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Sarah Haacke Byrd

Chief Executive Officer

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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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Shar Jaidev

Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Shar Jaidev is the Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives at Women Moving Millions. She comes to us from UNICEF USA where she’s been for five years, most recently as Director of Foundation Partnerships and Operations. Shar managed high-priority Foundation partners and served as the team lead for Health and Polio fundraising. She also served as the operations lead, managing budgets, data, reporting, knowledge management, and protocol development. Prior to UNICEF USA, Shar worked at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where she advised Ministries of Health in Lesotho, Uganda, and Malawi on their pediatric HIV strategy to achieve UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. She began her career on Wall Street, where she spent four years in sales and trading at Citi. Shar has a B.A. with Honors in Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences and Economics from Northwestern University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, specializing in Social Impact, Marketing, and Management.

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Madeline Morris

Assistant Director of Communications

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Madeline is the Assistant Director of Communications 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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Michelle Kulikauskas

Program Manager

Michelle has dedicated her career to guiding rising leaders and innovators along their leadership journeys through the implementation of development workshops, learning programs and professional exchanges. As Program Manager at Women Moving Millions (WMM), Michelle plays a key role in overseeing the development and execution of member programming that supports and strengthens WMM’s mission to catalyze greater resources for a gender equal world. She is also responsible for curating content for The Lens, WMM’s unique online hub for all resources related to the field of gender lens philanthropy. Prior to Women Moving Millions, Michelle served as a Senior Program Officer at the nonprofit, international exchange organization, Cultural Vistas. Her portfolio of programs included the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and more recently, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program. Thus far, her work has taken her around the United States as well as to Cambodia and Germany. In 2019, Michelle received her MPA in Public Administration from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She received her BA in 2010 in International Relations from the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and their 10 houseplants.

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Ana Silva

Associate, Executive Support & Operations

Ana Silva is the Associate, Executive Support & Operations 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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