immigrant worker protection in wake of Baltimore bridge tragedy

Baltimore Sun: The Latino population has exploded in Maryland. Which political party stands to benefit?

WBAL11: Advocates call for immigrant protection after workers killed in bridge collapse

Law360: Biden Urged To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Work

Immigrant Magazine: Immigrant Voices: Public Health for Whom? Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Health Justice