Barbara Ann Luttrell Joins RCI as Director of Communications

Atlanta, GA – The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers announced today that Barbara Ann Luttrell has joined the organization as Director of Communications. With a background in strategic communications, public health, and advocacy, Luttrell will work to expand the organization’s reach as it strives to support more caregivers, in more ways, in more places. 

Most recently, Luttrell served as Deputy Director of Communications for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, where she worked on the City’s COVID-19 vaccine equity campaign, police reform initiatives, youth engagement programs, and federal government relations. Previously, Luttrell served as Vice President of External Affairs at Planned Parenthood Southeast, overseeing all internal and external communications, as well as the education and training programs. She served as a primary spokesperson for the organization on all aspects of their work, from health care to advocacy. Luttrell began her career working on a wide array of public health and public service initiatives with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Women’s Health, and The Task Force for Global Health. 

“As RCI continues to advocate for a systems’ level approach to the public health crisis facing family caregivers, Barbara Ann’s communications experience in public health and policy made her a natural fit for this role,” said Dr. Jennifer Olsen, RCI’s Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working together to uplift the voices of caregivers on the national stage.” 

“I have been a caregiver, I have needed a caregiver, and I have witnessed friends and family set aside their own health and wellbeing to serve as a family caregiver for the ones they love. But I am not unique — the work of RCI affects everyone,” said Luttrell. “It is an honor to contribute to this mission, to help fulfill the vision of our founder, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and to join RCI at this pivotal time in the organization’s history.” 

About the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers  

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers promotes the health, strength, and resilience of caregivers throughout the United States. Established in 1987 by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Institute’s priority is the family caregiver: those individuals who care for a relative, friend or loved one. To learn more about RCI, visit 

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