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With today’s opening, we officially transitioned from 72nd to 73rd session of #UNGA. I’m so excited for the year ahead!

UNC Gillings alumna @TraciLBaird named CEO of EngenderHealth. Read full coverage here: https://t.co/l3oFl7PtBO @UNCpublichealth #SRHR

Until #familyplanning is a universally available choice in all settings, this human right will not be fully realized.

At #UNGA, @UNFPA and partners are calling for the fulfillment of this unrealized right: https://t.co/pjB2z7Ilwr

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We love the pill & all other forms of contraception: allowing millions to plan & space pregnancies. How empowering is that?! #WheresTheFP

For World Contraception Day 2018 the Family Planning Voices team share stories that touch our hearts @EngenderHealth strives to put women & girls at the center of the development agenda. Read here: https://t.co/EpQhWKqiEq #FPVoices #SRHR #WCD2018 @K4Health

The issue of #familyplanning is about women’s agency.

Even if a service is available in the community, it’s not effective if women cannot access it. #EWECisME @WorldBank

Are you optimistic about the future? @BillGates and @melindagates are. Read what they have to say and dig into the Goalkeepers Report to learn about the progress we’re making and the generation of leaders making it possible. #Goalkeepers18 https://t.co/7rXvZqPsf6

Expanding access to #contraception & #familyplanning programs is one of the most cost-effective ways to break the cycle of poverty." #FP2020

Domestic public financing leads to increased availability,
equity, access, and use of quality #familyplanning services. Learn more
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August 29, 2018

EngenderHealth Names Traci L. Baird as President and CEO

August 29, 2018 (Washington, DC) – EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health and sexual and reproductive rights organization, today announced that Traci L. Baird, MPH, will join the organization as President and CEO on October 1. Baird, an experienced and respected leader in the field, comes to the organization after serving as CEO of SHIFT NC, a nonprofit organization working to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health across North Carolina. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President of Programs for a global reproductive health organization, Ipas, where she held numerous leadership positions over more than 20 years.

EngenderHealth Board Chair, Robert D. Petty, said, “Traci is the ideal leader for the next phase of EngenderHealth’s work. She has a blend of mission-driven passion, managerial expertise, deep technical experience, and program design and management. She has shown a proven ability to grow organizations and expand funding. After a comprehensive search, I am confident that Traci is the right person to successfully lead this organization.”

Baird’s expertise includes organizational strategy; business development; fundraising; program leadership, design, and evaluation; and board relations. She has worked in nearly every region of the world, including East Africa, West Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Baird added, “This is an exciting time to join EngenderHealth. With a mission to advance women’s and girls’ health and rights and its highly respected field operations and technical expertise, EngenderHealth is well positioned to grow its work with partners globally. The recent move of its headquarters to Washington, the creation of regional offices to support country and program teams, and the caliber of new talent joining the organization recently all speak to EngenderHealth’s bright future. Having watched EngenderHealth for over 20 years, I have always been impressed by the quality of its programs, and I now look forward to working with the entire team to advance our mission and increase our impact.”

Baird will succeed Rosemary Ellis, who has been serving as Interim President and CEO for the last year. Ellis, who was a member of the EngenderHealth board before she became Interim CEO, will resume her position on the board. “Rosemary stepped in at a crucial time, and EngenderHealth has thrived under her leadership, including her oversight of the headquarters move to Washington,” said Dr. Linda Rosenstock, chair of the board’s executive committee. “We are thrilled that she will soon return to the board.”

Baird has a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina, and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, with a concentration in Women’s Health. She has published articles in multiple public health and medical journals.

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About EngenderHealth
EngenderHealth is committed to creating transformative, sustainable change by delivering high-quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services; expanding access to information and training; and advancing acceptance of sexual and reproductive rights as human rights. To achieve this vision, EngenderHealth collaborates with governments, private sector partners, international experts, and local organizations and communities around the world to deliver programs that give girls and women freedom to reach their full potentials. www.engenderhealth.org

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