PAI has a new president and chief executive officer with the appointment of Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins as the organization’s president and CEO.
Nabeeha will take office on January 19, says a media release from the group.
A seasoned leader with a track record of building multisectoral coalitions, catalytic partnerships and integrated global health advocacy campaigns, she brings extensive experience to the role.
Nabeeha is the founder and former president and CEO of Humanitas Global, an international development organization that creates sustainable initiatives to drive health, social and economic progress in under-resourced communities across the globe.
At Humanitas, Nabeeha designed and directed advocacy initiatives for women and adolescents in collaboration with U.N. agencies, academic centers, national governments and public and private institutions.
These programs consistently demonstrated greater income, education, nutrition and maternal and child survival gains when women had access to sexual and reproductive health information, services and support.
Nabeeha currently serves as vice president of programs at nonprofit organization KABOOM!, directing large-scale organizational initiatives to propel the movement for playspace equity to address racial and economic inequities in access to recreation and play.
Nabeeha began her career at FleishmanHillard, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, where she served as one of the firm’s youngest partners. She directed a range of health and social justice portfolios including reproductive and sexual health campaigns and infectious disease education and prevention programs for health departments, foundations and corporate partners.
She deepened her programmatic public health experience working for the Clinton Foundation, where she led the development of national HIV/AIDS plans and supported health systems strengthening to deliver HIV/AIDS care, testing and treatment in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan African countries.
The CEO selection process was led by a subset of the PAI board of directors with input and candidate review provided by the leadership team and a cross-section of PAI staff.
“In the new year, we look forward to sharing updates from Nabeeha, who will hit the ground running to connect with our partners, donors and stakeholders — all of whom are such a critical part of how PAI advances sexual and reproductive health and rights across the globe.,” says the media release.