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Board of Directors

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.

Neeraja Bhavaraju

Board Chair

Neeraja brings over a decade and a half of experience working on global health and development, with a focus on gender equity and women’s health. Ms. Bhavaraju is a founding partner of Afton Bloom and was a director and co-lead of the global health practice at FSG, working with foundations, nonprofit organizations and major corporations to develop strategies for equitable change. She has had a distinguished career in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy and research, advancing HIV/AIDS prevention programs for women around the world and serving as a champion for access to menstrual health and hygiene services as central to gender equity. She has advised foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, nonprofit organizations, like FHI 360 and the EYElliance, and corporations, such as BD, Barclays, Mars, Bristol-Myers Squibb and ViiV Healthcare. She has published research on a range of SRHR topics, including the imperative to introduce new woman-controlled HIV prevention methods and the business case for comprehensive reproductive health.

Earlier in her career, Neeraja helped start The Blue Fund, a progressive investment fund, and was a member of the Social Sector Practice at McKinsey & Company. Neeraja holds a master’s in business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, a master’s in law and diplomacy degree in international economic development and human security from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in economics and international relations from Tufts University.

Tammy Palmer

Vice Chair

As a leader in strategic planning, international development and conservation, Tammy Palmer has previously held diplomatic and executive management roles in both public and private sectors in various nations across Africa, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. From 2013 to 2018, Tammy served as vice president of Africa programs for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), where she led global efforts to provide strategic direction to over 300 program employees, including reinforcing the organization’s brand identity across its broad scope of implementation and diversifying funding portfolios across multiple countries. Appointed chief operations officer of JGI in July 2018, she also served simultaneously as the organization’s interim executive director.

Prior to her work at JGI, Tammy was a career foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she had assignments in Peru and Liberia. During her time in Liberia, she spearheaded USAID Liberia’s public management reform initiatives and served as the U.S. mission’s economic governance officer. Managing a large portfolio, including a $45 million institutional capacity-building project, she partnered with senior leaders from the government of Liberia to deliver on economic and civil service reform goals. Her foreign service career also included previous assignments in Afghanistan and Washington, D.C.

Tammy is the co-author of a publication about improving food security and reducing hunger in sub-Saharan Africa published by the International Food Policy Research Institute. She has also received various accolades, including the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, the Congressional Hunger Center Leadership Award and the USAID Meritorious Honor AwardTammy holds a master’s degree in development from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College.

Nancy Deck


Secretary Nancy Deck spent her career in Washington, D.C., as a senior marketing executive leading corporate brand strategy, consumer marketing research, planning and execution and customer loyalty insights and programs for several corporations, including Hilton Worldwide, Sallie Mae, MCI and Claritas. Ms. Deck recently retired from Hilton Worldwide, where she held leadership roles for seven years in global brand marketing strategy, research, planning and execution for Hilton and its family of hotel brands and for the Hilton Honors loyalty program.

Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Nancy was Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Sallie Mae, where she managed corporate brand strategy, consumer and business marketing, customer intelligence, and customer loyalty and retention for nine years. Earlier in her career, Nancy served as President of Claritas, Inc., a leading provider of consumer data and marketing solutions that help corporate clients optimize their market segmentation, target marketing, and media strategies.

At MCI Telecommunications, Nancy managed consumer marketing strategies and programs for new products and markets. Nancy began her career as a management consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton for several years and as a health care policy analyst for the federal government. Nancy holds a BA from Bucknell University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Luis Guardia


Luis Guardia serves as president of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Prior to FRAC, Guardia served in top leadership roles in global philanthropy and international development organizations, including Global Impact, ONE Campaign and the International Center for Research on Women. Guardia began his nonprofit career in arts and media organizations, such as NPR, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Guggenheim Collection and the Phillips Collection. In addition to PAI, Guardia also serves on the boards of ActionAid and Kalanidhi Dance.

He received his Master of Science degree in systems engineering from George Washington University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Angela Bruce-Raeburn

Angela Bruce-Raeburn is the founder of DiverseDEV, a consultancy designed to support international development organizations, nongovernmental organizations and civil society groups working to improve the lives of marginalized people anywhere in the world.  Angela is committed to issues around public health and their impact on vulnerable populations, previously serving as the regional advocacy director at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator — which focused on building advocates for prevention of noncommunicable diseases that impact low- and middle-income countries. Prior to that, she worked from 2010 to 2013 as the senior policy advisor for the humanitarian response in Haiti at Oxfam in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Angela grew up in Brooklyn, New York. The immigrant experience drove her interest and commitment to choosing a career where she would be able to impact the lives of vulnerable people. In 2006, she received a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Fellowship with a work placement in the office of former CBC Chairperson, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick from Michigan. Angela received two Rotary International Fellowships to include the Rotary International Peace Fellowship, which supported graduate study in conflict resolution at the University of Bradford in England.

