Jill Russell, Senior Director, Government Partnerships


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Jill joined the Center in 2018 and is responsible for leading engagement and business development activities with government and multilateral agencies in Europe and Canada. She is the Team Leader of the Center’s government funding activities which aim to increase the visibility of the Center’s global work, to influence across a diverse set of health, human rights, and humanitarian actors, and to support the Center’s government funding income targets.

Jill is a leader in managing complex international development programs for numerous donors across the globe. Prior to working at the Center she was the U.K. director of Abt Associates, a global firm and leader in research and large-scale project implementation worldwide. Previously, she served as the associate director at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, where she led a multi-disciplinary team in research, monitoring and evaluation in areas such as HIV, reproductive health, social inclusion, gender empowerment and human rights. She also served as the head of new business development at the organisation for six years.

Jill holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Kansas, a Masters in Health and Social Service Administration from the George Washington University, and a Masters in International Executive Management from the Lancaster University Management School in the UK.

Jill native tongue is English and she also speaks Spanish and some French.