Alice Payne Merritt has over 30 years of field experience in social behavior change communication (SBC) across a range of health and social development issues including: HIV prevention, family planning, adolescent reproductive health, infectious disease, Zika, tobacco control, environmental advocacy, maternal mortality, and quality accreditation systems in over 27 countries. Merritt has designed and managed a wide variety of health communication programs such as: national strategies, demand generation campaigns, participatory community methodologies, focused advocacy efforts, entertainment-education, and special initiatives for under-served groups such as street kids, commercial sex workers, indigenous groups, men and youth. Provides strategic leadership for CCP’s diverse SBCC programs and technical guidance for ongoing and new initiatives in global and bilateral projects. As Director of Technical Programs, Merritt supervises field programs in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Near East, with a focus on strategic communication design and managing for results. Initiatives under her direction have received international awards for creativity and results in family planning promotion, reproductive health and environmental advocacy, including awards at the Cannes, New York and London festivals. Merritt speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English.