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Sarah Haacke Byrd

Chief Executive Officer

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As Chief Executive Officer, Sarah is responsible for building strategy and scale around WMM’s mission for greater impact in gender equality. For more than two decades, Sarah has been building, guiding, and leading non-profit organizations in Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York dedicated to expanding civil rights, promoting civic education, reforming the criminal justice system, and ending sexual violence. Previously, Sarah served as Managing Director of the Joyful Heart Foundation, where she led the campaign to eliminate the backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in the U.S. Sarah brings extensive experience in financial and operational management, strategy, fundraising, and external affairs to WMM. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a Masters in Positive Organizational Development from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Sarah served as a founding advisory board member for Hive Gender Climate Justice Fund; current co-chair of Impact Finance Center’s National Women’s Impact Investing Landscape Scan Steering Committee; and is a 2021 Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Zaynab Nawaz

Senior Director of Program and Learning

Zaynab is the Senior Director of Program and Learning. She is responsible for building member programs and developing the research and advocacy agendas. Zaynab has over a decade of experience in private and public philanthropic advocacy, most recently consulting with the NoVo and Ms. Foundations in Brooklyn. She has worked with the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) to expand grantmaking to advance women’s, girls’ and LGBTQI movements in South and Southeast Asia. Zaynab was also a Program Officer for the International Women’s Rights Program at the Open Society Foundations (OSF), spending extended periods of time in Guatemala, Colombia, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, and Nepal. Her grants worked to increase access to justice and to end violence and discrimination against women. Prior to OSF, Zaynab spent almost ten years with Amnesty International, as a Campaigner, Researcher, and Advocate in London, New York, and Washington, DC. She worked on global stop violence against women campaigns, including sexual assault research in Turkey and in close collaboration with Native American and Alaska Native leaders and communities. Zaynab holds a B.A. in International Relations and French from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in International Studies and Diplomacy (with a focus on Intl. Human Rights Law) from the University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies, and a certificate in International Legal Systems from the Institute of Human Rights in the Netherlands.

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Joanna Percher

Impact Manager

Joanna is the Impact Manager at Women Moving Millions. She is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the organization’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practice, including data collection, analysis, and reporting. Previously, Joanna held a joint position at the University of California, Berkeley and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation as a Program Research Analyst. There she supported strategic grantmaking and MEL for the Reproductive Health team’s South Asia and Global portfolios. She also collaborated with colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco and the Public Health Foundation of India to research and publish on self-managed abortion in Uttar Pradesh, India. Joanna began her career working at community-based health organizations including The Midwife Center in Pittsburgh and Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust in Mumbai. She holds a BA in Art History and International Studies from Oberlin College and an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Michelle Kulikauskas

Program Manager

Michelle is the Program Manager at Women Moving Millions where she plays a key role in overseeing the development and execution of member programming in support of WMM’s mission to catalyze greater resources to realize their vision of a gender equal world. Michelle comes from the international exchange world, having most recently served as a Senior Program Officer at the nonprofit organization, Cultural Vistas. Her portfolio of programs included the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and more recently, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Michelle’s strengths include designing and implementing professional exchange and leadership journey programs on a wide variety of topics, including women’s leadership, community capacity-building, and climate change. During her tenure at Cultural Vistas, Michelle also helped lead an internal strategy team focused on communications. She has moderated several conference panels for the Global Ties U.S. Network. Her work as also taken her around the United States and to Cambodia and Germany. She first came to Cultural Vistas as an intern with the IVLP program after a year working as a Management Analyst at Human Capital Initiatives, LLC in Washington, D.C. In 2019, Michelle received her MPA in Public Administration from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She also received her BA in 2010 in International Relations from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Tiffani Hutton, MSW

Special Assistant to Programs

Tiffani Hutton is the Special Assistant to Programs at Women Moving Millions, and is the CEO and Founder of LUHU Virtual, a virtual assistance platform that connects nonprofits and social justice-oriented organizations to equitable assistants, providing seamless administrative support. At age 19, Tiffani Hutton began LUHU when she realized that personal connection and “people proficiency” were missing from the administrative field. She embarked on a mission to re-establish the importance of personal connections and social justice in the business arena to ensure longer professional relationships and most importantly, higher rates of measurable impact. Tiffani’s virtual administration and social work experience are extensive, having started her own virtual assistant journey six years ago. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX) and a Masters of Science in Social Work – Social Enterprise Administration from Columbia University (New York, NY) along with a degree in Peace & Human Rights. Her number one goal is to help organizations to advance their mission.

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Jessica Lee

Senior Director of Partnerships & External Affairs

Jessica is the Senior Director of Partnerships and External Affairs. She is responsible for growing fundraising and sources of income as well as external relations. Jessica has over a decade of experience working alongside social entrepreneurs to resource, structure, and implement innovative social change initiatives. Most recently Jessica led individual philanthropy for Root Capital, a nonprofit agricultural lender. Jessica also oversaw sales, marketing, and distribution for the award-winning documentaries produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom at The Representation Project. She has additional experience in consulting, program management, and consumer marketing in the food & beverage industry. Jessica served for four years on the board of Strong Women, Strong Girls, a Boston mentoring organization. She started her career at Ashoka, a pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship. Jessica holds a B.A. in Anthropology and French from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Amanda Griffin

Director of Community Engagement

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Amanda Griffin is the Director of Community Engagement at WMM. Amanda works to foster and deepen community engagement among current members while implementing recruitment strategies to attain new WMM members. In addition to member stewardship (including fundraising and outreach), Amanda provides strategic oversight for all internal and external communications, as well as the execution of WMM’s in-person events and programs. Prior to joining WMM, Amanda worked as a Paralegal at Cetrulo LLP in Boston, MA, where she supported the defense of high profile and complex civil litigation claims. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Political Science and French from the University of Vermont.

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Madeline Morris

Communications Manager

Madeline is the Communications Manager at Women Moving Millions. She conceptualizes and executes communications strategies that engage and inform WMM’s community of inspired philanthropists. She also works to increase awareness of WMM’s mission and its priorities to external partners and other stakeholders at the local, national, and global levels. Prior to joining WMM, Madeline worked as the Communications & Public Affairs Manager at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, where she elevated the Foundation’s brand as a whole while also supporting its programmatic, development, and executive teams through carrying out communications and public affairs strategies. Previously, she worked abroad at the intersection of education and international development at Puentes Abroad, a social impact company that connects students with professional development opportunities in Latin America, and at Ashinaga Uganda, a Japanese nonprofit that supports high achieving, low-income students in their higher educational pursuits. She has also worked as an English as a Second Language Teacher in Chiang Kham, Thailand and Madrid, Spain. Madeline holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from La Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as a BS in Psychology and Spanish minor from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Ana Silva

Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Ana Silva is the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Women Moving Millions. She provides support to the Chief Executive Officer including the scheduling of internal and external meetings, board and committee coordination, events, research, and communications. Additionally, she works with other staff to support member engagement programs and other strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Women Moving Millions, Ana worked as a Scheduler at Diagnostic Endoscopy Center. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport and holds a B.A. in Religion and Politics with a concentration in Islamic Religion & Society, and a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. While studying at UB, Ana interned at refugee focused NGO’s, the Center for Political Studies in Jordan and had the opportunity to participate in an intensive language study abroad program in Morocco.

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