Ward Chair

Karl Von Batten

 Dr. Karl Von Batten is a senior government advisor with a primary focus in federal and global
healthcare policy and human rights. Karl has advised and worked with the United States Congress,
federal departments, and in support of United States initiatives, advised visiting foreign ministers and
heads of states on issues relating to public policy and global and human rights healthcare initiatives.
In 2018, Karl was nominated to the District of Columbia’s Statewide Health Coordinating Council
(SHCC) by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the Council of the District of Columbia. Karl is an
avid fencer and lives in the Ward 3 neighborhood of Wesley Heights with his wife and young son.

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