NEW YORK — Darcy Sawatzki has joined M Booth Health’s public affairs team, bolstering the agency’s expertise in public health and behavioral change.

In the executive VP role, Sawatzki is charged with leading and growing M Booth Health’s non-profit and federal public health and global health clients while expanding the firm’s public affairs capabilities.

Sawatzki joins from Evoke Kyne, where she served as head of public health. Before that, she spent 18 years at Hager Sharp where she led the firm’s work with the HHS Office on Women’s Health and CDC’s “Together Against Zika” campaign.

“Darcy is a strategic communications superstar,” said CEO Stacey Bernstein. “Not only does she bring 24 years of agency experience leading federal government and global health initiatives, she embodies our ‘Choose to Challenge’ mantra. Our clients, staff, and partners will all benefit from her expertise, energy, and excellence.”