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PAI Welcomes Angela Bruce-Raeburn and Tammy Palmer to the Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

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PAI is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members, Angela Bruce-Raeburn and Tammy Palmer, to its board of directors. Both bring extraordinary global development, advocacy and human rights experience to the organization.

“We are thrilled to expand PAI’s board of directors with two extraordinary leaders who are committed to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and health equity,” said Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins, president and CEO of PAI. “Angela Bruce-Raeburn and Tammy Palmer bring a wealth of experience in movement building, public health advocacy and nonprofit organizational growth and development, and are shaping a necessary global development paradigm grounded in racial equity and justice. These are all areas of critical importance to PAI as we accelerate and elevate the impact of advocacy for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and continue to protect and preserve the values of equity and responsiveness that have defined our programs and partnerships for decades.”

Angela Bruce-Raeburn is the founder of DiverseDEV, a consultancy designed to support organizations that are committed to social and racial justice and dismantling international development paradigms that have perpetuated inequities, colonial legacies and paternalism. Born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised between there and the United States, Ms. Bruce-Raeburn has more than two decades of global health advocacy, grassroots movement building and policy development experience, and is a sought-after commentator, writer and speaker on decolonizing development, racial equity and social justice.

Tammy Palmer serves as the executive vice president of strategy and business management for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. As a leader in strategic planning with significant global program expertise across health, food and nutrition security, conservation and human rights, Ms. Palmer brings more than two decades of experience in community-led development and has lived and worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda. Ms. Palmer has held diplomatic and executive management roles in both public and private sectors and led major global institutional growth and expansion initiatives.

“Angela Bruce-Raeburn and Tammy Palmer’s leadership, professional and lived experiences and passion are welcomed additions to PAI’s board of directors,” said Kimberly C. Brooks, chairperson of the board of directors. “Their perspectives and guidance will strengthen our board’s ability to ensure PAI achieves its mission to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights for communities around the world.”

Consisting of 14 members, the board of directors provides strategic support, fiduciary oversight and governance direction to help achieve the organization’s vision, mission and goals. Read complete board member biographies here on PAI’s website.




PAI champions policies that put women, youth and other vulnerable communities in charge of their sexual and reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington, D.C., and our network of 96 funded partners across 33 countries to remove roadblocks to access sexual and reproductive health services and support. For 56 years, PAI has helped communities succeed by upholding their basic rights.

To learn more, visit pai.org or follow us on Facebook (@paiwdc), Twitter (@pai_org), Instagram (pai.org) and LinkedIn (company/population-action-international).

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