Nick joined Burness in 2007 and has worked both domestically and internationally on issues including climate change, health policy, public health, biomedical research and global health. He works to provide strategic counsel and guidance, writing support, training and coaching for a diverse group of organizations that include the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, The Mayday Fund, the Aspen Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

As co-director of Burness’ training programs, Nick develops new curriculum and has led hundreds of highly interactive in-person and virtual workshops and training sessions for foundations, nonprofits, and universities working on health, science and social justice issues. He leads sessions ranging from two hours to three days focused on message development, working with media, storytelling, op-ed writing, effective presentations, among other topics.

Nick leads Burness’ communications research and message testing efforts and published guidance on communicating about climate change, health and equity, as well as topics ranging from health equity to hearing loss prevention and advocating for work to reduce prescription drug costs.

Nick is a 2007 graduate of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and university honors program with a bachelor of arts in political communication.