Jossie Flor SapunarCommunications Director
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 eight staff and launched the organization’s first ever communications intern program. In addition, she oversaw the overhaul of the CASAinAction.org website redesign, which won an award for design and functionality, as well as the weareCASA.org 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 a single mom living in Baltimore with her son, dogs Marshmallow and Charlie, and three rabbits.