A fluent French speaker, Angela holds three master’s degrees — in public administration, peace studies and conflict resolution — and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Angela has written op-eds on development, race and privilege, including But Wait Until They See Your Black Face and International Development Has a Race Problem.

Karla Berdichevsky Feldman, MD, MPH

Karla Berdichevsky Feldman, M.D., MPH trained as a medical doctor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and holds a master’s degree in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has 20+ years of experience in sexual and reproductive health program and policy design initiatives in Mexico and the Latin America and Caribbean region. She has led both qualitative and quantitative research and has also conducted projects in health communications, advocacy and multisector partnership building. She has collaborated with a broad variety of civil society organizations, United Nations Agencies as well as pharmaceutical companies. Since 2019, she is director general of the National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health at the Mexico Ministry of Health. 

Barbara Camens, J.D.

Barbara L. Camens is union labor attorney and proprietor of Barr & Camens, based in Washington, D.C. For more than thirty years, she has fought for fairness, equality and justice in the workplace. Barbara primarily represents journalists and media workers and serves as General Counsel to The NewsGuild-CWA.

Since 2006, Barbara has been recognized annually by Best Lawyers in America, a peer-reviewed organization, in the field of labor and employment law.

Barbara received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Barbara was further awarded recognition as the top graduate in the area of labor law. Barbara graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University.

Barbara has extensive leadership experience. At the appointment of the joint leadership of the United Stated Congress, Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights, which is tasked with achieving fairness, safety and disability access throughout the Legislative Branch.

Barbara served as a longstanding Board member and two term President of Suited of Change, a grassroots nonprofit that assists disadvantaged women in the DC area in gaining financial independence through sustained employment.

Ms. Camens is a published author with Random House. She co-authored Girls Night Out, Celebrating Women’s Groups across America, with a close friend, Tamara Kreinin, now of the Packard Foundation.

Patricia Fairfield, Ph.D.

Professor Patricia Fairfield teaches accounting and financial statement analysis, and her research interests include profitability analysis and earnings management. Professor Fairfield’s most recent publications include “Are Special Items Informative about Future Profit Margins?” in The Review of Accounting Studies and “Do Industry Level Analyses Improve Forecasts of Financial Performance?” in The Journal of Accounting Research. Professor Fairfield has provided training and consulting services in accounting and financial statement analysis to corporate executives, audit committees, loan officers, and equity research analysts.

Sujata Lamba

Sujata Lamba has over 30 years of private sector project finance experience: 20 with leading development finance institution in emerging markets (International Finance Corporation) and 10 with international commercial banks. She executed and managed a US$2 billion financial sector portfolio in Asia covering banking sectors, private-public partnership mandates, and board and corporate governance practices pursuant to the Companies Act.

She has been an executive leader for over 15 years in multicultural environments based in Washington DC, Turkey, India, and Kuwait. Sujata has also headed the public-private (PPPs) projects facility in India covering the South Asia region and cross-fertilized business models from Latin America to Asia, originating and executing 15 mandates in health diagnostic centers, medical facilities, medical colleges, solar energy, ports, metros, housing, and bank privatizations.

Her specific health sector experience includes privatization of diagnostic centers in Romania, negotiating privatization mandates for Romanian government-hospitals. Additionally, she has significant experience with maternal wellness programs with corporates in India, South Africa, and Mozambique, winning privatization advisory mandates in India for diagnostic centers and medical colleges. She served as the Director of Finance & Private Sector Department at the World Bank and Global Competitive Industries/Senior Advisor.

Sujata holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance.

Suellen Lambert Lazarus

Suellen Lambert Lazarus lives in Washington, D.C., and has had a long career in international development and private sector finance. At the World Bank Group, she helped develop and implement the Equator Principles, the international financial standard for assessing and managing environmental and social risks in projects. Ms. Lazarus ran the Syndications Department at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank and was advisor to its CEO. She was also senior advisor at ABN AMRO Bank, advancing the bank’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility agenda.

At IFC, Ms. Lazarus played a key role in the development of the Equator Principles (EPs) and in their implementation as a global standard for environmental and social risk management by financial institutions globally. For ABN AMRO, she served on the EP Steering Committee and, in 2010-2011, as a consultant, she led the Strategic Review for the EP Association to produce a multi-year strategic vision. Her current work includes assisting financial institutions with development and implementation of environmental and social policy, strategy and training. Ms. Lazarus has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from the University of Wisconsin. She is the founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival and Author Lecture Series.

