Dynamic and empathic leader with over seventeen years of postgraduate experience focusing on mission-driven civil society, public sector, and donor organizations. Strong emphasis on promoting women’s and children’s health, well-being, and empowerment across a broad range of global, regional, country, and community organizations that have improved the lives of hundreds of millions of vulnerable people in the U.S. and abroad. Experience working with UN agencies, nonprofits, academic medical centers, universities, and public and private sectors. Impact multiplier by leveraging skills, experiences, and relationships. Lead through evidence, influence, and integrity. Work has reached world leaders, policymakers, executives, and nontraditional partners.
I specialize in working with domestic and international nonprofits, academia, social entrepreneurships, funders, thinktanks, coalitions, and consulting groups. I work with clients to initiate and cultivate new partnerships; manage advocacy campaigns, grants, and programs; and create and implement communications projects.
My areas of expertise include gender; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH); and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). I have previously worked with Sesame Workshop, United Nations Foundation, Duke University, World Health Partners, WASH Advocates; Mount Sinai and NYU Langone Medical Centers; and held field placements with NGOs in India and Argentina. As a consultant, I have worked on subcontracts for funders such as the Gates and Hewlett Foundations, as well as UN agencies and other NGOs. For a full list of projects, please visit the “clients” tab.
I collaborate with groups across the U.S. and around the globe. A frequent traveler to the developing world, I am keenly aware of the issues and impacts that sustainable projects and advocacy can make. I have deep experience with WASH and RMNCAH integration, am familiar with the policy landscape, and adept at engaging non-traditional partners to take action.
I have made speaking appearances at a regional United Nations Population Fund Public-Private Partnership Forum; a World Health Organization Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Partners’ Forum; The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and Duke and Cornell Universities; among other events.
I received graduate and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology and am based in Durham, North Carolina.