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DR. ANNE-MAREA GRIFFIN

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Governance Committee
Development Committee
Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator

Anne-Marea Griffin is an international development professional who has dedicated her professional life to African affairs, philanthropy and program management. Dr. Griffin earned her B.A. degree from Harvard University, M.A. from Northwestern University and her Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Bath, U.K.

She has travelled to and lived in Africa for more than 25 years, the last nine in South Africa. She returned to the US in January of 2016. 

Her early experience ranged from positions at UNICEF, Save the Children, Africare and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. While in Africa, she founded and managed a non-governmental organization (AHEAD, Ltd) in Uganda, where she served as Board Chair before closing the project in 2015. Her early career began within the foreign policy arena in Washington D.C., beginning in the field of advocacy as Deputy Director of TransAfrica, later moving to Capitol Hill, where she joined the ranks of professional consultants at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa. Since then her senior level consultancy work has included partnerships with major philanthropic institutions such as the Ford Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, Carnegie Corporation and the MasterCard Foundation. She was recently Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, based in Washington, D.C. with a focus on South Africa and the Caribbean. She is now self-employed in the field of international development consulting.