Sara Kriksciun, M.I.A.
Vice President for External RelationsSara Kriksciun is Vice President at EngenderHealth, where she oversees a team that garners resources, awareness and advocacy support for life-saving family planning, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS services.
Sara brings to her work a deep commitment to gender equality and reproductive health rights – and a firm belief in the power of resource mobilization as a vehicle to affect social change. As Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at CARE, an international humanitarian and development organization, she led a corporate social responsibility team that ushered in its largest year-to-year increase in the history of the organization, as well as a regional team that tripled resources for women and girls' empowerment programming. She has served as a fundraising professional for the Global Fund for Women, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, and as an instructor for the Human Rights Advocates Program, where she helped community-based organizations in India, Indonesia, Liberia, DRC and Mexico to gain long-term sustainability and to bolster their advocacy efforts. As a consultant at the United Nations, she designed a 5-year, $400 million strategic plan for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, with a 2015 goal endorsed by the UN Secretary General and UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
Sara is a Fulbright Scholar and Ford-Knight Fellow. She received a Master’s in International Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus International Politics from Earlham College.