Nancy is an international development and social policy consultant with extensive experience in international public health. She served in various capacities in UNICEF for over 28 years. Her leadership roles in UNICEF include positions as Country Representative Namibia, Sub-regional Representative for 14 Pacific island countries, and Sr. Programme Officer in Egypt. Senior positions in public health include Chief of Health & Nutrition for UNICEF Bangladesh, Sr. Advisor Maternal and Newborn Health and Sr. Advisor & Team Leader for Maternal and Child Health in UNICEF NYHQ. Her first overseas work was as a nutrition volunteer in the Philippines, followed by assignments with Save the Children in Mexico and Indonesia. That work contributed to the development and global expansion of participatory techniques in nutrition education. Nancy’s work in global health policy development has influenced programming in immunization, diarrhoea management, emergency obstetric care, community newborn care, and PMTCT. She was an early advocate for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and supported introduction and expansion in numerous countries. She has helped develop and oversee various health research and co-authored and contributed to a number of publications and programming guidelines. While at UNICEF headquarters she helped organize the UN’s maternal health coordination group. She continues to serve on the Coordinating Committee for the Countdown to 2015 for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and works on various Countdown committees.