Barbara Sapin, J.D. 

With a lifelong commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights, Barbara Sapin spent more than 40 years as a labor and employment law attorney before retiring in 2017.  Among her notable achievements, Barbara was general counsel for the National Abortion Federation (NAF), an organization of U.S.-based abortion clinics and organizations committed to sexual and reproductive rights. As general counsel, she was engaged in all aspects of board governance and oversight, including budget approval, auditing and risk management, program oversight, and strategic planning.  She held an eight-year-tenure on the board of the NAF Hotline, the largest toll-free, multilingual hotline supporting women in the U.S. and Canada with information, consultations, provider referrals, case management services and financial assistance for abortion care and related travel needs. 

Barbara was a presidential appointee to the federal judicial decision-making agency Merit Systems Protection Board, where she served as vice chair and board member. In addition, she served as the executive director of the Office of Compliance (now known as the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights), a federal agency responsible for enforcing labor and employment laws throughout the legislative branch. She also held a nearly 10-year-tenure as general counsel and labor counsel of the American Nurses Association, where she focused on nursing practice and health issues. 

She obtained her J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. 

Ada Williams Prince

Ada commits her time and energy to social change because she is driven by a desire to build a global pipeline of leaders who will create the world that we want for their children.

Ada has served as an international development and humanitarian programs leader with over 15 years of experience. She has directed philanthropic strategy and portfolios for the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Pivotal Ventures, where she currently serves as director of program strategy and investment. Ms. Williams Prince also has extensive experience working with refugees and immigrants globally on a broad range of issues, including health and well-being, economics, policy and education.

She began her international explorations at the tender age of 17, when she left home to live in Greece “to see the world.” There, she first experienced that powerful human connections are possible regardless of people’s origins. She went on to earn degrees in the U.S. and England before initiating her impressive professional arc. Ada served as director of policy for OneAmerica, where she spearheaded internal planning for the organization’s gender equity policy. From there, she became program officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation and now is the Program Strategy Lead at Pivotal Ventures, Executive Office of Melinda Gates.

Ada has worked on global poverty and human rights issues since the 1990s in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She’s worked with a range of organizations including the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Survivors, Save the Children UK, Refugees International, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance/USAID as well as many others, which has allowed her to live everywhere from Brussels to Nepal. From her current home base in Seattle, she serves on the board of directors of IDEX/Thousand Currents, the Women’s Funding Alliance and previously served on the boards at Neighborhood House and the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle and was chair of the board of directors of Wandsworth Women’s Aid UK, a domestic violence shelter.

Emeritus Members

Pouru Bhiwandi, M.D.

Dr. Pouru P. Bhiwandi is a physician with a special interest in and commitment to improving women’s reproductive health. She is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, who also specializes in public health and teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Also, as the Medical Director for Women’s Health at Wake Research Associates, she conducts important clinical research which has the potential of significantly improving aspects of women’s health care. She has published/presented over 100 research papers, co-authored 3 books as well as contributed to medical text books.

Prior to this, she served as the Medical Director and Head of the International Program of Family Health International (FHI), where she oversaw projects in more than 50 countries. She is also a founding member of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) and served as its Chair for eight years.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bhiwandi has received numerous professional awards and recognitions. She is regularly listed as one of America’s top Ob/Gyns by The Consumers Research Council of America and has received the Family Planning Association of India Achievement Award. She is also the proud recipient of the Delta Omega Excellence in Teaching award in recognition of her dedication to her students and the field of public health.

Following her service on the Board of Directors of PAI, Dr. Bhiwandi continues to work as a consultant in women’s health and serves on the boards of directors and medical advisory committees of several national and international agencies.

Sharon L. Camp, Ph.D.

Sharon Camp is a forty-year veteran of the family planning and reproductive health field. For 10 years prior to her retirement in July 2013, Dr. Camp served as President & CEO of the Guttmacher Institute. The Institute has twice been voted by reproductive health and rights experts the leading organization in the field for its unique ability to combine rigorous research with insightful policy analysis and strategic communications. The Institute has wide-ranging programs in both the United States and internationally. During her tenure, Dr. Camp significantly raised the Institute’s profile, doubled its budget and built institutional partnerships with leading research and advocacy organizations around the world.

