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Glenda Burkhart

Glenda Burkhart

Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are delighted to announce that Glenda Burkhart is joining Marie Stopes International as Chair of our Board of Trustees.

Glenda is a skilled professional in the area of large-scale organisational change and brings a wealth of experience from the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. She brings substantial board experience as the co-chair of the International Rescue Committee Overseers, where she served on the board for 12 years; co-chair emerita of the Women’s Refugee Commission, and US co-chair and board member of Tusk USA, which supports innovation in conservation in Africa. She also chaired the Board of Directors for the Northwest Connecticut Centre for Family Service and Mental Health.

‘As a lifelong advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights I am excited about joining Marie Stopes International at this critical time. Never has it been more important to expand access to quality safe abortion and contraception services across the world, and to advocate for a woman’s right to choose.’

Glenda has worked in corporate executive roles for several large companies, including Millipore, and Reader’s Digest and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which seeks to strengthen and defend the humanities and arts as central to the well-being of diverse, fair and democratic societies.

Glenda’s consulting experience includes the restructuring of British Airways North America Sales and Marketing; the restructuring of the Human Capital organisation at the NY City Department of Education; and the roll-out of and related advocacy of research regarding race-sensitive admissions policies in colleges and universities.

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Fiona Duby OBE

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Frank Braeken

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Jess Search

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Dr Kristin Anne Rutter

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Dr Mohsina Bilgrami

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Philip D Harvey

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