Brooks Ballard

Brooks is the Director of Communications for CATCH Global Foundation. He works closely with the Executive Director to develop and execute internal and external communications strategies for the organization.

Brooks has a background in public health and worked previously as Senior Communications Specialist at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health. He has an extensive CATCH history and has been involved with the program for nearly a decade. He completed his graduate thesis on a social marketing campaign to promote physical activity and water consumption that he co-developed for the CATCH middle school program.

Brooks graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, earning a B.A. in Biology, and received his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from The University of Texas School of Public Health. Brooks serves on the board of directors for IT’S TIME TEXAS, a statewide nonprofit organization focused on dramatically improving the landscape of health and wellness in Texas, and sits on the steering committee for the Partnership for a Healthy Texas, a coalition of over 50 organizations that has set out to identify and support policy that will have the most impact on the obesity epidemic in Texas.

When not at work, Brooks enjoys spending time outdoors, jogging in his East Austin neighborhood, and camping in the Hill Country with his wife Kelly.