Pyxis Partners names Kali Lindsey Senior Director, Government Relations
Washington, DC (October 5, 2023) - Pyxis Partners, the leading public affairs and social impact firm that advances health equity, access, and affordability with a focus in diversity, equity, and inclusion, has named Kali Lindsey as Senior Director, Government Relations.
“We enthusiastically welcome Kali to our team,” said Michael Manganiello, President and CEO, Pyxis Partners. “His extensive and unique experience in both government relations and community engagement bridges a critical gap in the formula necessary to expand meaningful community engagement in health research and care. Our clients will benefit from his deep understanding of the partnerships required to bring about change.”
Lindsey has spent more than two decades in leadership positions working on government relations, public policy, community engagement, and resource development strategies that advance health equity and social justice for ethnic, gender, racial, and sexual minority networks, and organizations in various sociopolitical contexts.
"I am thrilled to return to Washington D.C. and join the dedicated government relations team at Pyxis Partners,” said Lindsey. “Over two decades ago, I made the decision to move to this city with a clear mission: to transform the ideals of health equity and engagement into concrete realities, especially for marginalized and underserved communities. Pyxis Partners' unique reputation and deep expertise in health policy, communication, and engagement provide the perfect platform for me to pursue my professional goals and personal passions."
Lindsey’s public policy career was motivated by a desire to remove administrative and regulatory restrictions that exacerbated health disparities and kept health equity out of reach, particularly for racial, sexual, and gender minorities in his home city of Detroit. His government relations leadership has spanned constituent and chronic disease advocacy, trade, and scientific research organizations and has been recognized in service on several local and federal policy advisory committees and boards of directors.
“Kali brings a life-long commitment to advancing health equity through vast government relations and community engagement experience which is vital to our work,” said Bobby Clark, Principal, Pyxis Partners. “His unique lens will benefit our clients in the important work we do for them to break barriers and forge new paths to advance health.”
In addition to his work at Pyxis Partners, Lindsey is serving his second appointment as an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Health Resources Services Administration Committee on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. He also recently served as an advisor on Atlanta Mayor Dickens’ LGBT Advisory Committee, where he co-chaired the Health Subcommittee with esteemed colleagues in academia and community-based services.
Lindsey previously held roles with the Elton John AIDS Foundation and ViiV Healthcare where he developed giving strategies to support diverse communities, sectors, and geographies with a clear focus on strengthening partnership between communities, governments, and industries to improve public health and social impact coordination and collaboration.
He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2001 and anticipates completion of his executive master’s in business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Pyxis Partners is a Washington, DC based public affairs and social impact firm that advances health equity, access and affordability with a unique expertise in authentic work around equity, diversity and inclusion in the healthcare and clinical trial universe. The firm is defined by developing creative solutions that create pathways to progress which are anchored in a commitment to improving the lives of others and building up communities. Pyxis Partners is fueled by a collective passion for lifting the voice of those who have been underrepresented. The firm is a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Certified by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) as a District of Columbia Certified Business Enterprise.