Dr. Camp is also the “mother” of Plan B emergency contraception. In January 1997, she founded the small start-up pharmaceutical company that secured regulatory approval for the product and brought it to market in the United States and Canada. She served as President and CEO of the company until it was sold to Barr Pharmaceuticals in late 2003. During her tenure, she also laid the groundwork for the product’s switch from Rx to over-the-counter status in both countries, with new research and formal applications to both regulatory agencies.

In 1995, Dr. Camp helped organize the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and served as its coordinator and chief fundraiser for three years. The Consortium, which now has members from around the world, has helped establish emergency contraception as a standard part of women’s healthcare.

Dr. Camp was a key (although anonymous) author of the landmark Programme of Action adopted by the world’s governments at the 1994 International Conference on Population.

From 1975 to 1993, Dr. Camp helped lead Population Action International, serving in later years as Senior Vice President in charge of government relations, policy research, media liaison, and publications. For most of her tenure at PAI, Dr. Camp was considered one of the leading spokespersons for international family planning.

Dr. Camp has chaired the boards of Family Health International, the National Council for International Health (now the Global Health Council), and the International Center for Research on Women, and was founding Chair of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project. She has served on the boards or advisory councils of dozens of other organizations.

She is an honors graduate of Pomona College in California and holds a Ph.D. in international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The Honorable William H. Draper III

With over forty years of experience, William H. Draper III is one of the West Coast’s first venture capitalists. He is General Partner of Draper Richards L.P., a venture capital fund focusing on early-stage technology companies in the U.S., and Draper International, a venture capital fund investing in private companies with operations in the U.S. and India. Mr. Draper was founder of Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, California. During his twenty years as the senior partner of Sutter Hill, he helped to organize and finance several hundred high technology manufacturing companies. Mr. Draper served from 1981 to 1986 as President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In 1986, he became the head of the world’s largest source of multilateral development grant assistance, the United Nations Development Program.

In addition to serving on many corporate boards of directors, Mr. Draper has served on the boards of the Atlantic Council, Draper Richards Foundation, Hoover Institution, Institute of International Studies at Stanford University, World Affairs Council of Northern California and the United Nations Association-USA. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D.*

Thomas Lovejoy was an innovative and accomplished conservation biologist who coined the term “biological diversity.” He previously held the biodiversity chair position at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment based in Washington, D.C. He served as president of the Heinz Center from 2002 to 2008. Before assuming this position, Lovejoy was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and Lead Specialist of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation.

In 2010, he was elected professor in the department of environmental science and policy at George Mason University. Spanning the political spectrum, Lovejoy served on science and environmental councils under the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. At the core of these influential positions were Lovejoy’s seminal ideas, which have formed and strengthened the field of conservation biology.

In the 1980s, he brought international attention to the world’s tropical rainforests and, in particular, the Brazilian Amazon, where started working in 1965. Lovejoy also developed the now ubiquitous “debt-for-nature” swap programs and led the Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems project. He also founded the series Nature, the popular long-term series on public television. In 2001, Lovejoy was awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. In 2009, he was the winner of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology Category and was appointed Conservation Fellow by National Geographic. Lovejoy held bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in biology from Yale University.

Phyllis Tilson Piotrow, Ph.D.

Dr. Piotrow served for many years as Population Action International’s Executive Director. Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Communication Programs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Piotrow volunteers time to PAI’s activities, serving as an active member of several standing committees of the Board. She is a former Chair of the Population and Family Planning section of the American Public Health Association and of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Development and Population Activities.

A recognized authority on population problems and related communication programs, Dr. Piotrow has served as a consultant to the UN and to USAID and as a U.S. government advisor to the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest. She holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Oxford and Johns Hopkins Universities and is the author of many publications relating to population and health communication, including three books: World Population Crisis: the United States ’ Response, Six Billion People: Demographic Dilemmas and World Politics and Health Communication: Lessons from Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

Nafis Sadik, M.D.*

Dr. Sadik was Executive Director, with the rank of Under-Secretary General, of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) from 1987 to 2000. An obstetrician-gynecologist by training, Dr. Sadik had a distinguished career which included work as a Civilian Medical Officer in Pakistan, as the Director of the Pakistan Central Family Planning Council, and in various senior capacities at UNFPA. She was Secretary-General of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Most recently, she served as a Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.

Dr. Sadik was widely published in the family planning, health, population and development fields and edited several books, including Making a Difference: Twenty-five Years of UNFPA Experience.

She was the recipient of numerous awards bestowed by His Excellency President Hosni Mubarak of the Arab Republic of Egypt, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Wildlife Federation, the American Public Health Association and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, among others.

*In Memory

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