Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins serves as president and CEO of PAI. Nabeeha brings more than 25 years of movement building, advocacy, fundraising and international development experience. She has dedicated her career to driving equitable health, social and development outcomes for women, youth and communities that have been affected by discrimination, disinvestment and displacement around the world.
Nabeeha is driving a new era for the organization, in alignment with PAI’s values of equity and supporting a global ecosystem of local advocates to advance domestic and global sexual and reproductive health and rights aspirations. Under her leadership, PAI is expanding its own advocacy and accountability in the United States and on the global stage and enhancing its investments in and collaborations with local advocacy organizations in 36 countries that are on the front lines of informing, shaping and achieving change in their own communities.
Nabeeha is the founder of Humanitas Global, an international development organization that advances programs in agricultural development, food and nutrition security, maternal and child health, climate resilience and youth and women’s empowerment. Prior to PAI, she served as executive director of No Wasted Lives, a global coalition of nongovernmental organizations, U.N. agencies and government institutions dedicated to ending acute malnutrition in children around the world. She was also vice president of programs at KABOOM!, a U.S. nonprofit, where she helped operationalize the strategy to achieve playspace equity in Black, Brown and Indigenous communities in major U.S. cities. The effort has gone on to receive national support, including a catalytic gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
In the early 2000s, Nabeeha joined the Clinton Foundation to support the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative. She supported the development of national HIV/AIDS care and treatment plans and public health capacity and systems changes to deliver HIV testing and treatment at scale in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mozambique and South Africa. She directed the public health practice and co-founded the international development practice at global communications powerhouse, FleishmanHillard, implemented advocacy and research efforts to combat child trafficking in Albania, Moldova and Romania through a UNICEF-Columbia University collaborative, served as a senior advocacy advisor at the EastWest Institute and implemented communications projects at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico.
Born in Pakistan and raised in Mexico, Nabeeha has worked on development programs in more than 20 countries worldwide. She has collaborated with and advised heads of state, national and local leaders, CEOs and senior executives from across sectors, and worked side by side with community partners who are driving front-line change. A powerful speaker, strategic advocate and recognized leader, Nabeeha has received international and national awards for community health programs in HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and unintended teen pregnancy, leadership achievements and contributions to social justice.
Nabeeha holds bachelor’s degrees in political science as well as journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University and dual master’s degrees in international affairs and public health from Columbia University. Nabeeha is based in Washington, D.C., where she resides with her family.